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Wea Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 685 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 8, 2013

my daughter likes this school, tho i think it lacks in the art dept. (daughters' #1 interest beside music). the music teacher is great and spirited, tho i was a lil concerned when i saw it was the same lady i had when i was in 3-6th grade...love the look of the library and its selections. i also appreciate the sec cameras tho i do not have specifics on their use/protocol (nor have i inquired). I give the school an A as far as my daughter and I have experienced. They have very conservative views on ripped jeans/hair color so I think I i'll downgrade them to a B--sorry, but self-expression has its place too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

The teachers are awesome! However, the principal is something to be desired. Be very careful about submitting any opinions, sugguestions, or comments to this curmudgeon, especiall if you don't want your child/children to pay for your opinions. I hear he is elderly and may retire soon? Fingers crossed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

Great school! Teachers communicate with the parents! Teachers have worked very hard to get my daughter caught up when she first started at Wea. If I do not understand how to do an homework project the teacher is fast at replying to me
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Teacher interaction is decent however in some classes it could be alot better than what it is. Lack of parental involvement is a big concern, as well as come parents that seem to be overly involved and not allow the kids to have some space and make some of thier own choices. Students seem to be allowed to do alot of things that should be discouraged or appropriately dealt with but the school feels that simply making a student apologize is the best way to deal wih things so there are no real consequences for thier actions and that seems to cause alot of issues and allows the students to do a variety of things that should not be allowed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

Class sizes are reasonable when you consider the amount of students currently enrolled. Teachers seem genuine in their concern for the student's progress. There are two full time music and art teachers. There are extra currucular sport events offered to 4th and 5th grade. Scouting is also a popular choice 20 girls is average number for Girl Scouts. There is good parent envolvement. The PTO manages to raise enough money every year to pay for all school field trips, as well as events to honor the school staff. This school is located in a rapidly develping area of the city, therefore it is overcrowded. The school has moved kindergarten to the middle school directly next to Wea, and the entire 3rd grade is in portable classrooms. Despite this the school is always clean and well organized. The entire staff takes great pride in what they do and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Teachers do very well and really attempt to invovle students and parents. Pricipal is very visible and encouraging to students. This is a newer school in a quickly growing area of town and has already grown beyond capcity so parent/student ratio is higher than it should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2003

This was a terrific school for our daughter to spend her important childhood years--very developmental and child centered and very high standards for academics and behavior. The lifeskills and CLASS school components were outstanding pieces of the entire education.
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Posted June 20, 2003

This is a great school. The teachers are wonderful and the school is very nice inside. I would definately encouraged you to enroll your child into this school. It also has a brand new middle school behind Wea Ridge Middle School. It is also a nice school.


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

105 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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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 "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

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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%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Black 7% 12%
Multiracial 5% 4%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 1% 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 41%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 6%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1333 East 430 South
Lafayette, IN 47909
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