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Beardsley Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 454 students

 

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Posted December 21, 2012

amazing im happy my kids are apart of the beardsley family the teachers and staff are amazing best school ive ever been involved with and its a honor to have my kids there thanks for all you guys do!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2012

I have two children that attend this school and I can tell you this... they will not be attending much longer. My husband and I are pulling them out of the school to continue their education online. We've had nothing but problem after problem with this school. My 7 year old was told by a teacher that he wasn't able to go to the bathroom and ended up pooping his pants and then the teacher never even bothered to send him to the office so that he could get cleaned up... he spent the rest of the school day sitting in poop and came home with poop on him, when I confronted the school about this, they did everything they could to protect the teacher and nothing to help correct the problem. Our children come home with homework and because the teachers don't explain to the children how to do the work in a way that the kids understand, they have no idea how to do the work. Both of my children are in advanced placement classes and there is no good reason for teachers to make things more complicated than they have to be. I will be so happy when the second semester starts so that we no longer have to deal with this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

Does anyone know a shane andrew ott A.K.A. Drew, in kindergarden at that school? Very important if so please respond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

My son has been attending Beardsley Elementary since kindergarten. He is in third grade now, in Mrs.Misuras third grade class. Our son has been very fortunate to have great teachers since he has started. In kindergarten he had Mrs.Miller, for 1st,Mrs.Keggeris/Mrs.Green & for 2nd, Mrs.Hinman. My husband and have been very fortunate & pleased with our son's performance with these teachers. They truly have nurtured his abilities and have been very encouraging. We haven't been pleased with the disciplinary tactics of some of the staff. At times it seems as though the problems are never truly resolved. Certain staff tend to punish whole classes or groups for something only 2-3 students are responsible for.{I view this as pure laziness} In turn making the whole class or more recently the school pay for the mistakes/offenses of a few students. -Best, Christine
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

The only person I feel deserves praise is Miss DeWitt. I've explained my son's vision problems and what we are doing about it. She understands our problem and is willing to help us out. My son cannot tie his shoes correctly or zip his coat very well. She really has helped him out and not embarrassed him.. This extends from his vision problem. His brain has shut down some of his coordination skills or as I call it his usage of two hands. Thank you so much for putting up with his problem and not making him feel bad about it.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%
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

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

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 36% 10%
White 33% 72%
Black 21% 12%
Multiracial 8% 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 83%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 21%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Valerie Priller
Fax number
  • (574) 262-5576

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1027 McPherson Street
Elkhart, IN 46514
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