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White Oak Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 283 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 6, 2013

My child has been involved in the advanced program and seems to be benefiting from it. He is also being encouraged to exceed his personal limitations. The only improvement that could be made is for the schools to stop teaching children to pass the tests that score the school worthiness, and start teaching children applicable skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

My son went to this school from '05-'09. It is a great school. The teachers are amazing, helpful & concerned. They really look to help parents get involved and stay current on your child's progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

In Avon all the elementary schools are outstanding! I have been absolutely thrilled with the education my first and third grader have received at White Oak. The principal and administration make it their duty to know and address all the students by name. I am sorry to have move and leave all these wonderful teachers and staff behind! Kathy D
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 72%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Black 7% 12%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A46%
Special education 18%N/A14%
English learners 5%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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7221 U.S. 36
Avon, IN 46123
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Phone: (317) 544-6700

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