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Perry Heights Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 436 students

 

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Posted March 9, 2009

My daughter is an 8th grader at Perry Height's Middle School. Although I am pleased with most of the faculty, and feel her teachers for the most part are fair, and help my child to learn to the best of her ability, the administrative staff is by far the worst I have ever encountered. My daughter has had many problems with other students harassing her through the years. She rarely complains, but when she has a problem that she feels needs to be addressed and turns to the proper staff for help, not only is she not believed, but she is reprimanded for turning for help in the first place. This has happened several times. This year has been the worst. The students control the school. The rules are not enforced. No discipline problems are addressed. I have never seen such as atrocity. Thankfully this is my child's last year.
—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 78% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".

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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 87% 72%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Black 3% 12%
Hispanic 3% 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 42%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr Charles Goodman
Fax number
  • (812) 435-8363

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer time after school
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5800 Hogue Road
Evansville, IN 47712
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Phone: (812) 435-8326

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