Sweetser Elementary School

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5/10
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Grades
3-4
Students
240
Type
Public
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Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Reading
95%
State avg: 84%
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English
67%
State avg: 67%
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Science
83%
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.


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Equity
Environment
Students
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White
85%
Hispanic
7%
Two or more races
6%
Black
1%
Asian
<1%
Native American or Native Alaskan
<1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
13 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
100%
State avg: 85%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 99%
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Neighborhood
Box 230
Sweetser, IN 46987
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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