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Lafayette Tecumseh Jr High School

Public | 7-8 | 1027 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Lafayette Tecumseh Jr. High School is a fabulous school with a tremendous staff and administration. It should be mentioned that just recently a member of the teaching straff was nominated for The Presidential Award for Excellence in Math or Science Teaching. The performing arts program(s) are very strong with several music groups and clubs. The athletic facilities and opportunties are as good as any where in the state. Lafayette Tecumseh Jr. High School is fortunate to have a diverse student body, which encompasses many different races, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. It is truly an institution that provides each student with an opportunity for success, while creating a solid foundation for high school and college preperation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

This school has taught me alot, and not just what I need for school. The teachers are frendly and are willing to help. This school has a large variety of extrcurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


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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 74% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % passing

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

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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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 58% 72%
Hispanic 22% 10%
Black 14% 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 65%N/A46%
Special education 19%N/A14%
English learners 10%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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2101 South 18th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
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Phone: (765) 772-4750

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