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New Palestine Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 627 students

 
 

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Posted March 7, 2013

We transferred to NPE after a year of private school that was very challenging. At first, we experienced similar issues with the school system, teacher/child interactions, negative behavior reports, social issues, and was uncertain as to the cause. At mid year, the school counselor called us into a meeting to discuss the issues, and through the process we ended up learning our daughter had a disability that hindered her interactions. It was the same issues she dealt with at the private school, but was never brought to our attention. NPE enabled us to help identify the issue and get help for her. She has now integrated fully into the school, and is doing wonderfully. I can't begin to tell you how great the staff and teachers are!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

New Palestine Elementary school is a wonderful place to have my children. The staff is warm and work as a team. The principal, Mr. Kern is very hands-on with the kids. The children are challenged and given opportunities to shine their special talents and gifts whether that be math, spelling, singing, or art. I am proud to have my children attend school at NPE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

I think they should have more play ground eqepment.
—Submitted by a student


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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
92%

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87%

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92%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

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:

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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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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 95% 72%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
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 17%N/A46%
Special education 18%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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New Palestine, IN 46163
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