School Details

William Penn Elementary School 49

1720 West Wilkins Street, Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 226-4249
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 776 students 14 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

66%
62%
85%
66%
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

71%
72%
82%
82%
69%
79%
59%
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

51%
61%
78%
69%
76%
86%
36%
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

61%
61%
78%
74%
71%
82%
35%
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

William Penn Elementary School 49 is a public elementary school in Indianapolis. The principal of William Penn Elementary School 49 is Ms Rhonda Akers, who can be contacted at akersr@ips.k12.in.us. 776 students attend William Penn Elementary School 49 and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 35% of the William Penn Elementary School 49 students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 776 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at William Penn Elementary School 49 is 14:1. Wendell Phillips Elementary School 63 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 53%
Hispanic 47% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 21%
Multiracial 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.1%
Asian 0.1% 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 90% 84%
Limited English proficiency 35% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! Teachers the best! A must go to school. Better than townships! I have never sent my children to a better school that this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    this has been about the best school i have been to and i just wanted to go back over and over again!!

  • (10 years ago)

    This was the second worst ips school I have dealt with.As far as them carrying out safety policy they need alot of work in this area.

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