Dickinson Fine Arts Academy

Claimed
4/10
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Reviews
11
Grades
5-8
Students
676
Type
Public
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This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, are making below average year-over-year academic improvement, ... More

Academics
1/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This suggests that students at this school are likely not performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Test scores are important to look at because they indicate where students are performing compared to grade-level standards. Ask the school what it's doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
Math
37%
State avg: 61%
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English
40%
State avg: 67%
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Science
23%
State avg: 69%
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3/10
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
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Black
44%
White
24%
Hispanic
20%
Two or more races
11%
Asian
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
20 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
76%
State avg: 85%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 99%
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11 Reviews
3 out of 5 stars
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2 1
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Neighborhood
4404 Elwood Avenue
South Bend, IN 46628
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