School Details

David Turnham Edl Center

Po Box 432, Dale, IN 47523
(812) 937-4300
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 252 students 17 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
90%
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81%

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
  • North Spencer County School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
93%
86%
94%
92%
83%
94%
93%
78%

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
  • North Spencer County School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
89%
82%
93%
93%
89%
80%
86%
67%

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
  • North Spencer County School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
94%
79%
97%
97%
86%
82%
88%
64%

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
  • North Spencer County School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

David Turnham Edl Center is a public middle school in Dale. The principal of David Turnham Edl Center is Ms Jennifer Jazyk. 252 children attend David Turnham Edl Center and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 16% of the David Turnham Edl Center students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 252 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at David Turnham Edl Center is 17:1. Heritage Hills Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 91%
Hispanic 25% 6%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Asian 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 28%
Limited English proficiency 16% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very proud of David Turnham School The teachers are wonderfully It is a wonderful school.

  • (3 years ago)

    the best school at all is Fair Grove Missouri we put are kids in a few schools the teachers will really help the kid an not make excuses about anything except violence now that is a good teacher an all the teachers an school works really care about the children an that goes for most of the town.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very proud of David Turnham School staff students and parents for all the hard work they do and for always doing their personal best. We have a fabulous staff who cares for their students and works hard to benefit each and everyone of their students as well. Our principal is a strong leader who works hard to make sure that our school is run efficiently but also with a hands on approach with all of her students. Our principal and staff care for our students. Our parents are very involved in the activities and work that is done at David Turnham. As PTEO President I think we have a great parent and teacher organization.

  • (3 years ago)

    WOW!!! David Turnham is terrific!!! The teachers are wonderfully supportive and caring. My son attended school there. I tip my hat to Mrs. Litkenhus and her fine staff. The PTEO are one of a kind. Keep up the great work!

  • (5 years ago)

    David Turnham is an excellent school. The principal teachers and staff all hold themselves to the highest standards and expect the students to do the same. All of the staff take a personal interest in the school and the students. A great school!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has been to 2 other schools. I am not suprised that David Turnham receives superior ratings. It is a wonderful school. It has the best staff and is lead by a principal that is focused on the children academically and personally. Parental involvement is encouraged and that is very important also.

  • (7 years ago)

    I would have to say that David Turnham is the best school. Best by far!

  • (10 years ago)

    David Turnham Gradeschool is a wonderful place to send your children. The Principal teachers and staff all work together to provide their personal best as well as the best education that can be offered. I greatly respect the Principal Mrs. Dianne Litkenhus and would like to mention that she takes a personal interest in the welfare of the students faculty and their families. Any corporation would be lucky to have Mrs. Litkenhus on their staff because of her fairness and integrity.

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