School Details

William Henry Burkhart Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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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 Perry Township average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
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82%
89%
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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
  • M S D Perry Township average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
79%
78%
91%
86%
86%
70%
64%
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
  • M S D Perry Township average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William Henry Burkhart Elementary School is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of William Henry Burkhart Elementary School is Mr John Happersberger, whose e-mail is jhappersberger@perryschools.org. 521 children attend William Henry Burkhart Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 27% of the William Henry Burkhart Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 521 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at William Henry Burkhart Elementary School is 17:1. St. Mark School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 63%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian 18% 11%
Hispanic 16% 13%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 65% 61%
Limited English proficiency 27% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son just started Kindergarten at Burkhart Elementary this year & so far I am very impressed with the school. The principle teachers & staff have been so helpful & have addressed any questions or concerns I have had. I would like others to know how important & crucial education is for our children after all they ARE our future. I think Burkhart Elementary is doing an amazing job helping shape & educate our children. I also admire & respect ALL of the teachers & staff for their service. I think they have one of the hardest jobs in the world & I would recommend Burkhart Elementary to anyone in Perry Township who is looking for a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is currently a student at Burkhart and we love this school! We've had an amazing experience there. My child was not excited about starting school and though she is very intelligent I feared she would never be an exceptional student because she is very stubborn and simply didn't care. But she is flourishing at excelling at Burkhart. I am amazed at what a wonderful student they have formed her into and how much she has learned in the last two years there. She's finishing up her first grade year in a few weeks and is reading above grade level and understands concepts like fractions and basic geometry. The teachers are amazing and administration is fabulous as well I couldn't be happier with the education provided and experience gained at Burkhart!

  • (1 year ago)

    My wife (who is a licensed teacher in Indiana) and I would like to learn more about how this rating was established we both feel it does not accurately represent what is happening in the classrooms either academically or from a behavioral standpoint. My daughter (who was selected to participate in Burkhart's equivalent of a 'gifted' program) was being constantly bullied physically and emotionally during recess by bigger kids in her own class and grade. She has always been one of the smallest kids in her class. We approached her teacher first and then the current Burkhart principal who would do nothing....nothing. The principal even went so far as to inform my wife that if he didn't see it then it didn't really happen. My daughter became afraid to attend due to the bullying she received at this school under the supervision of the staff at Burkhart Elementary. We finally decided to pull her out and she is doing much better at Hoosier Academies where they are actually teaching her more. She remains in the equivalent of an accelerated program at Hoosier Academies and continues to be a gifted and prolific reader.

  • (9 years ago)

    Acedemia seems more pointed towards liberal arts rather than basic education cores. We have never been contacted for any pro-active involvement.

  • (9 years ago)

    Burkhart Elementary places a huge emphasis on reading. I have a daughter there now and she has become so enthusiastic about reading. This school will place your child according to his or her abilities in a group that works for them. It is a small school and all of the teachers really care about their students. I am thankful for schools like Burkhart.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe that Burkhart is wonderful. My daughter went through Burkhart and now is excelling at Perry Meridian now my son is in first grade and I have nothing but wonderful experiences.

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