Douglas MacArthur Elementary School

454 East Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 789-2500
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 607 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Perry Township Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Perry Township Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Perry Township Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School is Mrs Starlena Hardimon, who can be contacted at scraig@perryschools.org. 607 students go to Douglas MacArthur Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Douglas MacArthur Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 46% of the 607 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School is 18:1. Faith Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 63%
Hispanic 6% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Asian 14% 11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 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 46% 61%
Limited English proficiency 12% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am the grandmother of a soon to be 2nd grader. My granddaughter has flourished at Douglas MacArthur. The amount she has learned through first grade is staggering. The staff is amazing the way they can teach so many students even with many that have English as a second language. The teachers principal and staff truly care for the students!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am glad we are getting a new principal here. We experienced a 2nd grade teacher at this school who bullied my child and Mr. Craig did not take this seriously. The woman who bullied my child seems to have a mental problem has severe mood swings little patience and should not be working with 7 year old children. My child had never had a problem with another teacher. I pray that this year she will be blessed with a better teacher.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my first experience with Perry Township schools so I was not sure which elementary school to send my Kindergartner to. I am so happy that we chose Douglas MacArthur as our school. My daughter gets a first class education and plenty of teacher/student attention. She has made wonderful friendships and has truly bonded with these skilled educators. I strongly recommend this elementary school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a child in DM. While I admit the school is not a pit into which children fall and never come out I'm torn when seeing the record of the township on Special Needs students. This school in particular does not handle special education well at all! They aren't alone in the district by any means but it was a disappointment in this case. The way they teach responsibility is fabulous and Mr. Craig is a caring man. Any problems DM has I would say are township wide issues. The problem is Perry Schools. They are becoming sub par.

  • (5 years ago)

    Duglas MacArthur is a wonderful school. Education safety respect and accountability are all high priorities when it comes to MacArthur. The teaching staff is both wonderful and consistent. The principal Mr. Craig knows each and every child by name and truly cares about the education they receive from MacArthur. I strongly recommend this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I absolutely love Douglas MacArthur! I transferred my daughter there from private schooling and have never regretted the decision. She has flourished at DM. The principal Mr. Craig is absolutely fabulous. He treats the children with respect and discipline. A wonderful mentor! The teachers are fantastic. There isn't a bad one in the bunch! They take pride in what they do and it shows. From the instant you walk in the front door to the time you walk out you can feel the warmth and comfort that sets Douglas MacArthur apart from the rest. This is a superb educational facility. Switching to DM was a life changing moment for my daughter. I thank God everyday for this wonderful place and the people who make it possible.

  • (7 years ago)

    Douglas MacArthur is the best school in Perry Township. My daughter attended there k-5 and loved it! The children feel cared about and are missed when not there!! The principal takes the time out to learn every childs name and can put it with their faces. This alone makes the children feel very important. Douglas MacArthur also have many opportunities for parents students and staff to come together in fun and educational events. The school also focus's on the Nature of things which helps our children to respect our environment learn about our environment and work hands on in the schools garden. This school is highly recommended!! We miss it greatly!!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have had 4 children in this school over the past 8 years. This is a wonderful place to learn and grow. The teachers are superb and the principal is top notch. Parental involvement abounds! The school is safe and the curriculum is adequately suited to meet the needs of the children. I have yet to find something to complain about with this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    My step-son went to this school for two years and my son has been going there for the last three years since he started first grade. My husband the kids and I have nothing but good things to say about Douglas MacArthur! The curriculum is challenging enough to keep the children interested and learning but not so difficult that they get frustrated. The class sizes are relatively small only 23 in my son's third grade class! The teachers are just wonderful and the principal is the best! Parents are encouraged to participate as much as they can with lots of opportunities for volunteering. The school has a very positive community atmosphere!

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