424 W 500 N
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
John Simatovich Elementary School serves 240 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
John Simatovich Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (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 60-64% (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 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

John Simatovich Elementary School's student population of 240 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
240 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

John Simatovich Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 John Simatovich Elementary School is 0.31, 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 Data
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State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#128 out of 1757 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
12%
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Black
3%
13%
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White
82%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.31
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 240 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.31 (Top 50%)

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