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Allisonville Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 793 students

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Posted February 15, 2014

Allisonville is a fantastic school - great leadership, wonderful teachers, enriching diversity, highly engaged parents. It is a very inclusive environment, and as an International Baccalaureate school, it offers an interesting curriculum that encourages cross-discipline learning and helps students to think globally. The Dad's Club organizes and hosts many events each year which provide inexpensive or free family fun. For those concerned with test scores, they can rest easy - Allisonville posts scores that are higher than state average in all or nearly grade levels and categories. I have lost all faith in GreatSchools.org. By any metric, A'ville is certainly higher than a 6 out of ten. This saddens me, because many parents will overlook our and other wonderful schools based on bad information. It's all part of the effort to defame urban and diverse public schools to push the privatization agenda. Please take a minute to research this not-for-profit's funders and you will see what I mean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

All three of my children have went to Allisonville and I'm so thankful they were able to attend this school. The staff is so friendly from the janitor to the teachers and the principal is great as well. Parent participation is always so strong the parking lot is full:) My kids were not left behind my oldest was a part of title 1 and my youngest did speech therepy. This school tries to make sure our children are prepared for the rest of their years of their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter's school is wonderful,even tho there are so many kids they take the time to know the students. They involve parents in many things and make them feel welcome to visit and join in on activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

This is our second year at Allisonville Elementary. We couldn't be more pleased with the school. Everyone has a sense of pride at Allisonville from the administrators to teachers to workers and kids at Allisonville.Having transitioned from a small private school, we were afraid our child would not receive individual attention or be challenged. Nothing could be farther from the truth; teachers get to know the child and his/her needs and abilities. They try, and in our experience, have succeeded in teaching to these individualized abilities and needs. I would recommend this school to anyone. We feel lucky that this is in our district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

I am extremely impressed by the individual attention given to children with some learning difficulties. This Allisonville works to help all students be confident and successful. Recently, my granddaughters teacher took her personal time on a Saturday to come watch her last Upward cheerleading day! That exemplifies the care about Allisonville students.


Posted April 10, 2010

My Daughter attended grades 1 though 5 here and we have had wonderful teachers all!! She will move to Middle School next year and will continue with the advanced program which has really helped to keep her challanged. Thank -you Allisonville for being committed to excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

Washington Township is so blessed to have a school like Allisonville Elementary. I have spent the last 25 years of my life, visiting thousands of schools across the United States as part of my job. I am so thrilled to know that the school I am most fond of is the one where my daughter is able to attend. From the principal, Mike Pomerenke all the way to the classrooms themsleves...there a sense of pride that lingers in the hallways. The teachers have pride in their class room families and the students feel their love and respect. All in an upbeat, fun yet very disciplined environment. Allisonville exceeds its reputation and I am proud to not only be graduate of Allisonville in 1979 and now as a parent of a very happy 2nd grader. Thanks Allisonville! Everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

My son has learned a lot by attending Allisonville Elementary School. Teachers and administration were great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Allisonville is a cut above the rest when it comes to parent participation. There are many activities that are offered throughout the year to promote the family unit. It is clear that most of the teachers strive to strech the children and encourage them to reach new heights. The administration works to assure that there is a good balance of academic fortitude and extracurricular experiences for the child. This is our 5th year at Allisonville and we will certainly miss it when we move on next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

love our school, great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

We looked around a private schools very seriously, and I feel that Allisonville Elementary provides the type of family focused environment and openness to diversity as well as superior resources to some of the private schools in town. The level of parent interest in education and the quality of the staff is really tops. We are so pleased we chose to go with a public school. The after school enrichment programs and after school daycare are helpful in a two parent -- two job family. I strongly encourage you to take a tour.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

Our daughter just started the first grade at Allisonville. The experience has been excellent. This is a school where there is a long history of caring administrators, teachers, and parents who volunteer their time. First grade requires homework, and required reading each night. With a signature, from a parent, verifying these tasks were completed. There is also a simple report system on how your child behaves in class each day. This also requires a parental signature. The school has a volunteer uniform policy that has a large percentage of participation. The only concern we have is the class sizes are somehwat large in the early grade levels. This is mitigated, to a degree, as full time TA's are provided. Some of these large enrollments, I believe, are the result of the school having a good reputation. I keep meeting parents, who live outside Allisonville's district, who petitioned to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

Allisonville has not brought out the best in my child. I strongly suggest that you make sure this school is a good fit for your child before you send them there. This school has a certain type of student in it and it makes others feel very alienated. I have never felt so disappointed in a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

Both of my children, son and daughter attended Allisonville School. Both were treated as individuals and their respective needs were met. Both were enrolled in Inquiry and it has really given them the confidence and ability to research different topics of study and present the information on a team and individual basis. Allisonville is a collection of professional teachers and administrators who expect the best from their students and get it. I will miss my association with Allisonville School as a parent as my youngest moves on to Middle School. However I will continue to support Allisonville as a community member.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2004

Allisonville exceeds in all categories. It is led by Marilyn Leatherman, Principal. Her values and dedication to educating the students is amazing. The Inquiry (Talented & Gifted) staff & curriculum exceed.
—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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%
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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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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79%

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85%

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87%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

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

  • 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%
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25%
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Math growth at this school

Average

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 61% 72%
Black 18% 12%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Multiracial 9% 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 38%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 8%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
PE instructor(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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Pomerenke
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (317) 576-5255

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Parent center
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • gym class
Girls sports
  • gym class

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
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