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Tecumseh Jr-Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 399 students

 
 

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Posted August 14, 2013

I believe this was a great school at one time, but has gone extremely downhill. This is a small community, and the staff/faculty is judgmental, unless you have the right name or a student who excels in sports. Actions speak louder than words, and I don't believe their actions reflect their words. If your child is human at this school, good luck, unless you are the "in crowd". I have moved my child, and the school is far ahead of this school. They show movies in class when they don't want to teach. The academics are lacking, and so is the caring of the future development of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

As a graduate of Tecumseh, and a teacher who has worked in several other places, Tecumseh is far above average. The school is small enough to provide students to participate in nearly any activity they chose, but big enough to provide any academic pursuit they desire. If I had children, I would certainly want them to attend Tecumseh.


Posted April 22, 2008

I rate Tecumseh a 5 star school we have the feelings and population of a private school in a public school. Very good sports and academics.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2005

Tecumseh is an over all welcoming school.The kids and teachers are at a level of relation that the students feel comfortable asking questions and learning with their peers.This school has a jr. high,concert,and select choir programs.Tecumseh also has a jr.high,high-school,and marching band programs.Art and shop/technology classes are availible for students too.The school is full of spirit with basketball,baseball,volleyball,softball,wrestling,swimming/diving,cross counrty,track,dance,golf,football,and cheerleading teams.The school has regular drama presentations,musicals,andtalent shows too!Tecumseh can offer your child the safe relaxed environment it's easy to leranand progress in.This school not only educates the kids,it helps them understand moral values and how to prepare for the world ahead of them.Tecumseh seems like a good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Tecumseh is your classic small-town high school. The local communities of Lynnville, Elberfeld, & Selvin support the school greatly. Sports such as football and basketball are community spectacles and most can be found at the football field or basketball gym on a Friday night. Go Braves! Academically speaking, Tecumseh is just a luck of the draw. A graduate group can be superior, the next can be rather disappointing. Class selection is small and doesn't offer much variety. The math department is weak, but most other areas are pretty solid. Almost all teachers are warm and inviting and willing to help students when they are struggling. A down of the personal student-teacher relationships is the favorism some teachers will express, but that is with any school. All in all, Tecumseh is good.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
83%

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75%

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72%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
16%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
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 "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".

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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Math growth at this school

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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

50%

Average SAT score

972

Graduation rate

81.3%


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

 
 
67%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
32%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.5
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
22
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
71%

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 96% 72%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Black 1% 12%
American Indian 0% 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 34%N/A46%
Special education 19%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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5244 West Sr 68
Lynnville, IN 47619
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