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William F Loper Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 628 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2010

I LOVE William F. Loper Elementary School because they employ the most caring, personable, intelligent teachers of any school I have ever been in contact with. (My daughter being an educator on the administration level, not employed at Loper, I think says allot). I Love Love Love their principal Sally Vaught! The vice principal Jarrod Burns is the most caring, concerned, and wonderful child advocate I have ever known,apart from my very own daughter of course! I Love this school and would recommend it to any and ALL parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

Hi! I just moved here from Greensburg In. My son likes Loper School his teacher is real good with him. The Schools Principal is on top of things and the School is nice and clean. There should be more for the kids to do. But I have to amite that Loper is got more then Greensburg does. I like the phone calls we get when something is going on. That is one thing Greensburg don't do. Keep up the good work. Mary
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Posted September 18, 2006

Hello, Being new to the town and school district, it has been disappointing in the area of extracurricular/after school activities and sports for this elementary school. We came from a school that offered tons of activities for the children, and it's a big let down. In comparing test scores and ratios, Loper actually scored higher than our previous school, so that was a plus. I can not comment on the staff, as I really don't know them. Our son is happy and likes his teacher, another plus. Our family only wishes there were more for the children to be involved in.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

89 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

Above 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 79% 72%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
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 59%N/A46%
Special education 15%N/A14%
English learners 8%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Brent Baker
Fax number
  • (317) 392-5732

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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901 Loper Drive
Shelbyville, IN 46176
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