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Throop Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 918 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 20, 2014

My child has learning disability, and while he is provided with accommodations that I had to fight for, I am dissatisfied with interventions to keep him on track academically, as well as to improve his executive functioning needs. The school is not set up to work as a PLC or in teacher teams. Teachers are mostly on their own, and I don't see support in RTI to help kids who can't keep up. Teachers are paid by how well kids do on ISTEP, so that is a concern. The makes ISTEP an overly prominent focus. Students are pushed hard to keep up with common core standards, but the school pushes curriculum without helping kids master the basics first. I do a ton of remedial work with my son at home. Also, I'm not sure that the school knows what to do with parents who want to work in tandem with the school. I am extremely active in my son's remedial work and in getting supplementary testing and outside therapy. The school isn't set up to communicate smoothly with parents or to work in partnership to provide parents input and help. Active parents can be seen as intrusive, when we're simply concerned about kids not getting support they need. If I could find another school system, I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

I love the open communication I am able to have with the teachers and administration; they are always available and respond promptly to any concerns or questions by email or phone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

I LOVE this school & it's very close knit, attentive faculty. I have access to my sons teacher, grades, & behavior at all times. And with the bully situation gaining severity all over the nation, I feels completely at ease sending my son to this school where they not only discourage such behavior, but also take the time to teach students how to effectively deal with and defuse high stress situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Throop is a top-notch school. Two of my children and two of my grandchildren are Throop Elementary graduates. The education they received while at Throop provided an excellent foundation for future eduction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I went to elementary school there, worked at this school, sent my daughter to this school and soon will send my grandaughter, the best school in the world!!! All the staff are excellent and the facilty is excellent also!!!


Posted January 2, 2006

As a former student and substitite of Throop Elementary, I feel that I have had ample opportunities to see this school really thrive. It's location is beautiful. Parent involvement is higher and better than it has ever been. The school itself is clean, safe, and well kept. The faculty and staff is the best I have ever worked with. As a child I never realized the wonderful education I was recieving but after attending college and majoring in elementrary and early childhood education, I now realize how fortunate I was to have such an experienced and caring group of teachers to learn from. Throop is by far the best elementary school I have ever been a part of. Congratulations of all of your achievements and keep up the great work guys!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 1, 2005

I attended Throop Elementary for my entire elementary career. Being an Elementary Education major myself, I can now see what a terrific school this one is. The class sizes are reasonable and there are many opportunities for children to succeed both inside and outside of the regular classroom.
—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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
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 "A".

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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 95% 72%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 2% 10%
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 56%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Sharon Tucker
Fax number
  • (812) 723-0384

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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301 Elm Street
Paoli, IN 47454
Phone: (812) 723-3537

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