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Sugar Creek Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 700 students

 

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Posted July 8, 2013

This is the worst school I have ever dealt with. My daughter never had any problems until she came here. I had to deal with constant bullying and when my daughter tried to stand up for herself SHE would get the blame. The principal is a joke as well as the counselor. I WOULD NOT recommend this school to anyone!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

I was happy with this school until a recent incident occurred where not all parties are taking the blame and should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

I love this school. My daughter is getting a great education in a safe and loving enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

As someone whose children both went to Sugar Creek, I can say that this school is top notch. From the principal to the support staff, everyone really cares about the kids in this school. I know that the teachers work very hard to individualize the instruction and to push each student to their highest potential. The Unified Arts classes are taught by certified teachers giving students more opportunity to find their passions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Sugar Creek has a wonderful faculty who are working so very hard to help every student thrive. They pay special attention to helping those who struggle with academics. They would use these funds to benefit the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

great school the teachers really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

We have been in the school system for one year now and our first grader is exceeding and enjoying school. We moved her in the middle of Kindergarten year. The teachers and extended staff made the transition so easy. She immediately fit in and so did we. Principal Strangeway went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable with her enrollment, and that our questions were fully answered. We have been extremely pleased with the curriculum. We particularly like the way that the students are broke up into individual groups to learn with peers of their same level. This school recognizes that students may be stronger in one subject over another and cater to that. Our daughter is challenged and rewarded everyday at school. Moving to New Pal and Sugar Creek is one of the best decisions we've made for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

This school turned out to be a poor choice for our family. My children came from a private school and while getting straight A's the first couple of quarters, their grades dropped dramatically and my son had problems with bullies. After 2 years of trying to work with the teachers to find solutions we decided it would be best to withdraw our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

This school has been a blessing to our family. All of the teachers and staff at SCE have all opened their hearts to both of my children. I have watched the teachers all go beyond the call of duty for their students. I know of one teacher who goes right after school to tutor a student who got ill right after the school year started. She has demonstrated a kindness and professionalism that I was happy to discover existed. The principal is wonderful. He truly cares and knows each child. The enviroment truly cultivates a love for learning. The creative things they have developed to keep the children excited about learning are wonderful. They start with the Cody Store with the library to the Math club with the principal. The children really feel like the school is their home. The community here overall is more like a family than school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

My daughter has attended this school since it was opened in 2000. We had a great first two years and a we are having a great fourth year (fifth grade). She had some trouble last year, but overall I am very pleased with our school. They have a great PTO and it raises a lot of money for the school. There is a hand chime choir for the older children and it is wonderful to see them perform. I would definitely recommend our school. We also have an excellent principal who is extremely involved and gets to know the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

SCE is a wonderful school. It is full of teachers and staff that truly care for the children and their well-being. I have never had any problems and everytime I come in, I am welcomed. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

Overall a very good school and staff. The only down side I have seen with three kids enrolled is the furniture for the students. Some class rooms use tables instead of desks due to a teaching system that is not being used anymore. I like the fact that the students days do not conform to an overly consistant schedule. While it is somewhat of a hassle it better prepares the kids for life which is never consistant. All of the teachers I have dealt with were very good. Especilly the three fourth grade teachers.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
89%

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81%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
82%

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87%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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92%

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
86%

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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

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

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 94% 72%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
Multiracial 1% 4%
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 16%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Anthony Strangeway
Fax number
  • (317) 861-2656

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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