Indianola Informal K-8 School

  • Indianola Informal K-8 School serves 700 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (which is lower than the Ohio state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is higher than the Ohio state average of 62%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Ohio state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Ohio state average of 29%.

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Indianola Informal K-8 School places among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • Indianola Informal K-8 School's student population of 700 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students700 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Indianola Informal K-8 School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Indianola Informal K-8 School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (OH)
Overall School Rank#1400 out of 3,224 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Indianola Informal K-8 School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Ohio by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indianola Informal K-8 School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ohio by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Indianola Informal K-8 School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Ohio by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Indianola Informal K-8 School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Ohio by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Indianola Informal K-8 School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Ohio by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
29%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Indianola Informal K-8 School and the percentage of Black public school students in Ohio by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
58%
71%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Indianola Informal K-8 School and the percentage of White public school students in Ohio by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Indianola Informal K-8 School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score0.580.25
This chart display the diversity score of Indianola Informal K-8 School and the public school average diversity score of Ohio by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
23%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Indianola Informal K-8 School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Ohio by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indianola Informal K-8 School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ohio by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColumbus City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, OH Dept. of Education

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  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My children are so happy here! The project based learning, and arts-integrated curriculum go beyond the usual cookie cutter curriculum offered in most schools. My kids are so excited about the projects they work on- the in-depth real learning that occurs is truly child centered- it`s not a culture of do this but don`t ask questions- questions, ideas are encouraged!
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4  
This school community is wonderful, and parent involvement has always been at the center of Indianola. Our PTO is extraordinary in supporting classroom teachers in gaining resources, planning events for our community and school to come together, and working to include all families in our school. We have worked diligently to keep student teacher ratios at a minimum since 1975. Our largest classes are at 27 students, some are as low as 17, depending on grade. Our program works best with lower class sizes, due to it's project based learning, and arts-integrated curriculum. We strive to teach community and individual responsibility, to support the students in taking ownership over their own education and learning environments. Indianola in a child-centered learning approach, and best started in the lower grades, to build a foundation into the upper grades. Until recently, there was no lottery placement for students beyond 2nd grade. Now the district is back filling upper grades with students and it has given way to new challenges in finding ways to integrate new students into this highly informal and specialized program.
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2  
Terrible PTA. Parents are not encouraged to participate. High student/teacher ratio.
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