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Aspire Charter Academy

Charter | K-8 | 657 students

 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted September 9, 2011

My children have been attending for four years. I am very pleased with the outcome.....Keep in minde education is a team effort which includes the teachers, school staff, peers and the PARENTS! Mrs. Hobbs, the parent coordinator does an excellent job and keep the parents, informed, intuned and in step with what is going on at the school and with the children.....The shortfall is that it is evident that parents aren't being involved at home, which is most important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

Aspire Charter Academy is an awesome school!!! Many of the teachers are young and eager to teach the children. The Kindergarten program is one of thee best around. Definitely worth looking into.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

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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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Reading growth at this school

Above 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
Black 93% 12%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 2% 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 92%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Rasheeda Green
Fax number
  • (219) 944-7474

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4900 West 15th Avenue
Gary, IN 46406
Phone: (219) 944-7400

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