Grissom Elementary School

7201 West 25th Ave

Gary, IN 46406-2999

Grades: KG-5

277 students

Grissom Elementary School serves 277 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Grissom Elementary School operates within the Lake Ridge s School District.

Overview

The student population of 277 students has declined by 19% over five years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 277 students
Grissom Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Grissom Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Grissom Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 17:1
Grissom Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
2%
n/a
Hispanic
30%
10%
Grissom Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
4%
13%
Grissom Elementary School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
56%
71%
Grissom Elementary School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
8%
4%
Grissom Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Grissom Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.26
Grissom Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
90%
42%
Grissom Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
8%
Grissom Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,971 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,554 is higher than the state average of $13,002. The district revenue/student has grown by 31% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,364 is higher than the state average of $11,056. The district spending/student has declined by 19% over four years.
School District Name Lake Ridge s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 1,971 1,469
Lake Ridge s School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $34 MM $21 MM
Lake Ridge s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $25 MM $18 MM
Lake Ridge s School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,554 $13,002
Lake Ridge s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,364 $11,056
Lake Ridge s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Morton Senior High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Charles N Scott Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Joseph Hess Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HammondJoseph Hess Elementary School
    3640 Orchard Dr
    HammondIN 46323
    (219)989-7355
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 593 students                      
  • HammondCharles N Scott Middle School
    3635 173rd St
    HammondIN 46323
    (219)989-7340
    0.9 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 804 students                      
  • HammondMorton Senior High School
    6915 Grand Ave
    HammondIN 46323
    (219)989-7316
    1.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1184 students                      
  • HighlandJudith Morton Johnston Elementary School
    8220 Fifth St
    HighlandIN 46322
    (219)923-2428
    1.6 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 314 students                      
  • GaryAspire Charter Academy
    Charter School
    4900 West 15th Ave
    GaryIN 46406
    (219)944-7400
    Charter School

    1.9 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 657 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 01, 2011 - what is with all the bullying going on at the school? alot of parents are complaining and doesnt seem like anything is being done. Look at what happened at Roosevelt. Gary is getting a very bad reveue, if anything happens to my child I will sue the day lights out of you. You need to protect these CHILDREN. - Posted by Parent

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