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Helfrich Park Stem Academy

Public | 6-8 | 583 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

HPSA is an excellent school, great teachers, great staff! Cafeteria ladies are very nice. Nice location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

This school is seriously better than any of the other schools. Mr.MacIntosh runs the school so well and there are no problems to be broadcasted. All the teachers are simply awesome. Helfich has a lot of after-school activities and i am always involved with somethng at the school.This school is 1 in a million!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2006

My parent are involved in PTSA and i am invloved in other activities as well. This School is a great one!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2004

The teachers are truly involved with you! There are many clubs and things for your child to do and there's even tutoring after school with a bus to take your child home. It's really an awesome school! I know I like it..:)
—Submitted by a 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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
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 74% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


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 "F".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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 86% 72%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Black 4% 12%
Hispanic 2% 10%
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 53%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr Timothy Mcintosh
Fax number
  • (812) 435-8249

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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2603 West Maryland Street
Evansville, IN 47712
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