School Details

21st Century Charter School of Gary

556 Washington Street, Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-9339
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 480 students 17 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

89%
85%
86%
79%

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
  • 21st Century Charter School of Gary average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
82%
60%
79%
43%
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 2013
  • 21st Century Charter School of Gary average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
78%
79%
86%
36%
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 2013
  • 21st Century Charter School of Gary average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
78%
100%
82%
48%
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
  • 21st Century Charter School of Gary average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
75%
77%
78%
23%
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
  • 21st Century Charter School of Gary average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
73%
82%
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
  • 21st Century Charter School of Gary average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

21st Century Charter School of Gary is a charter high school in Gary. The principal of 21st Century Charter School of Gary is Mrs Angela West. 480 students attend 21st Century Charter School of Gary and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the 21st Century Charter School of Gary students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 480 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at 21st Century Charter School of Gary is 17:1. Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 98%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.6% 0.6%
Asian 0.2% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 87%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school there's a small teacher/student ratio and the teachers and staff really care about the students and about helping students succeed here and beyond when they go off to college. School is led by a very strong dedicated principal Ms. West!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a new member of the high school teaching staff I am very happy to have joined this great school. The teachers truly care about each and every student. On any given day you will find many of them here hours after school tutoring and coaching the students. Also the parents are very involved. It is great having the help and support from the parents. I believe that 21st Century Charter School @ Gary is a great school that is dedicated to providing its students with a strong education.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm impressed with the staff and students at 21st CCS each and every member of the staff takes the time to give each student what they need to succeed in life! 21st CCS has earned its A grade with the state.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has a great group of teachers and great leadership. In addition the school is the best Charter School that Ball State University authorizes. 21st Century offers a great alternative to traditional public school in the Northwest region and they offer opportunities for every student to succeed.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the best school ever in Norhtwest Indiana and even the state in Indiana. We are the best rated charter school and we have WONDERFUL students and staff.

  • (3 years ago)

    In the school year of 2010-2011 this school was the only school in Northwest Indiana to receive an A grade from the Department of education. 21st Century Charter School @ Gary has show that our students can acheive. Congrats to the students and Teachers of 21st Century

  • (3 years ago)

    I approve of this school in every way! From my experience the students are treated as young aspiring adults and are expected to achieve at their highest potential. The students are not met with METAL DETECTORS to walk through every morning expecting to learn academics. The teachers have PERSONALITY which goes a long way in this world and helps the students to obtain the same. My child loves this school and I have noticed his self esteem skyrocket since attending. Last but not least 21st Century has a dynamite principal...u go girl! )

  • (4 years ago)

    The school offers great opportunities for all hard working students

  • (5 years ago)

    This one school where everything that can be wrong is wrong!!!!! The administration is terrible and the teaching and help staff follows behind. The worst scool experience ever!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Since the writing of this article on this school test scores have improved greatly and the school met its annual year progress goals for the 2007/08 school year. In addition the first graduating class of 18 students boasts 15 original members from the freshman class and 13 of the 18 will be furthering their education.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had a horrific experience in every area (academics not good no extra-curricular no qualified teachers no parent involvement no school safety - do I need to say more!!) Your child's curriculum is extremely important - as parents we don't want our children left behind in today's world. That's defintely what will happen at 21st Century Charter@Gary. They are not ready!!!

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