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Creston Middle School

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Posted August 24, 2012

I have had problems at this school with my children being picked on. We don't have alot of money so we can't afford to buy 200.00 shoes. So my children are made to feel bad because of this and other things. This is sad because Warren is a outstanding school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

This school is amazing and awsomely strict. I love the fact that I am learning very well. Mr. Peckam is my favorite teacher. I love him because he mixes fun and education together.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2009

okay, so parents have been posting what they think of creston on here. To those who think its a bad school. You are waaaaay off. How about you go to creston before typing a dumb review that isnt even true. The teachers do have control of there classrooms and most of the teachers are incredible. Teachers dont put their 'personal feelings' in when dealing with a student. I am a straight a student who has been in the top ten every year and I have had no problem with creston. Our choir is one of the best in our districts, our athletics are amazing. If your child doesnt like creston its probably because they aren't social and they have no clue whats going on. Also, the parents who are saying that 'the school doesnt fit the slogan; your wrong. People need to give creston a chance. It isnt bad at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

This School is a Lovely school for my Child. She is doing very well.Her favorite teacher is Ms.Milliken. Thanks to Creston i love my child even more.Iheard all about the new bully box at the school to. I really appreciate it.My child put the children who bully her in the box. Thanks Creston
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

I am a parent of an 8th grader 2008-2009 school year. I will tell you that this school has provided me with so much support and understanding with my trials and tribulations dealing with my son! I would recommend this school 100% to anyone who wants to be involved in there childs education for a better future! This school is where it is at! The staff is above awsome and they make you feel comfortable and wanted! Thanks Creston Middle School Staff you are far more Superior than you are given credit for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Creston Middle school is a great middle school. They have many extracurricular activities and wonderful teachers. Even though one of the best teachers there(Mrs. schneider) is leaving us today, we will still be the best middle school ever. since i'm a student there I know this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

Creston Middle School has been a great educational institution for my son. They have provided him with many resources to help with educational goals. I appreciate the teachers and staff for recognizing my son's individual talents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2006

I am a 6th grader at Creston and I got to go to leadership camp before school started. All of the teachers were so nice and friendly. When school started our teachers helped us kids to learn evrything about our new school again. I am really happy to here. My team is nice and I am already learning alot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2006

I am a firm believer that education is what you make of it. My kids love Creston. They work hard and really try to do what is expected. It is middle school and that means it is the most difficult time of their lives. Yes, they have had teachers that I felt could have and should have done better. However, most of their teachers are really making a difference in their education - my kids are thriving. I wish that more parents could be involved, but understandably sometimes that is hard. We are a school where parents work long and hard hours. I ask my kids all the time if they feel safe and they say they do. My son also has felt extremely prepared for high school. I wish that people would give our school a chance - it is a good place for
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

I do not feel that Creston is meeting the needs of majority of the students. Teachers are constantly yelling at the students and have little or no control over their classrooms! The students are not in a conducive learning environment, and there are far too many teachers who inject their personal feelings when dealing with students. Many of the children I speak with feel that the teachers and Administration are not doing a good job of treating everyone with the same level of fairness. Disciplinary actions are inconsistent, and far too many teachers are 'getting away' with ill behavior. I have personally brought several issues to the attention of the Administration, yet, there is no resolution. My child is in 6th grade and is wanting to return to the Charter School system, which in my opinion, has faired far better than Creston. 'The best middle school' slogan does not fit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

I feel like the teachers should be just that (teachers)and remember that kids can see when they are not being treated fairly. There are teachers there that put their own personal feelings about a child in front of teaching and being a good example.Also there isn't much consideration or thought for the student when picking experiensed, knawledgable and fair coaches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

I am a former student at Creston. I think that Creston needs more extracurricular activities. Students need to broaden their horizons, and they cannot do so, if the only activites that are taking place, are the state requirements. Teachers need not put their hands on students, even if they are trying to hurry them to class. If a student is talking outside of a classroom, and is late, it is their fault. A teacher, principal etc. should not act as the students' parent, but should act like a teacher, principal etc. Middle school should be a fun and learning experience. When I was going to Creston, I did not have fun, because there were hardly any hands on activities, I was mainly getting lectured. I will say that I had some nice and fun teachers that made learning fun, and I thank them. I will not forget Creston, though.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 74% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
53%
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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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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55%
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25%
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Math growth at this school

Above 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
Black 54% 12%
White 33% 72%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 2% 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 69%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 4%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:50 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr Timothy Mankin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Fax number
  • (317) 532-6899

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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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
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Creston Intermediate Academy

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