School Details

Miami Elementary School

2401 Beck Lane, Lafayette, IN 47909
(765) 772-4800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 476 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

94%
87%
84%
81%
83%
81%

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lafayette School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
88%
86%
88%
88%
83%
54%
69%
78%

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lafayette School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miami Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lafayette. The principal of Miami Elementary School is Mr Matt Rhoda. 476 students attend Miami Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 21% of the Miami Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 476 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Miami Elementary School is 18:1. Edgelea Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 41% 55%
Hispanic 34% 24%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 14%
Asian 0.8% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.06%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 69%
Limited English proficiency 21% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I was not impressed with this school at all. I felt like the teachers were lazy and did not want to spend time with the students even though her 1st grade teacher was great. I do have to say the principle there is excellent. He seems to know all the kids he calls them all by name and seems to recognize all the parents. Excellent principle.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been to other schools in the area and the classrooms my grandkids are in at Miami are very poor if you want to inspire kids to learn. After one week in this school my granddaugher hates school whereas she loved school last year at another school. Teachers need to inspire not be babysitters for 6 or 7 hours.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am also a parent of a child at this school and have had some wonderful experiences being there. I would like to point out that there is only one class that is a split grade classroom. I have spoken with the staff about the classroom sizes because some are quite large and it was brought to my attention that they are simply not given the funds to hire more teachers and even if they did there is absolutely no where in the building to house them. I agree that the number of children in some grades in the school puts restrictions on the one on one time spent with each student and I too find it disappointing. After becoming involved in the school I see that it is the corporation who is too blame for these problems. Feel free to come to any booster club meeting to discuss these issues!!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has a split classroom system. My 5th grader is in a class that has half 5th graders and half 4th graders. My son tells me that it is hard to do his work when the teacher is teaching the other side of the class and that there is always talking going on. We are new and know that they are behind because they are just now teaching some things that our son started at the beginning of the school year at his other school. They also plan things for right after school. So if you are a family with 2 working parents don't plan on being able to participate in any after school sports or activities. Also when talking to the teacher about things and about some unruly kids that are disrupting the learning environment she had said we are talking to the parent about this.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm a parent of some children that attend this school and i don't feel they get they attention that they really need to help them succeed from the teachers. They seem to want to have the parents do all the work when the kids get home. but some parents don't have time to do that.They have to work and have other important things they have to do.growing up we(a few parents)remember our teachers teaching us.Isn't that what they are getting paid for?

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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