John Wood Elementary School

6100 E 73rd Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(School attendance zone shown in map)
John Wood Elementary School serves 343 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
John Wood Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

John Wood Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

John Wood Elementary School's student population of 343 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students343 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

John Wood Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of John Wood Elementary School is 0.73, 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 1762 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
22%
12%
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Black
37%
13%
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White
29%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.730.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMerrillville Community School Corp School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John Wood Elementary School is Hobart High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hobart Middle School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Joan Martin Elementary School (2.6 miles away)
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