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Mary Bryan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 671 students

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4 stars

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Posted September 21, 2013

My son has done very well at Mary Bryan. He is a straight A student. His behavior and manners improved once he started attending MB. The students as a whole are good kids and it shows that parents are involved which matters a lot. The teachers, staff and principal are the best! The school is clean, secure, well designed and the educational standards exceed my expectations. Perry Township is the #1 rated school district for a reason and I believe that this school helped achieve that! Go Pioneers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

I just would like to say that this school ruined my sons first of kindergarten and second grade...when u send your children to school u expect for them to be safe and taken care of but the first day they loose my boys for around 45min,not knowing where your children are is the worst feeling a parent can have and then doesn't want to take responsibility for there actions!!! And also employ bus drivers that dont care and think its not there problem to make sure they have the kids on the right bus(there words not mine)!!! I have never met so many people that just dont care...everytime i speak to someone about this all they do is point the finger at someone else and refuse to fix the problem! No mother or father should be scared or worried to send there children to school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

This is where my grand children are receiving an excellent education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

My daughter's teacher keeps us involved in every activity they do. She keeps a website of pictures. It makes me feel more a part of ther day to day activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

I love Mary Bryan Elementary because it has helped my cousins engage in a more dynamic environment with lots of challenges and positive role models that will help better them into smart wise adults for their future careers.


Posted October 12, 2010

Mary Bryan has very high standards for their students in Academics and Citizenship. The staff is amazing and friendly. Home of Indiana teacher of the Year Runner-up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

My son also had Mrs. Hall last year. She is one of those once-in-a-lifetime, most memorable, most loved teachers. Your child does not have to fit any kind of mold to flourish here. Every child is special and unique. The art teacher is the only disappointment: she seems to value mindless adherence to instructions rather than creativity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2006

My daughter started Mary Bryan in the third grade she attended a private school before starting at Mary Bryan. We have had such a good experiance at this school the techers she has had so far have been top notch. We would highly recomend this school. The principal leadership is great and the parent involvement is good, although I would like to see more parent involemet, you can never have to much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

My daughter attended this school for two years. It is what you call a Core Knowledge school. (All children learn the same thing at the same time) If your child is not just like the norm then they will not fit in here. We had a very bad first grade year due to a teacher thinking that all children should learn the same way. I moved my daughter to Jeremiah Gray-Edison when it opened 3 years ago and the issues are no longer problems. They found the best way to teach her so that she will learn. She is getting ready to move on to the fifth grade now at JGE and it has been great! I know that JGE and Mary Bryan are in the same school district but there really is a huge difference in the two schools! If you can, send your child to JGE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I have three sones, two have which are in the middle school and one still at Mary Bryan. The boys have received a quality education from the school and the primary education has prepared them well for the middle school. The teachers and staff are creative, thoughtful and enthusiastic about the children. Support is provided to the school through parents who invest time in their children. Mary Bryan continues to be one a top rated school.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
75%

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87%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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76%

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81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
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 "B".
  • 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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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 72% 72%
Hispanic 9% 10%
Asian 8% 2%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Black 3% 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 58%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 12%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)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments
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
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

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 sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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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
  • Mrs Dana Dehart
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 865-2693

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments
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)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • 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 sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Burgundy and light blue
School mascot
  • Pioneer
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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Southport Middle School
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