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Leo Junior/Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 1339 students

 
 

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Posted December 23, 2013

The Leo schools do focus on academic excellence. Net result is our two sons are now in college studying engineering. Our oldest is being recruited and flown to job interviews! Thank you Leo-Cedarville for real world preparation and helping to give our children a bright future. There are some exceptional teachers at Leo. Our family moved to the district and fit right in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

Leo is a joke. The people are rude and disrespectful, if you go to leo and you don't have a road named after your family, then you might as well write "nobody" on your forehead. If you didn't go to Leo for elementary school, good luck making friends. If you don't play sports, good luck fitting in. Granted, there are a handful of wonderful teachers, and some considerate students. When I went to Leo, I was in their band program, and that was the only place I was welcome. I had very few friends outside of the music program. When you hit sophomore year, they'll throw your electives out the window. Yes, Leo has a bunch of blue ribbon awards and such, but I don't see why. Other schools in the area have a lot more opportunity for their students . Oh, and the cockroaches are out of control.


Posted April 18, 2011

After months of checking into a High School for our daughter, we choose Leo. We toured the school, went to basketball games, talked to other parents and kids who attended Leo Jr Sr high. We have been so happy with our decision. I disagree with the poster that stated that it was not welcoming. My daughter has made so many friends. The school spirit is fantastic. I don't know of another school where the support for the girls sports are this strong! My daughter had sustained an injury and the coaches have sent cards, offered to help work with her to get her right back on track to play again as soon as possible. The coaches and the teachers have been so supportive of and helpful to our daughter. While no school is perfect, Leo's staff and students have done a wonderful job of making my daughter feel welcomed and happy,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

I went to Leo Jr. Sr. High school in seventh and eighth grade. My parents thought that since Leo was adorned with so many honors(Blue Ribbon) that it would be great for me education wise, and also socially. I'm pretty sure it didn't help with either. The teachers are generally unenthusiastic, though with a few exceptions. I was very disappointed to say the least. I feel that the more honors and awards a school gets, the more everyone gets caught up in it. If you are a parent reading this, and your child(ren) go to Leo or you're thinking about having them go to Leo, please reconsider. Parents think Leo's great, but they aren't the ones who have to go there.


Posted October 11, 2010

We moved our child to Leo Jr.Sr HS this year from another nearby school. Twwo months into the year and we are still extremely pleased with our decision. The staff and the students have all been overwhelmingly helpful and welcoming. We compared the academics on the "State's" website, and test scores are comparable or higher than all of the other schools in the area. Thank You! to everyone involved in Leo Jr.Sr HS for all you have done to welcome our child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

After being relocated by my company to the Ft Wayne area, we chose Leo due to its smaller size and good reputation locally. We made a mistake. The Leo area is comprised of many, many multi-generation families, and is not very welcoming of outsiders. The high school is adept at positioning itelf for external awards (5-star and so forth), but it just wall dressing. The teachers by and large do not come across as particularly dedicated (read: typical government employees). The Jr high was more concerned with funding for techical gadgets in the classroom than providing a solid education. For high-schoolers, if you are not a jock, beautiful, or an academic over-achiever, you will be ignored. I feel guilty about our kids continuing to attend there. I'm looking at the possibility of a local private school. Sigh.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I am a former student and now a parent of children in the Leo school system. I am pleased at the academic level that these kids are receiving compared to other school systems and I am proud to send my kids to Leo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

*No-nonsense approach to discipline *Advanced curriculum *Curriculum available to help EVERY child reach their fullest potential
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2006

I'm a senior at Leo and throughout my four years I've been consistently disappointed. They offer very few electives, and the opportunities available to students are nothing compared to larger schools in the area. The school is more concerned with their appearance than the quality of education. There are a few truly dedicated teachers, but it feels like that number is declining. Unfortunately, Leo is such a sheltered community that many don't see a problem with what is going on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2005

There are a handful of wonderful teachers at Leo but there is alot of teachers who are there for a paycheck and thats it. In my time with Leo i feel a student does not get the education they deserve especially if they want to specialize in a course or if they need some extra help. Leo is all about sports and forgets that they are there to give students an education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 22, 2004

Leo has wonderful academic challenges, but almost no school spirit or related activites. The high school experience is next to nothing. The school seems so worried about exallence that they forget that they are working with teenagers and not employees.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

I have 2 daughters currently at Leo High School and have been generally pleased with their education and extracurricular activities. There are a few teachers that I feel have room for improvement, but that is the case at any school. The students pick their own classes and teachers at scheduling, therefore they can avoid those particular teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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87%

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92%

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82%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

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

English/Language Arts

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
85%

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82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
41%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
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

  • 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 "B".

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:

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55%
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25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

76%

Average SAT score

1026

Graduation rate

95.5%


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

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
72%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
23%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.7
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
20
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
82%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 72%
Black 4% 12%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 2% 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 17%N/A46%
Special education 4%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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14600 Amstutz Road
Leo-Cedarville, IN 46765
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