James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School

  • James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School serves 253 students in grades 1-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • James Whitcomb Riley 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.

Top Placements

James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School's student population of 253 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 1-6
Total Students253 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School is 0.24, which is less 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#120 out of 1762 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
12%
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Black
1%
12%
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White
90%
69%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.240.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Castle Community School Corp School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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