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Glenns Valley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 660 students

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Posted March 17, 2014

My son already went through Glenn's Valley and he always had wonderful teachers. My daughter is now in 5th grade and still loves to go to school everyday. She has had different teachers than my son and I feel she has had a wonderful education there. This school does a fabulous job preparing kids for Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

Glenns Valley is a very good school. They recognize when your child is struggling and automatically enter them into one of their programs. They work with my child one on one and it has really helped her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

I love this school. My grandparents went to this school, my parents went, I went, and now my daughter attends here. The parents are so involved with the kiddos here and the majority of the teachers truly care. I do wish the administration was a little more attentive, but otherwise I would absolutely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2013

My child is in Mrs. May's 4th grade class. What an awesome teacher! Mrs. May is so devoted to teaching, challenging when needed, and stimulating the childrens' interest and abilities on an individual level. She is obviously a talented and gifted teacher who hopes to share her love of knowledge with her class. Mrs. May is the teacher of a lifetime and I'm sure my child will have fond memories of the 4th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

My daughter has completed first grade with Mrs. Johnson this year and it was the best experience. She had a wonderful year in Kindergarden as well. We turned down Rosa Parks to stay at Glenn's Valley because of the teachers, staff, and parents. It truly is a wonderful school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

My son loves Glenns Valley and therefore I love it! 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Wolfe is the best, thank you for making my child feel welcome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

We moved into this district at the beginning of the school year and I absolutely love this school. My son has Asperger's/ADHD and his general education teacher, special education teacher, and the principal have worked so hard with him. I truly appreciate what they have been able to accomplish within just one year, and I look forward to the two more years he has left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

I am so proud of the hard work Mrs Osborne and her staff have done to make G V a school that is so connected to the community.The tower at G V is a great example of the hard work the school has done to keep the family values and the history of the founders of G V alive.Not many schools in Marion county can go back to the original history of the school along with the legacy of families who supported the school.Thanks to Mrs Osbornes hard work in researching the schools history and getting the tower created by work from the G V students to stand as a marker to the values this school has represented over the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

There is a positive pervasive spirit that begins with the prinicipal, Mrs. Osborne and radiates throughout this wonderful school! We could not imagine using our tax dollars for a better purpose than to support this outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

the teachers are very wonderful with the kids, teach them family values. very pleasant people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Glenns Valley has an amazing, caring staff! I am proud to be a part of the Glenns Valley Family!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Glenns Valley is a great school with great teachers, support staff, and parents! I am very proud to be at Glenns Valley!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I have had four children in Glenn's Valley and I love it! While many children in my neighborhood opted for the new charger school in the neighborhood, I stuck with GV because they have been so awesome I had no reason to leave. My kids' teachers are always concerned and involved. They communicate well with me, and the principal and support staff have always been more than supportive. I love GV!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Glenns Valley has some amazing teachers and support staff. I am very proud to say that my kids attned Glenns Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My 2nd grader was diagnosed on the autism spectrum before he was enrolled in preschool at Glenns Valley. They helped us so much - with transportation, full day Kindergarted at no charge to me, etc. He has thrived! The principal and the teachers are wonderful. I can't say enough great things about Glenns Valley!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

Where you involved w/the school?? example-room mom, PTA, lunch w/your children? In order for the teachers to get to know you, you need to be involved w/the children and their class room. As far as the Spanish, I could not disagree more, this is a element. school...art is a form of communication and expanding their brains to learn more...they can take Spanish at the middle school...we live in America...as long as their english is ok, let kids be kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

I love this school, both of my kids have done very well. The teacher and student interaction is GREAT from what I see. As for the principal I believe she does a wonderful job, she steps in when needed and I think it's a good sign meaning that she let's the teachers and instructors do their jobs. The assistant principal does a great job as well. I am very pleased to have my kids there. After all I was an EAGLE as well!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

Unfortunately, I decided I had to send my children elsewhere. I was very disappointed with the leadership of Glenns Valley. While the principal was very attentive during discussions, no problems were ever resolved. There are some teachers who seem to be working toward the benefit of the children, but for the most part it seems like an us against them situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

I agree that the full-day kindergarten program is awesome! I have a son in kindergarten and a daughter in the 5th grade. My son is being challenged by his teacher & loves the school. My daughter was a straight 'A' student the entire time! I think the grading scale prepares the student for the middle school level. I have heard that Glenn's Valley's students are the most prepared kids in the district when they start 6th grade. There was a boy that was picking on my daughter on the bus & I got immediate results from the top 3 people in charge. I am not concerned with the school not teaching foreign language, because they will learn it in middle & high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

I agree that the full-day kindergarten program is awesome. This is our first experience at Glenns Valley, and I am very impressed. The teacher is wonderful and so good with the kids. I have another daughter in 4th grade, and this is her first year there and probably her last. Maybe it's mostly due to the age of the kids, but there have been numerous discipline issues, and my daughter is very frustrated with this. I think the teachers have to spend a significant amount of time trying to control the class vs. instruction, and I'm worried that my daughter is falling behind. Earlier this year, a field trip was cancelled because of the poor behavior of a few students. There were other field trips that were talked about during Back to school night that sounded great, but I haven't heard anything about them, with the exception of one, since.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

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89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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86%

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75%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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84%

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86%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
64%
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 "A".
  • 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

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55%
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25%
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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 67% 72%
Asian 17% 2%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Black 5% 12%
Multiracial 5% 4%
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 55%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 19%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Chin
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:40 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr Keary Rininger
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 865-2685

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chin
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Spell Bowl
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • blue, gold
School mascot
  • Eagles
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy
Perry Meridian Middle School
Perry Meridian High School
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