School Details

Swanson Primary Center

17677 Parker Drive, South Bend, IN 46635
(574) 243-7250
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 338 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

78%
70%
85%
82%
65%
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
  • South Bend Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
76%
82%
63%
66%
79%
61%
55%
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
  • South Bend Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Swanson Primary Center is a public elementary school. The principal of Swanson Primary Center is Ms Wendy Folk. 338 children attend Swanson Primary Center and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the Swanson Primary Center students are "limited in English proficiency." 68% of the 338 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Swanson Primary Center is 18:1. Peace Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 36%
Hispanic 4% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 35%
Multiracial 10% 9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 73%
Limited English proficiency 5% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two children at Swanson both are doing very well. Their grades are excellent. They both love their teachers. I have spoken with the secretaries and principal and they always made me feel welcome and are quick with addressing any issues. I would like to also mention one of my daughters left Swanson because she got accepted into Kennedy. She happily returned to Swanson after a month of Kennedy. Putting her back into Swanson was the best thing I did! I will be sad along with my daughter when she graduates this year.

  • (3 years ago)

    I just transferred my son from Marquette Montessori Academy to Swanson Primary. I was a very active part of the Marquette community but they were not meeting my sons needs.He is doing GREAT at Swanson and he is Happy! We shall see what the future holds but as for now we are very active happy with the school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Their test results are not impressive. What is going on with public education. Places with lower taxes have better schools! So it is not about money.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son was in a private school that did not have the resources to accomodate his learning. He was only in Kindergarten but his learning level was very demanding for a Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Katie Clark at Swanson began her first year with Swanson and My son was assigned to her class. I never thought my son was going to accomplish anything in Kindergarten except learn better social skills. I was so wrong. Katie Clark took on a classroom with all different levels of learning and catered to each one. Every child in Mrs. Clark's class took home more than just learning they learned self esteem and confidence that I have never seen a teacher accomplish as well as Mrs. Clark. My child was very fortunate to have Mrs. Clark she is the very best Kindergarten Teacher I have every seen. Thank You!!

  • (10 years ago)

    Swanson is a progressive and inivative school. The teachers genuinely care about the students. If it takes a village to raise a child Swanson has the right idea!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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