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Hazelwood Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 951 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted December 14, 2012

I use to go to Hazelwood from 1995-1997 I had to transfer because I was bully all the time school refuse to do anything about it. Former asst. principal told me and my dad if the bullies mess with me or hurt me don't come to us for help. Hazelwood will not help the bully thing they wouldn't help me.


Posted November 2, 2012

we just got started in Hazelwood so far so good..not long enough to get any other feelings..but if anyone can help..when does wrestling begin?my son wants to wrestle ..he isn 5th grade hope he is old enough to join hazelwoods team..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

This school is a average middle school. I used to be a student here and i believe it is a ok school. Yes, there is bullying but welcome to the real world. Every where you go there is. The school has nice teachers and a majority of the students love it here. The teachers have amazing school pride and that is what Hazelwood is all about. Thier sports program is alright but that could be easily fixed and they have a wonderul band/music program. If you needed a school to go to in new albany and had to choose between us and scribner, Choose us.


Posted April 20, 2012

This School is terrible. The Teachers are VERY disrespectful to the students... I feel very sorry for my child that has to up with this kind of environment. They say they have a bullying policy, but it is NEVER enforced. If you have a mentally ill child or just a different child in general, your child will get made fun of like its the last day on earth. I cannot stress enough how terrible this place is. My child has come home crying on several accounts. He is an 8th grader, and will not spend another minute in this school. He will be going to Highland Hills, where the teachers actually care and are respectful..not to mention hazelwoods website which doesn't have any updated info on it. Such as it has the basketball schedual for 2003!!!! The Teachers are irresponsible. Just one teacher has managed to loose 6 of his papers this year. I really hope you don't send your child here. Please don't put them is this environment. My son has seen people pushed down stairs, and literally beaten...Unsatisfactory all together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

I do not like hazelwood at all. I am a 7th grader. The bullying is terrible. Dont put your kind in an environment like this


Posted March 14, 2010

hazelwood is such a great school. there are a few fights but every school has them. i feel safe when i amthere knowing theire are police officers ther keeping me safe:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2009

I love this school...everyone is soooo nice.everything is perfect...i can understand the material that they teach, and i wouldn't change anything for the world
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2009

I am a sixth grader, and I love Hazelwood! I know that I have learned a lot from my classes. My teachers are pretty awesome, they explain the material really good so that I can understand it. The only thing that i would change is to have a longer passing period, because some students may have a locker at the other end of the hallway where the bathroom is, so it takes longer to get to class. All of the students are so nice to practically everybody. So that is why I love my school. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2009

Hazelwood Middle School values the individual student and academic success. At Hazelwood the student's needs always come first. The teachers are caring professionals.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2005

I think my school is the best. Everyone thinks their own school is the best,but I really have pride in my school now. The teachers are the best, and they make it so easy to learn. Lunch could be a little better considering I'm and eighth grader and we eat last. It's a great location. I've lived next to the schools all my life, and I wouldn't want it any other way! I'm sad to be leaving this year, but I will always have faith in my school.
—Submitted by a student


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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 79% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
84%

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69%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
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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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

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 74% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

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 72% 72%
Black 13% 12%
Multiracial 10% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
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 75%N/A46%
Special education 23%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Hazelwood Avenue
New Albany, IN 47150
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Phone: (812) 949-4280

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