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Orchard Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 723 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2011

I love Orchard Park this is my son second year in the school. He has learned so much in the two years at Orchard Park. The teachers and staff are wonderful. We have one more child to enter Orchard Park and I really happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

Orchard Park is a wonderful school. Our children are in kindergarten and second grade. The teachers and administrators are very responsive and nurturing. Our children have been challenged academically and supported socially. We have one more child to enter Orchard Park and are excited to send her. We had very high expectations for the school and district. They have been exceeded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Our family has been so happy with our Kindergartener's experience so far at OPE. Her teacher is wonderful, the programs at the school are thoughtful and effective and we have a very happy 5 year old! I have heard nothing but good things in regard to the other Kindergarten teachers as well. Parents can be involved as they want to be and are encouraged to participate in their child's school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

When we moved to Indiana 3 years ago I was afraid that we would not find a great school for my girls. They have attended OPE for the past two years. OPE has an exceptional choir program and other extracurricular activities for children that want to get involved. The office staff not only knows my children but when they call they talk to me like a friend of the family. I wish I had a school like this for my older girls. The youngest are in 3rd and 5th grade and the quality of education is second to none!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

This is a wonderful school. My son has learned so much. The principal has an excellent memory. Every time we see him, he knows our names and who our son is. The office staff is professional, friendly, and extremely helpful. The teachers do a wonderful job of teaching our son. He is so smart and it amazes me when he comes home with all the new things he learns. I would highly recommend this school to anyone with smaller children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

Orchard Park's teachers and administrators are totally dedicated to their students. I agree that it is a positive thing, not a negative thing, that the office staff are involved in the kids' lives. They have the best interests of children in mind at all times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

My son went to kindergarten there last year and we are getting ready for first grade next week. So far there have been nothing but positive things at this school. I think that it is wonderful that the 'office staff' get to know the students and know all of them by name. It's nice that they take the time to learn the 'trivial' facts of the students lives. I never got the feeling that they thought that they were superior. My son's classmate suffered a tragedy when he lost his mother in a horrific way and the staff at the school went above and beyond in helping him, his family and his classmates. My son had issues for part of the year and everyone went out of their way to help us get past it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

All four of my children attended OPE. It is my opinion that OP staff did everything to meet the various academic needs of my kids. My children had different teachers throughout their OP careers, and each teacher was top-notch. Having volunteered heavily for the school, I cannot disagree more with the remark about nosey-ness/superiority among the staff. With such a large student body, I found it comforting to know that the office staff could identify by name and face each student. The quality of education, and the effort shown by the teachers to consistantly challenge the minds of their young students is second to none. Overall, OP is great! Teachers and staff should be recognized and commended for their love of their job and their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

my child is the 3rd of my kids to go to Orchard Park.We have seen all of the positive changes and like being a small school.It is a family oriented school and I would recommend it to any other families that may move into the area from a larger school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

Overall, Orchard Park is a wonderful school with dedicated, top-notch teachers. One major problem with this school is the aura of superiority that pours from the office staff. I found the staff at Orchard Park to be very nosy, over involved, and focused on trivial personal bits about each students family &/or situation rather than the academics.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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85%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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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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
White 70% 72%
Asian 10% 2%
Multiracial 8% 4%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Black 5% 12%
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 38%N/A46%
Special education 10%N/A14%
English learners 12%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Rhonda Turner
Fax number
  • (317) 571-4043

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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10404 Orchard Park Drive South
Indianapolis, IN 46280
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Phone: (317) 848-1918

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