School Details

Central Elementary School

2825 Russell Street, Portage, IN 46368
(219) 763-8015
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 556 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

74%
88%
85%
82%
89%
79%

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
  • Portage Township Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
90%
82%
91%
90%
79%
81%
77%
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
  • Portage Township Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
83%
78%
90%
94%
86%
56%
64%
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
  • Portage Township Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Elementary School is a public elementary school in Portage. The principal of Central Elementary School is Mrs Amanda Alaniz. 556 children attend Central Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 4% of the Central Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 67% of the 556 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Elementary School is 20:1. Wallace Aylesworth Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 65%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 9%
Asian 0.7% 0.8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 56%
Limited English proficiency 4% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I went to the school to speak with the principal about my child being unjustly suspended not only was she unwilling to speak with me but she also called the police on me. I guess these schools don't like minorities.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school. There are plenty of academics for the kids. The Principal is a great communicator. My child currently has all A's &B's.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and staff!The school is warm and friendly and has dedicated teachers and a supportive principal. Great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't say enough about this school. Central teachers and staff are devoted to the students. My kids are making amazing progress and they were struggling in their last school. The principal is always friendly and takes my calls when I'm concerned. I love Central elementary!

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers and staff have done wounders with our children. Their reading has excelled as has their interest overall for learning! I am so pleased with the compation and support of the teachers and staff.....

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