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North Vermillion Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 369 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2012

My husband went to NV all his life and I have 4 kids that have or are going now to the school so I guess I could say they have their strong pts and their weakness too. Lately I would have to say more weakness as far as teaching goes. We had the honor to move away for a few years and my younger kids experienced a larger certified top 10 school and loved it and would love to go back because of the schools. NV has some teachers that are just so wonderful and caring and really love the kids and want them to expand their minds and do push them. the problem is they are few and getting fewer as the years go. I feel that the school does not focus on homework and independant study enough even at the HS level It was very awakening for my college student to go to college and have to learn to study on her own and do her work on her own.they need to teach oulines and esseys and how to study I will say that if you put forth the effor to be very involved with your childs grades and show concern they will then show it back and send extra practice stuff home but if you dont start it they dont even mess with helping any child who is struggling. they pass kids on that should not be passed on
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

I agree with the statements that they put a great deal of attention on sports. There are alot of wonderful teachers there as far as personality goes. Involvement is very low. In fact, my children have been in this school for this entire year and so far there has not been one parent/teacher conference. We recieve emails on detentions, but no further involvement has been made. The teachers do not send home letters, emails or calls if they have any concerns, only if there is a discipline issue. There is a lack of concern for the childs well being as well as education. They offer no programs to help the poorer of the class as other schools do, they are always asking for money for this or that with no disregard to the students that may not beable to afford it and if they can't, then they are unable to participate. I could go on and on, but I like this school for astetic reasons and for the "niceties" however as an overall, this school is not at all what I had hoped it would be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

There are a lot of great and caring teachers at NVE. I feel most of the staff welcomes parent participation, and puts a lot of time and thought into lessons. NV is a great place for kids to feel safe and like they matter. There are a lot of activities for children to be involved in, for such a small school. It is nice to send my kids to school and not worry about them all day long. I am confident that my kids are being taught what they need to be successful, and most of the teachers are good role-models.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

I have to agree with the first statement. Sports is the overriding study. It most definately is a safe school. Over all I would say that its fair, its good, but I'd like to see more academic standards of excellence and awarding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

I attended North Vermillion my whole life and my children did attend. I'm glad we moved! This school places more emphasis on sports than academics. Places more value on who your parents are and how much money you have over the child's own behavior and academic success. The principal is one who says she is there, but does not actually welcome parents 'butting in'. There are teachers who should not be there, and some of the better teachers agree, but they are not terminated because of who they are. There are a few really good teachers here, but they have no success fighting the establishment. I would not return my children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

I think this is a excellent school. All of the staff are kind , friendly and go on and above their duty to help kids and parents in any way possible. I love this school.
—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 85% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
76%

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75%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
55%

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70%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
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 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

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

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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 95% 72%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
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 54%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Brian Byrum
Fax number
  • (765) 492-7017

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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