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Thompson Crossing Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 689 students

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Posted January 22, 2013

My daughter has been going to Thompson Crossing since Kindergarten and she LOVES it! She loves the teachers! She wakes up each day ready to go and learn. She is excelling in her studies and having a great time doing it. The teachers give you multiple ways to get in touch with them (which comes in handy when getting makeup work or when homework is "misplaced"). The principal Mrs. Brown is fantastic and she isn't afraid to get involved which I find very refreshing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

This school is awesome with very caring teachers and staff. My granddaughter seems to excell in many courses and her teacher goes out of her way to continually give more challenging work to her so she will not be bored. The only concerns I have are lack of parent participation and a slightly inadequate music program. The Christmas activities definitely need to be improved, but these are minor in comparison to the overall education experience the school offers. We love Thompson Crossing!


Posted June 2, 2010

What a different opinion I have for my child than the March 17th poster! I'm so sorry your child had such a rough time at this school. My son has had a phenominal 4 years at Thompson Crossing so far. I can't wait for him to enter 4th grade next year! Every teacher my son has ever had, has been friendly, patient, easy to contact, and has always challenged my child to the next level. I find myself wondering at times if there could have ever been a better school in the township for him to attend! The young staff brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to after school activities and they are always ther! The concern I have is parent involvement. I wonder how much time the March 17th poster spent getting to know the staff at the after school activities?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

This school is horrible! If you want your child to excel, this is definitely not the place for them. The children are not treated as individuals nor are their individual needs taken into account. My child was miserable at this school, cried everyday and hated going simply based on how he was treated by his teacher. After switching schools, he has excelled in every possible way and is back to being the delightful child he was before he went there. The thought of what could have happened to his overall emotional development by leaving him in such a place absolutely terrifies me. Leaving was the best decision this family ever made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I would be be very interested to know how many volunteer hours the Dec. 15th posting parent has spent at Thompson Crossing. Thanks to Mrs. Brown, our new Principal, her staff and the volunteers at the school students are surrounded by educated, caring people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

My son was redistricted to Thompson Crossing last year and I have just fallen in love with it. Everything about it is great! His teachers have all been very wonderful. He is allergic to peanuts and the staff has taken great precautions in making sure of his safety. If he has struggled on anything, his teachers have always stepped right up to give him that extra help. I have nothing but good things to say about Thompson Crossing and our township.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

This is my daughter's first year at Thompson Crossing (she's being shuttled over for the township's GT program). We haven't had any problems at all. The new principal is easy to get ahold of and we really like the way she involves the kids and their classes in the Monthly Team Time, where they can get awards for behaving well as a class. I also like the fact that they inlcude attendance as a factor in awards. It helps to show the kids that it's important to come to school unless you really are too sick to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

My daughter is shuttled to this school to participate in the township's GT program. We went through several interim principals last year, and communication was not good. However, we have a new, permanent principal, and I see continuous improvement. She is very approachable from a parent perspective, and she has implemented new ways of recognizing the children for good work, really building a team atmosphere at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

My daughter has attended TC for 2 years. I wouldn't dream of moving her to another school. The teachers are fantastic and really work with each child in the areas needed for improvement. They are a strong support system for our kids. I disagree with the Dec 15th post about a poor principal. Our principal is a blessing to have with us. She promotes a positive atmosphere and reinforces it daily. She has structure and control at all times. She will stand up for our kids at any second. Safety concerns are not a concern at all. My child and others I know have never had their safety at issue. She protects and loves our children like she is their mother. Thompson Crossing is a strong school and I send my child there every day knowing she will received the education and support she personally needs. Thank You TC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

Poor principal. Disorganized school with extremely poor safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

Thompson Crossing is an excellent school. The teachers work together and are very excited about their students' learning. The facility is top notch with lots of nature for the children to explore. The principal is an advocate for students and always listens to parents. The school has only been open for one year but there are many opportunities to get involved as a parent through the PTC. We have been very proud to be a part of the Thompson Crossing Family.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 84% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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78%

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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.

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89%

2012

 
 
76%

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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83%

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Social Studies

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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71%

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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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".

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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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 69% 72%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Black 8% 12%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Asian 6% 2%
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 45%N/A46%
Special education 13%N/A14%
English learners 8%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

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

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

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
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
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
  • Mrs Teresa Brown
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (317) 860-4610

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
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
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
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • YMCA
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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)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Gardening
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor 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 cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Green, gold
School mascot
  • Eagles
More from this school
  • Thompson Crossing is a high-performing school where students benefit from our high expectations for them. Our parents are partners in helping the staff provide expanded opportunities for students. Many student recognition programs are utilized to celebrate learning and reward effort and achievement.
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7525 East Thompson Road
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