School Details

Indian Trail Elementary School

6767 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(614) 833-2154

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Public Grades PK-2 683 students 22 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

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About this school

Indian Trail Elementary School is a public elementary school in Canal Winchester. The principal of Indian Trail Elementary School is Mr. Jamie E. King, who can be contacted at 683 children attend Indian Trail Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 19% of the 683 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 34% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Indian Trail Elementary School is 22:1. Winchester Trail Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 69% 71%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 29%
Economically disadvantaged 19% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The students here are of concern to both fellow students and faculty at all of the schools. Teachers here have lifetime careers with Canal and it shows with the joy they take running their classes and programs.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think that there are a lot of teachers in this school/district who are not experience with teaching a classroom with cultural diversity. This school is located in a very small town where everybody knows everybody. Teachers administrators and some parents are related in some way or married to each other. There is a lot of favoritism. If you are apart of the town clique then you will have no problems. Discipline is not fair across the board. I feel like I am pretty reasonable person and I hate to be so negative. I am speaking of my experience for the last two years and I am going to take my child out of this school when this school year ends. My child has a lot of great friends and I have met some great parents. There are a handful of really good experienced teachers who know how to handle their classroom. Unfortunately there are more teachers who do not have the skills with classroom management and being fair to all students. I hope this helps.

  • (2 years ago)

    I like the schools but my concern is I take & pick up my child that is in kindergarten and when these students are let out they are free to go I think the teacher should be responsible for these kids getting on the bus or in my case to a parent....I see so many little ones just roaming looking around for their parent anyone could just take your child....

  • (4 years ago)

    Indian Trail Elementary welcomes personal growth stability and a sense of security to all of our children. Mrs. Downing all the teachers and staff are compassionate and true educators. They go beyond the call of duty and treat the children as if their own. Not only am I grateful but thankful of finding such a wonderful and enriching environment for our children. Take a bow you deserve it............

  • (5 years ago)

    I left the school district for one year and came back for my son to start fourth grade. My son has never been happier. The one year away from Canal my son struggled so bad. Id reccomend this school to anyone that cares about their childs education

  • (6 years ago)

    Good school my kids are doing well and the staff has been very gracious and kind. No school system is perfect and that includes Canal Winchester. That said I find the teachers staff and the principle all seem to care deeply about the quality of education the children receive while attending CW schools. Every teacher my children have had has been helpful and eager to provide help and their services whenever and however they can. I am sure being a teacher is a difficult job as I know because all parents are also teachers to their own children. But to be a teacher to everyone s children not just your own is one of the most challenging yet extremely important jobs in the world.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a student at Indian trail as a second grader. She has had great teachers since she has been in this school. She has had the privelage of beng in some of the advanced classes. I really have enjoyed her experience with Indian Trail.

  • (6 years ago)

    unfortunately this school is not placing the funding they do receive on programs that are a high priority when it comes to educating our children. It is understandable that with a growing community there will be a need for larger schools extra teachers etc. But what about the kids that are there whose educational needs aren't being met do to improper planning or forethought. When it is discovered that a child needs more than standard classroom time and you have a program for that but because of a lack of room in that class. just shuffle them in with the rest hoping they'll catch up without any strategy. As they fall behind mid way through the year sugest something for the following year. That's just sloppy. Sometimes when the funds aren't there you have to get creative not reckless.

  • (6 years ago)

    I wanted to say that this school has the support of a lot of good people in the community. The principal seems very unhelpful. She will fool you at first by a smile but you will soon find that anything you ask will be ignored. She does not seem to inspire her teachers to rise to the level they need to be to make a career not just a job.. Many teachers might be good but will not give the extra the children need. The system allows children to pass who do not understand the content of the subjects. Be cautious also of the guidance person as she is pleasant but not helpful when it comes to children with learning problems.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Canal Winchester Schools my main concern that I am currently trying to address with the staff and principals is the admission of unauthorized individuals into the school. My relatives and I pick up/drop off my son regularly or come into the school for various reasons-volunteering etc and are never asked our names or for ID. I have even requested the office ask for ID whenever anyone comes to pick up my child they seem to ignore my request. With child abduction and the terrible stories in the news they should be more cautious and careful with our children....

  • (7 years ago)

    I think the elementary school is great. They encourage you to volunteer and I always feel welcome in the building. They have changed the KG schedule to half days so it is not so confusing any more(but it was!) Whenever I have had concerns they have been promptly dealt with.

  • (10 years ago)

    Poorly ran very little comunication between teachers and parents confusing KG schedule.

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