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Prairie View Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 314 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2012

We are new to public school from homeschooling. There was a lot of problems with his first teacher's lack of communication and seemingly unwilling to try. However, the new principal was the key here. She reached out, she made the effort, she got him placed in a different class, with a wonderful teacher that my son and myself love to pieces. This teacher challenges him, keeps him doing the things he has been doing even if it is not right in line with the rest of the class. She gives him harder spelling words because he knows the ones the class is working on. She gives him multiplication w his math, because that's what he was working on in homeschool. She took on the extra challenge by choice. Thats a real genuinely caring and good teacher. The new principal is wonderful. She has a lot of experience with special needs children. She is very involved in the academics. She got a new spelling curriculum in place for the school. She genuinely cares and makes the effort. She is the best. Honestly, I was ready to hate the school before he started there, but we seriously love it at Prairie View. My son is learning things in school I never did. They have a computer lab & a science lab too!
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Posted May 13, 2009

My children go to praire view elem.and we have had problem after problem(only with my son)they dont know how to deal with the special needs children(ADHD/ADD/Bi-Polar etc.etc)they tell you they are but the way they handle my son tells me differant.Most of the teachers are great but there are some bad ones,thier state guidelines for the special needs children are non existant(they wont give me a copy)There soloution is to medicate and keep them medicated.Is that really a solution?They need someone from the Madison Center to help them cuz they deal with room fulls of kids like them for 10 hrs.a day.
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Posted July 20, 2008

We moved to the New Prairie schools from the Hobart schools and have seen our son do so much better since the move. At first he had some problems fitting in but after a year he has made good friends and likes going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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88%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

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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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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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

Below 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 88% 72%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 5% 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 44%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Rhonda Myers
Fax number
  • (219) 778-9237

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6434 East 700 North
Rolling Prairie, IN 46371
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