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Twin Branch Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 351 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 19, 2010

The teachers a very friendly and could use the needed utensils to sharpen the minds of our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

Principal creates a nurturing environment. Music and art programs are an embarrassment to the students/parents alike. Students programs (recitals/variety shows) go on 2x longer than they should -- begging the parents/students attention. Academically, the school offers a stimulating challenging environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

Very nurturing staff, teachers and principal. Academically, happy with the results of my children. Teachers are hit and miss in terms of making learning fun and using innovative classrooms techniques. Music and gym programs leave something to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

My children (4th gr and K) have been going to this school since 2005. Every teacher (5 total), with the exception of one, has been excellent. The staff is great! The principal is caring, fun and involved. The office and lunch staff are very helpful. The extra curricular activities are well planned and successful. My children always looked forward to attending a function at (dare I say it) school. Way to go guys!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

The school is amazing! I started going about 3 years ago and I already know every teacher and I know all around the school! Our school also is larger than most Indiana schools, so we require an elevator for our 2 levels. Unfortunatly, no students allowed! The elevator is only for heavy loads, and if you're a student, you need permission from a teacher first. Our math bowl team is amazing an we've won a lot of math bowls. We've won 3 math bowl in a row! The principals participate more than some schools that just have their principal sit in their office all day. The current Twin Branch principal goes to classrooms daily! The teachers also help you with every need you have. TB also has variety shows!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2006

Our two daughters began attending Twin Branch in the fall of 2005. Having attended exceptional schools in the past, we were unsure what to expect as we were new to the area. Twin Branch is a phenomenal learning environment. The administration and teacers alike are incredibly dedicated, knowledgable and professional. The curriculum is taught with amazing expertise and a tremedous understanding of educational philosophies and practice. The academic programs, therefore, are exceptional. Students are treated with dignity and respect, differences are celebrated, and students seem to rise to the callenges presented to them on a daily basis. I cannot imagine a more caring and nurturing environment in which students are expertly guided in their learning and development. Our daughters have had amazingly positive experiences here and can't wait to start a new school year! Bravo Twin Branch!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2005

My son started attending Twin Branch this year.(05') He was going to a well known parent own school in the community. He was falling behind in Reading and writing. I decided to make the switch to Twin branch. It was a hard decision (being a public school). I must say it was the best change I could of made. My son is getting so much more help with his disabilities. He gets alot of help. And he now is much more confident. It was the hardest decision but the best one I could have made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

In my opinion Twin Branch is one of the best elementary schools. I attended there as a child and now my children do. They have a lot to offer. Such as different sports, DEEP classes, speech classes, and many more. They have a lot of parent support and/or participation. This is a great 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 85% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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94%

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92%
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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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n/a

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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2011

 
 
95%

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 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 87% 72%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Black 3% 12%
American Indian 1% 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 46%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Mishawaka, IN 46544
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