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Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 657 students

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5 stars

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Posted October 25, 2013

My daughter really loves her school.I am very satisfied ,teachers are very co operative and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

This is my second year in RPE, KG and now I am a first grader now, I am so excited every morning to go to school, teachers, staff and new principle I love them,new activities every day help me learn and make my parents proud( I am writing for my daughter, she can't but she wanted me to express how she feels about RPE)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

All of the teachers, support staff & PTA at RPE give 100%. They have always been attenative to all of our childrens needs. During natural disasters they collect donations & do a great job implementing the importance of respect & compassion among one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2010

I attended Rosa Parks for 5th grade the first year it opened, and my brother attended Rosa Parks for k-5. It is a WONDERFUL school with some of the best teachers around. Each student recieves a laptop to use, and all students learn Spanish.


Posted November 19, 2010

Excellent teachers and excellent administration at Rosa Parks. I have 3 girls that have started in Rosa Parks from Kindergarten and on. The reading skills that is taught is tremendous. In the days of schools cutting back, we have teachers that take time out of their own days, just to meet with parents and go over how the child is doing in school. This is great, not only for the parents, but for the child as well. We are able to know what to work on at home, so it helps with the learning at school. Rosa Parks Edison is by far one of the best schools a parent could ask for! And the parent involvement is a excellent with helping in class and makes being a parent a lot easier meeting all the good people around the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The innovative curriculum and heavily involved teachers and adminsitrators really drive learning home (both figuratively and literally).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The teachers and aides are very nice and helpful. My granddaughter gets to learn Spanish in kindergarten.


Posted May 12, 2010

Excellent teachers, curriculum, and programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

The teachers at Rosa Parks are great! I love the idea of the SLC's. Getting to meet your child's teacher face to face and review their learning skills and their progress really shows your child that you care about being involved, Also, the interest that the teacher shows lets you know, as a parent, that they are vested in your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

The emphasis that the Edison schools place on reading and foreign language (Spanish) makes it a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

I love the way the school helps each child where they are. They have individual goals for each quarter and makes the family a part of helping to achieve them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

Everyone, in Rosa Parks, is just wonderful. Is a big family, everyone helps each other. My two girls have grown and learned so much in this school. Thank you, thank you and God Bless everyone in Rosa Parks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

Rosa Parks is a wonderful school! Every teacher there truly cares about each student. They strive to make a difference in every child. My son absolutely loves school and is so excited to learn each day. His learning has far exceeded my expectations. I am very happy that he has had the opportunity to attend Rosa Parks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

The staff is wonderful!!! They went above and beyond to help my son with his work. He has learned so much from the teachers and staff at Rosa Parks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

We can't imagine a better environment for our kids than Rosa Parks-Edison. The education they are getting now will serve them for the rest of our lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

It fills the needs of my grandchildren and challenges them as well.


Posted May 7, 2010

The teachers are fantastic, the support staff are awesome, the curriculum is strong. It's a fantastic environment for my kids to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

The teachers and staff go above and beyond to make sure the kids are unerstanding and doing their work. I have even gotten calls at home on the week-end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

Rosa Parks teachers and staff are all committed to ensuring a high quality education. The facilities and programs are well run. Our kids are very happy at school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

Rosa Parks is a great place for my children to grow up and receive a quality education. The teachers and staff go beyond with each and every student. There is no other place I would rather send my children!
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
92%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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89%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".

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
White 78% 72%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Asian 6% 2%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Black 2% 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 35%N/A46%
Special education 18%N/A14%
English learners 5%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • EDI Five-Star Achievement Award (2011)
  • EDI Golden Apple Award (2011)
  • EDI President’s Award (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • 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
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

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
  • 3:40 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr David Henriott
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 859-5750

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • 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

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Math club
  • Television/Radio News
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.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School mascot
  • Rocket
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Perry 6th Grade Academy
Perry Meridian Middle School
Perry Meridian High School
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