School Details

Center Grove Middle School Central

4900 Stones Crossing Road West, Greenwood, IN 46143
(317) 882-9391
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 954 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
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86%
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64%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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
  • Center Grove Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
86%
78%
93%
93%
81%
91%
89%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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
  • Center Grove Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
84%
76%
90%
91%
82%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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
  • Center Grove Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
84%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Center Grove Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Center Grove Middle School Central is a public middle school in Bargersville. The principal of Center Grove Middle School Central is Mrs Nora Hoover. 954 students go to Center Grove Middle School Central and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Center Grove Middle School Central students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 954 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Center Grove Middle School Central is 20:1. Center Grove Middle School North is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 90%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 19%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    CGMSC is a wonderful school. From the principal to office staff to teachers to students everything about this school is wonderful! My daughter is having a wonderful time by having caring teachers and friendly kids! As a parent I am thrilled!

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a 6th grader and I really love this school. I used to go to North but now Central and Central is way better and nicer and cleaner

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent academics set high standards compared to most public schools. Safe community and caring professional teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school. I'm really glad we moved here.

  • (6 years ago)

    CGMSC is an outstanding school. The teacher are understanding and helpful. They make learning a joy. My kids love it there!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think it is an excelent school Corporation. My kids love to go to school every day..

  • (6 years ago)

    CGMSC is a fantastic school. We have been very impressed with the education our children are getting.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is doing great at CGMSC. They have so many programs that help meet her individual needs. I can't think of a place I would rather have her attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    CGMSC Is a great school. It provides the students all the education they need. Also If I was a staff member at CGMSC I would love to work at the school. This is the best school ever! It is even better than CGMSN!

  • (7 years ago)

    Everyone talks about the high ISTEP scores in Center Grove. They should be high; the students spend at least three weeks before the test taking 'practice test' instead of teaching curriculum; I've seen the worksheets every year.

  • (8 years ago)

    We are very disappointed in Middle School Central finding it not living up to it's reputation. Our biggest complaint is the quality and consistency of the Teachers. The average student is absolutely ignored! Please do not teach our children that it is always the squeaky wheel that gets oiled-they all need attention and to be treated with fairness and respect. The curriculum is good but follow thru and individulaized treatment is severly lacking!

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree with some parts of the reviews posted here. Such as Center Grove being sports minded versus academic minded and that is evident from the 2.5 million dollar outdoor locker facility being built. However I also think that in order for there to be change there has to be more parental involvement. You can't keep sitting back complaining about the school yet not be involved and not vote the yahoos out of the school board when election time comes up. I absolutely agree that Center Grove could do more but how are they supposed to achieve that without parental support and involvement. I have been to the PTO meetings people and not one of you showed up!Center Grove won't be held accountable until the parents stand up and make them accountable starting with the School Board to the Principals to the Teachers. It can be a great school!

  • (10 years ago)

    CGMSN ISTEP scores are up great! Yet there is more to a school than scores. The school system is pretty good but they do not come close to being as good as they claim. The school has high expectations for the kids but not for the staff. There are teachers who should not be teaching consistently use poor grammar & spelling criticize kids. Kids working below grade level are made to feel like failures & inadequate. Gifted kids are given extra work. I have 4 children in the system which I rate as a 7 out of 10. Community rates them high but then you discover they are talking about sports not academics. Admin/staff have clouded vision & need to take an in-depth look at what needs improving in order to prepare the kids for the future.

  • (10 years ago)

    In a data driven world lets look at some ISTEP data from 2004. There are 234 public middle schools in Indiana that have 6th 7th and 8th grades and CGMSN ranked 9th based on the percentage of students passing the language arts portion of the sixth grade ISTEP. There are 310 public middle schools that have 7th and 8th grades. CGMSN seventh grade students ranked 10th in math scores and ranked 17th in language arts. CGMSN eighth grade students ranked 21st in ISTEP language arts scores. Lets look closer at the 7th grade data this year. 21 students went from did not Pass to Pass and 32 went from Pass to Pass+ in math. In language arts 28 students went from did not Pass to Pass and another 28 went from Pass to Pass+. In just one year CGMSN has become high achieving school with the data to backup that statement.

  • (10 years ago)

    Cgmsn has way to many kids to effectively teach each one of them. If your child is gifted they give extra work instead of challenging their minds. If your child is behind the teachers make them feel inadequate & they make sure the rest of the students know that that child is working below grade level it is pointed out on a daily basis yet they do nothing to help the students understand the material they just make the student feel worthless. So if you are thinking of going here make sure your child is on grade level (normal) not above nor below because the school does not know how to handle any type of challenge. There are many teachers in this building who should not be in the field of education. Oh yes sports are very very important throughout the system academics rate low on the agenda.

  • (10 years ago)

    Center Grove Middle School North is lacking in academic excellence like the rest of the school system. If your child is struggling the teacher's have NO clue as to how to help. The principal gives the impression he wants changes as in the Language Arts Dept. but the new program does not help those struggling. it just piles on more homework without the review/structure. If you are an athlete you have it made if you are not on a sports team you are treated like an outcast by the staff. The system ranks itself as top notch BUT they fail to meet academic expectations. that's why so many home school around the area.

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