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10833 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46235

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(317) 964-4400
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April 10, 2013
This use to be such a wonderful school! My daughter started here in 1st grade and is now a 5th grader. After the restructuring, the school has been on a steady decline. They boast about having the only MAC computer lab in the district, but according to my daughter, they NEVER use it anymore! The STEM program just isn't what it use to be, the classroom is full of disruptive kids and it just isn't an ideal learning environment anymore. Parent participation use to be top notch, now they have to BEG parents to help out. Even though my daughter has remained a high honor role student, this will be her last year at Indian Creek. What a shame.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
It's our 2nd year at Indian Creek and I have no complaints. My daughter is now a 2nd grader, and she is excited for everyday! The class projects are fun and seem to engage all the students. Mrs. Flandermeyer is a wonderful teacher.

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August 16, 2012
After the restructuring, this once wonderful school has gone dramatically downhill. The STEM curriculum has been changed, teachers aren't trained tas well, and the students have major discipline problems. It is an extremely poor learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
Wow! Interesting how this school is given a 10 out of 10 here, but on School Digger they give it a ONE out of FIVE. Demographics truly don't look promising.

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2011
There are are lot of troublemakers in my child's second grade class and I don't think the teachers and staff can keep up. There is roughly a 28 kid to student ratio which I feel is too high. There needs to be more assistants for the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2011
We had always heard such wonderful things about Indian Creek, but we haven't seen that in our first year there. Lawrence Township was restructured for the 2010-11 school year, and we haven't been impressed for our 1st grader. There are so many troublemakers in her class (not to mention in the rest of the school) that the teachers and staff can't keep up. They don't appear to have much in the way of consequences and they aren't very effective. We are seriously considering private school for next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2010
excellent school. My daughter was lucky to get Mr. Nelson for 4th grade, he is a good teacher. Overall I am very satisfied with Indian Creek.

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December 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Our experience with Indian Creek has been a positive one. The student projects have all been interesting and my child is enthusiastic about them. The outdoor lab is a nice extra for the kids to learn from. There are after school clubs the kids can be a part of throughout the year (different art clubs, explorer club, etc.). I am so thankful my child is able to attend such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Indian Creek is so full of positive energy for intellectual stimulation for the kids, and the parents are the most engaged I've ever seen. The curriculum is rigorous, but the kids don't seem to complain. Its everything a school should be--challenging, engaging, and fun!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
Indian Creek has a wonderful curriculum filled with science, math and technology. Students benefit from thoughtful, engaging teachers who truly care about education. The administration works hard to ensure a quality learning environment for all students. The parent body is involved and supportive of the school and it's students.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
My son is a first grader at Indian Creek and I have been really impressed with how well he is doing there! He has really taken off with his reading and more importantly he enjoys to read, and he has become really good with math! I feel like his teacher has done a great job preparing these kids for the future. They are even starting a Power Point presentation this month! With no doubt I feel like IC is the best school for my son!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2009
My daugther has done very well at this school in 4 years. Her teachers are great. The pace is much too slow for her, especially in math and science. She is bored a lot. I think the school is much better than the neighboring options but does not live up to my expectations. There are no parent-teacher conferences in the spring and as a result, I am emailing the teacher or stopping by to gather information as it comes up. Again, my daughter has done well here and she will be prepared for middle school in a different district.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2008
I have been an Indian Creek Parent for over 10 years and 3 children. I can't say enough good about this school. The teachers are passionate and creative, and the administration seems to support the teachers without getting the way. Some examples - Pioneer week is a fourth grde activity to support learning about Indiana history. It is interactive curriculum that includes a lot of time in the schools outdoor lab which includes a log cabin, a covered wagon and a pond. Valley Forge Day supports fifth grade's study of the Revolutionary War. The students all becomes inductees into Washingtons Army and rotate through 7 stations throughout the day. Professional re-enactors and volunteer parents help make this a realistic glimpse into what Washingtons soldiers must have felt. It is a great school. This is our last year, and the whole family will miss being part of Indian Creek

