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Burris Laboratory School

Public | 466 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted October 3, 2009

Both of my children have graduated from Burris Lab School. I have known many of the students from Burris and have had professional contact with many of the past teachers. Burris is a laboratory school and as such has provided the students from Ball State University's School of Education a place to observe and work with children. The children benefit from this and also from the fact that the staff works hard to provide a family atmosphere. Although it is located on the campus of BSU, the attending students are chosen by lottery. So the student body is made up of a cross-section of the local populace. Being a public K-12 school they function as such and not on private grants etc. However, the students consistently rank among the highest achieving students in the state. They definitely could put the money to good use. I would urge you to vote for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I love the school, cant imagine it being any better. Provides numerous opportunities that a normal school would not.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

My children loved this school. Bullying was never tolerated and teachers were always positive. We miss the school very much but had to leave due to work situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2006

Thsi is a excellent school, one of the best in the area. I am extreamly pleased with Burris, not only because the chirldren are getting a great eduication, but also because Burris is like a family. Burris is a place where EVREYONE fits in, no one is mean, and everyone gets along. I never have to worrie about my son whne he goes to school becuase I know that Burris has all 'good kids'. Also, Burris give all kids the special attention that they need so that they will never feel left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

This school is a great school. It is small which is very good for my kids. They have great clubs and sports (7 in a row state v-ball champ 2a). If you want a small, but yet with lots of stuff to do got to Burris.
—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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
72%

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 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

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

Algebra I

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
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

  • 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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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

92%

Average SAT score

1090

Graduation rate

94.1%


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

 
 
90%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
13%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
3.1
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
26
This school
30
Recommended load

Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
81%

State Average

 
 
75%
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
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 73%
Black 8% 12%
Multiracial 8% 4%
Asian 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 8%
American Indian 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 1%N/A5%
Special education 14%N/A15%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A47%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

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