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Pettit Park School

Public | K-5 | 273 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2014

This school is a one-on-one with technology school. The kids really love how modern they have gotten with computers. This school could use more funding for special needs kids. It is a small grade school for the neighborhood. That being said the parents are not as involved as they could be in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

Pre school teacher here allowed my granddaughter to be picked up by a non family member who had threatened our family. They want you to report all your family business to "Watch out for your children" This is NOT right as they have contact cards in each child's classroom stating who is allowed to pick child up.


Posted October 4, 2009

Pettit Park school is a very special school, because it is a very caring school. The children learn more than their regular academics and socialization. They learn compassion, empathy, and caring for all types of children. You see ,Pettit Park has many children with disabilities ,as well as many without disabilities,but they learn that all children need help , love and someone to care for and about them. Pettit Park is a safe, caring and loving place for all.


Posted July 21, 2008

My son attends Pettit Park and he is special needs. I am sooo greatful 1st that they have those classes but I feel good about sending him to school each day to thoses Extra special teachers. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I believe this school to be a gift to the Kokomo area. I have a autistic son and the education he recieves is top notch. Since his enrollment he has improved in ways I could not have imagined. His teacher and aids are wonderful, amazing people. Eactly what you want for your child. I would reccomend this school and staff to anyone that is searching for quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
67%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
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 "C".
  • 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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 75% 72%
Black 11% 12%
Multiracial 8% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
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 92%N/A46%
Special education 19%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Tencia Helmberger
Fax number
  • (765) 454-7078

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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901 West Havens Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
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