School Details

Deer Run Elementary School

5401 North High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254
(317) 299-1266
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 727 students 19 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

76%
80%
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66%
75%
80%

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
  • M S D Pike Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
75%
84%
82%
78%
84%
71%
55%
74%

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
  • M S D Pike Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
77%
79%
91%
87%
87%
70%
55%
74%

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
  • M S D Pike Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Deer Run Elementary School is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of Deer Run Elementary School is Mr Randy Miller. 727 students go to Deer Run Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 32% of the Deer Run Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 727 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Deer Run Elementary School is 19:1. Snacks Crossing Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 59% 59%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 12%
Multiracial 4% 7%
Hispanic 31% 20%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 65%
Limited English proficiency 32% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    It's simply the best school with the best teachers and the most wonderful Principal. The teachers at DR aren't just teachers they are great support and help for kids they are just awesome!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i like deer run because of the care for the kids andthe safety

  • (5 years ago)

    Deer run has played a very important role in educating my two boys. The principal Mr.Holly came up through the ranks and is one of the most caring pricipals I know. The teachers are wonderful and are willing to forge strong bonds with parents to help the students succeed. I am proud that both my boys have had the opportunity to attend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The atomsphere for learning is great. All the students have pride in their school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Deer Run Elementary School because we have some of the most energetic dedicated teachers who are here to ensure the success of each student.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended this school from K-5 and later I became a teacher in this building. As a former Deer Run parent and current teacher this school has some of the most dedicated staff members you could ever imagine!

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a school with dedicated teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to help all students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My niece goes there and she loves the school and is very bright and a child that is in that environment will be able to learn so much and it is wonderful to see.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school educates empowers and nurtures children in a clean loving safe environment!

  • (5 years ago)

    The faculty are very effective about not only teaching the students but also helping them to learn and apply their learning outside of the classrooms.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Deer Run because it allows students to demonstrate their talents and my granddaughter loves Dear Run!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Deer run is a great school because i love how they do weekly progress report so you can know where your child still throughout the whole school year

  • (5 years ago)

    The level of personal time and development provided to individual students is to be commended.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the Teachers at Deer Run Elementary They work very hard and make sure that my child is performing his best and giving assistance to him.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love deer run because the teachers are dedicated to childrens and parents.very proud of deer run staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    Deer Run Elementary is the best elementary school in this township (Pike) The teachers are devoted professional dedicated loving and well learned in their profession. The principal Mr. David Holly is the best . My grandchildren are growing by leaps and bounds due to the curriculum. They love their new school and are eager to go everyday. The theme of the school is 'do the right thing and treat people right' Teaching children that helps prepare them to be honorable respectful and courteous to one another family members as well as their teachers. Fantastic job Deer Run!

  • (5 years ago)

    They really care about the students and they communicates very well with parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love deer run because they teach so many different ways to learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    The best part of the day is watching all of our students come off of the buses happy to be here hugging all of our fine staff members. Our staff has incredible hearts and our families are dedicated to their students! Deer Run is AWESOME!

  • (5 years ago)

    It a very good school in my opinion. My child has attended DRE 1st thru 5th grade. There have been a lot of challenges remodeling challenges new student & diversity challenges learning challenges etc. DRE has exceeded the challenges due to the leadership of my Holly and all of his staff.

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