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Frederick Douglass SUPER School 19

Public | K-7 | 420 students

Our school is best known for being an action based learning magnet school.
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 10 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted April 8, 2014

My school is average because the school's lunch isn't that great, but the teachers are really strict about the school dresscode, they are also really strict about talking in the hallways.


Posted April 8, 2014

My School is but the epidemics are kind of good I guess probably because i get kind of good grades.


Posted April 8, 2014

School 19 is great. Teachers care about students and there isn't many behavioral problems like I've seen at other schools.


Posted April 7, 2014

Staff strive hard to incorporate movement into every child's daily routines. Students are given plenty of opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

Frederick Douglass School 19, Indianapolis, Indiana I love teaching at our Super School! Our students are actively engaged, getting individual attention, and becoming more physically fit!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

SUPER School is full of excitement, movement, engaging learning activities and people who truly care about students. There is no other place like it on earth. It's home.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

SUPER School has an amazing staff and wonderful students. The school incorporates meaningful movement throughout the day which makes it fun to learn. I LOVE SUPER SCHOOL!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

Super School 19 fosters an atmosphere of respect, caring, interest and action! The students and staff are superb!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

The SUPER school is definately one of a kind! We have a unique routine and schedule in place. Every student here at SUPER School is pushed to do his/her best at school and in their personal lives as well. I'm honored to be part of such an inspiring program. This has been my most exciting year ever all from incorporating music and movement into the curiculum and from having the BEST students in marion county! POWERFUL! Exercise truly growns brain cells!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

This is an excellent school. We are always up and moving and make decisions for what is best for students. We are very data driven and focus on the needs of the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2013

Frederick Douglass School 19 My daughter attends Frederick Douglas School 19.Her teacher is hands on with the students. I m really happy we found a school that loves my child .She looks forward to going to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

Frederick Douglass School 19 Indianapolis, In My daughter attends Frederick Douglas School 19 and we both love it!!! Her teacher is so caring and hands on with the students. We talk over dinner and her day is filled with jump jacks and counting, animals and what they eat, dogs and cats, and things about what makes each of them different. I m really just so happy we found a school that loves my child and she loves them even more. From her teacher, the YMCA staff, the cafeteria staff to the janitor my child has nothing but good things to say about the Super Academy!!!! She looks forward to going to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter attends Frederick Douglas School 19 and we both love it!!! Her teacher is so caring and hands on with the students. We talk over dinner and her day is filled with jump jacks and counting, animals and what they eat, dogs and cats, and things about what makes each of different. I m really just so happy we found a school that loves my child and she loves them even more. From her teacher, the YMCA staff, the cafeteria staff to the janitor my child has nothing but good things to say about the Super Academy!!!! She looks forward to going to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

Frederick Douglass Elementary exemplifies quality education. Students and staff represent a culture rich with high expectations, respect for others and self,and a drive to surpass the established mark of success.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
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Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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

Algebra I

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

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

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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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

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Math 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
Hispanic 42% 10%
White 42% 72%
Black 11% 12%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 36%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Awarded "A" School status (2012)
  • Action Based Learning Champion School (2013)

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)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Drama 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
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:05 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:30 am
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. Aleicha Ostler
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 226-4762

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Action Based Learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
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
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Monitor the playground
  • 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
  • Red, Blue
School mascot
  • Soaring Eagle
School leaders can update this information here.
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2020 Dawson Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
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Phone: (317) 226-4219

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