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Nora Elementary School, an International Baccalaureate World School, is located in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township (MSDWT), and is situated in the northern section of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marion County. It is a dynamic community with broad diversity in cultures, religions, ethnic groups, races and socioeconomic levels. MSDWT has been an educational leader in Indiana for the last forty years. We hope that beyond this website, you will visit the MSD of Washington Township website at http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/ where you can also access the Nora Elementary School website, and every website of each of our seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and North Central High School. Beyond our websites, we invite you to plan a visit to any one of our schools, and see firsthand why Washington Township schools are superior schools, in a supportive community. Nora Elementary School offers a comprehensive educational curriculum with special activities and programs geared to provide enrichment, exploration, and instructional support for students. Nora is also proud to provide excellent opportunities for students to participate in outstanding performing arts, fine arts, academic teams, publications, athletics, and other student activities. Very valuable to the administration, is the role that parents have always played in the operations of our school through a very supportive Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO). All Nora students move through one of our district s three middle schools, and eventually to the MSDWT flagship high school, North Central. North Central High School has the finest high school curriculum in the State of Indiana. It annually produces the highest number of students taking Advanced Placement exams and scoring high enough to earn college credits. North Central High School was the first high school in Indiana to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The high school also offers programs that allow students to earn the North Central Academic Honor Diploma and the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma. North Central High School also has the distinction of being Indiana s number two high school in the number of Indiana athletic championships. The MSDWT provides quality education in award winning schools built on a foundation of outstanding educators, administrators, school board members, and supportive parents. Our vision is Superior Schools in a Supportive Community. Come and experience excellence in education, today in our school district.
December 30, 2014

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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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These teachers are very effective at what they do. Getting kids up to speed on academics while working on some of the children's english at the same time.

Amount of homework: Agree


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This school had just the right amount of homework with easy instructions for parents to help their kids with homework.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Yes school not only takes the time to develop your child academically but as well as socially. Your kids will learn the values they need to succeed.



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How this school only gets a 3 baffles me. Safe enviornment, good teachers, happy students and no overcrowded classes. This school is great. My daughter went here in the first and second. We moved to Georgia and boy do we miss Nora. Especially my daughter. Sure nora has to spend time getting some kids up to speed that don't know english but the other kids aren't left waiting for those kids. I believe most of the teacher are billingual with spanish and that helps keep everything even. Your children will love the diversity of the school and teachers. This school is solid.



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I love Nora! The staff here provides a safe and nurturing environment for all students. Student diversity is celebrated and supported each and every day. The community involvement with the school is unbelievable, as countless volunteers work to support students. When you walk through the halls of the school, you can easily see that every staff member is committed to helping students grow academically, socially, and emotionally. I am so honored to get to work here everyday!



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Nora is a great school school in a supportive community. The Nora staff embraces the very diverse learners that they serve. They provide excellent educational programming for all students; however, with more state funding, they could provide even more opportunities for students beyond the traditional school day.



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Nora's teachers and administration are committed to each and every student. It is so refreshing to see the innovative practices being implemented each and every time i'm in the building!



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I have lived in the neighborhood near Nora for 12 years and am now involved at Nora as a volunteer tutor. I consistently encounter a place and a people of excellence. It is more than obvious that the administration, teachers, and staff genuinely care about the students and are striving to invest their best in the students and their education. The school culture is caring, supportive, family-oriented, and student-centered. I am thrilled to be a part of this school!



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I can honestly say that working at Nora is my dream job! Nora is a wonderful and unique place. Even among all of our diversity, I have never seen a school that has such a special sense of community. The administration and staff go above and beyond to help students feel safe, loved, and grow as learners. You can't help but smile walking through the halls and seeing the students, teachers, and countless volunteers all working together to make Nora the place that it is.



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Walk into Nora Elementary and you are instantly aware of the wonderful environment for children to learn and grow. The visionary, effective, and compassionate leadership is evident. The staff is positive, caring, enthusiastic and student centered. There is a real team feeling with everyone pulling together to help each student grow to be all they can become. Student diversity creates a rich environment for learning. As a volunteer, I feel privileged to be part of the school community of excellence that is Nora Elementary.

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