IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60

3330 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 226-4260

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 353 students 15 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


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.
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About this school

IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60 is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60 is Ronald Smith, whose e-mail is smithrow@myips.org. 353 students attend IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60 and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60 students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 353 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60 is 15:1. St. Richard's Episcopal School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 5%
Hispanic 5% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 53%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 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 50% 84%
Limited English proficiency 3% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We learned about Butler Lab after our daughters started attending St Mary's Child Center which is also a Reggio Emilia style learning environment. We love the philosophy of the school which allows kids to learn in their own personalized way but working together in cooperation. The project the kids come up with are amazing. Since this is a newer school it just had its first round of ISTEP takers and that has affected the schools rating. It is an outstanding school and hopefully the rating will match the quality soon.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent teachers progressive workshop approach to learning with an emphasis on how each child learns differently. Art music and movement incorporated into the curriculum plus the kids take a yoga class each week and learn to garden and care for chickens. Our daughter is thriving and can't wait to go to school each day!

  • (2 years ago)

    We could not be more pleased with The IPS/Butler University Lab School. The teachers do a great job of creating an environment for learning....and then encouraging the kids to learn by asking lots of great questions. I have never seen a more dedicated staff who work in such a collaborative way with each other the principal the parents and even the kids. Family nights are special times that allow the entire family to experience a little of what our student gets to experience every day!

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