Central Elementary School

653 Hayes Leonard Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Central Elementary School serves 135 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Central Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 135 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
135 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,755 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#92 out of 1755 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
18%
14%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
72%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Elementary School's ranking?
Central Elementary School is ranked #92 out of 1,755 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Indiana.
What schools are Central Elementary School often compared to?
Central Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northview Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% IN state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% IN state average).
How many students attend Central Elementary School?
135 students attend Central Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Central Elementary School students are White, 18% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Elementary School?
Central Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Indiana state average of 15:1.
What grades does Central Elementary School offer ?
Central Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Central Elementary School part of?
Central Elementary School is part of Valparaiso Community Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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