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Scottsburg Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 463 students

 

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Posted September 20, 2012

This school has exceptional standards. Their students are learning to become very academically advanced. I was a student there myself. Scottsburg has advanced it's learning standards greatly. Still today, I respect Scottsburg for their kind and friendly environment. I would recommend this school to anybody. It is just perfect!!!! High ISTEP+ scores and a friendly environment. Perfect for anybody looking to place their child in a safe place. The principal has observed in classrooms and even helped out a little himself. Today is their 75th birthday. Happy Birthday Scottsburg!!!!!


Posted October 19, 2009

Reading these reviews has made me wonder how many of the people writing them has actually gotten involved in the school. It is so easy to make snap judgements without getting to know the people or situation. The best way to know a person is to work with them. Get involved in the PTO, volunteer in your childs classroom. Ask what you can do to help. It is not the teachers responsibility to get you involved it is YOURS. Teachers and principals not only have to teach our children but they are under great pressure to improve the students performance. As far as racism is concerned Scottsburg is a predominantly white community hence the schools are predominantly white.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2006

I have been to all elementary schools in Scott County and have dealt with all principals. In my opinion, SES principal Mrs. Neibert is doing a very good job. No one considers what it actually takes to be a principal. It is not just the 8am to 3 pm most people think. Mrs. Neibert stresses more importance in a lot of areas other principlals neglect such as student safety. She attends most school functions where as most other principals don't show.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

The teachers at Scottsburg Elementary are wonderful! Unfortunately our principle and vice-principle are not so wonderful. This is supposed to be a school with 0 tolerance on bullying. I think the teachers believe in that but I can't say the same for the principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2005

I have lived in Scott county for 5 years. I have one son that made it thru SES perfectly. I could not ask for more wonderful teachers. The very best one was his 2nd grade and 4th grade teachers. I never had a problem. Then My daughter starts 1st grade 7 weeks into the school year they want to take her teacher away and put 15 1st grade student in 5 other classes. They have no plan on how to do this. When they are going to do this. All they know is that it is their way or you can go to another school. They do not care about these kids or about the parents. Please if you are thinking of moving to Scott County, put your kids in the Austin School District. Please know that this is not the teachers. Its our board members and our princible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

I have one child who attended this school and is now in Middle School and currently have a child in kindergarten. I never had any trouble with faculty, but always requested a teacher I knew would provide quality instruction. There is favortism when it comes to requesting teachers- one is supposed to name a first and second choice of a teacher on a form and list academic reasons why a request is made for a particular teacher. Certain people who are in a higher economic status never indicate a second choice on the form and still receive the teacher requested. In a small town, those who own businesses, have money, etc. do receive special treatment. Academic wise, my Middle School student was prepared. Personally, I don't think any schools in this county prepare a child for an intense college curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

This is my son's first year and his teacher, Mrs. Busick, is wonderful! I have not personally met the principal, but my husband doesn't have anything nice to say, so I'll leave it at that. The person registering the students gave my husband a dirty look after finding out that we have 4 children. I have also noticed no African-Americans. I believe this town is as racist as when I was a student (I'm asian). I do enjoy the safety of the students...all doors locked during the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

I was recently doing research on my childs school when i found out about www.greatschools.org and I just wanted to say i agree 100% with the other two reviews on the school. I believe the teachers are excellent, but the principal is one of the most snobbish and rudest people that I or my child has ever met. My child come home one day and had big elbow burns from the blacktop on the playground. He/She immediately said that another child had pushed her down. I asker he/she if there was any displinary action and they said no. I believe that Scottsburg Elementary is in desperate need of a new principal because bluntly this one is a snobbish, rude lady who will not take disciplinary action toward the wrong. She does not believe in punhishment so to speek, and I am just about fed up with and move to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

I agree highly with the other parents review, the principal is very snobby and can be very rude. Both of my children attended SES and were lucky to have great teachers. Depending on what teachers you have there will depend on the responses you get from them (them being the teachers). I am a past student of SES and know a lot of the teachers and they are great teachers! Unfortuantely the principal and vice principal are not of the same quality. The principal here does not believe in any form of punishment. I have heard rumors from the middle school that most of the problem children come from SES. My advice to any parents of new students is this, if you want to see any changes or to be more involved with the school then please join the schools PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

This was my childs first year in this school..And i found the principal to be very snobby and not very caring or helpful...The teachers (probably not true for all teachers but the one my child had) don't seem to really care about the childrens grades or parents concerns. The only parental involvement i was offered the entire year was to purchase things to bring to school like for fundraisers or class parties. But never invited to participate. In comparison from the school district we came from to this one it was definately not an improvement. I don't like to go into a school system where it is all about who you are. It doesn't make it equal. We are not high class but we definately are not ranked in the low class. But treated poorly here. Overall treat our children as equals. Noone person is better than another.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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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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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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59%

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79%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

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

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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:

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

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 93% 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 63%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Brian Perry
Fax number
  • (812) 752-9620

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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49 North Hyland Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
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