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About This School

Waynedale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort Wayne. The principal of Waynedale Elementary School is Mr Justin Arkkelin. 507 children attend Waynedale Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 14% of the Waynedale Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 507 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Waynedale Elementary School is 16:1. Maplewood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 24%
Asian 13% 4%
Hispanic 10% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 70%
Limited English proficiency 14% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attended another school last year and now my son attends Kindergarten and my daughter is in the 1st grade at Waynedale Ele. I am not sure if I'm more disappointed in the school or the other parents. The class sizes are very large...24 in the K class and 25 in the 1st grade. Many children at this school aren't taught at home how to behave. I feel that this causes the teachers to have to focus on 'enforcing' rather than teaching. Also I was very excited to have them attending a biophysical magnet school but to my dismay when I visited their 'equipment room ' it was all adult exercise equipment. Having a degree in Exercise Science I know that children as young as elementary age should not be using weights and that exercising on adult size equipment poses a very high threat to injury. I'm just overall disappointed here.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended Waynedale K-5 grade. He was on high honor roll for 12 straight quarters won the Kiwanis Award 3 times...every teacher he had was great. It's easy for parents to say cruel thing's about a school but when u need your child out the door all day these teachers are the ones who choose to be there for your children...you should take the time to figure out what problems exist before they may get out of hand.... I do not agree with the Burmese intro our teachers need to be there for our community of students!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is now in 5th grade there and every teacher she has had was wonderful. They went out of their way to make sure my daughter got the best education and they're biophysical which keeps them very active. Not a lazy school at all! Granted it has it's problems but what school doesn't?

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attends full day Kindergarten at Waynedale.His teacher is very loving and he has learned alot this year. On the other hand Waynedale has a 'Silent lunch' policy that I find very strict and harsh for the children. because of this policy and the way the lunch room aides treat the children during lunch my son will not be attending Waynedale next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Waynedale represents the worst of the No Child Left Behind form of education. The schools mentality is totally centered around teaching to the test and provides at best a mediocre education. What ever happened to well rounded schools? And things like field trips to actually experience the world around them

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel that the student to teacher ratio is too high So many children get left behind as you can see in test scores. To me that is the most important thing. Waynedale needs smaller classes. thank you

  • (8 years ago)

    As a involved parent at the Waynedale School I have nothing but the best to say of all the teachers. They truely care about our kids. Mr. Martz is great asset to our school and has brought a lot of grants to our school the we haven't recieve in the past. Parents get involved! I would highly recommend Waynedale. Wonderful staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers only care about themselves and not the well-being of the children. Their disipline policy is very strict.

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