School Details

Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School

1100 East Spring Street, Bluffton, IN 46714
(260) 824-0333
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 595 students 15 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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81%

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

In 2011-2012 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. 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 Bluffton-Harrison School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
90%
87%
95%
95%
83%
83%
83%
78%

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

In 2011-2012 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. 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 Bluffton-Harrison School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bluffton. The principal of Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School is Mrs Julie Meitzler. 595 children attend Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 595 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School is 15:1. Kingdom Academy Of Bluffton is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 1% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.2% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.07%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 47%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is fantastic. The staff has so much heart for their students. I have been nothing short of amazed with how well they connect with my son and encourage him to want to learn. They have great scores in the state ISTEP. The PTO is wonderful about offering a variety of free activities for families to participate in. I have nothing bad to say about BHES.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school seems to be experimental in that some part of the curriculums technology leadership and teaching staff seem to be changing on a yearly basis for the past six years. At least some parts of the school adopted a new math program one year and decided in that same year to discontinue using it. Also there have been three principals in the past three years. I have had children as students in this building for fifteen of the past seventeen years and currently have students in the building. I have never been able to speak directly with the principal for any matter the school or I may have thought important. The school says it wants parents to participate in children's education and to partner with the school but I don't see this as a philosophy actively practiced. When I enter the building through the main office the office staff does not usually act pleasant; they may even ignore me. I have only once before complained about any school personnel and then I had been asked to give my opinion. The staff as I see it seems less and less concerned about students.

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers seem to work well with students. There seems to have been a drop in having fun while learning due to state standards. There is no downtime at all during the year due to these standards. Overall I am very pleased with the school system. Most of all their 'ROCKET MATH' program is a wonderful idea. It starts in first grade and progresses as the children get older. There are many options for the kids for after school activities.

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