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Schmucker Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 991 students

 
 

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Posted February 27, 2011

My child has had a fantastic experience at Schmucker Middle School. The programs offered have been numerous and an excellent variety. Academic programs are at an appropriate level for each grade level. We have been very happy with our experience as of yet. Our child has been able to participate in the following programs as a 6th grade student: Band, Art Club, Cross Country, Math Counts, Knowledge Masters, Pon Pons, Honor Roll Breakfast/Lunch. We are very satisfied with the amount of programs offered and the care that the administration and teachers have provided
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

Yes, schmucker is a great school for students, yes the hallways are a bit confusing and this new block classes are difficult to but other then that i have lods of fun with friends and i love to go to sms games. they have loads of after school activites, i know, but other then that its an amazing school :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

This school is very confusing on your first day and a big step up from elementary school, trust me, I know, but I love this school all the same because it's such a thrill to have a sense of independance. And the gym is so big, it's like three times as big as an elementary school gym.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

Im a student at schmucker and we do have our friends and teachers do yell. But one thing i can say is we learn something from it. It is a very good school. Im proud too be a spartan!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

I love schmucker! it is a good school! yeah we all have our cliques but honestly does it matter we just give a 100% and do are best! yes the princepals are a little rough but its there job! i am a 7th grader and i have a teacher who has been really hard on me! and i learned alot> im ready too go too 8th grade. She is a really good teacher im glad that i got her. Our princepal is really good too. Yeah alot of us dont behave but we are surrounded by wonderful teachers too get through it! go spartans!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2009

Schmucker is a fine public school. I have two kids currently at Schmucker. The school offers many opportunities such as sports, music and academic competitions. The teachers do yell. However, it is a huge school and not all students are well behaved. Although many parents believe Discovery is the better middle school in our district I am very glad that my kids are at Schmucker.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

I agree with the 2nd post, teachers yell way too much, and the Principle/Vice Principle are power abusers, especially during lunch. It's nothing like that at Penn, if we want to talk, we talk there. At Schmucker if we talk, its over with. At Penn we don't have teachers yell at us that its time to leave, we go 3 mins before the bell, and there's no fuss. The teachers abuse their power & ruin it for the students...do they expect that we won't leave, or do they really just like to abuse power?
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2008

Schmucker is a great school for us students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2008

I believe schmucker is a great school in general, but the students and teachers aren't very kind at all. The students have cliques and the teachers yell entirely too much. The teachers/coaches really use favoritism in sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Schmucker is an outstanding middle school and the best school pride when help is needed the teachers give 100% of their attention even if it's to an individual student. I go there and it's my final year and I'm saddened to leave it because when you walk in you feel scared but then the teachers becaome your family and mine will get bigger since I will be going to penn next year
—Submitted by a student


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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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 74% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 76% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
88%

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91%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 "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

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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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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 81% 72%
Black 5% 12%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 4% 2%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian 1% 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 29%N/A46%
Special education 13%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Mishawaka, IN 46545
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