Forest Dale Elementary School

10721 Lakeshore Dr W

Carmel, IN 46033
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (317)844-4948
  • Forest Dale Elementary School serves 639 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 83% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 55%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Forest Dale Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.
  • Forest Dale Elementary School operates within the Carmel Clay s School District.

Top Placements (Indiana)

Forest Dale Elementary School is Listed among the top public schools in Indiana for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Forest Dale Elementary School's student population of 639 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students639 students
Forest Dale Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Forest Dale Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Forest Dale Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeForest Dale Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Forest Dale Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1767 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Forest Dale Elementary School is 0.35, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
55%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
64%
Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
Forest Dale Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
6%
2%
Forest Dale Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
2%
11%
Forest Dale Elementary School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
3%
12%
Forest Dale Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
80%
69%
Forest Dale Elementary School White Students (1988-2016)
Two or more races
9%
5%
Forest Dale Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsForest Dale Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.28
Forest Dale Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
41%
Forest Dale Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
Forest Dale Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Forest Dale Elementary School is Carmel Clay s School District, which is ranked within the top 1% of all 357 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Carmel Clay s School District's student population of 15,954 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,087 is higher than the state average of $12,561. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,149 is less than the state average of $10,672. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameCarmel Clay s School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    15
    3
    Number of Students Managed15,9541,398
    Carmel Clay s School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    83%
    55%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    87%
    64%
    District Total Revenue$206 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$160 MM$15 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,087$12,561
    District Spending / Student$10,149$10,672
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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