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Southridge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 374 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2010

My child goes here, and loves it, she's been to Southridge her whole life and never wants to leave!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

Southridge is a very pleasant school. All 3 of my kids attend there and they just love it! The teachers are wonderful and respectful. The Principal is very diligent and returns my calls if I have any questions or concerns. No child is left behind in this school. Thumbs up to Southridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

With our children spending more time at school than at home, Southridge is a truly a home away from home for all the students. With today being the last day, I asked some of the kids if they were glad school was over. All of them said yes and no but mostly no because they enjoy school and they love their teachers. I personally feel that speaks volumes for Southridge. The teachers genuinely care about the students and work diligently to provide them the best opportunities. I was hesitant to send my child to a public school, however after one year I am convinced that this school offers my child the same opportunities as any private school. I am very much looking forward to the years to come. Keep up the good work, Southridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

The quality of this school is completed underrated. The teachers and staff are absolutely wonderful. Everything you've heard about the school is wrong, it's actually better! My son has been there for two years, Kindergarten for full day and this year for first grade. He absolutely loves it there. Parents have a high level of involvement and all activites are highly recommended to keep kids involved. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

I attended Southridge for Elementary School. I have never been happier. I feel I got a better Education than I did at Highland High School. The school has some very dedicated teacheres who love teaching. The school has new ones and old ones who love seeing students learn. Mrs. Hedges, Mrs. Dakich, Mrs. Winston, are just a few of the gifted teachers that are awesome. Be PROUD If you attend there. It has a reputation of being a great school. I am a PROUD SOUTHRIDE WARRIOR. ~Steven Labuda
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 31, 2004

I think that this is an awesome school. The teachers and other staff are very nice and the grades are wonderful. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

73 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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
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 "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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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
White 64% 72%
Hispanic 28% 10%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 2% 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 28%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 3%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr John Mccormick
Fax number
  • (219) 922-5639

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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9221 Johnston Street
Highland, IN 46322
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