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Parkwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 490 students

 

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Posted October 19, 2010

parkwood is a great school. Ms.Sarah Davis is the best teacher my child talks about how good of a teacher and how nice she is all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Best teachers around.. They really care about our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

The staff are generally helpful and truly seem to want what is best for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

it is a very diverse school.. My child is exposed to a lot more then I ever was
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

I have had both my sons attend parkwood, we moved in this neighborhood so that my oldest son could attend school there. Robert 'Jake' Farmer. Now my second boy Zachary attends and loves the school. I applaud the entire team! We do miss Mr. Farmer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

My granddaughter is in 3rd grade this year and every year I am more and more impressed with the school and the teachers. They all seem committed to the children and ensuring they get the best the ycan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This school is in desperate need of parental involvement. I do no think they have had a full PTO board in five or six years. Some of the teachers have kids who are just impossible to 'teach', their behavior takes away from the rest of the class wanting to learn, and the repurcussions for unacceptable behavior at Parkwood are not stern enough and the kids will misbehave over and over and over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

Parkwood is a fantastic school. The teachers are some of the most committed I have ever seen. They present lessons that are differentiated for the various learners in their classes and are constantly monitoring what the students know to decide what they need to teach next. I am extremely impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

I was pleasantly impressed with the quality of academic work as well as the teachers. If the teachers had not been so interested in my child and his development, I would have looked into another school. There is not enough space available for children who are truly advanced academically. Apparently this is due to historical lack of managing an advanced program/curriculum properly. This is truly unfortunate, as many children who would benefit from an advanced curriculum are excluded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

The school is entirely too overcrowded. It was built to accomodate 400 people, and now most days has in excess of 600 students and faculty. The dishwashing machine in the cafeteria can no longer be fixed, as the company no longer manufactures the parts; a new one is needed! I don't understand the unwillingness of the school board to recognize and address these problems. They have indicated that Parkwood will have no major funding for improvements until 2007. In the meantime, the Hispanic population has ballooned in the surrounding neighborhoods, and their non-English speaking children are doing their best to cope at Parkwood with little to no Spanish speaking faculty. There is no PTO involvement to speak of. This school needs a shot in the arm, and quick. Teachers are great, the principals are great, but these problems need addressing by a higher authority. Proud Parkwood Parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

I have two children that attend Parkwood and they both enjoy going to this school. Their teacher's are very involved and helpful in their learning success! My only concern is that the school no longer supports their teacher's in after school tutoring. They will not allow the teacher's who are so wonderful and willing to help their student's in need to do so in their school building. Other than this I am very pleased with Parkwood Elementary School as a whole! They have offered several week long after school work shop's for the student's that both my children have attended, they had so much fun learning. And I was very impressed that Parkwood did not charge a fee for any of them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

I am very pleased with Parkwood. The school focuses on challenging the children. I have a child that is considered 'gifted' and a child with special needs. My special needs child has been helped tremoundously and my 'gifted' child has been bringing home encyclopedias since 2nd grade to write reports! The school is excellent, however, class sizes could be a bit smaller.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

i went to this school from 1st to 5th grade and it was the best school i ever went to!!i loved the teachers and they all treated me very nicely. i also loved the school because there was not very much of any peer pressure and they had great anti-drug classes. i loved going to this school and i wish i could go back and visit all of my teachers. ~krysten~ 8th grader at RVMS now
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 2004

This is a great school, but it is to small for for the ever increasing number of children. This is my 10th year as a Parkwood Parent and I feel that there is a need to enlarge the school. They added on once, but its not enough. The kids are jamb together at lunch, and some have a late lunch time. This school needs funding.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

88 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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62%

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69%

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69%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
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 "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

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:

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55%
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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
Hispanic 42% 10%
White 42% 72%
Black 10% 12%
Multiracial 6% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 88%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 34%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Janice Korfhage
Fax number
  • (812) 945-4072

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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