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Arlington Woods Elementary School 99

Public | K-6 | 507 students

We are best known for Project RESTORE program

 

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Posted May 9, 2013

Our school is the only "A" school on the East side of Indianapolis, where 84% of the schools rank a "D" or "F". Project:RESTORE, a teacher led turnaround, has been implemented at Arlington Woods Elementary since 2009. 88% of the students pass ISTEP in Math. 94% of the students pass ISTEP in Creative Writing. Our school continually rewards those students who show academic growth. We take trips to the local skating rink, Holiday World, and the local indoor water park. We merely ask of our students to show growth and be kind. I am proud to have taught at IPS #99 for the past 10 years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2011

I have one son that has been going here for 3 years, and another in developmental preschool for 2 , and i know IPS has a bad rep, and this site only gives the school 2 stars, but they had their best test results lat year, and this needs updated... This school has some great teachers, and a caring priicipal, i am glad my sons go here. !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

Hello my son has been going to 99 for three years. The first year I was not please with the school but since Mrs. Johnson has been there I have seen a lot of good things happen she and Victoria Sheppard are all about the kids and they love there jobs. They have a lot of after school programs and my son loves it at 99.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

This school is a very unsafe school.There's been no principal all of the school year and the children have no rules or discipline.They {kids} just can say or do what ever and no one cares. Thank you D.Adair
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

I feel this is a very UN-safe school. My kids have only been there a week, and they are verbally abused daily.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
26%

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
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 "A".
  • 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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
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

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
Black 87% 12%
White 7% 72%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 2% 10%
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 89%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:15 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:50 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms Tihesha Gutherie
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (317) 226-3711

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
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5801 East 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218
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