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Aboite Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 531 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted January 7, 2014

Our child attended k-5 at Aboite, and was in ALPHA grades 2-5. The principal we are familiar with has since retired, so things may be somewhat different now, but it was overall a good experience. We were unhappy with the 5th grade teacher, but I hear she was recently fired. All the other teachers in the ALPHA program were great and really cared about their students. The lunchroom/recess procedures are something that bothered me as the kids have to eat in 20 minutes, which ends up being more like 10-15 by the time the kids get lined up, quiet, and into the lunchroom. The monitors stopped the whole process until the kids were absolutely quiet, eliminating recess and/or lunch time. As the kids got older, it was rare for them to get more than the one 15-20 minute lunch recess. Science teachers were eliminated due to budget cuts, leaving science instruction to the classroom teachers. Art, music and PE classes also were cut from 2x a week to 1x a week while we were there. There is a vast difference in parental involvement between the alpha and non-ALPHA group. Parents with a student in ALPHA are very involved; some non ALPHA classes have no parent help at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

Aboite Elementary is great! We've had two kids in the Alpha program--the program is awesome! Lots of really GREAT teachers!! My child did have one really awful experience, however, with an ALPHA first grade teacher who has since retired. She completely turned my student off from learning that year due to her nastiness. She should have NEVER been allowed to teach 6-year-olds! Other than that, we've been really very happy with Aboite Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

The staff is very rude and unhelpful .Parents trying to help are treated poorly and like they are unimportant unless you are an ALPHA then you are untouchable if you are thinkng about moving and paying twice as much in taxes and housing to go to this school save your money. Not impresssed for all the good things they "portray" to community. This is the school district we are in I have 3 kids in this district glad my daughter has moved on to Summit they are fantastic!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

Bullying at recess is a problem. Teacher interaction with the students is less than stellar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

The best public elementary school in Southwest Fort Wayne - the faculty and staff are excellent and the children fantastic. The ALPHA Program is one of the highlights of this school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

This is a great school! You will need to be an involved parent as the staff is just as involved as you are in your child's future. This school has the best teachers. I know as I have received a call from my childs teacher twice. Nothing bad just wanted me to know how she was doing. The care and dedication is for me is far better than her private pre school. I will be staying with this school even when vouchers come out to encourage parents to find the best education for thier child as I feel I have already found it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

We have been a part of Aboite Elementary now for over 4 years with two kids in their ALPHA program. We have nothing but praises for this school and its leadership amongst the teachers, programs, extracurricular activities, the PTO, and the standards this school consistently has year after year. We are proud Aboite Panthers and we feel it is up to the kids and their family values as to how well your kids will do in any school they are in. Learning starts from home, not school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

This school was the worst school my son ever attended. He still talks about how miserable he was there 2 years after we moved from Fort Wayne!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

The teachers at Aboite are great, they are very involved with their students. The Alpha program is wonderful! Couldn't ask for a better school! Thank you to all of the Aboite teachers and Mr. Lobdell! We really do appreciate all of the extra special things you do for our students. You put a lot of emphasis on the science fair and really reward our students who participate--that's really important since science is so undervalued in many schools! There are many other things the teachers/staff do to really foster our children's educational experience! Great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

Great school district. I've had both hit and miss experiences with the teachers (2 out of 4 great, other 2 awful). Principal is a great guy, the kids love him, but I prefer the leadership at Whispering Meadows more. Alpha program okay, but not a necessity if you have a highly motivated kid with a dedicated parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

I was saddened to read the first review on this page. I have taught at Aboite for 18 years and I disagree with how this parent assessed my school. My staff is the most dedicated and professional one I have ever been a part of. I see compassionate teachers who strive everyday to better the lives of students personally, academically, and socially.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 5, 2007

Good Alpha program but poor leadership. Great school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

Outstanding school, highly rated, involved parents, involved teachers and staff, no problems. Small class sizes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Teachers are excellent and strive to meet each child's need with best educational practices. Teachers work together to promote collaborate learning situations. A gifted and talented program helps to meet the needs of accelerated students. Very friendly staff and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2003

Teachers are great - academics are valued. Great PTO. Lots of after school enrichments offered through PTO. Parents are encouraged to become involved. Parents are welcomed into the classroom. Lots of parent helpers at all grade levels.


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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 80% 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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% 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 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

88 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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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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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 82% 72%
Asian 6% 2%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black 3% 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 11%N/A46%
Special education 3%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Fort Wayne, IN 46814
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