James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School

Claimed
7/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
9
Grades
1-6
Students
261
Type
Public
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Academics
10/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Reading
98%
State avg: 84%
English
83%
State avg: 67%
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Science
75%
State avg: 69%
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4/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
92%
Hispanic
4%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
2%
Black
1%
Native American or Native Alaskan
<1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
19 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
0%
State avg: 15%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 99%
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9 Reviews
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Neighborhood
1201 Riley Road
New Castle, IN 47362
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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