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Tri-North Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 589 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

The teachers are, for the most part, really good, but the administration is horrific. They were very unwelcoming to our family and we simply couldn't figure out the reason. Later I found out from other parents who sent their children there that the principal and especially the assistant principal often act as bullies. Furthermore, most of the students in this school come from underprivileged background and often have learning disabilities and behavioral issues. They often distract other students in classes. The school is located in one of the worst parts of Bloomington and the building is outdated. If you have an option of sending your child to Jackson Creek, you should. Tri-North's administrators are simply not equipped to deal with so many problems that they have in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Every one has been so great with my child, he came to them with many problems but they were patient and understanding and now he has a 3.8 gpa!! Many thanks to a wonderful staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Tri-North is a wonderful school, with teachers dedicated to enhancing their students' knowledge and guiding them towards success. When I've had problems my teachers have done an excellent job of communicating with my parents and finding a solution. The teachers are supportive, encouraging, and very good at what they do. The teachers aren't the only ones at Tri-North who deserve to be noticed. The custodial staff is pleasant and makes sure to keep Tri-North a clean learning environment, and principal leadership is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2009

Tri-North is a really great school and their test scores show that. As a parent of a former student, I know that the school environment is excellent as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I think that Tri- North middle school is ok but it is not the best school in the world their is a lot of bullying and half of the time the teachers will never help you plus if you do have problem and you want the teachers to keep informing you then they don't plus many times the teacher is not in the class especially if they have a student teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

I think Tri-North is especially great because they don't allow bullying, this is not tolerated, the principals are wonderful. But the teachers don't keep in touch with you when you ask them to if your child is having problems or difficulty. They have an excellent band program.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 74% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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82%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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84%

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82%

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75%
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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 76% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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55%
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25%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 77% 72%
Black 7% 12%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 10%
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 39%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 3%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Craig Fisher
Fax number
  • (812) 330-7799

Resources

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1000 W 15th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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