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Danville Middle School

Public | 3-8 | 856 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted July 8, 2009

We moved down here last year. I picked this school system for the size and 10 star rating, and I am very happy we picked this school. At first it took some time for my kids to get use to the small school and to make friends, but now they are really happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I love Danville! Their sports there rock and they teach us to be the best! Go hoarse or go home! Go Danville!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2007

I love Danville schools. I went from being a C average student to being an A average student. I think it was because it was a smaller school & I got more help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2006

I am not much of a fan of Danville schools. My oldest just finished 8th grade and never felt a true sense of belonging at this school. If you are wealthy, beautiful, and have athletic children, you will love the small town charm and the chance to excell. If your child is shy, anything less than a straight A student, or not particularly athletic, I suggest you look elsewhere. As a former educator myself, I know what a productive learning environment can be. This is not a productive learning environment for many, many students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

The quality of academic programs at Danville Middle School is good considering the size of the district. The administration has a good balanced rapport with the kids and excellent communication with parents. The music programs leave room for improvement, but a new band director is making positive changes in that direction. Many good extracurricular opportunities exist and the Middle School does a great job of transitioning their 8th graders out and the 6th graders into the middle school. Danville is a warm community and a nice mid-sized school district. The school board seems to be looking down the road at changes ahead rather than reacting in a crisis situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

I was a student at Danville Middle School and I truly enjoyed learning there. The administrators are caring and well-learned. It is a small school, which makes for extremely good parent involvement. I would recommend the school district to anyone moving to the area.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
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The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

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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

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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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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Social Studies

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

232 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 78% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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86%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

213 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 74% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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77%

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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87%

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85%

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86%
Social Studies

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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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 76% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

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88%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".

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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 92% 72%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Black 1% 12%
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 31%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1425 West Lincoln Street
Danville, IN 46122
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Phone: (317) 745-5491

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