School Details

Cardinal Elementary School

3590 Hornaday Road, Brownsburg, IN 46112
(317) 852-1036
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 550 students 19 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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80%

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 2013
  • Brownsburg Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
93%
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85%
93%
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74%

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 2013
  • Brownsburg Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
79%
93%
97%
87%
74%
85%
74%

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 2013
  • Brownsburg Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cardinal Elementary School is a public elementary school in Brownsburg. The principal of Cardinal Elementary School is Mr Marc Gianfagna. 550 students attend Cardinal Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the Cardinal Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 33% of the 550 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cardinal Elementary School is 19:1. Delaware Trail Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 79%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.01%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 23%
Limited English proficiency 5% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Cardinal elementary was supposed to have a good special education department but after my son being at this school I come to find out their special education department is horrible and didn't help my autistic son at all.

  • (1 year ago)

    Cardinal has one of the best principals of the elementary schools in the Brownsburg School Corp. He has a positive approach and encourages parental involvement. The teachers are awesome and the curriculum is challenging. The parent/teacher organization has an awesome President Shannon and a great staff of volunteers helping her.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in the 2nd grade. He is in his second year at Cardinal. He is in the high ability program. I couldn't be happier with the school. The staff and teachers are all very friendly and it's been a pleasure working with them all! I would highly recommend this school to anyone!

  • (5 years ago)

    My family moved to brownsburg one year ago from a small community in Missouri they were well behind but the teaching staff were supportive of them and have helped them to get caught up. One child id HDHD and the teaching staff has ben exeptional with him.I just love it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our 2 children have always received exceptional instruction. We've found the staff to be professional and compassionate. I highly recommend Cardinal Elementary.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with the post on Feb 2 2008 Cardinal did not try to help with our child. They do not care what they teach it is all about the ISTEP scores that is the whole thing with Brownsburg Community Schools they are all about asthetics. What the schools look like does not matter it is what is taught. I went to a 150 year old school with no air conditioning in rural Indiana and was taught much better than this. At least I could read at my reading level my child is still struggling we decided to send our child to a private school where the class sizes are smaller and the staff is friendly and caring. If you are looking at this and deciding to move to Brownsburg don't. If you do need to move to Hendricks County try Plainfield our tutor told us that is a better school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Cardinal Elementary has an amazing administration department. all of the staff is so friendly. Some teacher to not seek to the high standards but are better then other schools by a long shot. amazing school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Staff are unfriendly and unhelpful. I had 3 children go through this school and the principal is was very insensitive. They teach the test and do not get to know individual students. My last is there now and no matter how many suggestions to the board of education from many parents there is still no change. Good on grades absolutely horrible on personal interactions. The principal denies parent access to the rooms unless it is a scheduled visiting day for the whole school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Cardinal Elementary has provided a solid foundation for my three children. The teachers and staff are friendly to both children and parents alike. Cardinal also has an amazing High Ability Program with top notch teachers involved. I have been involved with the PSG in the past and had a great experience working with other parents in the school. Overall our experience was great at Cardinal.

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