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Dr Robert H Faulkner Academy

Charter | K-6 | 194 students

 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted August 4, 2013

The creator of Dr. R.H. Faulkner Academy has pushed not some, but all of the students. She won't settle for anything but excellence. She makes everyone work. She has students in the 6th grade doing 12th grade work. One of the 3rd grade students, and my friend, got a perfect score in iread this previous year.There was an honors class at the local middle school, and only 3 people made it... ALL FROM FAULKNER! However, the school could improve on having a looser dress code, having more extracirriculars, and communication amongst some teachers with the parents on their child's grades. Also, they need to get an A rating instead of a C this year. As well as keeping certain students away from others to avoid discomfort. To conclude, I like how the 5th grade English teacher really connects internally to her students.


Posted March 24, 2013

I have been with this school since it has opened. Faulkner has teachers and staff that truly love the students and would do anything to help and see these students succeed. This school has been through ups and downs and they have stood strong. I applaud Faulkner for everything they have done. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done. This is the School of Choice.


Posted April 1, 2012

My three children attend Faulkner and has since its been open. I realize that the school has been through some changes while we have been there, but the goal and focus of educating the students has not. The school is dedicated to making sure ALL children succeed in school and in life. They offer College Nights, Open Houses, and have made tremendous strides in all areas of academics. My children went to Montessori school for Preschool and Kindergarten and Faulkner offers to them what others could not. My oldest child attended two schools prior to Faulkner opening and neither could meet her educational desires or needs, not challenge her. The school offers other wonderful activities as well such as choir, newspaper, sign language, and Ti Chi, and Tae Kwon Do. They also have educational and entertaining visitors from the Honey Well Center almost monthly. In Grant County, this is my opinion is the Only school that offers any type of worthwhile schooling for families who truely want their children to succeed beyond High School. I am grateful to the effort of all the staff and Board members for making Faulkner the school of Choice for me and my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
40%
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 "C".
  • 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

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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 41% 72%
Black 40% 12%
Multiracial 13% 4%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 1% 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 74%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs Janice Adams
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1111 West 2nd Street
Marion, IN 46952
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