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3425 Foltz Street
Indianapolis, IN 46221

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(317) 241-0183
(317) 241-7580
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December 04, 2014

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2014
I am a retired teacher from Stephen Decatur. I stay involved in this school by volunteering and substitute teaching. I disagree with the other 2 comments. I see the most dedicated, caring teachers and staff at SD. They are working long hours and weekends to help every child succeed. The demands on the staff and students from the testing is the issue. They have to cover so much curriculum and improve test scores or they lose funding. Did you know that two years ago they were an "A" school? What changed? The way the state measures growth in test scores. They don't compare the same students' growth the next year. They compare one year students' scores to the last years ' student scores. Public schools have lost tax payers money because it is now going to charter and private schools. Public schools educate every child that comes through the door. I am proud of the students and staff at Stephen Decatur. They work hard and deserve recognition that is based on fair universal evaluations, unlike charter schools.

- submitted by a teacher

May 26, 2011
This school is not an academic school. Teachers are not happy at this school and it shows in their teaching. They say they have changed in the past 2 years, but it has been the same for 30 years!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 03, 2009
I am an unsatisfied parent who will be reoving my son from this school. Thier lesson plans do not spend enough time on each concept. Too confusing for a child at that stage of learning.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2008
I enjoyed seeing the one to one attention the school provides my child.Staff makes efforts to show the value of my child is .

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2005
The quality of academic programs is excellent. I have 2 children at Stephen Decatur, and there teachers have been great, the homework is consistent with their lesson plans and most of it they can do on their own so I only have to go over it when they are sone. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure the chidren improve. The school was rebuilt in the last 2 years and it seems to have made for better learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

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At Stephen Decatur Elementary School, we understand the importance of preparing students to be college and career ready. Students and staff are dedicated to ‘Growth Mindset’. When we have a growth mindset, we understand that instead of saying we can’t do something, we say that we can’t do it YET! We are looking forward to a wonderful year of learning and persevering, and achieving the goals that we haven’t reached YET!


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Stephen Decatur Elementary School
3425 Foltz Street, Indianapolis, IN  46221
(317) 241-0183
Last modified Stephen Decatur Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stephen Decatur Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top