School Details

James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School

1201 Riley Road, New Castle, IN 47362
(765) 521-7211
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-6 285 students 22 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

94%
88%
84%
97%
88%
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
  • New Castle Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
79%
86%
98%
81%
83%
90%
72%
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
  • New Castle Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
87%
82%
93%
92%
89%
76%
72%
67%

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
  • New Castle Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
75%
79%
92%
85%
86%
70%
59%
64%

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
  • New Castle Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School is a public middle school in New Castle. The principal of James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School is Mr Nicholas Middleton. 285 children attend James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 285 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School is 22:1. New Castle Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 1% 0.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.06%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 59%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my daughter's second year at Riley and I am extremely pleased with the quality of her education. I could not ask for more caring and dedicated teachers. The staff at Riley provides a safe and happy environment for it's students and we feel blessed to be a part of it! Special thanks to Mrs. Higgins and Miss Hampton! You are the best! Hats off to the Principal Mr. Bouslog who is in a league of his own!

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