Amy Beverland Elementary School

11650 Fox Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236
(317) 964-4000
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-6 700 students 16 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

91%
72%
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81%

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 2014
  • M S D Lawrence Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
74%
86%
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73%
83%
85%
55%
78%

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 2014
  • M S D Lawrence Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
73%
82%
95%
83%
89%
89%
57%
67%

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 2014
  • M S D Lawrence Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
76%
79%
95%
86%
86%
86%
52%
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 2014
  • M S D Lawrence Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Amy Beverland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lawrence. The principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School is Ms Susan Jordan. 700 children attend Amy Beverland Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the Amy Beverland Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 18% of the 700 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Amy Beverland Elementary School is 16:1. Oaklandon Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 34%
Hispanic 4% 17%
Asian 4% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 41%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 59%
Limited English proficiency 3% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Amy Beverland is a great school! Our family loves Amy Beverland because the teachers and adminstration have high expectations for students and push them to their full potential while being caring kind and differentiating for all students. My child loves the school of communication and loves seeing the student-produced news each day. The family association is very involved and parents have input on what happens at school. The school is extremely welcoming and feels like a true sense of community!

  • (7 months ago)

    Amy Beverland Elementary is an amazing place. The teachers and staff are so invested in helping students achieve their best as well as helping them feel welcome. They use a variety of learning tools that allow the teachers to individualize work for the students. This allows kids that are ahead of state standards to continue to be challenged and those that need to catch up some support. The school has an active PTO that sponsors wonderful family events each year - First Friday Picnic Fall Festival Pancake Breakfast Family Fun Night and end the year with Communication Night which highlights all of the amazing things the kids have been working on all year. Great school! I can't recommend it enough.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fabulous school with wonderful teachers. High standardized test scores. Innovative teaching. Great family association with nice families.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have three children and all have excelled at ABE. Teachers and Staff are wonderful parent involvement is amazing. I am not impressed with our options in Lawrence Township choices after elementary school and we will need to make a decision with our oldest soon and only wish we had an option like ABE as our children get older.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both staff and teachers are focused on education and amaze me how well they get the most out of each child based on their ability. My second grader is reading at a 5th grade level my 5 year old writes and reads better than her 6 and 7 year old friends at other schools. Although I dont know if I will keep my kids in Lawrence schools after elementary I cant say enough good things about Amy Beverland.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Pre school of the arts is like somekind of magical enchanted advaenture for my 4 and 5 year olds. Every moorning they are greeted with smiles and hugs from classmates and teachers and they return home having had a full day of academics arts & Crafts and recess. The Principles and staff handle business matters professionally and recognize me and my children as a part of the AB family. The teachers and their assistants are always positive and providing guidance when needed. At this age my concern is that they enjoy getting up everyday and going to school and my kids wont miss a day. Thank you to the staff @ ABE/POA

  • (6 years ago)

    I see that the negative comments are about how parents do not feel thier child is being challenged enough. I am a student teacher at Amy Beverland and I can see how one would say this. What some may not be able to see is that this school practices constructivism. This is when the learning is student driven. Our job as teachers is to become the observer and let the students imagination guide thier learning. I can say that my experience at Amy Beverland is very different from other schools. There is not an a lot of homework given because that is the idea of constructivism. If I could give a worried parent a little advise it would be to not be frightened by this style of teaching because I see children get excited about learning everday. Try to research information on constructivism to learn how great it really is.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great! The children get alot one on one attention from the dedicated staff. The children also get a very well rounded education as the music art and PE programs are excellent.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have three children who have attended Amy Beverland. Reading seemed to be the top priority at all three grade levels. After moving we found out the above average grades which all three received at AB had not truely prepared them for other school districts. All three are behind in other areas such as math spelling and grammer. Although the staff was always professional and seems to work with the students I think too much is put on the ISTEP or areas in which the school receives funding. A true well rounded education should evaluate all areas of learning and comprehension of the materal taught.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is wonderful. The environment is so positive and each child gets a lot of individual attention. They have many programs for the child to be involved in.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was very impressed and happy with the personal attention given by the principal and my daughter's teacher. They seem to strive to recognize students as individuals. I believe that any problems are due to NCLB and the struggles it creates without funding. A.B. is overall a wonderful school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Amy Beverland does an excellent job of recognizing children as individuals. I have one child that attended there in the past three more that are currently enrolled. All four have very different ability levels. Teachers and administrators have consistently worked to treat each child as unique. They welcome parent involvement. They listen well and work with the parents to find solutions as necessary. I highly recommend Amy Beverland.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am saddened by the few poor reviews of ABE! My daughter just completed first grade and it was a wonderful experience. I volunteered in the library once a week and in her classroom weekly so I experienced for myself the environment at ABE - it makes a huge difference when parents become a regular part of the school experience. She did have homework every night...accelerated math practice tests reading and worksheets. My girl is very impulsive and dramatic but her teacher simply (and compassionately) did not allow distruptions in the classroom. However to give her the tools to control her impulsivity she met with a group of peers once a week with the school counselor - a 'group therapy' session for first graders! As a result her new-found control helped her soar with her reading and she even won a silver medal in the Math Pentathlon competition!

  • (11 years ago)

    I only have one child. He is now in the 4th grade and had wonderful caring teachers at ABE grades 1-3. This year his teacher has a different style I guess. He is not as kind and caring toward the students as previous teachers. I do think he feels it is his responsibility to be more firm to start getting the students ready for middle school. Discipline is a challenge certainly but I am not sure it is applied evenly - the boys seem to get a bad rap. Overally I really like the school but one thing that annoys me is the amount of inside recess. There is nothing for the kids to do except play quiet games and boys need time to blow off steam!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have one child who has attended Amy Beverland two currently there and one to attend next year. My children have a wide range of intelligence and abilities and I have been very pleased with the education they have received. Last year my fifth grader's educational experience was very demanding but positive and included classwork and homework that prepared her very well for sixth grade at the middle school. The teachers that we have had and we've had many have all been interested in any concerns that we have had about emotional or educational needs and they addressed those concerns in a positive way.

  • (12 years ago)

    This school advertises itself as a four star school. Don't be fooled! My child is in fifth grade and has yet to receive any daily homework. Many of the teachers do as little as possible to get the child through. The main focus is doing well on the ISTEP regardless of what is best for the child in order to keep their 4 stars. This may include holding a child back in 2nd grade if the administration believes they might not do well on the 3rd grade ISTEP. Look to the Magnet programs if this is your school option.

  • (12 years ago)

    I would never recommend this school! If your child is average or above average they will learn nothing. The teachers spend their time helping kids that are below grade level. They will do nothing for the kids that need to be pushed. This district does not know how to handle safety issues. I would move into another school district if possible.

  • (12 years ago)

    Two of my children attend this school. It has been the worst education they have had yet. My first grade son is not taught any type of spelling whatsoever. When a school project is being worked on there are no papers sent home letting the parents know what it is and how long their child has to complete the project. When my son had an accident on the playground at recess he went to the nurse and she shrugged it off as nothing and sent him back to play. I never received a telephone call or anything letting me know he had gotten hurt......when he got home I had to rush him to the emergency room because he had in fact broken his collarbone. I have been extremely disappointed in this school. When my children first attended here I was under the impression that it was a phenomenal school. I'm sad to report that I have not seen anything phenomenal about it.

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