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Carl J Polk Elementary School

Public | 1-6 | 219 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2012

My 2 children have only been in this school for 7 weeks now and it is by far the worst school my i have seen yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

I think the teachers to an excellent job. If the scores are low, it's because parents don't work with their kids outside of school. Every teacher my child has had goes above and beyond trying with the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I have had two children attend Polk and I think that the teachers and staff are wonderful. They definetely get them ready for Middle school.
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Posted May 23, 2007

My Child is a student and I think that the teachers try very hard to involve the parents as much as possible that is important.All the teachers are very nice and try to teach our kids not on;y reading/writting/math etc. but also resecpt for others. I do think that more parents could get involed with their childerns schools.
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Posted February 23, 2004

I have two children who attend Polk. The teachers here are turning out some great kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
48%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 "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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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 57% 72%
Hispanic 34% 10%
Black 4% 12%
Multiracial 4% 4%
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 81%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 11%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Linda Halas
Fax number
  • (219) 962-4603

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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