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Ossian Elementary

Public | PK-5 | 563 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2014

The community support for this school is excellent! The location makes it very convenient. This is a nice town with all that you would want to raise your family.


Posted March 5, 2012

My daughter has attended this school for two years now, and she has had great luck with her teachers. We have had no problems with any of her teachers and they offer a lot of extra curricular activities for the children to participate in. We were very happy last year. This year my son started Kindergarten, and I have to say I am very disappointed with his Kindergarten teacher, his teacher is mean, especially for being a Kindergarten teacher. He doesn't like school, he likes his friends, but he doesn't like going, when he is sick he doesn't care if he goes back to school. The sad thing is, the one day he had a substitute he ran into the school, he was excited because he said "she doesn't yell at us.". I was hoping he would enjoy school, he loved preschool, but so far this year has been a bad experience, and I just hope he get's a nicer teacher for 1st grade. I would have given it 5 stars based on my daughter, but this year only 3 due to our unhappiness with our sons First year of "real" school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I may be prejudiced but of the schools my children have been in this has been my favorite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

Our son has been blessed to have attended Ossian Elementary since the first grade. He will enter the 5th grade this fall (2008). While at Ossian, he has consistently tested above average in all subject areas. He has always felt safe and secure and has formed incredible bonds with peers, teachers and other staff members. The communication between school and parents is outstanding. We feel amazing confidence when sending him out to meet the bus everyday; knowing he will recieve the best possible education around! Praise God for Ossian Elementary!
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 72%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 0%
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 36%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Susanne Tieman
Fax number
  • (260) 622-7161

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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213 South Jefferson Street
Ossian, IN 46777
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Phone: (260) 622-4179

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