Central Elementary School

653 Hayes Leonard Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Central Elementary School serves 269 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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 269 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students269 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#234 out of 1757 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
12%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
65%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.530.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameValparaiso Community Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Central Elementary School is Porter County Career Center (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Benjamin Franklin Middle School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Valparaiso Benjamin Franklin Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 798 students
    0.3 miles
    605 Campbell
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-3020
    0.3 6-8 798
  • Valparaiso Porter County Career Center Vocational School
    Grades: K-12
    0.4 miles
    1005 N Franklin
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-3170
    0.4 K-12 n/a
  • Valparaiso Memorial Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 334 students
    0.7 miles
    1052 Park Ave
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-3090
    0.7 K-5 334
  • Valparaiso Parkview Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 252 students
    0.8 miles
    1405 Wood St
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-3110
    0.8 K-5 252
  • Valparaiso Northview Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 266 students
    0.9 miles
    257 Northview Dr
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-3100
    0.9 K-5 266

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