School Details

Memorial Elementary School

1052 Park Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 531-3090
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 351 students 25 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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96%
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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
  • Valparaiso Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
94%
82%
98%
94%
79%
93%
91%
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
  • Valparaiso Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
92%
78%
98%
96%
86%
95%
91%
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
  • Valparaiso Community Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Memorial Elementary School is a public elementary school in Valparaiso. The principal of Memorial Elementary School is Mrs Debra Misecko. 351 students go to Memorial Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.9% of the Memorial Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 19% of the 351 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Memorial Elementary School is 25:1. Northview Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 81%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 0.9% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.05%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 28%
Limited English proficiency 0.9% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Memorial is a fantastic school!!! I have had kiddos there for the past 3 years the staff parents are all wonderful!! MS V. Is fabulous with the kids....I love we have a small knit school and are able to be close. I'm looking forward to being there and helping our school. I'm also looking forward to our new principal Mrs. Misecko growing with our school

  • (1 year ago)

    Memorial not only exceeds the academic facet of education it also exceeds the teacher child relationship. After attending two prior elementary schools Memorial is in a class above and beyond the rest. The teacher's have such great knowkedge of what each and every students strenghts and weaknesses are. Memorials teachers put exreme effort and care into knowing each child individually. From the way the classrooms are designed so that students face one another to the way the teacher's desk is situated.......the feel is that of unity. Also no student is ever left behind. As soon as a teacher and or faculty member feels as though a student is struggling they address the situation. The parent is informed ad well. In order for education to be at the level we all wish it to be...schools and parents must keep in contact with one another. This is exactly why Memorial succeeds and will contione too. Effort. Communication dedication and compassion= MEMORIAL

  • (2 years ago)

    Love the school couldn't be better. The principle is very active in the school knows every parent by name. Mrs. V is wonderful. The teachers are energetic and caring. I will be sad when my daughter no longer goes to Memorial.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children attended Memorial Elementary. The staff teachers and administrators were outstanding. The care and education they received helped to give them the foundation they built on for the rest of their schooling.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! My children have all gone there since 2004. I loved Dr.Wilson and was sad to see him go but Mr.Case has done a great job too! They have the most wonderful teachers there too.

  • (6 years ago)

    Love it. We are extremely happy. Esp. in comparison to my nieces experience at a Portage elementary (she is no longer in Portage Thank God). Mrs. V is awesome with the kids. She will stop talking to parents to address the student if they walk in office. She calls them by their name. The kids feel heard and respected by her. She will help them and then she will go back to dealing with parents' needs. She is GREAT!

  • (7 years ago)

    My children have attended this school since 1992. We have had a wonderful experience. The teachers are very involved; the principal is fantastic. My youngest is in 4th grade. I will be very sad when we are no longer part of this program!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 sons that attend this school. The principal is very involved with the kids. In the morning he will be at the doors and will great each child by their name. During the day he will be in the classrooms reading to the kindergarteners or just helping out the teacher and at lunch he is in the cafateria withthe kids talking to them and making sure their day is going alright . Very involved . I was very impressed. My kids love the school

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Overall score

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