Helfrich Park STEM Academy

Public 6-8

 2603 W Maryland St
       Evansville, IN  47712


(812) 435-8246

District: Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
89th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,839 Help


Students who attend Helfrich Park STEM Academy usually attend:

High:    Francis Joseph Reitz High School
    New Technical Institute

Feeder schools for Helfrich Park STEM Academy:

Elementary:    Cynthia Heights Elementary School
    Tekoppel Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  517

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.6%
Two or more races:
7.7%
African American:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.4% Help


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Compare Details Helfrich Park STEM Academy ranks better than 81.8% of middle schools in Indiana. It also ranks 4th among 7 ranked middle schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.98. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.6%), two or more races (7.7%), African American (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Helfrich Park STEM Academy is 16.1. 5 middle schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Helfrich Park STEM Academy employs 32 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Helfrich Park STEM Academy is $9,839. 4 middle schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Helfrich Park STEM Academy was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Helfrich Park STEM Academy 89th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Helfrich Park STEM Academy in the ranking list.)

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp 238th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Helfrich Park STEM Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.31 122nd 222 45.0%
2005 41.36 266th 370 28.1%
2006 57.46 175th 375 53.3%
2007 51.19 226th 382 40.8%
2008 54.61 200th 392 49.0%
2009 44.11 290th 423 31.4%
2010 49.12 259th 428 39.5%
2011 48.85 283rd 451 37.3%
2012 35.37 344th 447 23.0%
2013 59.89 193rd 444 56.5%
2014 64.24 171st 470 63.6%
2015 73.06 107th 485 77.9%
2016 65.42 164th 494 66.8%
2017 65.07 164th 472 65.3%
2018 63.62 180th 473 61.9%
2019 64.70 158th 470 66.4%
2021 72.82 116th 483 76.0%
2022 74.50 110th 490 77.6%
2023 78.98 89th 489 81.8%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Open Quote I see this as a very welcoming school for the most part... There are a couple of rude teachers and the bullying is somewhat delete with but not in a very professional was it is mostly ignored. There are quite a few very supportive teacher and the band program is amazing it feels like a big family. I've been a student here for 3 years and I'm in 8th I've made many friends as well! My cousin just moved to this school and in the area and she has said many positive things! (alongside some bad ones...) However I truely love this school! There are some warnings though... If you cannot handle drama or emotional stress please do not come here. I know this is common with many schools but my cousin has moved around to many different school corporations and schools from private schools to online to christian and now public... She has said that this school has the most drama with students vs. Staff vs. Random people outside of the school. This is by far the wires she has seen. So be warry but don't avoid the school for that there are many amazing people here and once you get in a friend group yep you're stuck unless you ask for help from another to get out! 🤣 I hope this help somebody! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Helfrich Park STEM Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 436 47 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 487
1989 461 39 2 1 7 n/a n/a 0 510
1990 495 35 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 531
1991 532 36 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 569
1992 559 29 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1993 590 43 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 633
1994 629 33 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 664
1995 620 40 2 3 2 n/a n/a 0 667
1996 620 40 2 3 2 n/a n/a 0 667
1997 604 35 3 4 4 n/a n/a 0 650
1998 562 36 3 3 4 n/a n/a 0 608
1999 582 38 3 4 1 n/a n/a 0 628
2000 567 42 2 6 2 n/a n/a 0 619
2001 553 31 0 7 4 n/a n/a 0 595
2002 553 30 0 4 3 n/a n/a 0 590
2003 553 30 0 4 3 n/a n/a 0 590
2004 581 41 0 3 2 n/a n/a 0 627
2005 549 34 0 2 4 n/a n/a 0 589
2006 546 24 0 4 4 n/a n/a 0 578
2007 506 21 0 1 1 n/a n/a 15 544
2008 477 25 1 2 1 n/a n/a 13 519
2009 454 24 2 2 2 n/a n/a 15 499
2010 481 35 9 1 2 n/a n/a 29 557
2011 484 40 7 3 3 0 38 0 575
2012 510 37 6 8 2 0 40 0 603
2013 501 21 3 12 1 1 44 0 583
2014 492 16 10 11 0 1 38 0 568
2015 479 27 14 9 1 1 37 0 568
2016 468 26 15 11 1 0 35 0 556
2017 462 27 9 15 2 0 39 0 554
2018 439 31 4 15 2 0 41 0 532
2019 454 27 1 15 1 2 40 0 540
2020 477 30 0 16 1 0 41 0 565
2021 402 21 0 20 0 0 29 0 472
2022 459 29 1 24 0 1 36 0 550
2023 422 29 1 23 0 2 40 0 517

