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Battle Ground Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 491 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted November 17, 2013

BGMS is the best middle school a parent or student could ask for! The teachers care about the students & the principal. Dr. Bea Younker, deserves every accolade I can think of! She provides a positive atmosphere & is a role model that teachers & students strive to be like! The programs at the school are excellent no matter what level your child is. The building itself is new & beautiful, but it's the staff inside that make BGMS the extraordinary school it is! I recommend it without any hesitation & trust the staff & principal implicitly. You would be lucky to have your child attend this exemplary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2011

this school is not the best school, southwestern is better! my family and i moved to battlegrounf from southwestern and, my children got not passing grades, so i move my children back to southwestern!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

bgms is a great school!!! the principle is amazing very up beat and ready to help out any one who needs. bgms has its share of problems but has far less then any near by school. the sports teams are fantastic and so is the music program. the band program is by far the best middle school program in the county. overall this school is amazing and if i had to rate it on a scale of one to ten it would be a nine because nobody is perfect!!


Posted March 31, 2011

BGMS is the best middle school around. Even with larger class sizes, its dedicated staff provide a strong and caring educational community. It is a school that connects with all students and truly functions as a powerful and dynamic community of learners - students, staff, support staff and administration. I have extensive experience in public school (student, teacher, parent), private school, and homeschooling - throughout the tri-state area (IL, IN, WI). Though I have left IN, I still believe BGMS is the best of the best. GO TOMAHAWKS!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2011

Battle Ground Middle School is an awesome, dynamic, caring, individualistic, listening school. I know this is a lot of adjectives, but it is hard to describe a wonderful school that really cares for each child. They really listen and the atmosphere there is contagious. If you are looking for an academic school it is this also. My child is in the advance 8th grade Math and English and is challenged. I'm also a teacher who has not taught in 20 yrs., but know what to look for what makes a school great. The principle is so upbeat and loves the kids. This makes the atmosphere positive for them, the staff and the custodians.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

Considerate and positive administration, staff, and teachers. Always smiling and helpful. Interests of the students are supreme. Clean building and grounds well maintained. Excellent "life skills", band, art, and gym classes. School spirit, too! -A paraprofessional at BGMS
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2009

awesome teachers, nice new building
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

Awsome School Go Tomahawks!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2009

Some great facts about BGMS, our band department and overall extracurricular programs. We currently offer to our band students the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular Jazz Ensemble and if they excel they also have the opportunity to participate in an honor Jazz Ensemble. Our school has had a Jazz Ensemble at contest for 5 years now. We are currently the only TSC Middle School to achieve this. We also have two joint concerts that involves other middle level groups in our corporation. We also have a year round percussion ensemble that anyone can participate. We also provide the same opportunities of other area schools like Solo and Ensemble, Organizational Contest, All-Region Band participants, concerts, along with our curricular program. We host professional musicians 2-3 times a year for student convocations. Along with our outstanding music programs, we currently offer 10 additional academic or accelerated clubs along with our athletic programs and intramurals.


Posted May 16, 2008

This school has the benefits of a community feeling about it, with caring teachers and parents, but also has the courses and activities you would expect in a larger suburban area. I like that the school focuses on making the most of each student's gifts, not just to pass the i-step tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2006

There isn't really a lot at this school extra curricular wise, but the teachers (especially the eighth grade teachers) are excellent. I can't say that music programs are at all good at this school when you compare it to schools like Techumseh and West Lafayette. This school does have its share of cliques, but for the most part the students are very kind to one another and rarely bully one another. The teachers expect most from their students and teach them the best I've seen out of many teachers from different schools. Most of the teachers are excellent. Overall The school is very impressive!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 20, 2004

If I were to rate this school on a scale of one to ten I would give it a four. It takes too much time punishing the kids about the little things, that it does not notice the big things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2004

My experience with other schools and BG schools I've found these BG schools to be the better ones my children get more one on one here and the teachers keep me up dated on their ups and downs! I always tell people BG schools are the best. There is a difference from county and city schools.
—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 78% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

155 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 74% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

155 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 76% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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77%

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68%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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 86% 72%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 2% 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 32%N/A46%
Special education 18%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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West Lafayette, IN 47906
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