School Details

Covington Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • M S D Southwest Allen County School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • M S D Southwest Allen County School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • M S D Southwest Allen County School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Covington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort Wayne. The principal of Covington Elementary School is Mr Fred Graf, who can be contacted at fgraf@sacs.k12.in.us. 784 students go to Covington Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.9% of the Covington Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 784 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Covington Elementary School is 19:1. Aboite Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 15%
Limited English proficiency 0.9% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Covington Elementary is a fantastic place to be an involved parent and an even more fabulous place to be a student. It has a large student population but it never feels like that as the staff particularly the principal seem to know us all by name and treat us like family. I find the staff to be very friendly knowledgeable and I can't think of a better place for my children to begin their educational careers. The open door policy (with a background check on file) allows for me to volunteer in my children's classrooms or work in the teacher workroom as much as my schedule allows.

  • (2 years ago)

    The only complaint I have is that they completely rearrange the students every year. My son is in the 2nd grade and only has 1 kid in his class that he has been with before. He is shy and is just starting to make new friends when the school year is over. Then he goes to the next grade and doesn't know anybody. The process starts over. However the academic environment is as close to perfect as I could imagine.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is awesome!!! My oldest child attended for 2 years and she loved it. The staff is friendly the school is neat and clean and the principal is so nice. I couldn't ask for a better school for my children.

  • (4 years ago)

    You cannot beat the positive can-do attitude at Covington Elementary. Our principal Fred Graf emphasizes treating people right & doing the right thing and the kids respond! The teachers are upbeat and enthusiastic about their jobs. I volunteer there weekly and I am always impressed with the smiles from the kids and teachers. My kids are getting a great education at Covington!

  • (6 years ago)

    We have had three children attend this school and they have all had great experiences there. The principal is very involved with the parents and children. We have been pleased with all of the teachers our children have had. The music teachers are fantastic. Every grade puts on a musical each year. The school itself is nearly brand new so the technology there is very up to date and there are a dizzying number of computers in the school. The school is surrounded by the best neighborhoods in SW Allen County.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in first grade at Covington and we have been so impressed with the teachers principal staff and parents/children here. They work with each child at their level instead of teaching to each child at one level. Our son actually asks to do his homework and enjoys going to school every day. Parents seem very involved and the school invites parent volunteers into the classroom as often as once a week if you have the time. It's a wonderful school. We feel very fortunate.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Covington since the third grade and is currently in the fifth grade. I have been very impressed with the teaching staff as well as the teachers of the 'specials' classes (science art music etc.). The administrative staff and support staff are also exceptional. One of the reasons I moved to this area was because of the quality of the schools and I have not been disappointed. My daughter loves it here and her grades are outstanding. What more could you ask for?

  • (9 years ago)

    We have two boys here second and third grades. Teachers work hard to bring out the best in all kids regardless of abilites. Both boys attend math classes that best suit their needs...the classes are divided according to skill. The third grader actuall attends a fourth grade math class. In some schools he would be ignored because he was 'on target' and not concerned about his falling behind. Here they nurture all the kids and their individuality. Enrichment courses are offered to those that are interested (at a nominal fee)...music art cooking sports---you name it thet probably offer it! The principal knows the kids and parents from what I've observed. The kids' 'extras'---music art gymn science...have separate teachers specializing in this area. Maybe this is the 'norm' these days but I have friends in other districts where this is not the case. We are moving to Ohio and will be sad to leave.

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