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Lafayette Sunnyside Middle School

Public | 5-6 | 1080 students

 
 

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Posted July 10, 2013

The violence that goes on in this school is very upsetting. There are way too many kids compared to adults, and supervision isn't happening. My children and their friends and parents have told me stories of children being beaten up by groups of kids in the bathrooms and in the gyms. The saddest thing going on in all the LSC schools is children being bullied by teachers. We entrust these people with our children and yet if they decide they don't like a child they terrorize them with their power.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I feel that the leadership at Sunnyside is excellent. They have attracted a very good group of inspirational teachers, are in control of student safety and discipline, and have some excellent extracurricular activities. I am very impressed with the Reading 180 class. I feel that this class helped my son pass the ISTEP Language Arts section for the first time even though he has a learning disability. Mr. Boyd has got to be one of the best music teachers in the state of Indiana. He runs a top notch band program that seems to have attracted a record number of kids to play in the band. It has been very refreshing to see our son participate in something that is non-competitive(he plays baseball, football, and basketball) and is just plain fun.
—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 79% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
84%

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79%

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Social Studies

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

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
59%

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59%

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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 78% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

474 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. 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 "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".

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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 55% 72%
Hispanic 26% 10%
Black 12% 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 71%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 14%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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530 North 26th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
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