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West Terrace Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 650 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

The teacher's are very committed and it is obvious they enjoy teaching at west terrace. I am currently house hunting, and my search revolves around my children going to West Terrace. My goal is to allow my son the opportunity to continue going there. My son currently is in first grade at West Terrace.:) also I plan to start my daughter next year in kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

i think west terrace is an excellent school for my daughter
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Posted September 30, 2005

My son is in first grade and loves his teacher, his school, and his friends at West Terrace. He had a great kindergarten experience as well. Along with other questions, I daily ask my son if he's had any problems at school today. He always says 'nope' with a smile. He enjoys his daily homework, challenging but not overwhelming. His favorite things about first grade: music with Ms. Woodruff, art, gym, recess, lunch, library and popcorn on Wednesdays. If you are new to the area, the staff is very helpful, and the PTA is a great way to meet lots of parents. We moved into this school district, because West Terrace is a terrific public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

We have a second grader at West Terrace. He has special needs behaviorally (ADHD) but has thrived here. He is making high grades and his teacher knows how to manage his behaviors firmly but gently. He participates in art and music and P.E. on alternate days. There is a Cub Scout program and even an after school Good News Club option with permission. Parents are very involved. No bullies in my son's class (hurray as he was bullied all through first grade in California). I am quite relieved and impressed with the children, the teachers, and the curriculum. There is a great sense of community at the school. I feel informed and included.
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Posted January 10, 2005

I have a son that began first grade at West Terrace and my son is extremely proud of what he is learning. We are thrilled by the enthusiasm of his teacher and how cordial the staff is. Even the principal is accessable if need be. We lived in this school district and when looking to move we made sure we remained in the same area. There is nothing I would change about West Terrace. Excellence does exist in public education!
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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 85% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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75%

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99%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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 "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

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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

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 88% 72%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black 3% 12%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 10%
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 29%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Katherine White
Fax number
  • (812) 985-7311

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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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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8000 West Terrace Drive
Evansville, IN 47712
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Phone: (812) 435-8733

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