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Klondike Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 1096 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted March 30, 2014

Wow. Excellent teachers, with very involved principal and assistant principal. Our kids (grades K, 2, and 5) are thriving here. After attending a top rated school in another state, I was very concerned about a high quality education for our children. We interviewed administrators and teachers in this district, as well as West Lafayette and LSC. Klondike was our pick, and we have been extremely pleased! Teachers are involved and caring. Our kids enjoy learning and are thriving here. (1 in high ability classes, another is in extra help classes). Great school with students from all over the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

Klondike Elementary is an exceptional school. There is a very diverse student body, with many Purdue University employee's children in attendance, and graduate student's kids from many countries. I've volunteered at the school for a number of years and can attest to the caring, involved staff that make KES such a strong , supportive learning environment. Whether your child is accelerated or special needs, KES has established excellent programs to meet the needs of all abilities. I do wish that class sizes were smaller, my daughter is in a class of 25. Note: I am the parent of a child who is an accelerated learner, and I am also the parent of a child who is autistic, both attend KES and I am highly satisfied with their education and the school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

I love Klondike Elementary for my kids. Some schools care more about ISTEP results and less about the overall health of your child. Kids with special needs sometimes fall by the wayside at schools where ISTEP testing is the most important thing. Not at Klondike. They have a great program for kids with special needs, and my daughter is thriving there. They also have an excellent program for gifted children. For those interested in diversity, Klondike truly is a melting pot. There are children from 54 different nations who attend Klondike. What I love the most, though, is the fact that the staff makes it a point to learn the names of every student in the school. There are nearly 1,000 kids in the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Klondike Elementry is the best school I or my children have ever attended. The teachers , principal and vice principal are unbeatable. The office and medical staff are fantastic. There is no better school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

KES provided an amazing foundation for me. The forward momentum that I gained from my years here took years to be undone by the awful middle school. I am surprised to see KES with a GreatSchools rating of 4/10 at the time of this review. I know the teachers I had no longer work at KES, but when I was there it wasn't just that I had excellent teachers, but also an excellent environment and opportunities for learning such as the EXCEL program.


Posted June 10, 2012

My daughter has attended Klondike for the last three years and I am happy overall with the school. Parents are very involved and the teachers do a great job of teaching. With Purdue Univ nearby, there is a lot of diversity in each classroom and my daughter has friends there from all over the world. The PTO sponsors many fun activities for the kids as well. My only wish is that class sizes could be reduced a little but I'm quite happy with the school and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

I too, have a "non-traditional" child. While his teacher this year has been excellent, we had numerous issues with his teacher last year, including an issue with bullying, that was never fully resolved. This school is more concerned with protecting itself from liability than being an advocate for parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

I first of all feel some more current reviews would be helpful. I have been very unhappy with my son's teacher this year and find her tone with me to be as if I am one of her 3rd grade students. Her teaching style is rigid and not very flexible to students who may not learn in a traditional way. I have tried to resolve the issues but sadly to no avail. Overall displeased with the schools way of handling my concerns and have even caught the school secretaries mocking children when they didn't know I was in the office. Disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

We have 2 children at this school and have become very familiar with all the staff. There are opportunities for parents and even grandparents to become involved. We are excited to be going to the next level at the middle school next year with our first daughter. We feel that Klondike Elementary has given both our daughters that have different learning styles, the solid background and curiosity to continue learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

I feel that the principal of this school is awesome! Very involved with the children and knows most of them by name. Although, the class sizes are large. My son's first grade class has 23 students. The teachers seem moody and really push the acedemics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

This is our second year at Klondike and we've been very pleased. The principal is extremely involved and concerned with the education and the children. He knows both of our kids by name. We have a 4th grader in the GT program and a kindergartener with a new teacher. We've found the teachers to be responsive and involved. Parents and KES seem to be very involved with education and happenings at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

Great diversity of ethnity and nationality is the strongest part of this school. But not enough quality of academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

Klondike is such a wonderful school. I could not be happier. My daughter, who is in the 3rd grade, has said to me that it seems like Klondike is like a family. You can't ask for anything better than that. The principal is excellent and so are the teachers. Unfortunately we are moving out of town soon and I am now trying to find a school that will compare to Klondike.
—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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
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77%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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74%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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79%

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75%

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 79% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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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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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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 59% 72%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Asian 9% 2%
Black 8% 12%
Multiracial 7% 4%
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 47%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 17%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Scott Peters
Fax number
  • (765) 497-0023

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3311 Klondike Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Phone: (765) 463-5505

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