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Bridgeport Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 757 students

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Posted March 4, 2014

I had two sons attend this school from K-6. We're very happy with our experience there. The majority of the teachers are top-notch and many have Master's degrees. It does have a fair number of kids from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Those are the kids that are the poor performers who tend to drag everyone else down. The staff needs to address discipline more firmly, with less tolerance for bad behavior. Segregating academic performance may be the answer rather than feeding mediocrity. The teachers and staff are very willing to work with parents to help the kids be succesful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

As far as a public school education, Bridgeport is an excellent choice. The staff and leadership is wonderful. The principal is one of the best in the city! As far as communication, as long as you remember that communication is a two-way street, it's not a problem. You cannot expect all of the responsibility to be on the teacher. The school uses telephone, email, notes, newsletters, conferences, teacher/classroom blogs, and each parent is welcomed to visit at anytime. You can't ask for more! I am please, the education at Bridgeport is wonderful. Visit and see what you think. You would think you are in a private school when you arrive when you see the attitudes of the staff and students. Kudos Bridgeport!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

The teachers are wounderful !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

My family has recently relocated here from Los Angeles California. The school systems are night and day. The communication with my son's teacher and us has been outstanding. The curriculum has been challenging and the schools staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

This school has been a big disappointment. I bought a house in the neighborhood because it appeared to be a safe caring environment. Unfortunately this is not the case. This doesn't appear to be a caring environment. There needs to be better communication between parents/teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

wonderful for healthy children but not for disabled children.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
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 "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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 43% 72%
Black 31% 12%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 10% 4%
Asian 2% 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 59%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 14%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club

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
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:25 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Angela Lewis
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (317) 988-6299

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Cub scouts
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
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • gray, burgundy
School mascot
  • Bridgeport Knight
More from this school
  • Bridgeport is school with a diverse student population. Our students are challenged to learn and excel. We are committed to providing the best edcuational experience for your child in a safe nurturing environment.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center
Ben Davis High School
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9035 West Morris Street
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