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North Wayne Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 840 students

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Posted March 28, 2011

North Wayne is a great school with great character. My kindergarten loves going to school and her teacher cares and calls me with updates on her progress. The school is very diverse which is great! Please do not judge this school by test scores alone. It is a wonderful facility with caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

We love North Wayne!!! Both of my children attend this school. I hate when people just look at test scores and not at what really is going on in the school. The teachers at North Wayne are very dedicated and they care for there students. We are panther pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

I love this school for my girls. The teachers get to know the students on a one on one level and build relationships with the parents which is a big plus with me! I really love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

This school is a great school to send your kids to. My child loves her teacher and she seems to be learning a lot. The teachers and principals care about the students and that makes the children want to go to school. A.M.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

I enjoy coming to this school. I love it because it has wonderful activities that get everyone envolved. The teachers are great too.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%
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 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
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 "F".
  • 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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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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Math growth at this school

Below 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
Black 60% 12%
Hispanic 24% 10%
White 10% 72%
Multiracial 6% 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 80%N/A46%
Special education 10%N/A14%
English learners 20%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

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
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:25 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Aretha Britton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (317) 988-6199

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
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
  • 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
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • BROTHERS
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Girls Inc
  • Spell Bowl
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue, Silver
School mascot
  • Panther
More from this school
  • We are focused, centered, and determined to make a difference in the lives of children!
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