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Lowell Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 582 students

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Posted April 9, 2014

My grandson has been going to this school for 3 years now. We are very pleased with the safe environment and the dedicated teachers. The office staff is very helpful as well and we are very happy to belong to the Lowell family


Posted April 27, 2010

I rate it as 5 star school. I sent my two kids to this school, they have great leaders,and staff. My kids love the school so much, we feel so welcomed and involved altho we are minority. Every kid feel they are so special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I am blessed to be a part of the Lowell family. They have the greatest staff and parental involvement available in Indiana. Being a four star school says it all. Every staff member from the principal, to the teachers, to the art, music, gym, and librarian to the sub teachers and the lunch and cleaning staff to the volunteers are all extremely dedicated to our children. My girls have loved and learned a lot at this school and in this township thru out their journey thus far. Thanks Lowell!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

The teachers at Lowell are creative and passionate. My son has learned a lot there this year. His teacher has worked with him to set goals for improving his study skills and encouraged him to stay on track. I would like to see consequences other than loss of recess used more often if students aren't making good choices. I think recess is a very important part of the day. The children need that exercise and social interaction. From what I have seen, parental involvement is not as high as at other schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

The care and concern demonstrated by teachers, administrators, staff and the positive involvement of parents at Lowell are the primary reasons why Lowell is a public school success story. Way to go Lowell :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2006

This is a great school i went here all 6 years!!!!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 20, 2004

We have been involved at Lowell for seven years and wouldn't think of sending our children to any other school! Our staff is the best in the state and our PTA is second to none! We are not only a four star school, we are a family!
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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 "B".
  • 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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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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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
White 63% 72%
Black 19% 12%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Multiracial 8% 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 59%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 7%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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
  • Special education coordinator

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
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:40 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kim Griffin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (317) 532-3949

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
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
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
School leaders can update this information here.

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2150 South Hunter Road
Indianapolis, IN 46239
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