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Newby Memorial Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 316 students

 

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Posted September 21, 2012

All three of my children attend Newby. I have been very happy with the first grade and second grade teachers that they have had. They have a large choice of after school clubs and a PTO that is really getting involved. I love the historic part of Newby and the newer addition of the gym and cafeteria area. Newby even had its own spirit night!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My son has just started first grade after completing kindergarden. His kindergarden teacher was great and so far his 1st grade teacher is too. I am not sure about the principal. I have heard some rumblings of discontent. My wife and I plan on being very involved. We don't believe it is all the teachers responsibility. However, management can kill a good think. We will be updating this site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

I have a child that attends this school and when there are issues that arise and I am told that it will be dealt with at in what form I observed another
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

While some teachers here are great some fall way below the standards that I am accustomed to. I do not see how the principal leadership is that great. There has been three different principals there in the four years my children have attended. The principle of the school now lacks on knowing how to speak to parents and the children on matters of dicipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I went to this school from kindergarten to grade 6 [this was before they had preschool]. It's a great school. We went through 3 principals, one retired and one moved to the school his son was teaching at. The teachers and the students form a strong bond here. And whenever a teacher retires, the whole school is in tears. They offer so many opportunities for students. Everyone is so understanding, they try their very best to see all perspectives. Mr. Fortune, the newest principal, has so many great expectations for the school, so many creative ideas. Newby just got a new playground recently, in addition to the old one. Both of the new specials teachers are great. The building itself holds so much history. I hope it comes to be the 4 star school is so obviously deserves to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2007

A new principal with high expectations for students and a caring staff make this a wonderful place for my child to learn. With the help of many wonderful parents, this historic building is a great setting for a child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

The principal lacks discipline and makes life hard for most of his teaching staff. There are several teachers at Newby who do not enjoy teaching anymore and are waiting for retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

The school, although its size would make you wonder, is actually a very large mix of good and wonderful people that you will have a hard time meeting at a bigger more complex school. Its tiny size, is good for small children and doesn't scare them as much as a bigger school. It opens it's arms to anyone and everybody. Your children will feel right at home and you don't need to worry about if your children will fit in and if they will have any conflicts. The teachers are very prepared and well educated to deal with the problems that children face. I am very glad that Newby is there for our children and hope that many families chose this highly academic building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I am so happy that my children received their elementary education at Newby. This school has been and will continue to be very special to my family. The teachers are wonderful. The principal is very caring and wonderful when it comes to knowing what is best for the children. The clubs and academic teams are great for the children. I would recommend this school to anyone that has children entering school or to children new to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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82%

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88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
79%

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87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
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 "D".
  • 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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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 91% 72%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
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 58%N/A46%
Special education 13%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Krista Nelson
Fax number
  • (317) 831-9234

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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240 North Monroe Street
Mooresville, IN 46158
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