School Details

Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School

4713 N Hillsboro Rd, Mount Summit, IN 47361
(765) 836-4811
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 313 students 13 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

71%
71%
74%
76%
76%
81%
67%
70%
69%

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
  • Blue River Valley Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
76%
85%
85%
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 2013
  • Blue River Valley Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
71%
70%
33%
33%
46%
70%
70%
78%

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
  • Blue River Valley Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School is a public high school. The principal of Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School is Mr Ken Howell. 313 students attend Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 0% of the Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 313 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Blue River Valley Jr-Sr High School is 13:1. New Castle High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Hispanic 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% 0.5%
Asian 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 38%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Educational system isnt bad dont like the idea of my child having to take an Ag class yes its a community of farming but that should be a 'must take' class. As a parent that moved into the district. If you arent someone thats been living around here for 20 years you are an outsider & treated that way. Parents are very standoff-ish cant imagine how kids are!

  • (7 years ago)

    Having gone to Blue River all my life I must say it is an excellent school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Blue River has recently renovated the high school building. The project was a great success. The students now have a very nice facility to learn in including the Science wing. Ben Buehler has been an excellent addition to the teaching staff. It is very rare for a school this size to have a qualified physics instructor.

  • (9 years ago)

    The administration at Blue River Valley Junior-Senior High School is terrible. There is no action taken in regards to any misbehavior. Students do whatever they want and are not punished. Bullying is a major issue.

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