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William Tell Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 872 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2011

Everyone has worked with my wife and I to insure our daughter has the best education and safe environment we expect and request out of the school system. The school has a great open door policy to speak to not only the Principle but also all the teachers involved with our daughter s education. I very much like the No Bully policy the school has implemented the last several years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Because it has the No bully policy very good for everone. A very good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

This school's quality of teachers and administrators is far superior to any other school my children have been in. The staff their is truly dedicated to helping ALL children learn and work toward achieving their true potential.
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Posted March 12, 2006

William Tell is a very fine school! I've had two children attend there. The teachers are dedicated snd challenge the kids to do their best. They have an excellent and involved PTO and seem to work well with the top-notch administration.
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Posted June 16, 2004

It is my impression that William Tell Elementary school's principle should work with parents and acknoweldge that parents are vital in a childs learning. I was very displeased with this school system therefore, I thought it was best that I remove my child from the system and transfer my child. It is also my opinion that the school should be up to date with its learning strategy. Very out of date learning is used here.
—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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

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 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
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 78% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 "B".
  • 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

Above 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 3% 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 52%N/A46%
Special education 14%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Laura Noble
Fax number
  • (812) 547-9746

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1235 31st Street
Tell City, IN 47586
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Phone: (812) 547-9727

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