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Gary Community School Corporation

GreatSchools Rating: 2 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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620 East 10th Place
Gary, IN 46402
Lake County
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PH: (219) 881-5401
FAX: (219) 881-4102

  • Grades PK-12
  • 8922 students
  • 21 schools

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 ISTEP+ Results

 
Scale: % passing

Grade 3

English/Language Arts
 72% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 74% (2011)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

Math
 57% (2013)
 61% (2012)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Science
 44% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 53% (2011)
The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

English/Language Arts
 74% (2013)
 72% (2011)
 64% (2010)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

Math
 61% (2013)
 57% (2012)
The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Social Studies
 44% (2013)
 34% (2012)
 41% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

English/Language Arts
 59% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 52% (2010)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

Math
 67% (2013)
 68% (2012)
The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Science
 26% (2013)
 30% (2011)
The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

English/Language Arts
 54% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 61% (2010)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 63% (2011)
The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Social Studies
 26% (2013)
 22% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

English/Language Arts
 39% (2013)
 38% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 36% (2010)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

Math
 45% (2013)
 32% (2010)
The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

English/Language Arts
 43% (2013)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

Math
 44% (2013)
 36% (2011)
 31% (2010)
The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies.
  • The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana.
  • The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

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 ECA Results

 
Scale: % passing

Algebra I
 36% (2013)
 28% (2012)
 17% (2010)
The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

English
 40% (2013)
 28% (2011)
 27% (2010)
The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

Biology I
 13% (2013)
 5% (2012)
 9% (2011)
 5% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in grades 10 in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10.
  • The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10.
  • The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Black, non-Hispanic88%12%
Multiracial10%4%
Hispanic1%8%
White, non-Hispanic<1%73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native<1%<1%
Asian<1%2%
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1IN Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
 This DistrictState Average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program180%47%
English learners1<1%5%
Special education116%15%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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