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Three Creeks Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 470 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 20, 2014

Teachers work hard and care. They continually try to improve, keep it up! We love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

I love this school and everyone in it. The teachers are all wonderful at their jobs and they really care about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

This school is great for a "normal" child. However, if your child does not fit in their "box", you have a battle on your hands. Parents are told no to remedial help during the year, then the school expects the child to participate in summer school for the remedial help. IEP's evaluations are requested and never done based on the teachers evaluation of the student. The principal can't take her head out of the sand long enough to realize how this school discriminates against children that need additional federally mandated assistance. Medical slips are turned in for excused appointments, yet you get letters regarding truancy. The phone tree is nice, but would be better if it were only used for school emergencies rather than community items. All in all, the teachers do care about their students and they make it a friendly environment; however anything other than a normal child will require you to pull your hair out over the treatment of the staff. The teachers for the special classes (gym, music, and art) are the best! They couldn't get any better. The school has the ability to be a 5 star school, but they need to make a lot of changes to get there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2013

The school has a lot of potential, but on the same hand needs some improvement. Better judgement in timing needs to be used when planning field trips. As for parental involvement, ALL of the PTO board members this year are an embarrassment to our school. Their childish ego's, their gossiping about one another as well as about others and their constant bickering among one another makes participating a definite turn off for most parents. Occasionally they will plan something nice for the kids, but its not enough to compensate for the dark cloud that all of them cast over the school. The principal tries her best to provide a good learning environment and is readily available for conferences with parents.The teachers are absolutely wonderful. They are caring, dedicated and make learning a positive experience for the kids. Full day kindergarten was and still is an unwelcome addition to the school. The bus service reliable. The phone tree is a nice way of keeping parents aware of any important alerts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

My daughter started kindergarten this year and LOVES IT! She would stay all day if she could. She loves learning and interacting with the other children. The staff and administration are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

My son was the last of the half-day kindergarteners and we were so glad to hear that the district finally implemented full-day for incoming kids (like most forward-thinking communities). My son was so bored with daycare/pre-school/YMCA that full day would have been a blessing! Young children are sponges, just excited to learn and grow. They NEED intelligent stimulation, not video games and DVD's. Parents need to understand that with any new adjustment, it takes time and preparation, not degredation of the school or principal. Work together with your teachers and community to help these kids work SMARTER, not harder to become independent adults. The world it a tough place and the sooner they learn discipline and that hard work on themselves will get them farther in life, the better. I love the school, both teachers my son has had, all the activities the school has provided us with, and especially the principal, Connie Bales-she is energetic and gives her attention to the important issues at hand. Anyone who disagrees needs to schedule a meeting with her or get more involved with their child's teachers and events, not whine about it online.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

Nice looking school & the teachers are really good, but the principal really needs to take it down a few notches & work towards whats actually in the best interest of the children! She runs the school as if its a dictatorship instead of a place where there is an open line of communication and consideration for opinions & fresh ideas. All day kindergarten is a definite downfall of this school. The kids hate it and so do many of the parents .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

I think that this school should turn the focus on what's best for the children instead of the principal. All day kindergarden was definately not a good choice! The kids are too young to be at school for 6 1/2 hrs, and it's showing in their behaivor. Something needs to be done about it. Bring back the normal half day for the kindergardeners!
—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 85% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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83%

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2010

 
 
65%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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80%

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86%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

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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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 88% 72%
Hispanic 9% 10%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
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 33%N/A46%
Special education 10%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Connie Bales
Fax number
  • (219) 696-3051

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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670 South Burr Street
Lowell, IN 46356
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