School Details

Fishback Creek Public Academy

8301 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 347-8470
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 534 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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

74%
75%
84%
77%
78%
84%
69%
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

77%
77%
79%
90%
87%
87%
65%
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

Fishback Creek Public Academy is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of Fishback Creek Public Academy is Mr Fabrice Decaudin. 534 children attend Fishback Creek Public Academy and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 9% of the Fishback Creek Public Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 534 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fishback Creek Public Academy is 18:1. Stonegate Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 49% 59%
Asian 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 12%
Multiracial 12% 7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 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 41% 65%
Limited English proficiency 9% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I love this school. My son is special needs and has been attending FCPA since pre-K. They have Developmental pre-school. Now he is in KG. He has loved it from day 1. The teachers he has had Mrs Hedges Mrs Gordon are seasoned teachers and are great at what they do. My 2nd child is not special needs so will be attending regular pre-school with Guion/College Park. But we will be moving him to FCPA for KG when the time comes. The teachers and all the school administrators are approachable great about communicating with parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son will begin kindergarten at Fishback for 2013-2014 school year. I am so excited for him to be a part of such an impressive school system and HIGHLY qualified teachers including a fantastic resource team (Speech-Language Pathologist Resource Teachers and School Psychologists). Fishback has quite a reputation and I am honored that my son will be learning in such a positive environment where children are encouraged to explore learning in a hands on highly effective way.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have 2 children that are attending or and one that has graduated and they all have LOVED their fishback creek experience!

  • (5 years ago)

    My children went to school there for almost three years we moved and now they half to go back to a traditional calendar school.I love fishback all the staff and teachers are great and my kids are so sad to leave.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter just finished FCPA last year and is currently at New Augusta North. We were thrilled with the educational experience that she received. The creative projects and activities that drives their instruction is beyond compare. She was always ready to go to school and was sad when she graduated. The school also stresses life skills and student responsibility. She loved working as a junior librarian and being on the news crew. An incredible school with incredible teachers!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has attended Fishback from grades K-3. Although the school has mixed age ranges in the classroom his teachers have kept him challenged when he has become more advanced in some topic areas. The school is very diverse and has lots to offer for extracurricular activities. We've been involved with boyscouts taekwondo chess club percussion and other grade level events that the school has sponsored from year to year. Parents are very involved at the school which is highly encouraged and everyone knows my child's name. We will be relocating to Chicago and will dearly miss the Fishback family.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers and adminstration are very good. They encourage a lot of parent involvment. The student body is very diverse. Some of the children are a bit rough and undisciplined which takes up some of the teaching time for discipline. The facilities are new and very nice. There are many computers for the students. They have an array of extracurricular activities that are very good. For example spanish chess club piano and percussion instruction.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two kids that attend Fishback Creek Public Academy. I am extremely pleased with the overall learning environment. Everyone from the Principal on down is truly comitted to the education of the children. I strongly recommend this school to anyone that is serious about their kids education. Best elemntary school in the region.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter Natalie is in the 4th grade. She has always had trouble learning in some areas but is very bright... In her other school her other teachers would just offer tutoring and no solution or try to help Natalie except money out of pocket for tutoring from the teacher that made no difference at all... This year she has the most outstanding caring hardworking teacher I have ever seen... She not only has filled out forms but has involved a large number of staff or help us all determine what should be done next to help Natalie. What has been ignored by the other school was taken with open arms by fishback and now we are finding answers and open doors. We were on a waiting list for 3 years to get in. It was well worth it. I just wish my son was given the same chance and teacher.communication!

  • (10 years ago)

    My children worked for weeks getting ready for the Istep testing. My Children have felt at ease when testing do to all the worksheets they did before the testing. Fishback Creek is a 4 star school. For our family its Fishback Creek or homeschool! We love our school

  • (10 years ago)

    Compared to other schools the school needs to prepare the students better for istep. Our child said preparing for istep at Fishback was rushed through and now she does not feel those pressures or feel rushed in her new school. They need to bring home more books. Compared to alot of the suburb township schools Fishback has a lot of work overall. We will not say all the teachers are bad. We did not realize how much our child was lacking until she place in a totally different school district and school. Now are child is performing even better and learning much at a four star school. Which Fishback is not.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is wonderful and my family has been with this school from day one. The new principal is really great. I highly recommend you to check this school out it is wonderful. Great job to the school. They really care about the kids.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love this school. I love these teachers. My daughter has been at Fishback for two years now. The staff is very friendly and genuinely cares for your children. Uniforms are also a big help.

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