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Indianapolis Public Schools

GreatSchools Rating: 4 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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120 East Walnut Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Marion County
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PH: (317) 226-4411
FAX: (317) 226-4936

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 29,803 students
  • 68 schools

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 ISTEP+ Results

 
Scale: % passing

Grade 3

English/Language Arts
 66% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 65% (2011)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

Math
 63% (2013)
 62% (2012)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Science
 47% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 51% (2011)
The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

English/Language Arts
 64% (2013)
 63% (2011)
 58% (2010)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

Math
 68% (2013)
 60% (2012)
The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Social Studies
 47% (2013)
 35% (2012)
 36% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

English/Language Arts
 60% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 51% (2010)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

Math
 71% (2013)
 70% (2012)
The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Science
 38% (2013)
 32% (2011)
The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

English/Language Arts
 59% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 53% (2010)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 71% (2013)
 64% (2011)
The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Social Studies
 38% (2013)
 30% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

English/Language Arts
 50% (2013)
 49% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 46% (2010)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

Math
 61% (2013)
 48% (2010)
The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

English/Language Arts
 53% (2013)
The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

Math
 60% (2013)
 50% (2011)
 44% (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
 39% (2013)
 43% (2012)
 30% (2010)
The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

English
 48% (2013)
 39% (2011)
 38% (2010)
The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

Biology I
 25% (2013)
 19% (2012)
 25% (2011)
 15% (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-Hispanic54%12%
White, non-Hispanic23%73%
Hispanic17%8%
Multiracial5%4%
Asian<1%2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native<1%<1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander<1%<1%
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1IN Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
 This DistrictState Average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program181%47%
English learners112%5%
Special education118%15%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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