West Newton Elementary School

  • West Newton Elementary School serves 658 students in grades 1-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • West Newton Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.

School Overview

  • West Newton Elementary School's student population of 658 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-6
Total Students658 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Newton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Newton Elementary School is 0.50, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#980 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
12%
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Black
14%
12%
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White
69%
69%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.500.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameM S D Decatur Township School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to West Newton Elementary School is Damar Charter Academy (1.8 miles away)
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