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Wilbur Wright Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 374 students

 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted January 29, 2014

It is an amazing school because of our principal mr. Tony personett he helps us accomplish things that other schools and principals can't do I love this school


Posted September 9, 2013

This school has been amazing. I have a 1st grader and 4th grader and their teachers are so interested and willing to make every effort to make sure both my children are reaching for their full abilities and making plenty of adjustments for the needs of my 1st grader. So glad that they are at this school this year.. love Wilbur Wright.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

Great School. The state does not give this school enough credit or funding for everything they are doing there. But, if you want to send your kid somewhere that the teachers and staff care this is the place. They go beyond their means to provide a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

What a great school. Caring teachers who encourage creativity. Who teach in creative ways. I love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

Wilbur Wright is a wonderful school! The students are blessed with a quality education and teachers and staff who truely care. There are multiple programs in place designed to encourage students to do their best and challenge their minds. This school year has been no exception. Our principal is personally involved in every classroom and encourages the children daily. The teachers are first rate! They are always available for parent concerns and make a point to be involved with each and every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

Wilbur Wright is a great school. Teachers are genuinely concerned about the students well-being as well as their individual education. There is a lot of parent involvement and community activities. We have a new principal this year and he seems to fit right in with the staff, students and parents. He has a lot of great ideas and excitement for the school. We are looking forward to a great year in 2004-2005.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
94%

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

English/Language Arts

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 90% 72%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black 1% 12%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 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 83%N/A46%
Special education 21%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Tony Personett
Fax number
  • (765) 593-6649

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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