School Details

Doe Creek Middle School

Po Box 478, New Palestine, IN 46163
(317) 861-4487
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 517 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

84%
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81%
81%
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69%

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
  • Southern Hancock Co Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
76%
90%
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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 2013
  • Southern Hancock Co Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
81%
70%
90%
64%
46%

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
  • Southern Hancock Co Com School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Doe Creek Middle School is a public middle school in New Palestine. The principal of Doe Creek Middle School is Mr James Voelz. 517 students go to Doe Creek Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Doe Creek Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 21% of the 517 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Doe Creek Middle School is 20:1. Sugar Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% 0.8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 18%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I was a student at Doe Creek and I hated it! I Had a son that went there as well and I hated even more when he went there! The teachers and principle and the rest of the staff were mean and rude to me as a student and as a parent! My son coudlnt stand it and I couldnt blame him! They are very strict it is more like a prison than a school! I now have a two year old and I am hoping to send him to a different middle school. The elementary and high school are okay but not Doe Creek!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    All the teachers are horrible except for mrs. Connors and mr. Gray. They are funny and help us understand the work. You rule mrs. Connors and mr. Gray!

  • (5 years ago)

    To be honest I just finished my time at dcms and personally I hated it! All the teachers except Mrs. Connors are rude just like the lunch ladies! The only good thing about Doe Creek was Mr. Volez and spirit day! New Palestine high school is way better!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    it's a great school my daughter attends here and she and i love it ...its awesome

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very low on discipline. It is sickening how the children are allowed to behave. How this school rates 8 out of 10 is beyond me. Visit the school during lunch to get an accurate view of the schools standards before deciding to send your child there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. They work so well with all of the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love DCMS deeply!!! 6th grade is the bst year and will always be my favorite year you learn so many things and the 7th and 8th graders help you learn too. The only thing I dislike is the rude lunch ladies and overcoading in hallways and lockers majorly!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school!!! I am a student at this school and a sixth grade student. I was scared at first to switch to a new school but our principal totally cheere me up with a warm greeting. The funnest day of school is Spirit Day where we deck out our clothing and bodies in our teams colors. Go Bucks!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Doe Creek is an awesome school! The teachers are great! I'm a student and I have lots of friends here and I love DCMS! The principal is great! He is oppsessed with the colts! We have Spirit day where we get to act insane and we have spirit week where we get to dress up and stuff! I love my school!

  • (8 years ago)

    I enrolled my children in the Southern Hancock School System after being in a private christian school for three years. I have been extremely impressed at the academic standards of the school. Also the opportunity to be active in extracurricular activities is huge. There are numerous sports clubs choirs bands etc. The school seems to add a new activity each year. The most important part to me is the environment my child is in at Doe Creek Middle School. It begins with the principal who is very outgoing warm and approachable and trickles down to the teachers as well as the office staff. You never feel like you are an intruder into the school. You are very welcome and encouraged to be a part of your child's school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hi I ove this school DCMS is an awesome school. There is no other middle school I would want to go to. an the teachers are awesome.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hi I am a student at DCMS! i overall think that this school is a wonderful school!

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