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Pinewood Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 720 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2012

A+ school. I have 2 kids attending Pinewood. The teachers at this school really care for every student. I don't think they have a hard time getting parent involvement either. The teachers let students learn beyond the book. They also make sure to keep them challenged. I believe this prevents boredom a.k.a. trouble. My kids love going to school. I give some of that credit to the Pinewood faculty/staff and volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

this school has been one of my favorite schools.The teachers there are amazing and very kind.Most of the teachers are very understanding.There was always something fun going on and the teachers had creative tactics on teaching lessons.I always was on the honor roll there sometimes i even made high honor roll and im no einstien.I love Pinewood!


Posted May 9, 2009

I have 2 kids in this school, and if I were writing this reveiw a year ago instead of now my reveiw be very different. For two years my child was bullied and then ignored. My childs performance in school was slightly below average and his teachers seemed to be content to let him stay there. He was passing so let him be. I was very disappointed. This year things at this school are very different. Both my children's teachers have been great. My oldest is now an honor roll students, and the other is at the top of his class. My kids aren't perfect and when problems came up the teacher worked with me to help my kid be his best. Communication with the kids teachers was great. I am so greatful to their teachers for bringing the love of school back to my to the kids. Thanks
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Posted March 18, 2009

I have 3 kids that go to this school 5th,3rd and 2nd grades , 2 of then have a IEP. This is one of the best schools they have been to. I call the teachers I always get a call back with in 24 hrs, most of the time with in a hour or 2. They work with my kids with special needs, not just push them aside like so many other schools have. Love the teachers, the office staff, and the nurse. I am glad that I found this school to send my kids to.
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Posted March 24, 2008

Terrible school!! No communication with teachers and parents. Lots of bullying!!!!! Push kids too hard with homework and punishment not in agreement with age.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
English/Language Arts

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
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

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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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

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
White 56% 72%
Hispanic 26% 10%
Multiracial 9% 4%
Black 8% 12%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 1% 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 59%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 17%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Miss Melinda Shaw
Fax number
  • (574) 262-5745

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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3420 East Bristol Street
Elkhart, IN 46514
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