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Hawthorne Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 409 students

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Posted September 26, 2007

My children and I have been a part of Hawthorne Elementary for 4 years. You couldn't ask for a better Principal or a better staff. We have many parents that also get involved with Hawthorne to make it the best grade school in Warren Township. I am very proud when someone ask me (where do your children go to school?) As a parent of Hawthorne I want to thank the staff and the great parents we have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

We love our school! it is the absolute best ever! when i started my twins, i was a new mom, lost scared more for me than them. And the teachers, mr talbert, mr patterson. They are the best of the best. My children, adam,andrew,abbie, elziabeth just love hawthorne. I have all my trust in them. And as a parent that accounts for for alot when you have kids in school all day. Wondering if they are doing well, if they are safe. I never worry. I get a call when there is an issue, concern,questions. Come see our school, you will see as i did the very first day, god could not have made a better school, the kids have had three teachers in less than a yr have new babies and go on maternity leave, we were all sad, but oh so glad when they came home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

Quite Simply.... The Best...They (all school employees, and children, have made my family and I quite welcome and a needed aspect to the future of this schools. Mr. Talbert, and all his staff should recieve the highest accolades. One man in particular exemplifies to character of the school Mr Ron Bollier. I hope to start an endowment some time in the near future, I Love this school. John C. Stuve
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Posted April 25, 2004

My son was at Hawthorne frome first through fifth grades. We loved Hawthorne. The principle there is the best we have had so far and this year my son is graduating. Most of the teachers there were great. We even had one twice. We had a teacher move up with our son and that was great. I dont think you would be disappointed sending your children to Hawthorne.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%
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%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 47% 72%
Black 30% 12%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 9% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 74%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 9%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:40 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Phil Talbert
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (317) 532-3989

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
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
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
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • 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
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