School Details

Union Township Middle School

599 West 300 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 759-2562
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 421 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

81%
81%
78%
85%
85%
82%
78%
78%
64%

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
  • Union Township School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
75%
84%
84%
78%
74%
74%
71%

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
  • Union Township School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
73%
87%
87%
80%

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
  • Union Township School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
89%
70%

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
  • Union Township School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Union Township Middle School is a public middle school in Valparaiso. The principal of Union Township Middle School is Mr Jerry Lasky. 421 students attend Union Township Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.2% of the Union Township Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 19% of the 421 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Union Township Middle School is 18:1. Emmanuel Baptist Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 84%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 12% 11%
Asian 0.7% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 21%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 0.3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Great school! My daughter loves it here. Academically she is excelling. She went to a large school for all her prior years but loves the closeness of Union township.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter excelled here. It's a great school with a wonderful faculty.

  • (5 years ago)

    I concur with the previous parent. The Wheeler High School Corporation is stupendous. They work very diligently to meet the student's needs and they are very proactive about academic feats

  • (5 years ago)

    I cannot believe that this amazing school has not yet been rated! It is a spectacular place for children to learn! The principal dean secretary teachers and all staff are amazing. You can tell that they truly want to be there and they love what they do. They are amazing! I hope we can continue on through the Wheeler School Corporation through middle school and high school.

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Overall score

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