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21st Century Charter School Of Gary

Charter | K-12 | 480 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $48,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted November 1, 2012

I'm impressed with the staff and students at 21st CCS, each and every member of the staff takes the time to give each student what they need to succeed in life! 21st CCS has earned its A grade with the state.


Posted November 1, 2012

Excellent school, there's a small teacher/student ratio and the teachers and staff really care about the students, and about helping students succeed here, and beyond when they go off to college. School is led by a very strong, dedicated principal, Ms. West!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2012

As a new member of the high school teaching staff, I am very happy to have joined this great school. The teachers truly care about each and every student. On any given day, you will find many of them here hours after school tutoring and coaching the students. Also, the parents are very involved. It is great having the help and support from the parents. I believe that 21st Century Charter School @ Gary is a great school that is dedicated to providing its students with a strong education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2012

This school has a great group of teachers and great leadership. In addition, the school is the best Charter School that Ball State University authorizes. 21st Century offers a great alternative to traditional public school in the Northwest region and they offer opportunities for every student to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

This is the best school ever in Norhtwest Indiana and even the state in Indiana. We are the best rated charter school and we have WONDERFUL students and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2011

In the school year of 2010-2011 this school was the only school in Northwest Indiana to receive an A grade from the Department of education. 21st Century Charter School @ Gary has show that our students can acheive. Congrats to the students and Teachers of 21st Century
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

I approve of this school in every way! From my experience, the students are treated as young aspiring adults, and are expected to achieve at their highest potential. The students are not met with METAL DETECTORS to walk through every morning expecting to learn academics. The teachers have PERSONALITY which goes a long way in this world and helps the students to obtain the same. My child loves this school, and I have noticed his self esteem skyrocket since attending. Last but not least, 21st Century has a dynamite principal...u go girl! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

The school offers great opportunities for all hard working students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

This one school where everything that can be wrong is wrong!!!!! The administration is terrible and the teaching and help staff follows behind. The worst scool experience ever!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

Since the writing of this article on this school, test scores have improved greatly and the school met its annual year progress goals for the 2007/08 school year. In addition, the first graduating class of 18 students boasts 15 original members from the freshman class and 13 of the 18 will be furthering their education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 20, 2007

I had a horrific experience in every area (academics not good, no extra-curricular, no qualified teachers, no parent involvement, no school safety - do I need to say more!!) Your child's curriculum is extremely important - as parents we don't want our children left behind in today's world. That's defintely what will happen at 21st Century Charter@Gary. They are not ready!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%
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 78% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
3%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
56%
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 "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

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

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

85%

Average SAT score

729

Graduation rate

95.2%


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

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation

This school

 
 
74%

State Average

 
 
64%
Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 12%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 72%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A46%
Special education 5%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Angela West
Fax number
  • (219) 886-9333

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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556 Washington Street
Gary, IN 46402
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