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McClelland Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 697 students

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Posted October 9, 2013

My children have been going to McClelland since kindergarten and first grade. I absolutely LOVE this school. I have a son who has ADHD & they offer a sensory room for him to take a break and jump on a trampoline to get his energy out as well as a swing and multiple other options. They DO give homework daily as well as adjust the work to each child's needs. The school is very involved in the community & offers assistance for families in need. I honestly don't like my neighborhood all the time but I stay ONLY because of how awesome the school is!! You will not be disappointed and they will take great care of your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

my kids been at mcclelland for 3 years now and my kids do not like this school at all the kids pick on them, the school do not teach them any thing do not get homework put them in a lower class win they need to be in a higher class my son say he do not want to go back there i want to go back to the other school mom they this don't teach our kids im looking for a new school for my kids
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Posted January 11, 2006

My daughter has attended McClelland Elementary for the past two school years. I am very pleased with the school and the teachers. My daughter has learned alot and the teachers have gone the extra mile to make sure that she gets the best education possible. If you have the opportunity to send your child to McClelland it would be a wise choice. I would like to recognize the two teachers that have given my daughter a great start on her education: Mrs. Johnson(kidergarten) and Mrs. Walsh (1st grade)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

This was our first year at McClelland Elementary School, with children in kindergarten, third grade and fifth grade. Coming from the IPS school district McClelland is a major improvement. The school has worked very well with my third grade son who has been diagnosed with ASD, making the modifications to his daily schedule to help him be the best he can be to succeed in school. The older children at the school tend to get loaded down with a lot of homework which makes it difficult to plan family time and functions after school and on weekends. My fifth grade daughter had an extremely large amount of homework most days, on weekends and even over holiday vacations. The school district has grown a great deal over the past few years and the classroom sizes are large, most with 26 students or more. With the addition of another elementary school coming soon hopefully that will alleviate the large number of students to teachers ratio. I have seen an adequate amount of parental involvement, mostly with the PTO sponsored events, and special events in the classrooms. As far as parental involvement for children with special needs or behavioral problems, parental involvement is lacking. Over all, I am very pleased with McClelland and the job they are doing. There are many motivated and caring teachers doing a wonderful job with such large class sizes. The communication from the school has also been wonderful, keeping me well informed of events and weekly progress reports on my children. I am looking forward to working with the school for many more years to come.


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

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 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
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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55%
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25%
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Math growth at this school

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 35% 72%
Black 31% 12%
Hispanic 27% 10%
Multiracial 6% 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 82%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 21%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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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 Jennifer Nichols
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (317) 484-3123

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
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
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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