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Burnett Creek Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 498 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted November 23, 2010

All three of my children attend Burnett Creek and I can't imagine them going to school anywhere else. The faculty at this school really care about what they are doing and it is obvious to me everytime I go to my children's classrooms. They not only teach children the basics but through the schools "Life Skills" they teach the children how to be better people. Faculty not only are happy to have parents help out in the classroom they encourage it. All of my children love going to school and through the support of both the faculty and myself and my husband they are all currently at a level that is above average for their ages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Every single thing that the faculty and staff do is focused on child education and development. Our kids are being taught by the best and the brightest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Burnett Creek Elementary is an excellent school they take great pride in education and parent involvement. They encourage parents to come at any time and greet them with an overwhelming welcome. The music teacher Mrs Stearns is nothing short of phenomenal the way she teaches our children's the music and goes above and beyond to not only have the kids sing but they dance and use props very amazing especially for elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Burnett Creek Elementary is a great school because of the staff and parents that put so much time and effort into making it what it is GREAT! It is so nice to go in on any given day and see a parent helping out. The line of communication between the school and parents is great. Easy to get and answer to any question. No one is a stranger! I always feel so welcome by all the staff. I love to eat lunch with my daughter or help out in her class when I can. She loves to go to school because the staff makes it fun! I can't wait for my youngest to start in the fall so she can have the same fun that my oldest is having. The way the staff works with each child and makes them feel like they are special even if they are not working at the same level as their peers is great. My daughter has improved her reading so much because she has teachers that care and what her to be the best she can be. They take their time with each child and have the best ideas and help for parents so we can keep it going at home and over the summer. This school ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Top notch education, excellent teachers and staff. Supportive learning and personal environment. I could not be happier with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Each year I am more impressed with the leadership, teachers and staff. The focus is always on the kids, encouraging and supporting them to be and do their best academically and in all aspects of their growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My niece goes there and I see positive results with her education and general behavior.


Posted October 20, 2009

Both my children have attended grades K - 5th and we all agree it is a 5 Star school. The teachers, principal and office staff are all amazing. I am happy my children were able to attend Burnett Creek in West Laf, In
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My granddaughter went to Burnett Creek K-5. She is a very bright child who also happens to be ADHD and dyslexic. We have had wonderful support from BCES with a terrific principal and great teachers who all strive to help all children achieve their personal best. We now have a second grandchild at BC and continue to receive super help, support, etc.


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

85 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 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

65 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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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97%

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87%

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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97%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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94%

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85%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".

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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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 82% 72%
Asian 7% 2%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black 3% 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 25%N/A46%
Special education 12%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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