School Details

Clarence Farrington Elementary School 61

4326 Patricia Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 226-4261
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 536 students 19 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
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79%
39%
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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
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
61%
78%
73%
76%
86%
22%
39%
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
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
61%
78%
76%
71%
82%
27%
36%
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 2014
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clarence Farrington Elementary School 61 is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of Clarence Farrington Elementary School 61 is Ms Carole Wilson, who can be contacted at atkinssm@ips.k12.in.us. 536 children attend Clarence Farrington Elementary School 61 and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 32% of the Clarence Farrington Elementary School 61 students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 536 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Clarence Farrington Elementary School 61 is 19:1. Imagine Indiana Life Sciences Academy West is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 56% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 21%
Hispanic 37% 20%
Multiracial 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.1%
Asian 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.01%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 84%
Limited English proficiency 32% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    this school has not been looked at closely enough.. There are many wonderful teachers and programs that arnt usually recognized and Carole Wilson is the force behind them. There is a wonderful recognition and attention to each students needs that she demonstrates that is a rarity with a principal. She has orchestrated classes suited to individual students that might be accelerated and acknowledges their special gifts and works diligently with their teachers to help them excel. There are many programs after school that were implemented by Jenny Jessup and Jessica Beyerline to help improve the morale and physical fitness of children both which are very positive . They are geared towards movement whether walking or running and some are even training for a local marathon!! The students at Clarence Farrington are given not just a "book education" according to state mandates.. but a lifeskills one as well. They should be highly commended on the wonderful job that they are doing.. I think they are a wonderful and AWESOME elementary schoo!!!

  • (7 months ago)

    Clarence Farrington School#61 is a great school!!! My oldest son went there for 5 years and is in AP classes at Harshman Middle School and he wouldn't be there without the help of the wonderful staff at #61. My youngest son has attended there since 2012 and has done nothing but exceeded the standards! I give praise to the hard work the Teachers and Staff have to do daily and the rift-raft they receive on the other end also!

  • (7 months ago)

    I appreciate the way my student is taught and the way the teacher communicates with her students. Above all I appreciate the teacher's patience and the different learning tricks and techniques that my daughter has been taught. Me gusta la forma de ense ar a los alumnus y la comunicacion de maestro a alumnos. Sobre todo la paciencia y diferentes trucos o maneras de aprendizajes hacia los alumnos.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is the worst school I have seen in a very long time. my son is a first grader and he was failing and no one took the time to reach out to me until the end of the second semester by sending me a report card. I feel that his teacher did not care for his learning. My son has ADHD and I do not want any special treatment but they never helped him and all they wanted was to have him under meds and that would not happen with me. I hate this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible!! I leave a block from the school and refuse to send my daughter!! They have no sense of direction or communication. My daughter was bullied with the awareness of the Principal and teacher...Nothing was done about it. I will pay whatever before I send my child back to this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just moved into this school dist. I did not want to put my son in ips schools but as a single mom i could no longer aford the tuition at St. Michaels Catholic School. This school was exactly what a i pictured it to be. This school has no direction the children just seem to run all around the school at the end of the day and in the morring. There seems to be no displiyne in this school what so ever! my child will not be going to this school nexy year. I will work 2 jobs to keep him out of school 61!!!!

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