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Brown Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 587 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

The teachers at Brown Elementary go above & beyond. From providing my daughter with extra help in math to encouraging my son reach his full potential, the teachers are incredible. In addition, the principal & office staff are both caring and humorous and make Brown a super welcoming place to visit!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

We just moved to the area and the school is awesome. I really love the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

From the moment you walk into Brown Elementary, you are greeted with a smile! The camaraderie between the staff, parents and students is awesome! The positive environment lays a good foundation for great academics, which you will find at Brown Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Brown Elementary is an amazing school. The staff is dedicated and the morale seems higher than it's ever been. (I've had a student here since 2005) I believe that translates to an excellent learning environment. Students at all levels and abilities are getting the attention they need to improve and grow. Parent involvement is high this year and encouraged by the staff. While budget cuts are affecting the district in many ways, the administration has prioritized the student-teacher ratio and the class sizes remain small (about 20 students in a class). The principal is always open to parents, staff and students alike. Her practical yet outgoing personality and management style are setting a good tone throughout the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I personally could not be happier with my school. I love the teachers, the principal and th support staff. I feel they work together and seem to have the kids best interest at heart. I love that we have the life skills program at brown elementary and what it gets to teach my daughter about helping those kids with special needs. I can not imagine my daughter getting a better education anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Brown Elementary is outstanding in not only in the academics that it teaches to it's students but also in how personable everyone in the building is to one another! This is everyone, custodial staff, cafeteria ladies, teachers, office staff, principal...everyone! I am happy to be a part of a wonderful school where my children learn and grow academically on a daily basis! We LOVE Brown Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

The most amazing and caring place for children. Fabulous teachers and great leadership! I cannot say enough good things about this school. You WANT your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

My son began Brown in the 2nd grade. We have been nothing but pleased. He is now in 8th grade and in high ability classes at West Middle. My daughter began kindergarten at Brown this year. She is already reading and is off the charts on the standards tests. I atrribute this to the teachers and wonderful support. I email with her teacher frequently to keep in touch. Both of my kids absolutely love Brown, as do my husband and I. We have a new principal this year and she is all about the kids. The PSG is wonderful and allows parents to be very active in the children's learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

Brown Elementary was "home" for my daughter and myself for many years! My daughter who is now in 6th grade and at middle school attended brown since K (6 yrs) and I actively participated in PSG and in the classroom as a volunteer. Currently I work pt at the school and can tell you that I've never seen a principal like the current principal who is as dedicated to the students and who listens to parents and takes their feedback to heart and makes changes after reviewing that feedback! I know my daughter was always safe at brown and is a very responsible child who did (and still is) amazing academically and socially ! I highly recommend Brown!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2011

I have been at this elementary for over 6 years and while things are not perfect, I believe that the teachers are excellent and want for my children to succeed. The administration has changed two times since I have been there, and the current administration (new this year) is WONDERFUL! There are many ways parents can be involved in their child's education. All the teachers that I have had personal contact with were engaging and challenged my children to exceed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

School has very rude staff, 0 communication skills. Aids yell at students for "talking during lunch", I am very disappointed with the lack of respect shown to students and parents. I feel previous post must have been dreamed up by staff, none of the parents I have talked with are happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are all wonderful. School is clean and safe. Staff is very friendly and this is a school that keeps parents well informed of what is going on with the school and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

This is a top notch school. We have not had a bad teacher. The specials (art, music, PE, library, Spanish) are enriching and interesting. There is a high level of academic performance and at the same time, a feeling of small town friendliness and warmth. My kids have all felt acceptance and honest friendship with their teachers.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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93%

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89%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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89%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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83%
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 79% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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 84% 72%
Black 7% 12%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 1% 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 26%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Casey Patterson
Fax number
  • (317) 858-2171

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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