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Worthington Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 239 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2008

I think this school is great. All the teachers are very friendly with the parents and with the students. They remember the kids as they go through the grades and really seem to care every year that they are there. No matter what grade it is. The office/secretary is totally on top of things and if you need an answer she has it or will get it for you asap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

I really dislike this school. I did have three kids attend but there are to many bullies and if your kid is one of the ones getting bullied nothing is done but as soon as they stand up for themselves they get in trouble. My oldest is in Middle school now and i pulled my youngest two out of there because I was having to much trouble with some of the teaches and all the bullies there. On a plus side there are some real good teachers that try to help all the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2003

I use to attend W.R.V Worthington, up intil the 7th grade. I loved the school it self, But the things they was teaching us was not very good. I go to an Indianapolis school now. And I feel like I was cheated out of some of my education. Before I moved I was making straight F's and now that I'm up here I'm making all B's And C's. I feel like they need more class rooms more teachers and less kids a class room at once.


Posted August 2, 2003

I attended Worthington Elementary as a child and I now have two children that are enrolled - one in first grade and one in third grade. It is good to see a lot of the same teachers there that I had as a child. This is a small school so most of the teachers know the parents and have good communication with them. One magor problem with this school is that I feel the staff has their 'favorites'. One example is that my son and his best friend, who were in Kingergarten last year, was continuously bullied by another student. The teachers let it go on until my son finally stood up for himself and got in a fight with the other student. (remember this is kindergarten) My son was expelled for one day for getting in the fight. I feel ths school was just for the expulsion but feel if the bullying was stopped to begin with the situation would never have happened. Over all I feel that WRV is a pretty good school. The acedemics are pretty good and the class sizes are small. Being a low income, rural community it is often hard to keep good teachers and they have been able to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2003

I have two children currently enrolled at WRV Elementary. One is a to-be sixth grader and one child will be in the third grade. I have another that will be attending Kindergarten this coming year '2003. I always feel welcome when I enter the doors of the school. The atmosphere is very friendly with tons of kids work displayed upon the walls. The principle is very knowledgeable and keeps up with the latest trends in education. He always makes time to talk with you privately about any concerns. The teaching staff is full of wonderful dedicated teachers whom reflect their inner excitement and joy of working with children. I believe WRV is an excellent school to build a strong foundation for a successful education. However, as I rated the school, I have a few dislikes that may or may not change in the future. First, I dislike the school as far as their Kindergarten program. The program is only for a half day of instruction from 8:00 am to 11:00 am or you may choose 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The fact that all day Kindergarten is not an option for any student reguardless of ability is very sad. They offer all day Kindergarten only to students who have failed Kindergarten the previous year!! The other reason I do not like the school is they do not offer a football program in the high school. Football is offered by the community and ends with Junior High. As far as accademics the school is top notch and very successful at ISTEP preparation. I do not like their grading scale because it is toooooo high. When a student in high school or as early as first grade must make 95% or better to earn an 'A' is too much pressure to be 'perfect'.


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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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82%

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92%

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90%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
85%

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90%

2010

 
 
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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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83%

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94%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
88%

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78%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
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 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%
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

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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 100% 72%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 4%
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 54%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Kevin Keller
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  • (812) 875-2199

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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484 West Main Street
Worthington, IN 47471
Phone: (812) 875-3839

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