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Ireland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 557 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted January 28, 2011

My son loved it at Ireland. He started going to a new school recently and there has not been a singe day when he hasn't told me " mom i miss going to Ireland". Great teachers (they care about the students, not just academically but emotionally and sensitivity vice too). The Principal is amazing, always there if you have an issue, in the cafeteria during lunch and in the mornings in the gym where the kids assemble before going to their respective classrooms. He personally sees to it that the kids who ride the bus get on the right bus. The teachers are always in touch with the parents about the childs progress at school and are very approachable. I am yet to come across a school that is as good as Ireland. Hats off to the Principal Mr. Mehling, the teachers and the staff who have made this such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

They help them with everything they need help with if its improvement , or understanding the subject the test the quiz anything I have seen improvement in my kids grades it is probably a 5 *****star school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

To whomever rated Ireland Elementary with 3 stars out of 5: what on Earth would you rate with 4 or 5? The physical facility of the school is very good. The children who attend here are from a mix of affluent, middle income, and probably low to middle income families, but what they have in common is that they come from FAMILIES. Divorced parents are uncommon, as are criminal parents or super wealthy parents to whom their kids are talking pets. These kids come from good families which nurture the kids, and the faculty at Ireland 'run with the ball.' Disciplined, well-structured, proud, and without much of the social baggage which distracts from the ablility of a motivated student with aptitude - regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status - to succeed and become prepared for more education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

Principal needs to improve on his communication skills with the parents and demeaning attitude towards students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%
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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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96%

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91%

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97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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25%
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Math growth at this school

Above 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 98% 72%
Asian 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Black 0% 12%
Hispanic 0% 10%
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 8%N/A46%
Special education 8%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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