School Details

Lake Ridge Middle School

3601 West 41st Avenue, Gary, IN 46408
(219) 980-0730
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 424 students 22 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

67%
67%
78%
76%
76%
82%
54%
54%
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 2013
  • Lake Ridge Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
75%
78%
78%
78%
67%
67%
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 2013
  • Lake Ridge Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
58%
73%
79%
79%
80%

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 2013
  • Lake Ridge Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
34%
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 2013
  • Lake Ridge Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Ridge Middle School is a public middle school in Gary. The principal of Lake Ridge Middle School is Ms Torry Ivey. 424 children attend Lake Ridge Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 4% of the Lake Ridge Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 424 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lake Ridge Middle School is 22:1. Ambassador Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 45% 47%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 30% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 21%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.9%
Asian 0% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 85%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school from what I know. Great academic standards. I am very proud of this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former student at LRMS. I believe that the school was like a family to me. The teachers were great and the students were amazing. Some of the teachers don't care and just want there money but some of them do. For instance Mrs. Flint is the worlds greatest math teacher and she will do anything to help you learn. Mrs. Hogan is the best science teacher you will find. She helps her kids and makes it fun for us. Then there are teachers that will make you feel like your at home like Mrs. Rettig Mrs. Pohlplatz and Mrs. Bulatovich. I love LRMS I believe its a great school to attend.

  • (9 years ago)

    I had 6 children go through LRMS and each has gone on to graduate from Calumet. What you put into a school is what you get out of it as is in everything you do in life. Strive to succeed and you will be successful. It is our job as parents to teach our children discipline not the teachers. Parents need to support the educational process in order for the process to work. Don't believe everything you hear.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that the school diciple policies are unfair.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that lake ridge middle school turned out to be a pretty good school. I was told so many bad things that were going on there it turned out not to be so bad after all my son will be in 7th grade honors class and my daughter will be coming in as a 6th grader and i feel she will do fine.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think LRMS is a good school. The teachers really try to work with the students. Its not a perfect school but i approve of it.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school would be good if the kids didn't act like they are so tough.

  • (12 years ago)

    I believe that this school has a poor quality of teaching and unfair discipline policies.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools