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Happy Hollow Elementary

Public | 4-6 | 508 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 13, 2013

Good school. Teachers are driven and impressive for the most part. Principal has pie thrown in her face for fundraising event. Not a good message. If the kids aren't allowed to throw food or hit others then why condone it for adults? This school offers too much homework in general but it is doable. Lunch schedule provides too little time to eat and the lines are long. Even when bringing my DC never finishes lunch. There is no regulation where students sit so some kids are left out. Gym/PE is very aggressive and competitive with a focus on individual success. Elementary gym should be fun. Library time isn't warm fuzzy stories anymore, that is a competition too. Kids take tests to earn points. School seems safe for students. Art teacher is very good. High parent involvement. Not a lot of extra-curricular activities, those offered have limited space, many students are turned away. Kids are racially diverse, the staff is not. Class size is large but there seems to be a good effort to address that problem. Overall good school just be prepared to remind your child that competition isn't everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2013

Well My child goes there so i can confirm that this "2 star school" (You know who you are) is a HIGH quality school, great lunches and Barack Obama visited their school one day and said and i quote "This is a magnificent school which I am proud to pronounce that i am giving a plaque which while show the magnificence of this 4 1/2 star school has
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Posted May 31, 2010

This is an awesome school! The teachers, principal and staff are engaged, and there are ample opportunities for parents to get involved to what-ever degree they can or wish. The curriculum is varied, and area resources are used to introduce and demonstrate the importance of the current subject. As a school full of 'tweens' the students' transition from child to independent, community/world-aware individual is phenomenal to witness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

West Lafayette Schools are among the highest rated in the state for academic performance and state testing. It offers the only orchestra program in the area beginning in the forth grade. New advanced placement courses are to be added over the next couple years in the high school. The school has a very active parent participation and involvement in many areas of the school curriculum, new administration hiring to building assessments. Parents are often invited to join task forces and committees to contribute to the continued improvement of the school. Yes, parents do contribute a great deal to the success of the students, along with excellent teachers, staff and community.
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Posted December 8, 2005

Students at this school are very good performers. However between the textbooks (very poor quality) and the materials at hand to teach ( very poor quality and limited in amount) I cannot give the school as a whole a good mark. Additionally any suggestions for change are always met with substantial backpeddling. It seems that no one wants to rock this boat, but performance levels on state tests are only part of the reason we send our children to school. I would hazard a guess that the children here have parents that do the work for the teachers as well as for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 84% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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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 62% 72%
Asian 23% 2%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Black 4% 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 13%N/A46%
Special education 10%N/A14%
English learners 7%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1200 North Salisbury Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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