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Garden City Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 938 students

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Posted September 19, 2006

The staff seems to be compentent...I didn't care for my child's teacher last year -just a personality conflict w/my kid. She spent So much time sending home little notes that I don't know how she had time to teach. I sat in on the class several times and found that what my child said was true...she was boring and tended to yell too much. I don't expect teachers to entertain, but they've got to get their kids' attention (She never was able to get control of that class) This year's (and the 2 previous )teachers seems to actually like children and my daughter & the others respond to her well. Parent involvment .../w the exception of latino parents (I've actually thought I walked into the wrong meeting, because I didn't see any Americans, other than staff). There are lots of American kids, I just don't see their parents @ functions.
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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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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
Hispanic 54% 10%
White 24% 72%
Black 18% 12%
Multiracial 4% 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 90%N/A46%
Special education 7%N/A14%
English learners 44%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Riley's Caring is Sharing Miracle School (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Clubs
  • Girls on the run
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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
  • Mrs Pamela Hardy
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 988-8399

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Folk Dancing
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Parent Breakfasts
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • purple, white
School mascot
  • gator
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4901 Rockville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46224
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Phone: (317) 241-3940

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