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Fox Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 753 students

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Posted August 12, 2013

Wonderful, wonderful teachers, dedicated, warm, knowledgeable. I am able to say all this after having my kid in a private school/ kindergarten for a few years. Multicultural environment, truly diverse, discipline, great leadership, safety. My child has learned that the shelled environment in which he was in the private school is not the real world. He managed to make LOTS of friends at Fox Hill and, very important, he is happy and thriving, both emotionally and intellectually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

We just moved into this County and my fourth grade son had a hard time relocating. He has only been at Fox Hill for 2 months and he occassionally comes home w tears saying that the kids laugh at him and call him "carmel" because of his skin color. I'm not trying to cry racism....but if the shoe fit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

We love Fox Hill. The teachers are passionate about teaching, there is a rich diversity here, and there are many affordable enrichment activities from which to choose. There is an option called COMPASS which integrates third, fourth, and fifth graders of different abilities. The International Baccalaureate program is being started this year as well. We have watched my son come out of his shell here and we've become part of a larger family. He started Fox Hill in Kindergarten, and this is his last year. We will miss it very much. Come to Fox Hill and get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

I love Fox Hill. This is my son's last year and it has been a good experience. The teachers keep the standards high and there is a general feeling of accountability for the child's progress through the grades. The administrators are available and approacable. It is hard to tell the difference between the Inquiry students and the regular class rooms. Love this school and will miss it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

I have two children who attend Fox Hill and we love it! I volunteer at the school once a week and have observed many teachers and administrators.
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Posted September 7, 2007

My child loves this school. I was initially down because I wanted my child to attend Crooked Creek(score of 10). I have to pass it to get to fox hill. However I have been pleased. They are a diverse school, and have adjusted to meet the needs of all students( white, black, and hispanic). One highlight for the school are the after school enrichment programs there are tons, and they're highly affordable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

My children love Fox Hill. The principal is the best ever and even the after school AYS director is great. Fox Hill is number 1 in my book.
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Posted July 17, 2005

I have 1 child who attends this school,I have two who just graduated from 5th grade. I have nothing but great things to say about Fox Hill. All my children ans had over the years great teachers. There are lot of great activities for your children to be involved in. My children have received a great education from fox Hill. I recommend this school to all new incoming parents.
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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
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 "D".
  • 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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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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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
Black 50% 12%
Hispanic 26% 10%
White 16% 72%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Asian 1% 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 77%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 24%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

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
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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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
  • Mrs Kathy Levine
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (317) 259-5383

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
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)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • gym class
Girls sports
  • gym class

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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802 Fox Hill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46228
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