School Details

Daniel Webster Elementary School

3720 Pierce Street, Gary, IN 46408
(219) 980-6345
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 294 students 17 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

50%
68%
84%
42%
61%
81%

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
  • Gary Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
76%
87%
83%
59%
83%
60%
44%
78%

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
  • Gary Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
63%
82%
47%
72%
89%
13%
43%
67%

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
  • Gary Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
63%
79%
59%
68%
86%
0%
33%
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
  • Gary Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Daniel Webster Elementary School is a public middle school in Gary. The principal of Daniel Webster Elementary School is Mrs Gina Ellison. 294 students attend Daniel Webster Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Daniel Webster Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 294 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Daniel Webster Elementary School is 17:1. Ambassador Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 86% 92%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 12% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 80%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0.2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Webster is a very good school there teachers are caring and conserned about the students.The principal is welcoming and the staff is kind.i was a graduate of there 2005- 2006 class and i have to say that the school is completely wonderful

  • (6 years ago)

    Webster is a very good school there teachers are caring and conserned about the students.The principal is welcoming and the staff is kind.My children have been at webster four years now and they have gotten the best education ever I know that webster is the best school in the city of Gary In.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love Dr. Hunt as the principal of this school. She is a very warm and inviting principle to her students parents and faculty. My numer one problem with Webster School as with most Gary schools is the lack of care from the actual teachers. In Webster school you will find more yelling and uncaring teachers. You will also find that alot of teachers appear to have no sympathy for the children or the parent's situations. I was having finacial dificulty and had one teacher tell me that 'if we can buy food we can by glasses' not knowing that we were struggling to buy food. I think it is pathetic how the most uncaring of teachers are left to damage the minds of our future with no repercusions and no remorse. I also feel that Dr. Hunt's services would be better served with a better staff to match herself.

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Overall score

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  • Principal leadership
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