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Christian Park Elementary School 82

Public | K-6 | 441 students

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 16, 2014

My daughter is still new to ips from a township school. She has also been to a charter school, since being at Christian Park I have seen a total 360 in my daughters attitude. I have no problem getting her up in the morning and most of the time she is up and ready on her own. She has made so many friends and she loves all her teachers. Sending her here was the best decision! Its great to see her go to school with a smile on her face and ready for the day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

This school has no diversity amoungst teaching staff. The Principle, front office staff, and teachers are biased and rude. I was glad to take my daughter out of this school and though I have to travel a great distance to her new school, the way she has blossomed and accelerated are well worth it. She left the 5th grade having been taught very little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

My children are returning to this school after attending a charter school. The first time I enter the building I was blown away, it was so different, so quiet, so orderly compared to my childrens old school. So far I have been seeing good results from my children. I am so glad I changed schools. On a scale of 1 to 10 my children say this school is a 8.5 compared to their old school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

There are so many great reviews here but nobody pressed on the stars! This is a great school with dedicated, passionate, experienced, and well educated teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 10, 2010

Christian park is a great school where the teachers are some of the nicest, the atmosphere is one of learning and growth and my children loved their time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Both of my children go to school 82 and have all of their school years and they love this school.Mrs Meyers makes the school feel like home and all of the teachers give 110 % of them selves to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

My daughter absolutely loves going to school!!!! She is in 2nd grade and her teacher, Mrs. Coverdale, is the greatest!!! She always has new and exciting ways to teach them so Kaitlyn is never bored!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

All of the teachers at school 82 are passionate about seeing all children succeed.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

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 79% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 62% 72%
Black 15% 12%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 8% 4%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 91%N/A46%
Special education 20%N/A14%
English learners 5%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:05 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:40 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Margo Myers
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (317) 226-3435

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • 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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • 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
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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4700 English Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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