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Rowena Kyle Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 456 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 16, 2013

Rowena Kyle is an excellent school with great teacher/pricipal involvement. The children receive one on one attention and is very involved with fulfilling each student individual needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

This school by far should be rated exeptional. The staff is amazing, they love their jobs are are very caring and nurturing. The principal Mr. Psmios treats all the kids as if they were his own, he knows them by first name and knows everything about them. Students feel welcomed and cared about. The learning experience is #1. I am thankful everyday that my children are Kyle kids......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2012

Best elementary school imaginable. The teachers are very enthusiastic and truly care about every one of their students. It is a very friendly atmosphere that is immediately apparent. The active principal knows every one of the students that have attended the school like family. I came back to visit as a senior in high school, and the principal remembered my first and last name, that I have twin sisters that are microbiologists, and that I play the violin. The school reaches beyond their own walls and participates in community activities, such as large thanksgiving food drives and fundraising for local causes, giving the students empathy an understanding that those who do well in the world, must also do good for the world. The state named Kyle an exemplary school and with just cause. The teachers are better than excellent, the principal is extremely active, personal, and simply an amazing person and Kyle kids consistently make up much of the top 30 in the high school's graduating class, thus proving the school's motto, Kyle Kids Can!


Posted February 29, 2012

I have a son in 1st grade and a son in Kindergarten at Kyle. They have an amazing staff that goes the extra mile to see that all children receive a great education. My son transferred in the middle of the school year and was behind the rest of his class. He has private session with a teacher 4 times a week to help him catch up. I am so thankful that my children are able to go to Kyle. They come home excited everyday. It can't get better than that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

This is a great school. My son is attending Kindergarten this year and he's well prepared for 1st grade. His teacher is the best and comes home excited about school. The best part of this school, is the principle. He's awesome!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

My daughter is in Kindergarten this year at Kyle Elementary. I am extremely happy because she loves school, adores her teacher, and can't wait to go everyday! The school is great about keeping parents updated through phone messages, and current monthly calendars. Thanks for making my daughter's educational experience a great one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

This is a wonderful school. The principal is the best! he knows everything that happens in the school and is quick to respond to any problems. The teachers and teacher helpers are very caring. I do not like the new rules for parties and snacks. I think no sugar treats at all is a little too much.I highly recommend this school to anyone moving to the are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

I believe the success of this school is a direct result of its Principal's leadership, the teachers' hard work and the overall parent involvement. I come from a family of educators and have many friends outside this school district who are teachers. When I tell them about the involvement of Kyle's principal they are amazed. I am confident that when my children are in school they are in a safe and caring environment learning academics and life skills at the same time.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

84 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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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94%

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90%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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86%

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88%

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86%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
64%

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73%

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

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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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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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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 56% 72%
Hispanic 29% 10%
Black 9% 12%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
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 46%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 6%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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2701 Hamstrom Road
Portage, IN 46368
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