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Eminence Jr-Sr High School

Public | 6-12 | 264 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted December 18, 2013

This is a great school to send your children. Smaller schools allow for more one on one work between students & teachers. The staff and administration are prompt to reply to parents questions &/or problems. The school is improving classes offered, including AP courses. The Agriculture courses are some of the best in the area with a very good FFA supporting it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2013

Eminence is a great school because it is a bit smaller. The students get hands on experiences with more one on one attention than most of the larger schools offer. The safety of the students is covered because of the teacher to student ratio. I moved my children here from a larger school and I do not regret it for a moment.


Posted November 21, 2013

This school is a great place to be! It may be small but it is truly a good place to learn! People underestimate us because this school is small! I love being a student here! I like that I know everyone!


Posted November 21, 2013

This school is great! I really like that I know everyone. I'm getting a great education here. I've been an honor student the entire time I've went here. I really don't think it's the schools teaching ways for failing students but the students themselves. Some just don't ate and they don't turn in assignments. This school is wonderful and you make great friends that you can see everyday rather then going to a big school. I really dread leaving this school..


Posted September 17, 2013

Very small school setting which is one of the strengths of this place. They say, "Eminence is a great place to learn!" I truly believe it is a great place for children to learn. Great children, great teachers, and a great atmosphere!


Posted July 29, 2009

Both of my kids have excelled at this school. While the school is small and does not have all of the extra sports and the government funding that the larger schools have the students can receive more one-on-one. They do not have the fear of being left behind like in the larger schools. I graduated from a larger school and did not receive the extra attention therefore I wouldn't remove my kids from Eminence and put them through that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

Eminence lacks the funding necessary to be a good school. Technology deprivation is definite. The biggest problem, however, is the students who are 'left behind'. Because Eminence is such a small school we stay on a slow pace in order to ensure a full understanding by a large majority of the students. Although this may seem like a good way to learn, the 'gifted' or very successful students are often out of luck. This small school with very little funding leaves little room to refine those skills. There are very little honors programs in this school, leaving the 'faster students', so to speak, entirely bored in their senior English class learning the difference between in a noun and an adjective.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2008

eminence is a bad school overall, teachers, administration, technology, the building, everthing!!! I'm moving my kids next year...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

This school is lacking in all areas. Worst teachers, staff, administration. This school HAD the potential to be the best. The student/teacher ratio is perfect, however, the school fails to deliver. My child is falling behind. My child used to be an B/C student. Now, my child is a D/F. The teaching quality is poor. I cannot tell the difference between the students and the staff. Very unprofessional. I see why they are on acidemic probation. We are moving to a grade A school district and hopefully we can undo the damage this school has done to my child. The DOE should do this community a favor and CLOSE THE DOORS to this school.
—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 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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76%

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66%

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75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
63%

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81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
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 74% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

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

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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25%
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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

44%

Average SAT score

483

Graduation rate

73.5%


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

 
 
38%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
33%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


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

Average number of units completed in first year2
26
This school
30
Recommended load
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
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 72%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 0% 12%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 4%
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 36%N/A46%
Special education 13%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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6760 North S R 42
Martinsville, IN 46151
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