9120 S 300 W
Poneto, IN 46781
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Southern Wells Elementary School serves 423 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Southern Wells Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) 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 50% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Indiana state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southern Wells Elementary School's student population of 423 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
423 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Southern Wells Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Southern Wells Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#635 out of 1757 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
3%
13%
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Black
n/a
13%
White
96%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Southern Wells Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southern Wells Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 423 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08

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