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Sarah Scott Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 496 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 17, 2014

Great School! Teachers are great! Principal is excellent! Wonderful School! My child says the school is amazing too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

This school has turned into a joke since Mark Miller took over. Teachers are biased, they make mockeries of struggling students and have little concern for their students futures. Punishment and rules seem to be more of a priority than teaching our children. Bullying is a huge problem, teacher favoritism and bigotry. I don't recommend sending any child there.


Posted November 8, 2012

My kids got a wonderful experience there with fantastic educators and administrators who really cared about kids. What a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2011

This was the worst school I ever went to as a child. None of the teachers knew what they were talking about and taught outrageous things. One teacher I had told us that every American who didn't vote should be rounded up and shot. All my teachers let students sleep in class and looked the other way when bullies did there thing. They also passed every child regardless of grades to improve the school's reputation. I'm hoping these staff have moved on from there by now, but it shows the caliber to which they hold their educational standards. Low.


Posted October 15, 2009

has the best music curriculum and gets down to basics, instead of worrying about quotas and numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

Although the school has a wide variety in the student population, I have found the school to excel in the education of my children. They have participated in music, sports, and before- and after-school programs. The teachers and principal clearly care about the success of the students in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
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 74% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
60%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. 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 "D".
  • 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

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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4-7 Average

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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%
Multiracial 13% 4%
Black 12% 12%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
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 84%N/A46%
Special education 34%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Bruce Lautenschlager
Fax number
  • (812) 462-4370

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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Terre Haute, IN 47802
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