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Brush Creek Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 359 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

My son is in 1st grade at brush Creek this year he went there last year also. He has learned so much in the year and a half he's been at Brush Creek it amazes me. The teachers and other staff are wonderful! I'm glad my son is at Brush Creek and I refuse to move him to a different school. I also look forward to my daughter starting Kindergarten at Brush Creek in 2 years. If you have the option to send your child to Brush Creek you should take it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2010

This is a great school the teachers and everyone are so nice and know you by name. Parent involvement is highly encouraged and welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2010

My son is in 4th grade at Brush Creek. I find the academics to be very strong here. From the teacher to the principal to the front office staff, they are warm and friendly to the children. My son's attitude towards school has improved dramatically since moving to Brush Creek last year. If I were looking at school districts, I would definitely put Brush Creek at the top of the list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

My son had a great time last year in Kindergarten at Brush Creek Elementary with Ms. Speer. We are really looking forward to another great year of school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

This school is great! It really is one big family. The staff cares about each and every child at this school. Each have donated time and money when kids are in need (even pooling money together to buy a needy student a pair of glasses)! The only thing I would want to change about this school is making it K-8 instead of K-6 so my children would have an extra 2 years at Brush Creek Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

Teachers are great! Facilities are nice! Good location!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

This is a wonderful school for any child to attend. The staff are fiendly and always know who you are. The school has many things to offer anyone in the community. I have had children in this school for 4 years and running. Whether your child has extra needs or is a high achiever it is a wonderful place and attends to all the needs. They expect no less or no more then a child can give to the school. I appreciate this school and all it has given over the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

Brush Creek Elementary School is a great school. When I was a 6th Grader at this school, and moved on, I missed the school much, although I wish I would have studied more. The teachers are great! I wish I could just start over and go back. I am a 7th grader this year. I wish I was a 1st grader again! To make a long 7 years straight story here, Well, it was a great school and learned many new things! When I have kids, I want them to go to this school! Thank you for listening! Good Bye!
—Submitted by a former 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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

54 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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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98%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

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60%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
51%
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

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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 94% 72%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
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 66%N/A46%
Special education 20%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 Floyd Bowman
Fax number
  • (812) 458-6357

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4275 U.S. 50
North Vernon, IN 47265
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Phone: (812) 458-6582

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