School Details

Helfrich Park Stem Academy

2603 West Maryland Street, Evansville, IN 47712
(812) 435-8246
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 583 students 16 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
74%
79%
88%
81%
86%
75%
63%
64%

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
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
72%
78%
88%
76%
81%
79%
66%
71%

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
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
69%
76%
83%
74%
82%

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
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
58%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Helfrich Park Stem Academy is a public middle school in Evansville. The principal of Helfrich Park Stem Academy is Mr Timothy Mcintosh. 583 children attend Helfrich Park Stem Academy and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.3% of the Helfrich Park Stem Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 583 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Helfrich Park Stem Academy is 16:1. Westside Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 72%
Multiracial 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 14%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 0.5% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 58%
Limited English proficiency 0.3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Great middle school! Encourages students to do their best everyday in all area of their life. Emphasis on respect and manners is very appreciated. Educators are caring and the majority are teaching because they have a passion for education.

  • (1 year ago)

    HPSA is an excellent school great teachers great staff! Cafeteria ladies are very nice. Nice location.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is seriously better than any of the other schools. Mr.MacIntosh runs the school so well and there are no problems to be broadcasted. All the teachers are simply awesome. Helfich has a lot of after-school activities and i am always involved with somethng at the school.This school is 1 in a million!

  • (8 years ago)

    My parent are involved in PTSA and i am invloved in other activities as well. This School is a great one!

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers are truly involved with you! There are many clubs and things for your child to do and there's even tutoring after school with a bus to take your child home. It's really an awesome school! I know I like it.. )

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Overall score

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  • Principal leadership
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