School Details

Carl J Polk Elementary School

2460 Vermillion Street, Lake Station, IN 46405
(219) 962-1360
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-6 219 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
74%
84%
72%
70%
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
  • Lake Station Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
82%
87%
81%
82%
83%
65%
68%
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
  • Lake Station Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
76%
82%
100%
94%
89%
82%
74%
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
  • Lake Station Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
74%
79%
95%
93%
86%
60%
62%
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
  • Lake Station Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carl J Polk Elementary School is a public middle school in Lake Station. The principal of Carl J Polk Elementary School is Ms Linda Halas. 219 children attend Carl J Polk Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 11% of the Carl J Polk Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 219 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Carl J Polk Elementary School is 18:1. William Fegely Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 54%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 34% 36%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9% 0.3%
Asian 0.5% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 79%
Limited English proficiency 11% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My 2 children have only been in this school for 7 weeks now and it is by far the worst school my i have seen yet.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the teachers to an excellent job. If the scores are low it's because parents don't work with their kids outside of school. Every teacher my child has had goes above and beyond trying with the kids!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had two children attend Polk and I think that the teachers and staff are wonderful. They definetely get them ready for Middle school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My Child is a student and I think that the teachers try very hard to involve the parents as much as possible that is important.All the teachers are very nice and try to teach our kids not on;y reading/writting/math etc. but also resecpt for others. I do think that more parents could get involed with their childerns schools.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have two children who attend Polk. The teachers here are turning out some great kids!

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