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2008
My daughter attends this school and in just the past few months she is reading at a 3rd grade level and excelling in math and science. They also offer a lot of extra curricular activities that help keep the children well rounded. I wouldn't have her attend anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
My son is in second grade and he is reading at a 3-4 grade level. He is improving a lot in math and his teacher makes it fun for them to learn. There is a lot of volunteers day to day and parents are involved. They also promote for parents to go and visit their kids for lunch and a lot of parents do. The office staff is very helpful and they know all the kids. They are doing a great work on exposing the kids to what future holds, a world full of technology. My secod grader uses Power Point, Word and the Internet without any difficulty. Projects are challenging but appropriate to their age.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2007
Indian Creek has been a blessing for our kids. We've had 4 children that either went to or are currently going to Indian Creek. Compared to the regular neighborhood schools like Skiles Test, where they could barely get parents to participate, begging them to go on field trips, there's waiting lists for most classes at Indian Creek. The teachers communicate well, behavior is generally not a problem because kids are drawn into the learning at Indian Creek. Denny Brooks and his staff do it right and hopefully the rest of Lawrence would follow. Unfortunately, Indian Crerek sets kids up for a fall when they get to the ill ran middle schools that are madhouse zoos and are the reason we will be leaving Lawrence Township.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
The quality of academic programs is great. The kids have homework and projects that they enjoy doing while they are learning. My kids are excited about going to school everyday because everyday is like an adventure.

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August 25, 2005
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February 19, 2005
I was impressed by all of the science and technologhy that the kids would be exposed to. I am disappointed in the way that they teach the kids to read and write. I would expect a magnet school to be a little more rigorus. Since the school boost of science and technology, I feel that there should be even more emphasis on math and reading. Overall, I think the school is good for kids that have a high interest in science and computers. They really do get to participate in a lot of interesting activities. This helps children keep interest in school. I currently have 2 children at the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
I have been very happy to send my child to Indian Creek. The amount of homework and projects seems a bit high but in reality is not. I have seen growth in my child and that is what is all about. This is an elementary school preparing our children for the next step.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2004
The public relations department does an excellent job selling this school because most of the parents think it is fantastic. If they only knew what their kids were missing because Indian Creek does not prepare their students properly. There is little or no homework. The math is not very strong. There are many interesting activities to keep the parents thinking their kids are getting this great education. The Dig is nice but it's only a very superficial approach and the students get little out of the experience except a time to socialize. Parents do a lot of the projects for their kids. Discipline was a problem because the teachers didn't know how to handle problem kids. The good students missed out on valuable learning time because some of the teachers were constantly screaming. Their voices carried and it was unsettling. The school has gone downhill.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
Indian Creek is a great school! Where else can your kids learn how to manage projects and also overcome speaking in public. All of the teachers my child has experienced have been good, some better than others. Education is more than putting and taking your child on and off the bus. There has to be involvement in/out of the classroom and the parents must take an interest in their kids education. The technology is very advanced for an elementary school. The math and reading programs are set for all skill levels. The kids are not slowed by less skilled children. The focus on Science has been great for my child and fun for us also. I have heard from many parents that they wish the Middle Schools were as good as Indian Creek because their kids are no longer being challenged.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2004
There is a small base of parents that volunteer in the school which is better than the alternative because the rest of the elementary schools in the district are worse. We will move out of the district as soon as we sell our house because Lawrence schools are not what they used to be. The kids have to eat too much frosting before they can get to the 'cake' at Indian Creek. I think the math and english are weak. They do make science fun but forget to take it to the next level. This school advertises itself well but it really does very little to keep the brighter kids engaged.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
My daughter currently attends this wonderful school! I would recommend this school for families that want to be involved in their child's education. It is because of this school's awesome parent involvement that it is able to offer unique learning experiences such as Pioneer Week, the Archeological Dig, FrogQuest and countless other hands on activities. If you want your child to learn by memorizing from a textbook, then Indian Creek is not for you. But, remember as with any school, you get out of it what you are willing to put into it!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
It was a disaster! I wish I spent more time observing the classrooms and curriculum. The school is all hype and nothing more.

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September 09, 2003
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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My kids attended this school for 3 years. We loved the school, families, teachers and all the other people involved with the school. My kids were safe, challenged academically and learned lots!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
Indian Creek has been a fine experience for my children. The studies were challenging and there was plenty of homework, including weekends (at some grade levels). The teachers were easily accessible. My child is currently in all talent development classes in middle school, and Indian Creek prepared him for his new challenge.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
This school is supposed to offer students a math and technology focus although I don't think the emphasis is any different from the other elementary schools in the district. There is minimal opportunity for the above average - bright child to develop in this environment. This school does well at meeting the needs of the average and below average student. If the family intends for their child to attend a college, I would suggest they investigate other schools outside of Lawrence Township.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2003
I now realize how bad the education was at this school now that my kids are no longer in this school district. They were behind when they started new schools. Indian Creek was very average and not challenging at all. At one time this school was pretty good, but they had to water down the curriculum for reasons unknown. Many teachers were out for conferences so the students had subs all the time. In all the years my kids were at this school, they never benefitted from all these conferences the teachers attended. There were too many parents gossiping with teachers about students. Homework was rarely given. I don't know why people thought this was such a great school, it wasn't!

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Indian Creek Elementary School
10833 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN  46235
(317) 964-4400
Last modified Indian Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Indian Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top