Joseph Hess Elementary School

  • Joseph Hess Elementary School serves 650 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 51% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 58% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 31%.

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School Overview

  • Joseph Hess Elementary School's student population of 650 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students650 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joseph Hess Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joseph Hess Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#1096 out of 1,767 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
38%
12%
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Black
36%
12%
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White
22%
69%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Joseph Hess Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.680.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District Name City of Hammond School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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