School Details

McClelland Elementary School

6740 West Morris Street, Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 241-2569
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 697 students 15 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

85%
80%
84%
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73%
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
  • M S D Wayne Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
82%
87%
66%
74%
83%
55%
57%
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
  • M S D Wayne Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
73%
82%
88%
86%
89%
61%
52%
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
  • M S D Wayne Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
73%
79%
84%
82%
86%
49%
50%
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
  • M S D Wayne Township School District average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McClelland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of McClelland Elementary School is Mrs Jennifer Nichols. 697 children attend McClelland Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 21% of the McClelland Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 697 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at McClelland Elementary School is 15:1. Westlake Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 31%
Hispanic 27% 21%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.05%
Asian 0% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 74%
Limited English proficiency 21% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have been going to McClelland since kindergarten and first grade. I absolutely LOVE this school. I have a son who has ADHD & they offer a sensory room for him to take a break and jump on a trampoline to get his energy out as well as a swing and multiple other options. They DO give homework daily as well as adjust the work to each child's needs. The school is very involved in the community & offers assistance for families in need. I honestly don't like my neighborhood all the time but I stay ONLY because of how awesome the school is!! You will not be disappointed and they will take great care of your children.

  • (3 years ago)

    my kids been at mcclelland for 3 years now and my kids do not like this school at all the kids pick on them the school do not teach them any thing do not get homework put them in a lower class win they need to be in a higher class my son say he do not want to go back there i want to go back to the other school mom they this don't teach our kids im looking for a new school for my kids

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has attended McClelland Elementary for the past two school years. I am very pleased with the school and the teachers. My daughter has learned alot and the teachers have gone the extra mile to make sure that she gets the best education possible. If you have the opportunity to send your child to McClelland it would be a wise choice. I would like to recognize the two teachers that have given my daughter a great start on her education Mrs. Johnson(kidergarten) and Mrs. Walsh (1st grade)

  • (11 years ago)

    This was our first year at McClelland Elementary School with children in kindergarten third grade and fifth grade. Coming from the IPS school district McClelland is a major improvement. The school has worked very well with my third grade son who has been diagnosed with ASD making the modifications to his daily schedule to help him be the best he can be to succeed in school. The older children at the school tend to get loaded down with a lot of homework which makes it difficult to plan family time and functions after school and on weekends. My fifth grade daughter had an extremely large amount of homework most days on weekends and even over holiday vacations. The school district has grown a great deal over the past few years and the classroom sizes are large most with 26 students or more. With the addition of another elementary school coming soon hopefully that will alleviate the large number of students to teachers ratio. I have seen an adequate amount of parental involvement mostly with the PTO sponsored events and special events in the classrooms. As far as parental involvement for children with special needs or behavioral problems parental involvement is lacking. Over all I am very pleased with McClelland and the job they are doing. There are many motivated and caring teachers doing a wonderful job with such large class sizes. The communication from the school has also been wonderful keeping me well informed of events and weekly progress reports on my children. I am looking forward to working with the school for many more years to come.

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