School Details

Sugar Grove Elementary School

4135 West Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN 46142
(317) 887-4707
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 701 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

93%
89%
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89%
88%
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 2014
  • Center Grove Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
92%
82%
90%
87%
79%
86%
86%
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
  • Center Grove Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
92%
78%
95%
96%
86%
81%
89%
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
  • Center Grove Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sugar Grove Elementary School is a public elementary school in Greenwood. The principal of Sugar Grove Elementary School is Mr Davin Harpe. 701 students go to Sugar Grove Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.4% of the Sugar Grove Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 701 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sugar Grove Elementary School is 20:1. North Grove Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

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

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 19%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is one of the best my children have attended.they understand what area your child needs help in and applies help to them instead of pushing it to aside and not giveing any help at all. thanks again SGES staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with this school. One of my children has a learning disorder and her needs have been met by very responsive teachers and support personnell. Excellent art and music programs!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think Sugar Grove is a great elementary. Lots of volunteer possobilities if you seek them.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love Sugar Grove ! My children are happy here. It's a place where you want to be a kid again.

  • (9 years ago)

    I agree with other parent. I do not get 'warm fuzzy feeling' while walking the halls of Sugar Grove. I volunteer often and cringe as I walk up to sign in at front desk knowing I have to deal with office staff. Dreadful dealing with the nurse's office as well. No need to be snotty when you call to tell me my child doesn't feel well. Luckily we have been fortunate to have great teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    I would like to take a moment and address the comments/opinions stated in the posting form Not Impressed Mom . *If a child is gifted (and please realize all parents think their child is gifted) there is an Extended Learning program especially designed to meet the needs of these children at one of the elementary. *Johnson County has one of the finest Special Services partnerships with all of the schools in Johnson County. All of the teachers I have ever been fortunate enough to know speak to or have for my child- are true child advocates. They dedicated to giving EVERY student the same opportunity to become all that they can based on their individual talents interest and skills. * I find it interesting how the media is ready to write horrible comments about scoreboards and board meetings Yet when the fine children of our school district raise over $60 000 for Katrina relief (many from their own penny banks) we cannot get anyone to listen. There are so many times parent and staff call the local newspapers about the students doing well in a spelling bee or other academic endeavors unfortunately we never hear back from the reporters. Don t let one bad experience ruin your outlook You are a part of a big world and you need to learn to work with all types of people.

  • (10 years ago)

    The majority of teachers at Sugar Grove seem to really care about educating the children. But the staff does not know how to handle students who are working below grade level. They don't know how to help them. The entire administration system has their heads in the clouds and cannot see that there are improvements needed in the area of academics. PTO is pretty strong but it tends to be the same people doing all the work and they are loosing steam. Being new to the system you do not get a warm fuzzy feeling when you are in the building and are often treated as an outsider. I would rate Sugar Grove a 7 out of 10.

  • (10 years ago)

    Sugar Grove has many great teachers and is a great school for the most part. It once enjoyed an unparalleled school community spirit but that has fallen to the wayside under current administration. Fortunately most the teachers are holdovers from the former principal and they make a great team. The current principal lacks direction and the focus needed to follow through with programs and projects that made the school's wonderful reputation in the first place. The number of parent volunteers used to be overwhelming but many do not repeat as head of projects due to problems with the current administration. The school board refuses to address concerns. Still we wouldn't trade it for another school because the teachers are so dedicatated and in tune with the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    4 star because the 1st half of the 1st grading period is spent preparing for ISTEP. Easy to obtain 4 star that way. Grade level academics not taught until after ISTEP. If you have a gifted child they cannot help you. Teachers just add more work not challenging. If your child works below grade level teachers panic & give up before trying. If your child is on grade level normal range does not need extra help or need to be challenged you'll do fine. Prinicpal gives good impression but not visible. Administation has head in clouds not enough praise for academic success. School system over crowded. Some of the teachers should NOT be teaching. No one helps you if you are new to system they assume you know how they work & get irritated if you ask questions. Better leadership is needed to ensure academic success for ALL of the kids.

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