School Details

Francis W Parker Montessori School 56

2353 Columbia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4256
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 280 students 10 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

96%
66%
85%
78%
63%
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 2013
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
64%
82%
89%
68%
79%
70%
47%
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 2013
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
60%
78%
94%
71%
86%
39%
47%
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 2013
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
59%
78%
88%
71%
82%
41%
38%
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 2013
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
50%
75%
100%
61%
78%
70%
38%
71%

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
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 is a public middle school in Indianapolis. The principal of Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 is Ms Lauren Franklin, who can be contacted at franklil@ips.k12.in.us. 280 students attend Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 9% of the Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 280 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Francis W Parker Montessori School 56 is 10:1. The Oaks Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 74% 53%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Hispanic 12% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 21%
Asian 0.7% 0.6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.01%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 84%
Limited English proficiency 9% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    By the way i wrote the review where i attended from '97-01' and i was trying to put in five stars for excellent but for some reason the computer wasn't letting me so yes it is 5 STARS as in excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended this school as a student from 1989-1996 and can attest to the fact that it is an amazing school. Much of the staff is still the same and they are truly exceptional educators. I am now a junior in college and a firm believer in a Montessori education. I am not sure where I would be without school #56 but I do not believe I would be as critical a thinker or as conscious a citizen had I not attended such an amazing school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has a bad attention problem. I felt like alot of schools had given up yet when I enrolled her at 56 I was surprised. The teachers and the principal are so understanding and caring that I was amazed I was in an inner-city school. The atmosphere and strong leadership skills are wonderful. I highly recommend this school to anyone.

  • (10 years ago)

    For being an inner city school this is an astonishingly good application of the Montessori philosophy dealing as well as possible with the challenges offered by their environment.

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