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Helfrich Park STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 487 26.3 18.5 20.3
1989 510 30.3 16.8 20.6
1990 531 33.5 15.8 22.8
1991 569 34.8 16.3 22.5
1992 590 34.4 17.1 22.9
1993 633 35.5 17.8 24
1994 664 34.5 19.2 22.1
1995 667 34.4 19.4 25.6
1996 667 34.4 19.4 25.6
1997 650 33.7 19.3 26.6
1998 608 32.3 18.8 23.2
1999 628 33.5 18.7 31.4
2000 619 33.0 18.8 32.3
2001 595 32.7 18.2 36.6
2002 590 30.9 19.1 38.6
2003 590 30.9 19.1 38.6
2004 627 33.5 18.7 41.3
2005 589 33.6 17.5 43.5
2006 578 33.2 17.4 45.3
2007 544 n/a n/a 47.3
2008 519 31.7 16.4 46.2
2009 499 31.6 15.8 52.7
2010 557 33.1 16.7 56.6
2011 575 30.0 19.1 53.7
2012 603 38.0 15.8 54.1
2013 583 36.0 16.1 52.8
2014 568 37.0 15.3 53.7
2015 568 36.0 15.7 51.8
2016 556 37.0 15.0 54.3
2017 554 34.0 16.2 55.4
2018 532 33.9 15.6 59.4
2019 540 34.0 15.8 56.5
2020 565 33.0 17.1 54
2021 472 33.0 14.3 50.8
2022 550 33.0 16.6 44.7
2023 517 32.0 16.1 52.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Helfrich Park STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 487 26.3 18.5 20.3
1989 510 30.3 16.8 20.6
1990 531 33.5 15.8 22.8
1991 569 34.8 16.3 22.5
1992 590 34.4 17.1 22.9
1993 633 35.5 17.8 24
1994 664 34.5 19.2 22.1
1995 667 34.4 19.4 25.6
1996 667 34.4 19.4 25.6
1997 650 33.7 19.3 26.6
1998 608 32.3 18.8 23.2
1999 628 33.5 18.7 31.4
2000 619 33.0 18.8 32.3
2001 595 32.7 18.2 36.6
2002 590 30.9 19.1 38.6
2003 590 30.9 19.1 38.6
2004 627 33.5 18.7 41.3
2005 589 33.6 17.5 43.5
2006 578 33.2 17.4 45.3
2007 544 n/a n/a 47.3
2008 519 31.7 16.4 46.2
2009 499 31.6 15.8 52.7
2010 557 33.1 16.7 56.6
2011 575 30.0 19.1 53.7
2012 603 38.0 15.8 54.1
2013 583 36.0 16.1 52.8
2014 568 37.0 15.3 53.7
2015 568 36.0 15.7 51.8
2016 556 37.0 15.0 54.3
2017 554 34.0 16.2 55.4
2018 532 33.9 15.6 59.4
2019 540 34.0 15.8 56.5
2020 565 33.0 17.1 54
2021 472 33.0 14.3 50.8
2022 550 33.0 16.6 44.7
2023 517 32.0 16.1 52.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Helfrich Park STEM Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $560 (6.1%) $8,644 (93.9%) $9,204
2020 $514 (5.9%) $8,186 (94.1%) $8,700
2021 $804 (7.8%) $9,519 (92.2%) $10,323
2022 $1,170 (11.9%) $8,669 (88.1%) $9,839

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Helfrich Park STEM Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 158th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 89th of 489 Middle schools
 15.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Helfrich Park STEM Academy)47.348
 0.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)45.844.5
 1.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Helfrich Park STEM Academy)45.638.4
 7.2%
   6th Grade Math (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)40.538.4
 2.1%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Helfrich Park STEM Academy)47.847.3
 0.5%
   6th Grade Science (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)42.237
 5.2%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Helfrich Park STEM Academy)50.360.5
 10.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)47.543.1
 4.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Helfrich Park STEM Academy)52.147.3
 4.8%
   7th Grade Math (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)39.635.6
 4%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Helfrich Park STEM Academy)54.347.8
 6.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)46.643.4
 3.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Helfrich Park STEM Academy)5145.6
 5.4%
   8th Grade Math (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)37.434.8
 2.6%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students540517
 4.3%
African American2729
 7.4%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian11
Hispanic1523
 53.3%
Pacific Islander22
White454422
 7%
Two or More Races4040
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.5%52.4%
 4.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Helfrich Park STEM Academy

Students who attend Helfrich Park STEM Academy usually go on to attend Francis Joseph Reitz High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 517 students attended Helfrich Park STEM Academy.

Helfrich Park STEM Academy ranks 89th of 489 Indiana middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Helfrich Park STEM Academy are 82% White, 8% Two or more races, 6% African American, 4% Hispanic.


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