School Details

New Castle Middle School

601 Parkview Drive, New Castle, IN 47362
(765) 521-7230
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 555 students 15 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

79%
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78%
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78%
76%
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71%

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
  • New Castle Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
80%
73%
82%
82%
80%

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
  • New Castle Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
69%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • New Castle Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Castle Middle School is a public middle school in New Castle. The principal of New Castle Middle School is Mrs Jaci Hadsell. 555 children attend New Castle Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.5% of the New Castle Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 555 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at New Castle Middle School is 15:1. Shenandoah Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 0.7% 0.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 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 55% 59%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 0.4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    We relocated here a year and a half ago and my daughter loves the school... the only issues we have had is when you have an appointment (doctor or dentist) that they are a bit silly on counting a whole day when it was only an hour... and bus situations are not handled very well but other than that it is over all a good school

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to this school for 8th grade. I just have to say i loved going here the teachers were great and i had a fun time going to basketball games and football games all the same. Now that i go to south brunswick high i relize how much sports depend on where you are but mainly i just want to say hey to all my new and old friends there and that i really loved this school!! and tell bruce i said hey!! cassidy pope

  • (9 years ago)

    No value for academically gifted students. Too much emphasis on sports & social development & extracurriculars at the expense of core knowledge. No language classes offered.

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