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Greenwood Christian Academy

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Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

I am disappointed in the lack of follow up in discipline issues. My child has been bullied several times and when confronted with the facts the teachers smile with concern and do nothing to remediate the situation. There seems to be more concern about keeping the teachers happy than the students safe: spiritually, physically and emotionally. The poor sportsmanship in sports is shameful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

After 3 years we are very happy with the School. My child loves going to school. I feel the staff is very caring and supportive of my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

Love it. Planned on putting my child here for kindergarten but he/we loved it so much we kept him there. Great school and caring staff.i do not have any complaints at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

Dis skhool is the best skhool around! thee teachers love us, but me teacher last uear didnt like me


Posted March 15, 2010

Our daughter who was in lower elementary had a great experience overall at this school. Our son had a different experience, also in lower elementary. His teacher not only made derogatory statements to him on multiple occasions in class but wouldn't let him rotate desks like every other student did. Instead, she sat him in a corner away from the rest of the class. I would have thought all was going well because I didn't learn this from my son, but his class mates told me. When I brought in the principal, she told me this teacher was having a hard time in her personal life and took no action to stop it. His behavior scores were always the highest and he had no record of disciplinary issues so I think he bore the brunt of her dissatisfaction with her personal life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

love it! The teacher realy care about us!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

We have two children enrolled at GCA, and couldn't be happier. The teachers are excellent, the environment of the entire school is great. I could not be more pleased with the decision to send our children to GCA. They are growing, we are thrilled about the new gym, we want to tell all of our friends about GCA, because they are doing a great job!!! More people should think about checking them out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

My daughter had been in public school from K to 3rd grade and was not academically challenged, and the school we last attended had little in the way of addressing bullies and behavior issues. We homeschooled from 4th to 7th and loved it. My daughter is now attending GAC and absolutely loving every aspect of it. The curriculum is challenging and is college-prep which is super. She loves the caring teachers and staff and has many friends among well-behaved, students who are at school to learn. We've experienced all educational models and Christ was the missing element -- GCA is our educational home -- we love it as a family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

Excellent teachers, Christ focused, and academically challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

After sending my daughter to a private school, then a public school and now back to a private school, I could not be happier with the decision to enroll her at GCA. Public School is not preparatory for the real world, it is a different world all in its own. GCA has provided a solid foundation for my daughter to succeed in life, not excuses for mediocrity as 'some' public schools do. I believe this is the best kept secret on the Southside of Indianapolis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

My oldest daughter attended a local public school and although we liked the school, we just weren't getting what we needed. We turned to GCA and now have another child attending there and another one soon to follow! We love it and so do the kids :O) It was exactly what we needed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

I have one child who graduated from GCA and two more who still attend. This school is warm and nurturing and very supportive. The teachers are amazing and Christ is very present in every classroom. The academics are very strong. My kids also came from public schools and were a bit behind, but the teachers know just how to get the public school kids caught up without making them feel bad. The only criticism I have is that there is more guidance needed for seniors as far as preparation for and applying to colleges, taking SAT & ACT and getting scholarship information. Overall, I don't believe that you will find a better Christian education in the area. If you want someone to fix your problem child, this may not be for you, but if you want a decent, loving Christian education that will produce a college-ready student, GCA is the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

My child has been at a top rated public school - when she came to GCA she was behind and needed help and encouragement to catch up. She had a wonderful teacher. Greenwood Christian Academy is the best kept secret in the area! I wouldn't have my child anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2008

GCA is a phenomenal Christian school. All three of my children are enrolled there and I would not have them anywhere else. The school has a family atmosphere, along with very loving Christian teachers who nurture these students everyday. The academics are strong and challenging. Chapel is held every week, prayer is everyday, as well as biblical teachings. Christ lives in the hearts of these students and teachers. Try finding that at a public school. Those on this board who have criticized this school are the few that cause problems and want to make their own rules. They are in every crowd. Things were not handled the way they wanted it handled so it benefited them. I guarantee the situation was handled to benefit the whole student body. Good always prevails over evil. GCA is a wonderful school and I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

There is a family atmosphere at our school. My children are very happy here, and we are pleased with the teachers. We appreciate how the teachers apply the Bible to everday living.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

The school does not follow their own handbook. My children came home every day sad and complained about students getting away with infractions and my children were scolded for reporting the matter. They are now in public school and see more Christian conduct in the students there. They were left confused and puzzled on what true christians look like based on the experiances they had at this school. The admin would promis to handle the matter but not follow up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

My daughter has been to two other Christian schools and two public schools. Our children are now at Greenwood Christian Academy. I firmly believe, through meeting and getting to know the teachers and other staff, that this school is committed to giving my child a Christian education based on the Bible. The staff pray together every morning and there is prayer in the classrooms. My children feel cared for and safe. The academic programs are actually a bit ahead of the public school we came from but the teacher has been supportive in bringing my child up to speed. The school is organized, communications are timely, and my children enjoy school. All of these comments that you read on this site are subjective and based on different experiences. Request a tour, have your child shadow and develop your own opinion. My husband and I are very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

This is an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

The teachers at this school are wonderful; however, if you ask about specific teachings or beliefs, the administration almost seems to dance around the questions and acts like they are not important. They are also vague at answering how they deal with teaching specific topics that are important to most Christian parents. If this is important to you, you may want more info than they are willing (or able) to give.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

I am a former student and I do not recommend this school to students who wish to be in a all Christian environment or wanting a sports scholarship.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
96%

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91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
77%
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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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

86%

Average SAT score

1051

Graduation rate

96.6%


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.

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86%

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
White 91% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black 1% 12%
American Indian 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 0%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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  • Mr Bruce Peters
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Associations
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  • CSI
Fax number
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835 West Worthsville Road
Greenwood, IN 46143
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