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Warren G Harding Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 638 students

 
 

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Posted January 20, 2013

My daughter has been at this school since kindergarten, I think this is a great school. I feel like the staff and teachers genuinely care about the students. They definitely encourage parents to get involved. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

My kids have learned so much @ Harding Elementary , And there are Some great teachers ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

While I think some things have improved, other things have not. Their best quality is the principal. She is phenominal. Otherwise communication is either poor or rude. In my own personal experience a school employee gave personal information to another parent about me that was false. School staff should always be friendly and personable and I just don't find that there often at all. I feel there is a lack of quality activities for the kids to get involved in. Even when my daughter participated in the talent show, it was so dark and lacked livelyhood. It just made you feel depressed. On a positive note, my son has had some behavioral issues and I feel like the school put great effort forth working with him. It's not all bad, but definetly has areas that desperately need improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

I have found that the teachers are great. One son is well advanced for his grade and his teacher allows him room to expand as he needs. She also works with him on his ADD without the use of punishment. Last year I had a problem and called the principal. I was surprised that she called me back that night (not the next day as so many others would have done) to discuss the issue. This was her time and yet she took the time to call me. There are several after school programs (my son is involved in three and there are others). We've not had an issue at anytime with disciple or educatorship. I only wish they would offer their day programs at night as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Harding is a much improved school over the last couple of years. The scores over the last 2 years have improved and although improvement is still needed both the faculty and administration seem to be constantly striving to improve. Many after school activities ARE available for students both advanced and otherwise. Hardings chess and lego robotics teams ALWAYS do well and once again both qualified for the state tournament with many individual and team awards in hand. Hammond also has a E.S.P program in place for the 'advancwed' students that have been mentioned in other reviews. It is paid for by the school city and only a nominal fee is charged. I would encourage more parents to attend the parent chat with the assistant principle on a monthly basis if they have any concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

This is our second year at this school and I am very disappointed! I agree on the before/after school pickup/drop off is very dangerous! My 5th grader is doing that he did in 2nd and 3rd grade at his previous school. Communication between school and parent is almost void!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

I think the school is one of the worst ever! There after and before school drop off is horrible, there is no or very little supervision. I also believe that kids are getting away with way too much, when a kid gets in trouble no matter how serious a parent should always be contacted, if a parent does not know that his/her child has been in trouble at school how does the parent continue punishment at home, it has to be a continued process, the child has to know that he/she can not behave a certain way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

I am very disappointed with our school. We have no discipline policy that works what so ever. Good kids gets in trouble because of the bad kids all the time. There are no classes offered for the so to say gifted kids to enjoy. All though many are offered for the children who are behind. Were is the fairness here? Unfortunately we pay very high taxes and truly have no say on our kids curriculum. I feel and so do many that it is poorly designed. Some how some where it needs to be fixed.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

I agree that advanced children are not challenged or made to feel advanced. They are bored and already know everything that is being taught to the kids who are behind. Teachers are good,they need to give advanced kids more attention,maybe an after school program for them instead of just slower kids. I doubt it will happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2004

Big dissapointment as one of my children needed to be more challenged, was promised that would take place but hasn't to date. For some it is fine but more advanced kids are easily shoved aside.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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54%
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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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49%

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73%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

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 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
42%
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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

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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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:

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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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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
Hispanic 50% 10%
White 29% 72%
Black 15% 12%
Multiracial 5% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 73%N/A46%
Special education 19%N/A14%
English learners 13%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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3211 165th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
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