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Indian Creek High School

Public | 9-12 | 687 students

 
 

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Posted December 9, 2012

I attended ICHS and graduated in 2009. I am astonished at the negative reviews and the poor rating. The staff and teachers do EVERYTHING they can for the students, but the students need to put effort into learning too and not just blame the staff. I went onto community college and am working my dream job in Pittsburgh. And I must say A+ to IC for seasoning me and preparing me for the real world!


Posted May 12, 2009

I am currently attending Indian Creek High School. It isn't one of the best schools but it is fairly decent. I think that the teachers do their best to try to help us and I feel I am getting a good education. It isn't one of the biggest schools either, but that's because we are slightly economically disadvantaged. The funds are low and it provides relief for the students family. It also provides many activities such as football, baseball, basketball, tennis, softball, soccer, golf, student council, SADD and more. I think it is a relatively good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2009

I hope to convince those of you who don't understand that this school isn't as bad as some say it is. For starters, funds are low, which is good on parents' budgets, and it has just the right touch of exciting activities, such as SADD, cross country, basketball, marching band, jazz band, musical theater, and MORE. Most of the teachers are good at what they do, but as much as the teachers put into teaching the material, the students, like myself, have to put into learning it. Next, the sports coaches have developed a more suitable and smart way of training that focuses on each player individually and the whole team together which should lead this school to more victories. And foremost, the school is adding a new Band Room that will be able to snugly fit over 150 band members on the first floor. Now, isn't this school lovely?
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

By far the worst school district I have ever attended. Horrible programs, horrible administration, and an overall lack of caring for it's students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2004

I have attended Indian Creek for my entire education. I feel that I have recieved a good education thus far. However, I am now a junior studying at the JVS. I was very disappointed in the 'words of wisdom' I recieved upon announcing my decision to attend JVS. Most members of the faculty were unsupportive. Their reasoning was that I am a well-rounded honor student, and that I would be losing opportunity if I left the high school. I was strongly discouraged from attending the JVS. We have only been in school for 7 weeks, yet I feel that I have already learned more than I have in the past 2 years. I feel more accomplished because my study is focused on my career path rather than a generalized education. I hope that future students in my position will realize they need to follow their heart.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2004

In general, I think Indian Creek does what it can with poor funding. I think many programs go under advertised, like Post-Secondary and AP level courses. Also only a small percentage of the student body are exposed to the limited facilities available- specifically the tag equipment. Most of the teachers at Indian Creek are wonderful and genuinely interested in student improvement. If I were to offer constructive criticism it is that many students get overlooked- my child did not, but many do. In an area of Appalachia with little hope for economic recovery every child needs to be pushed and encouraged to strive above their surroundings. I recall a guidance counsellor scoulding my child for interest in Post-Secondary asking 'what the big hurry was to recieve a 4 yr degree.' I would venture to say the answer to that question is obvious- our world is competitive and so are graduate programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2003

I am a current Student at ICHS and this school is not an A #1 school but we love it here. The funding is low and the students are few but the teachers are good and the educationi s sound. The school works like its own little town or community just like the surrounding communities and it is a pretty good school to attend.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled40%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled87%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled37%
Non-disabled80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female64%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
99 (2011)
 
96 (2010)
 
94 (2009)
 
90 (2008)

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Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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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:

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of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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ACT participation

52%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

83%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 74%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 4% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 15%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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