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New Augusta Public Academy-North

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Posted March 21, 2013

I have had only negative experiences with the school and would not recommend it. The school is over crowded and they treat you like prisoners. The teachers are overwhelmed and it shows. Pike township needs to consider another middle school to lighten the load of their current schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

well im goin to new augusta north this school year of 2011-2012 n im hoping its gonna be a great school for me, but if it isnt i will give a more updated review n say what i feel about the school ! but so far on the reviews i read it seems like a pretty good school ! but im lookin f'wrd to having a good school year ! n im hoping that i wont have anyy problems while im there ! but i cant wait til the school year comes ! =}


Posted June 20, 2011

This is the worst school I have ever experienced. The teachers are lazy and don't do their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

NAPA is a great school to be this is my second year ,I have been on Team Magic and Team Pride. All the teams are great but these two are the best.There are also alot of sports and activities. Go NAPA 7th grade Cheerleaders!!!


Posted February 28, 2009

This is a good school filled with great kids that always have a great time. Go Team Magic and Team Pride. We da best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2009

New Augusta deffenitly seems to be the best of all pike township schools. I know many students from New Augusta that are very bright and intelligent. Most of whom carry out the rest of their education in the IB program at pike, or go to near by public schools such as Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Cathedral High School. Some even transfer to North Central High School, which is probably the best public high school in indianapolis. All in all New Augusta is a great school with greats students.


Posted May 13, 2008

THis schhool is the best it not only has a wide veritey of learning programs and extea activies that help them learn but it also helps them in the summer with their summer programs so when they come back too school they havent lost a step in learningand it so rocks go galexy m


Posted October 13, 2006

This is a great school! The teachers work in teams and most try to understand the students. Discipline is not a problem although some of the teachers like to make more of it by not realizing the behavior characteristics of adolescent children. The staff and teachers that don't complain so much about the kids are the ones that make the schools so great!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

I can't seem to understand why a parent is not informed about their child's academic or behavior progress at NAPAN. ePIKE is available to all parents to track their students progress daily. You can see your child's attendance/tardies, grades, lunch account, GPA, etc... Each teacher has the homework on their voicemail either weekly or daily. Letters are mailed home for students whose grades fall below a C. They also mandate that any student that failed the ISTEP take a remediation/preparation course. NAPAN administers an NWEA test in the fall and the spring to compare your child's progress for the year. Parent/teacher/student conferences are held for mid-term and at the end of each grading period. Whenever their is a behavior problem, missing assignments, or excessive tardies the student is instructed by the teach to get their parents on the phone to discuss the situation. I LOVE NAPAN Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2006

I do not like this school. The teaching staff is not suppotive. They do not keep you informed of your childs grades and conduct. I feel that the teachers really do not care. The staff (I used to volunteer at this school but had to quit because of the staff yelling at the children all the time. It is really sad. The sister school NAPAS is totally diffrent for the North campus. This year I will work hard to send my children to private school or locate to another county or township. This school also has alot of student fights and some gang activity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

My daughters have gone to both NAPA South & North, the teaching staff at each are outstanding. The teachers not only educate the kids in academics but they also learn how to be citizens in this world. I do agree with another parent that at North the kids are given an excessive amount of homework though. When the 'study hour' was taken out of their day it really made a difference. Uniforms at North starting 06-07 should be for all grades! Try a schedule of Monday-Thursday uniforms, with 'casual Friday'. Some of the elementary kids have been waiting 5 years to be done with uniforms. We have been at NAPA a long time and truly have had only good things to say...we hope we are heard this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

New Augusta has the potential to be a great school, but it is currently lacking. Many of its staff assign excessive amounts of homework to a student population, that at age 11-14, is ill-equipped to effectively handle such a rigorous, daily load. Consequently, many New Augusta parents spend a great deal of time 'doing homework' with or 'teaching' their children after hours. Although it is an unfortunate situation, it can be changed if the administration makes a concerted effort to address the problem with both its staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

This is an overcrowded, mostly tension filled environment. The quality of the students and teaches is in a downward spiral.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I was impressed by the teachers keeping me informed on my son's conduct in school. I was able to meet with the whole team of his teachers at one time with and without my son's presences. We were able to communicate to each other our expectations of his progress in school. We also communicated after our meeting via email. The only thing that does not agree with my schedule is the parent teacher conferences. I would love to see something a little more intimate and personable, I appreciate the ablility to be able to schedule meetings with my child's team of teachers when it is more convient for all of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

This school is great. Everything you need is at your fingertips. The music program is great. It consists of an orchestra for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Same with Band and Choir. There is also Drama club, MATHCOUNTS, Chess Club, Academic Team, Jazz Band, All School Choir for anybody at the school, and many more clubs. The 8th Grade takes foreign languages also. they are spanish and Chinese. They offer a chinese trip also. This is by far the best middle school in Pike Township.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2004

I am currently a student here, and it's great. The teachers do care, and their very helpful. Especially now with the epike adress, you can cheak transcrips, lunch accounts, and much more. Also every three weeks, the students are given their progress reports. And most teachers e-mail the parents to let them know they're coming. The EC Activities are really great also. And I must admit that there are some bad things about the School. Like the Cafe food. Give me a school with good food. And the passing periods. Their only 3 minutes, but if you don't get a locker jam, or stay in the halls and talk, then you'll be alright. Other than that, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. It's a great school with great expectations. OH! And the Honors Program. It's really something to like, when you hate being held behind on easy stuff in class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2004

im going there now she is doing ok if you child go she/he will love it the only bad thing about its year-round the school is still great they try to keep yiur childs grades up try it its great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2004

I have found the teachers to be less than helpful. They do not update the parents on the success or failure of the students. My child has gotten high test scores on the standardized tests, yet her grades have been poor. I believe that parents should be informed the moment that a child is falling below passing however I have found NAN does not exercise this principle. Parents and Faculty should be on the same page with the student, if in fact the ultimate goal is for our children to succed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2003

our time spent at new augusta has been short of fantastic. the teachers care about our students and the learning and growing enviroment is terrific. If there is any question about what is going on the staff is always there to help.


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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 78% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

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

Algebra I

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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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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
Black 58% 12%
White 21% 72%
Multiracial 11% 4%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 3% 2%
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 42%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 4%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)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Clubs
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

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
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:50 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms Kim Mills
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 388-7786

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
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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
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Black, White, Teal
More from this school
  • New Augusta Public Academy - North, as a community of learners, prepares students for successful lives through challenging learning experiences. Working together each day, we make our schools safe and caring student-centered environment where everyone's thoughts and individuality are respected, and each learner can make choices to successfully pursue individual goals and reach his or her full potential.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
New Augusta Public Academy South
Fishback Creek Public Academy
Eagle Creek Elementary School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Pike High School
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