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Maplewood Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 718 students

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Posted February 22, 2007

My son has attended Maplewood for the better part of two years. The pre-k teaches at Maplewood are awesome! Unfortunately he wont be able to attend any more this year due to a serious illness. Ms. Kari, Ms Linda, and Ms. Becky are great! I would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I'd just like to say how excited I am to have my boys going to Maplewood. The teachers there have been more supportive than any of their previous teachers. They go the extra mile to help students who are falling behind and work with the parents. Their last school would just brush students who had special needs to the side. Which is why they transferred to Maplewood. They offer tutoring twice a week after school. I would recommend Maplewood to any parent.
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Posted April 14, 2005

My daughter has attended Maplewood for 3 years since we bought our house in Drexel, she has no problem with students, however two of her three teachers didn't have alot of patience with her, as she has ADD. But her 2nd grade teacher Mr. Hatfield is awesome! Also Pre-k is such a wonderful idea, my other sdaughter starts in the fall!They don't let me come to the classroom as often as I would like for Holidays though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Maplewood is wonderful place for teachers, students, and parents. It's a very successful school that meets the individual needs of students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2003

I think that the children are not made to mind like they should, there are too many 'accidents' that happen and go unpunished. My child has attended Maplewood for 2 years has been hurt severely by other children and these incidents where taken care of with a slap on the hand nothing more!


Posted June 16, 2003

I feel very safe that my daughter goes here and look forward to her going back in August.


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About these ratings

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
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

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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
White 66% 72%
Hispanic 20% 10%
Black 8% 12%
Multiracial 5% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 87%N/A46%
Special education 10%N/A14%
English learners 14%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
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science 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
  • Choir / Chorus

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

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:25 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms Moira Clark
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?
  • No
Fax number
  • (317) 243-5724

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • 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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
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
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Cummins Mental Health
  • Lynhurst Baptist Church
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Purple and teal
School mascot
  • Hornet
School leaders can update this information here.

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