Jonas E Salk Elementary School

3001 W 77th Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Jonas E Salk Elementary School serves 636 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (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 69% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Jonas E Salk Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Jonas E Salk Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

Jonas E Salk Elementary School's student population of 636 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students636 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

Jonas E Salk Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Jonas E Salk Elementary School is 0.65, 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
#587 out of 1762 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
22%
12%
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Black
51%
13%
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White
20%
68%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.650.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
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 Jonas E Salk Elementary School is Merrillville High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pierce Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Homer Iddings Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
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