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Eleanor Skillen Elementary School 34

1410 Wade Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 226-4234
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 493 students 13 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
62%
84%
67%
62%
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 2014
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
72%
87%
66%
69%
83%
48%
48%
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

65%
61%
82%
71%
76%
89%
35%
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

69%
61%
79%
81%
71%
86%
42%
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

Eleanor Skillen Elementary School 34 is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of Eleanor Skillen Elementary School 34 is Ms Susan Mahoney, whose e-mail is mahonesl@ips.k12.in.us. 493 children attend Eleanor Skillen Elementary School 34 and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Eleanor Skillen Elementary School 34 students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 493 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Eleanor Skillen Elementary School 34 is 13:1. Frederick Douglass SUPER School 19 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 53%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Multiracial 10% 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 84% 84%
Limited English proficiency 4% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I tried the Indiana Math and Science Academy (which is a JOKE) Had to come back HOME to IPS #34 We are family at 34 The teachers and all staff are here for you no matter the situation Home is where the heart is As long as my kids are in grade school 34 is where they will be! #lovemy34

  • (9 months ago)

    I loved this school it was one of the reason's why my childhood was so bright. I enjoyed every year all the way up to sixth grade. I first started in the older building which then got knocked down and rebuilt. I remember graduating the sixth grade thinking only six more year's until high school graduation. So here I am today at nineteen year's old a year after graduating high school and I will be attending college at IUPUI. Life is so beautiful and my amazing elementary school will never be forgotten !

  • (1 year ago)

    At Eleanor Skillen School the staff cares greatly about their students. They work to provide as many experiences and as much opportunity as possible while staying within an inappropriately tight budget. They have a media specialist (librarian) only once a month but the children love reading. All of the grades look forward to when they get to read to the therapy dogs that visit weekly. Other volunteer support the school as well stepping in where working parents are not able to. It is a school that cares and provides a wonderful warm family environment to all of the kids. While the area that is served by IPS #34 is very low-income the kids are bright and respectful and the teachers are equally warm and caring. There is lots of support from intervention staff and outside volunteers bringing otherwise unavailable experiences to the kids. I think this is a great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is amazing! They have such supportive teachers and an incredible staff. The students are polite and thoughtful; I love volunteering here! Their culture is very inclusive and they provide a positive learning atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am the grandmother/guardian of Halie a kindergarten student at School 34. I'm sure letters and phone calls from upset parents/guardians expressing disappointment of a teacher happens all too often. People have no problem in taking time to complain about someone. Parents expect teachers to do their job not realizing what that means. Kids today are living with what they feel is a sense of entitlement and that sickens me. This is being taught to them by today s society. Teachers are expected to put up with more and more every year. This letter is to commend a teacher at School 34 Mrs. Carey Lee. She is my granddaughter Halie's kindergarten teacher. Over the past school year my granddaughter has suffered many family trials. Mrs. Lee has gone above and beyond her job as an educator for Halie through all of these times. She has held her in times of fear cried with her in times of hurt wiped her tears sat her down and gave her hope for a better tomorrow. Never letting her problems or her adversities be an excuse for entitlement. I believe Mrs. Lee has laid a foundation of much more than beginning academics. The bond she has developed with Halie will truly be life long. If the standards Mrs. Lee has set were followed by all educators it could possibly put an end to this entitlement era of children. Halie is a bright young girl who struggled with her schoolwork coming into the 2008/9 school year. Mrs. Lee successfully provided a positive and patient learning program in her class. Frankly Halie had problems keeping up early in the year. However after a short time Mrs. Lee had her up to speed and exceeding my most optimistic expectations. 'Homework' changed from a frustrating battle to a joyful sharing of Halie's success. I am so proud of what Halie has learned in the past months at School 34 and I attribute a great deal of that to the skills and compassion shown by Mrs. Lee. Halie has a long way to go through elementary school high school and college. Mrs. Lee has helped provide Halie the confidence to know she is a bright child and the curiosity to want to know more. I can't expect this kind of care and excellence from all of Halie's future teachers and professors but Mrs. Lee has set a standard I will never forget.

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