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Hickory Center Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 414 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 26, 2013

Hickory Center Elementary School has been incredible. My children came to the school 2 years ago. They loved it from the start and look forward to going to school. That is a huge to a learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

I have 2 children that go to this school, love everything about the staff and teachers are the best I have ever seen in a school..the special ed program that my 2 are in is amazing , they know there stuff I hope we can stay at this school.. we moved out of district..I hope they allow them to keep going there, going to everything we can !!!! Its hard to find a school with this much dedication to there students and parents my children are happy to be there ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

I know the parent that have HC a bad review. Can you guess if they were a good parent?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2010

I have a soon to be Kindergartner with various needs and a 4th grader and am so impressed with the leadership at HC. The principal and many of the staff know all the students not only by name but also their strengths and weaknesses.Parents are very involved. The teachers are very dedicated. I also love the life-skills and healthy eating that the children learn. They really educate the whole child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

I have a first and third grader at HC this year. I am very happy with the staff and teachers at this school and feel they work hard to know each child individually. My kids love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

Hickory Center is an absolutely top notch school. One of the best that I have ever seen and experienced. The leadership is fantastic, the teachers are fantastic, the curriculum is fantastic. My daughter will be going to the new school next year and am sad to be leaving Hickory Center, but I am sure that Eel River will be just as awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2006

I have to disagree with the other reviews...I have had 3 children in HC and I am not impressed. We now send our children to a private school where their confidence has risen as well as their academic performance. I find HC's greatest quality to be physical facilities. There are some excellent teachers there that have been great to our children, but unfortunately problems start at the top. Before sending your children to HC don't judge the book by its cover, read a few pages yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

We have been at Hickory Center for two years and unfortunately have to move. This is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers and an excellent, professional principal. With enthusiastic parental involvement and advanced opportunities for excellence, this school is supreme! We particularly enjoyed the many field trips, PTO activities and parental involved projects (for ex: Harmon's letters,rocket project, trips to Sauder Village, Indianapolis, Chicago and Detroit). Mr. Bodenstein is the best PE teacher we have seen and the kids really benefited from the school swimming program at the natatorium. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

I am a parent of a soon to be third and fourth grader who have attended Hickory Center since kindergarten. Every day my kids can't wait to get to school and they always come home smiling. The teachers are kind, supportive and highly competent not only in academics, but in their personal relationships with the children too. The emphasis on life skills and lifelong guidelines support parents' efforts to develop academic and social standards that will serve the students well for years to come. As an over protective parent with very high expectations, I send my chidren off every morning without worry, knowing they will receive quality education in a nurturing, stimulating environment. The entire staff will forever have my gratitude for providing my children with such a superb start in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

I'm not a parent, but a student who now atends Hickory Center. I would have to say that Hickory Center is a great school! The teachers are all so nice and helpful. I will dearly miss Hickory Center next year when I go to Carroll Middle School. If you're looking for a school to go to, choose Hickory Center.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2004

I am a student in the 8th grade. I first attended Hickory Center when I was in 2nd grade. I was one of the first to attend this school. I went there all the way until 5th grade. I loved this school. It had great teachers, that are always very happy to help you in whatever you do. If you're looking for a great school with great standards and requirements, Hickory Center is the perfect school for you and your family.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 28, 2004

I am a parent of 5 children, ages 8 through 19, so I know what I am talking about when I say that Hickory Center is a fantastic elementary school. The teachers are well-trained and enthusiastic. There are outstanding academic programs and social programs. One such program is PEAK, for bright children who learn a little differently from others. PEAK offers mentoring to its 5th grade students. The choir participates in 'Circle The State', whereby students join with other school's choirs to perform together. Students can also audition for the Indiana State Honor Choir if recommended by their music teacher. The driving force behind Hickory Center's excellence is the active presence and leadership of Rick Vorick, principal. He is on a first-name basis with every student in the school. Together with the guidance department, problems are resolved quickly and thoroughly. Looking for a great school? Come to Hickory Center!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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

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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 83% 72%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 5% 2%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black 2% 12%
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 13%N/A46%
Special education 20%N/A14%
English learners 4%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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