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Lillian Schmitt Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 732 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2011

I have been extremely happy with Schmitt. My two younger kids have attended this school for three years now and they love it! My son just started middle school and he was very prepared for the advanced curriculum and the homework because of the foundation that he got at Fodrea. Don't judge a school by one or two teachers. Every apple barrel has a rotten one or two in the bunch; it doesn't make them all bad. However, having said that, every teacher I have had the pleasure of getting to know and working with through volunteer opportunities has been wonderful and extremely kind and generous of their time and talents. My oldest daughter is an elementary ed major in college and she has done some fieldwork at Schmitt. She has remarked time and again on how wonderful this school is and how dedicated their teachers and staff are to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2011

Both of my daughters have really enjoyed their time at Schmitt School. They are always very proud to say they attend Schmitt because they feel it has a great reputation for educating its students and also for the respect that is taught by example from fellow students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

I am on my 2nd generation of children to attend Schmitt Elementary School and have been very disapointed with the schools policies of discrimination and singleing out and sterotyping and lack of control over what I consider to be "bulleying" by teachers as well as students. There are teachers who seem to have a general dislike of children and show little empathy towards children who don't fit into what they perceive as the "scmitt mold" of being quiet, robotlike followers. God forbid children show any personality or are active or outspoken. My Grandson has even been scolded over his religious beleifs by a young, just graduated from college teacher who has singled him out and continues to degrade him and scold him on a dailey basis. I can't wait until the end of the school year. We are looking into private schools. Shame on you for your closedmindedness and intolerance towards a little boy who is going through his own personal tragedies. You could have been a releif & a comfort to him...you chose to ridicule and harass and be one more place that is a negative in his life.


Posted May 4, 2011

I just happened across your website and felt compelled to write. My Grandson went to Schmitt last year as a first grader. I was appalled at how much things had changed since my youngest son had attended Schmitt his K-6 grade years. My Grandson had a young teacher who didn't have children of her own and it was obvious that she wasn't trained very well on how to handle young children. My Grandson went through ridicule and humiliation at what should have been a happy and positive learning experience. This teacher clearly disliked my Grandson, so much so in fact, that when he saw her at the 4H fair that year and spoke to her, she turned her head and didn't bother to speak back. What kind of person dislikes a child? In my opinion, if a child is a little feisty or demonstrates a form of independance, the schools want to label them as ADHD or learning disabled. I am not trying to paint a picture of a perfect child here, my Grandson can be trying at times, but then what six year old isn't? I just don't feel that he got what he needed from a woman that was in a position to help with the transition that comes with a child just starting out in school. I felt that someone should know


Posted January 21, 2011

student to teacher ratio is at a ridiculous 30-32:1 deadlines are never set in stone, basically allowing the child to be lazy and inefficient. the beacon after school program isn't as much of a success as claimed to be, many students are left without help on their homework, some are made to feel stupid for asking for help. Summary, there are too many students and the adults are losing control
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

Daughter currently in K, and only has HW twice a day, which is great! My daughter is learning a lot everyday, but I do not like the student to teacher ratio avg 25:1. They merged two elementary schools this year and now have a high number of students at this one school. There isn't anymore room to add on tho this school either becasue the there are other schools located all around in that area. Their is high school, middle school, 3 private schools in the same local, same street as Schmitt. Traffic is impossible! Schmidt does seem a bit organized when it comes to the safety of the children, so for that I give them an A++!
—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.

88 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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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72%

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
53%

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58%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
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 "D".
  • 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:

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 73% 72%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Black 6% 12%
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 71%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 8%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Brett Boezeman
Fax number
  • (812) 376-4506

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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