School Details

Nuner Primary Center

2716 Pleasant Street, South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 283-7850
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 392 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

71%
70%
85%
66%
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

70%
76%
82%
68%
66%
79%
62%
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

Nuner Primary Center is a public elementary school in South Bend. The principal of Nuner Primary Center is Dr Gene Hollenberg. 392 students attend Nuner Primary Center and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Nuner Primary Center students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 392 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nuner Primary Center is 20:1. Lasalle Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 35%
Multiracial 16% 9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8% 0.4%
Asian 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 73%
Limited English proficiency 2% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I know the Indiana grading system doesn't show it but this is a GREAT school. The private schools can say what they want about having better test scores ( high parental involvement and access i.e. extra cash to afford tutors) makes that easy enough to achieve; especially when some of those private schools "red shirt" students so they test better. A public school however has many students at multiple reading and math levels and this school does amazing things with most of the students who attend. Principal and staff are amazing parental involvement is desired and encouraged and problems (if/when they arise) are addressed immediately. Would recommend this school and its staff from the Principal to the janitors and everyone in between. Oh and of the many South Bend schools this has one of the new buildings!

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers we've dealt with have been amazing. My son is in his second year here and absolutely loves it. Have never had a problem arranging a meeting with the administration or teacher with any concerns or problems (which are rare). Parental involvement is high and welcomed (unlike other private schools we looked). Would highly recommend.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a teacher I wouldn't recommend this school. Poor communication with parents. Principal quick to blame funding rather than helping my kid succeed. Teacher constantly complain that she was overworked with little help. And in the end my son suffers due to their lack of concern.

  • (2 years ago)

    Nuner Primary Center !...Is the best school in South Bend IN. My first child that I gave birth to went Nuner from Kindergarten all the way to 4th grade and he was sad that he had to leave and now my other daughter Kiley Bogunia goes there and loves it so so much and she also has the best 3rd grade teacher ever her name is Mrs. Crawford and my son also had her in 3rd grade when he attended at Nuner. And also I'm going to be starting play ground duty next week at Nuner to be more involved with the school and so that my children see that and see that I love school and want to be involved in everything that my child learn's and learn's from myself and also to just be a great influence.

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter goes to nuner 2nd grade i also work there myself and alot of others liked it and the way it ran when delba smith was principal

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school! Parents are definitely involved and the kids are well-mannered. My daughter is only in kindegarden but is learning to read and write and her teachers are genuinly concerned for her education and well-being. They encourage parents to come in and sit in on classes whenever (usually a day's notice is polite but not required).

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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