South Ripley Elementary School

  • South Ripley Elementary School serves 585 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.

School Overview

  • South Ripley Elementary School's student population of 585 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students585 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Ripley Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Ripley Elementary School is 0.04, which is less 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#288 out of 1,767 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Ripley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Ripley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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Black
n/a
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Ripley Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
98%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Ripley Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in South Ripley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Ripley Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.040.29
This chart display the diversity score of South Ripley Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Ripley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Ripley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Ripley Com Sch Corp School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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I am a teacher at this school who feels responsible to warn the public, but I have to use a venue like this to keep my job. This school unfortunately has old teachers who are hanging on just for a pay check. They lack enthusiastic motivation and stick with teaching methods that don't work. They continue to teach the same lessons year after year even if it doesn't work with the current group of students they have. Not to mention the teachers don't even use proper grammar! They are teachers! Don't they have the education to know better? They lack to teach through example! The special education program is a joke, and it is nearly impossible to get a child tested for the assistance that would best help them. Teachers who actually care that a special education child gets the resources they need are very discouraged by the program here. The program is all talk and no action. The best a parent can do is get a tutor to try to help their children outside of the school setting because this school does little to really assist. The principal is agreeable in person, but he lacks leadership skills. He basically lets the vice principal run things for him, and she isn't friendly or helpful at all. They don't take suggestions and frown upon teachers telling the truth about a negative situation. They would prefer that the staff puts on a smile and lies to the community. They want teachers to use the programs they put in place even if it isn't helping the students in a particular situation. If I were a parent I would purposely move my family to avoid placing my children in this school. Your children will be behind other children academically in Indiana, and it will affect them for the rest of their lives. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!
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