Grissom Elementary School

7201 West 25th Ave,

Gary, IN, 46406-2999

Tel: (219)844-2255
Grades: KG-5

289 students

Grissom Elementary School serves 289 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% 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 289 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 289 students
Grissom Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Grissom Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Grissom Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 17:1
Grissom Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Grissom Elementary School American Indian (1995-2012)
Asian
n/a
2%
Grissom Elementary School Asian (1991-2004)
Hispanic
35%
9%
Grissom Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
13%
Grissom Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
53%
71%
Grissom Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Grissom Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Grissom Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.60 0.73
Grissom Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
87%
41%
Grissom Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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 (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,003 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
School District Name Lake Ridge s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
4
Number of Students Managed 2,003 1,613
Lake Ridge s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $34 MM $21 MM
District Spending $25 MM $18 MM
Lake Ridge s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,554 $13,002
Lake Ridge s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,364 $11,056
Lake Ridge s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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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  • 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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Gary, IN public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.17, which is lower than the Indiana average of 0.29. The most diverse school in Gary is Hosford Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Indiana or national school diversity statistics.