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Peifer Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 537 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

My school Peifer Elementary is an awesome school. Everyone from the principle to the cafeteria staff has made my children feel welcome. Their teachers are smart and has help my children tremendously. I would recommend everyone possible to enroll their hearts in this school. Great job,,, Thankful and appreciative parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

A fantastic combination of great teachers, great staff, great parents, and most of all - great students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Peifer Elementary is a wonderful school. The principal hands down is beyond fantastic!!! He is assertive but considerate and has a great sense of humor. The other teachers are all personable and show a real committment in teaching our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

thid is the greatest most caring school I have experienced with my special needs daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

I think Peifer is an outstanding school, very impressed by the quality of learning my daughter is in Kindergarten and has learned so much i feel that other schools in the area still focus on preschool activities and Peifer is very much focused on education and learning things in the proper order. Great school !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I feel that Peifer School is one of the best elementary schools in the area. The Principal and staff are great with students and parents alike. Most of the teachers are concerned with the students and their needs, academically and personally. The assistance provided to special needs children through the WestLake Program is exceptional, with a strong teaching staff and caring assistants. I have been involved with school systems in this area, both private and public for over 25 years as a parent and grandparent and I say,'Great job!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

We are about to begin our fourth year at Peifer, and from the start I've been impressed with the quality of education in comparison with other area schools. Our principle is concerned with all areas of student life from academic to social and does everything within his power to promote a safe and friendly environment for his students. I'm very pleased with Peifer School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I would have to agree that it would be best to stay very aware of what is happening at Peifer School. The principal is much more concerned with tooting his own horn than realizing there are sometimes serious issues to address. I didn't believe it until I experienced it first hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2007

I am a parent concern with quality education and positive environment that's culturally sensitive with dedicated and knowledgable teacher's all of which I found at Peifer. My children have been at Peifer for over five years and very please with their academic performance and quality of education and professionalism of staff. The priniciple is awesome and concerns with providing an excellent educational/academic envirnoment. Thanks to the principle and teachers at Peifer for you commitment our children and their education. Mrs. Linda Black
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Posted February 24, 2007

I think this is a great school. We moved here in 05 and I had 2 kids in this school and was very pleased. The teachers and staff are wonderful. The principal is the nicest principal I have ever met and is very involved with students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

I am very saddened to read the only two reviews for our school. I feel they do not reflect the positive environment I have expirenced for the last five years in the school. I currently have three children at Peifer and am very pleased with the staff including our principal. I feel the teachers are very accessible for problems as well as guidance for homework help. Our principal is very visible and approachable. Perhaps the previous reviews were a result of unresolved issues with the school. That is a shame because I feel Peifer School is as strong asset to the Lake Central School system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

I would just like to say if you have a child at this school,PLEASE stay very involved with what's going on and don't be afraid to ask questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2004

'It is my past experience that the Principal Leadership at this school is by far below the standards you might expect at this grade level. If I had to send my child to this school I would think twice. If I had no other choice I would be as involved as possible at the school to make sure my child is on track and safe. '
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

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 84% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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

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 71% 72%
Hispanic 16% 10%
Black 7% 12%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 1% 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 30%N/A46%
Special education 22%N/A14%
English learners 3%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Douglas Delaughter
Fax number
  • (219) 865-4426

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1824 South Cline Avenue
Schererville, IN 46375
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