Joseph Hess Elementary School
Joseph Hess Elementary School serves 647 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Joseph Hess Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than 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).
Joseph Hess Elementary School's student population of 647 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Joseph Hess Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Joseph Hess Elementary School is 0.68, 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 Data
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1324 out of 1757 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education
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