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Slate Run Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 357 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

The faculty is very friendly and family like. They have helped my son with the transition from Ky with such grace. He loves his new school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Slate Run Elementary is a wonderful school. My grandson started the last semester of last year. I could see a big difference in his learning level in that short of time. I know the teachers and the program are much better than his last school and I can't wait to see what he will achieve this school year.


Posted March 5, 2011

This school is amazing! I am a 7th grader at Hazelwood now but this was amazing! Ms. Murphey prepared me for everything. I am truley greatful for this school I love it! <3


Posted March 16, 2009

Great school. My son attends Kindergarten and he went to preschool here. I will be sending his little brother here in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Great school! My son is a has some sensory issues and they were great getting him the help he needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

My son attended 2nd - 5th. Everything about the school is fantastic. Ms. Jones (principal) is professional & promotes team work & leadership among staff & students (she even works in the cafeteria everyday.) My son's teachers were Ms. Bell, Ms. Shireman and Mr. Neidiffer. They should all be awarded high honors for the life skills (as well as academics) that they teach the children. Ms. Finn (school counselor) does very well at building rapport w/both students & parents. These professionals (including janitoral, cafeteria, art, etc) are so fantastic that I did not even know until the end of the school year that they were working w/o a contract & the union asked them to stop participating in after-school activities. They still didn't - they were more concerned about the students than themselves. Bravo to Slate Run!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

My daughter has attended kindergarten and first grade at Slate Run. She loves it there. We are satisfied with what she has learned in her 2 years there. The only complaint I have is that she had well over 30 children in her class and there was not enough one on one interaction between teacher/teacher's helpers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

My daughter attended 1st grade at Slate Run Elementary. At first I was a little worried about the handwriting skills they were teaching. I now believe that my daughter is more prepared for cursive writing than before. My daughter went from a reading level B to a reading level G. Mrs.Murphy did an excellent job teaching my daughter. We have now moved into the Henryville school district and I must say I'm really worried about it. SRE is an excellent school. The principal is well involived and the teachers are wonderful. They really want all the children to do well. I wish my daughter could attend SRE..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

Slate Run is an excellent school. The teachers are really great. Everyone from the Principle to the ladies in the lunch room are great. They all know every child, are very friendly and always there to help. I feel my kids could not be going to a better school. It was a great suprise when we moved here from a small town. The first time I walked in I felt very welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

My daughter has attended Slate Run Elementary for 3 years. It is an excellent school. The teachers are very caring and involved in the students education. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

I think it is a shame that the parents at Slate Run Elementary are not rating the school. I believe it is the one elementary school that takes great pride in teaching our children. I have yet to hear of a unsatisfactory teacher. My children are getting the best one on one treatment and I believe it is because of the enrollment size of the school. They are filled to their capacity and I can guess why. Many students are not even in the school district but the parents want their children at Slate Run because of its great reputation. So come on parents and support Slate Run. Rate it here for all other parents to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

My child attended the part time kindergarten class last year and I felt that he didn't benefit from the curriculum; though no fault of the school. In my opionion, the teacher was absent many times and didn't appear to have great organizational skills with the class preparation. He attended Art and Music class on Tuesdays and had many 'works' and songs to present to his parents throughout the year. Also, Gym class was on Tuesdays and he learned many motor skills and physical development in the class. As full time working parents our involvement was limited but we did attend a field trip and all school programs. The Principal, Mrs. Sharon Jones, is excellent and very hands on with the students and the parents. Very warm reception from her each encounter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

I attended Slate Run from 1st to 6th grade and I loved it!! The teachers there are very good. They really care about you and do whatever they can to help you learn. I just recently started middle school and I would do anything to go back to SRS!! And by the way, Slate Run has got about the best principal any one could ask for. Go Gators!!! *SRS Graduate 2004*
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 9, 2004

I like it I went there from kindergarden to forth grade, and thought they had really good school system. There teachers are nice and caring to the kids! Love, Kelsy Barnett
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2003

I think that this is the most awesome school around this area. The principal and teachers are both awesome to. They really make your children feel important, and make them feel like they are capable of doing anything they set their minds to. I would defiently recomend this school to anyone. Slate Run is the best!
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

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 84% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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 "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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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 70% 72%
Multiracial 14% 4%
Black 10% 12%
Hispanic 5% 10%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 1% 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 73%N/A46%
Special education 13%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Amy Niemeier
Fax number
  • (812) 949-6963

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1452 Slate Run Road
New Albany, IN 47150
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Phone: (812) 949-4311

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