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Sycamore Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 697 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My school is awesome. All of the teachers are super nice. I think that others should know that the teachers are very helpful. I like that I get help immediately when i want it. My school could improve by doing nothing. I believe that my school is perfect.


Posted September 14, 2011

I think the school is good for smart kids that are not labeled and have educated parents. I think the kids are not treated equally. If you move the smart kids from the school then it will not be a great school! The teachers are not creative and they do not stay after school or offer tutoring!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

Sycamore Elementary School provided an outstanding education for my son. He was in KEY classes in grades K-5, continued in KEY classes at Central Middle School, and is now in AP classes at Kokomo High School. He is now looking at colleges, and I must thank the outstanding principal, teachers, and staff of Sycamore Elementary School for providing the foundation for his future. What I appreciated most was the deep dedication of the principal and teachers to providing students with a well-rounded education. Math and English are indeed important, but they're not the sole measure of student life and learning. I appreciate Sycamore's continued dedication to Science, Social Studies, and the arts. This is a truly outstanding school and an exceptional choice for a student's future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

All of the Staff at this school are Amazing!!! My daughter loves her teachers, and the excitement the teachers bring to the learning process is wonderful...Thank you to all of you at Sycamore
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Posted January 1, 2009

My daughter has gone to Sycamore for 6 years K-5. I love the school and especially the principle Mr. Charlie Hinkle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

i think sycamore has an excellent principal but i have to stop there i have a problem how they place such a strong emphasis on reading yes everyone should read and be able to understand what they read but the constant pressure on the kids is to read read read and i think that is unfair not everyone likes to read and to be forced is bad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

I currently have three children attending Sycamore. The faculty and staff there are are the cream of the crop. I love the fact that they are excited about education and the majority them are pushing my children and other to strive for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

I have two children in the gifted program. I am very impressed with the program and my kids love it. The teachers are great!
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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83%

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
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 "B".
  • 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

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 55% 72%
Black 22% 12%
Multiracial 12% 4%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 3% 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 73%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 5%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Anne Wiles
Fax number
  • (765) 454-7093

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1600 East Sycamore Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone: (765) 454-7090

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