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Utica Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 506 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted October 3, 2009

My children actually come home having learned something. The teachers communicate with parents well. I've never had the feeling that my boys were being overlooked. Utica has spoiled us with their efforts to educate my children. I only hope this standard will extend through the remainder of their time in the Clark county school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

I think Utica has Stellar leadership! I have been impressed by every aspect of the school. Everyone there is concerned with advancing the students and it truly is a group effort. Parents, teachers, and staff all work together to enhance the educational experience. I love Utica and I'm so glad we are there! Heather
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Posted January 5, 2009

I had two children in this school, and the teachers are great! The school principal is very well liked and cares about the children at his school. Mr. Hooks is an awesome teacher, both of my children were students of his and I couldn't of asked for a better teacher. He really made a difference with my ADHD child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

I find it odd that only reviews from three plus years ago are on this page. Apparently, anything more recent than that (and anything that isn't completely positive) has been deleted. How sad that such an inaccurate depiction of this school is being given! My children left there last year for another school, and we are exceptionally glad. Their grades, their participation in class and extracurricular activities, their sense of self worth, and their initiation of friendships have all increased at their new school. We're glad to be done with Utica!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

I love this school. Of all the schools in this area, Utica takes more pride in their students and their community than any other. The staff is terrific, and know my family name. They always greet us with a warm smile and a happy heart. I can't say enough, I love this school. Utica also strives for great amounts of parent participation. There is always something going on. They beleive in community, leadership and volunteerism. They want their kids to have a good balance as they head out into the tougher years of Jr. high and High School and give them the tools they need to be outstanding individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

We just love Utica school! my son is in his last year of preschool and he will come home and show me sign language and teach me. He has delays and just the time he has been at Utica has made a world of difference and he is doing great and his teachers are the best! I hope he can continue to go to Utica school. We try and go to every program the parents are invited too and I think that is great cause we want to be involved with as many activites as we can and it's very important for the parents to be involved and I see that at Utica that the level of parent involvement is high. We love Utica school and we do not want our son to go any other school. Lisa & Ken Jackson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2005

My son just completed Preschool at Utica Elementary and I could not be happier with the school. There were 9 children in the class with the 3 most patient teachers in the world. He was teaching me sign language by the end of the year. Parents were invited to many activities including a pet parade, class picnic, graduation ceremony and field day. I was very impressed with the school and look forward to my son spending the next 7 years there.
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Posted October 27, 2004

Utica is a great school! My daughters love their teachers and have learned alot. I am so moved by the parent involvement in the school. Considering the world today, it is absolutely essential parents do their part in raising their children! I am grateful for the whole staff at Utica Elementary. Thank you Utica! Cindy Mason
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%
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.

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93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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 "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:

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55%
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25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 81% 72%
Black 8% 12%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 1% 2%
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 23%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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