South Ripley Elementary School
South Ripley Elementary School serves 608 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
South Ripley Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black).
South Ripley Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
South Ripley Elementary School's student population of 608 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
South Ripley Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 South Ripley Elementary School is 0.08, which is less 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
#367 out of 1757 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
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
I would like to say the teachers understaff at South Ripley elementary are excellent. My children are in kindergarten and first grade. My son comes home from school and tells me all about the time he spends in music, the songs he learns and how he enjoys it. He is enthusiastic about learning how to count and how his teacher is so nice and helpful. My daughter in first grade also likes music, art, math and gets excited about reading and learning. I can't thank the teachers and staff enough for the hard work, dedication, effort to teach my children and the other children at the school. I want to say Thank You very much for your efforts and hard work it's appreciated.
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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