School Details

George S Buck Elementary School

2701 North Devon Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 226-4294
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 405 students 9 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
62%
85%
55%
62%
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 2014
  • Indianapolis Public Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
72%
82%
75%
69%
79%
46%
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

50%
61%
78%
76%
76%
86%
16%
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

57%
61%
78%
66%
71%
82%
31%
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

George S Buck Elementary School is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of George S Buck Elementary School is Ms Valerie Allen, whose e-mail is allenv@ips.k12.in.us. 405 children attend George S Buck Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 24% of the George S Buck Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 95% of the 405 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at George S Buck Elementary School is 9:1. Hoosier Academy Virtual Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 59% 53%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 29% 20%
Asian 0.2% 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 95% 84%
Limited English proficiency 24% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    love it.. have a 5th grader thats been there since kingergarden..always on the honor roll School has been updated and has boys and girls club on site!!! was going to move to town ship but with the added air conditioning will stay till she finished 6th grade!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    worst school i ever encounter...this school does not encourage parent involvement or notify parents of events thats happening in school. Child confidentiality doesn't apply at this school. This school also has poor teacher parent relations.The school secretary is unprofessional rude and talks down on the children. The school nurse is rude and unproductive. If you can get your kid out of this school...RUN!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I highly suggest this school for those who are moving into the IPS school district and have children that attend elementary school.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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