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Taylor Intermediate School

Public | 4-5 | 183 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2007

Academic programs are the best that they can be. There are many extracurricular activities including music, art, soccer, baseball, basketball, and football. The school has many ways of parent involvement such as ,conferences twice a year (others can be scheduled) and project fairs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

This is by far the worst school for special needs children. My son was bullied by 6 bullies and the school did nothing to protect him. Also, the teacher mentality is put them with the regular ed kids and they will either sink or swim. Teachers have lousy attitudes and wont lift a finger to help a student even if it only takes a couple of extra seconds on their part. They don't want to be bothered they are too buzy to care about your kid. I got tired of endless Iep meetings so we moved to maplecrest they are wonderful. My son went from straight F's to practically straight A's overnight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school could be an excellent school if they tried a little harder. Seems they don't care for very much parent interaction. Safety issues tend to get taken as a lesser seriousness than they are. Seems the school has a mentality of those types of safety incidents wouldn't happen at our school. In return when parents ask questions they are treated like they are paranoid.Basically your kids are theirs while they are in session, and you have little say over what they do with them during this time. If you try to ask questions you are classified as a 'problem' parent.
—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 84% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
75%

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86%

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83%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

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 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
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 "B".
  • 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

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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Black 4% 12%
Asian 2% 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 62%N/A46%
Special education 26%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Stan Williams
Fax number
  • (765) 455-5165

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3700 County Road E 300 South
Kokomo, IN 46902
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