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Center for Inquiry School 84

Public | K-8 | 369 students

We are best known for primary and middle years IB programs

 
 
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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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11 reviews of this school


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Posted August 22, 2013

The teachers and staff are so friendly and involved. The curriculum is challenging and I love the IB program and inquiry based learning. Our son has excelled at this school and best of all, he likes school! We are so fortunate to have such a great school in the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

My child loves to go to school. What more could I want? The IB curriculum is top-notch, and the teachers and administrators are responsive and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2013

I don't feel welcome in the school as a parent volunteer. The atmosphere of the school is very cold and sterile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

CFI cares about the character of their students. Beyond academics, they structure the classroom and school in general with the social and emotional growth of their students at heart. We could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

CFI 84 is a fantastic school with hard working staff, hard working parents and hard working students! Everyone works together for shared success!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 13, 2012

CFI 84 has been a wonderful option for our family and we are grateful to be able to educate our children at a neighborhood school. The new principal, Tania Wolverton, is fantastic and the commitment and caliber of the teachers is impressive. I would recommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

A model program for public education. We couldn't be happier with the inquiry based units and caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I love the teachers and administration at our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love CFI 84 because they let the children think for themselves! There is freedom and joy in our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Students have a voice, Teachers educate as well as learn with the students, and parents are actively involved. With exceptional administrative support, this school has created a platform from which the students will continue to excel throughout their lives. I love that the children learn things from a Global perspective, and incorporate social action in their education. We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Awesome school. I can't really say more than that. Great and caring teachers.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
48%
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 74% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
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 76% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. 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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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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 70% 72%
Black 19% 12%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 10%
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 22%N/A46%
Special education 27%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Magnet School of Excellence (2013)
  • Magnet School of Excellence (2012)
  • Magnet School of Excellence (2011)

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Clubs
  • Dance club: Hip Hop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:10 am
School end time
  • 3:50 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Christine Collier
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 226-3460

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Multi-aged
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
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
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)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club: Hip Hop
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
  • gymnastics
  • pottery
  • theater
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • blue, gold
School mascot
  • Bears
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Gambold Preparatory HS
Herron HS
North Central HS
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