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Klondike Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 439 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 17, 2013

When I attended this school, the teachers were astoundingly terrible at their job. It was clear in all three years there, none of them wanted to be there. I am absolutely shocked to see a GreatSchools rating of 8/10 for this school at the time of this review. I have no idea how such uncaring and uncommitted faculty could swing a rating that high. I recommend that whoever is in charge of the rating system to scrutinize this school a little closer. If you live in this school district and have children, I can say that I do highly recommend Klondike Elementary, but you absolutely must avoid the Middle School AT ALL COSTS.


Posted April 20, 2013

This school is awesome. They have really great teachers, and also you have so much fun at end of each quarter such as going to Golden Coral ... ect.


Posted February 27, 2013

The school and the staff are nice. What's up with the receptionist who sits at her PC and will not get up to assist anyone that walks in the front office? You don't know if your child will receive messages or items left for them during the day. Is it really so hard to stand up and walk all that way?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

Klondike might be the worst excuse for a school, ever imaginable. Lets just say the principal is an EVIL power-hungry witch, as are many of the teachers. If you want your child to be bullied/harassed, and go through a horrible 3 years, KMS is the place to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

I feel klondike is an awesome school. My children have been in two other school districts and this one by far has been the most helpful with the transition. The staff has been wonderful. I believe the fact that there is such a diverse student body, gives my children the opportunity to experience all different types of cultures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

'I am a student at KMS right now. There are very many opportunities for kids at KMS. I am a volleyball and on the cheer team, IT'S GREAT!. The parents aren't to involved unless it's a dance because there are a groups of kids who need chaperones there. But it's mostly Mrs. Cannon the (great)principal who really does anything. There are teachers there who are VERY rude to the kids(experienced) such as the library secretary. But most of them you can see that they love kids and they love their job! -Proud student of KMS! 06-07
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2005

I have been a student at KMS for three years now, and it is a wonderful place to learn. What I love the most about it is how the teachers get involved and care about how well their students do. Klondike is great academically and at extra curricular activities. Our teams are so good because they know that you have to be doing well in the classroom because you represent your school. As in every school, there are wonderful teschers and teachers who aren't as good. However, regardless of how much their students like them, they provide a safe learning environment. I feel completely safe at school, and the teachers and staff want you to learn. KMS is a great school and a great place to learn. -A proud KMS student
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2005

I personally think KMS is a wonderful school!!! I have been to many different schools and none of them compare to Klondike at all! There are plenty of extra-curricular activities, but you must be doing well in the classroom to participate. That is wonderful! Most of the teachers are great and the head/main people are wonderful!!! I dare you to find a school where you completely agree with the standards and actions of every teacher! Everybody is different and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I personally have some teachers that I don't agrere with in practically any way, but there is no way that a few 'bad apples' are going to keep me from this wonderful school! A word of advice for you if you or your child are having some problems with a teacher then you could go to the principal, Mr.Guth, or the councelor,Mr.Page and one of them could help you resolve the issue. You could also simply request that your child be removed from that class or not placed in it and switch to a different teacher instead. Thank you for reading and I hope that if you join Klondike Middle School that your experience was as great as mine!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2004

The school is ok but needs some improvment. For one thing they need better math teachers. They are not very good at all. Also, the school refuses to fire some teachers that have hazed students from year to year. With these changes the school would be much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2003

I believe that schools in our area are too large and, therefore, not enough personal attention is given to the student. Klondike Middle school is no exception. Klondike Middle School is settled among a Purdue University community, therefore, subjected to professors' children who are, for the most part, genetically bright. It's also a school nestled among the very rich. So.......if your child is 'normal', and you don't fall within those boundaries, no one will pay any attention to them. Consequently, they are on their own and as I'm constantly reminded their education is partially my respnsibility despite the extensive amount of taxes I pay to employ their teachers. My daughter was taking an English composition class several years ago. One would think that she was supposed to learn to write. Quite the contrary, she was required to complete her project on a computer. As if, one can write better on a computer......??? There are some great teachers at Klondike.. The music teacher, Mr. Pedigo is just awesome, Mr. Paige is the best counselor in the world, and the math teachers are excellent! But...be that as it may...the school doesn't provide an equal opportunity for everyone or recognize their individual potential on a personal basis. I want nothing more than for my child to excel to his ultimate potential. That's what we pay you for. Children are our legacy. The education you provide determines our existance. Think about it.


Posted November 6, 2003

Klondike needs new leadership. The staff would respond well and so would the kids. The new Assistant Principal gives us all new hope. KES is so great, it is hard to believe that next door is not. It would be nice if KMS would remember that middle school is a training ground for high school. They are still kids that need help sometimes. Jr. High is not easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2003

Klondike is a great school. KMS gives students a chance to shine and to be themselves. They also give many extra activities for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

At times the welfare of the students are over looked. There has been documenteded situations, where they have to be taken to a higher source to get action. Most parents, can not wait until their child(ren) has graduated and moves on from KMS.
—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 78% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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84%

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82%

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77%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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84%

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80%
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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84%

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85%

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77%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".

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

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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

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 64% 72%
Hispanic 20% 10%
Asian 6% 2%
Black 6% 12%
Multiracial 4% 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 45%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 12%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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3307 Klondike Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Phone: (765) 463-2544

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