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Fred J Hums Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 345 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 29, 2012

As a Hums parent for 7 years now, I have to say Hums is the best. They are so blessed to have teachers and parents that are so willing to go all out to help the children succeed. Hums is a non-Title 1 school and struggles to provide the same things that Title 1 schools are able to provide their school through funding. Without the PTA, there would be a lot of things lacking in the school. It s awesome to see how selfless these parents and teachers are to help fill that void. Who wouldn't want to go to a school with such caring and involved parents and teachers! To the comment posted about the PTA on Sept 8, 2011, the PTA might seem like everything to the school because it s not a Title 1 school. As stated previously, PTA picks up the slack the best it can. It s unfortunate it is this way, but you can't just stand back and watch your child not get the same opportunities because we are above average on the poverty scale. PTA welcomes any parent that wants to be involved in their child's education. Every year at Open House there are signup sheets for parents to get involved in school activities. Don't complain! Sign up and get involved! Volunteer to make a difference too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

Wonderful school. The children, teachers, and parents are great. The school is also well kept and maintained. I feel truly blessed that my children can go to a school in which everyone is so focused on learning and development. I really can't say enough good things about Hums. I love it. And I don't at all agree with the PTA comment below. The PTA works their butts off for no pay and no respect. Things could always be better, but they do a heck of a job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

Hums has great test scores--i will give it that. If that's all you care about, this might be the school for you. However, in other ways, it is so incredibly disappointing. The PTA is *everything* here, it runs the school, and it is run by a handful of moms who are straight out of the "Mean Girls" movie. Most of the parents are rude and unfriendly unless you happen to be a member of their clique. As for teachers, it is like most schools, there are good ones and not so good ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2008

This school lacks students and Twin Branch always reals the smart ones in with their higher learning program called DEEP. Losing students happens a lot here. If they had a DEEP program, they may have more students. This school is very good and raises amazing people though. On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd give it a 7.


Posted June 8, 2004

My son has gone to this school for 5 years and so far, we are very pleased. Most of the teachers know ALL the students by name. They have a great PTA program. The only thing they are lacking is a good music/art program (this was removed due to lack of state funding).
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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93%

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78%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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93%

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95%

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88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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94%

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84%

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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

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 86% 72%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black 3% 12%
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 38%N/A46%
Special education 13%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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