Needham Elementary School

Summary:

Needham Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 326 students in grades PK-4 in Franklin, Indiana, which is part of the Franklin Community School Corporation district. While the school excels in Math proficiency, it lags behind the district and state in English Language Arts, and has a less diverse student population compared to some nearby schools.

Needham Elementary stands out for its strong performance in ILEARN Math assessments, with 68.25% of 4th graders proficient compared to 54.6% for the district and 48.8% for the state. However, the school's English Language Arts proficiency of 36.36% across all grades is lower than the district average of 45.43%. Needham has seen a steady decline in chronic absenteeism, from 8.7% in 2020-2021 to 5.4% in 2022-2023, which is lower than the district average. The school also has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 48.77%.

Compared to nearby schools, Union Elementary outperforms Needham in both ELA and Math proficiency, while Webb Elementary has higher proficiency rates in both subjects. Needham's student population is also less diverse than some other schools in the Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation district. Despite these differences, Needham Elementary has seen an increase in per-student spending, from $8,111 in 2018-2019 to $10,924 in 2021-2022, which is higher than the district average.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 1399 Upper Shelbyville Rd
       Franklin, IN  46131


(317) 738-5780

District: Franklin Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
375th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,924 Help


Students who attend Needham Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Custer Baker Intermediate School
    Franklin Community Middle School
High:    Franklin Community High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  326

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.0%
Two or more races:
5.8%
African American:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.8% Help


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Compare Details Needham Elementary School ranks better than 62.9% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Franklin Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.22. (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 (89%), two or more races (5.8%), African American (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Needham Elementary School is 16. 2 elementary schools in the Franklin Community School Corp District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Needham Elementary School employs 20.3 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Needham Elementary School is $10,924. 3 elementary schools in the Franklin Community School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Needham Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Franklin Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Community School Corp 98th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Needham Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 61.80 379th 959 60.5%
2006 63.61 356th 961 63.0%
2007 58.79 453rd 985 54.0%
2008 47.20 629th 996 36.8%
2009 44.15 668th 1003 33.4%
2010 39.98 712th 1009 29.4%
2011 35.16 782nd 1025 23.7%
2012 46.72 662nd 1015 34.8%
2013 42.30 709th 1035 31.5%
2014 66.32 374th 1036 63.9%
2015 69.06 313th 1040 69.9%
2016 72.88 259th 1046 75.2%
2017 56.11 515th 1033 50.1%
2018 46.20 638th 1027 37.9%
2019 48.56 587th 1031 43.1%
2021 45.42 598th 1016 41.1%
2022 64.47 368th 1020 63.9%
2023 63.22 376th 1016 63.0%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Needham Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 233 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 239
1989 218 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 224
1990 384 7 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1991 420 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1992 410 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1993 396 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1994 434 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1995 506 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 512
1996 506 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 512
1997 502 3 4 0 2 n/a n/a 0 511
1998 489 10 1 4 5 n/a n/a 0 509
1999 419 13 0 8 4 n/a n/a 0 444
2000 451 0 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 458
2001 434 1 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 442
2002 390 3 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 400
2003 390 3 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 400
2004 395 2 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 404
2005 402 5 4 6 2 n/a n/a 0 419
2006 461 0 3 7 2 n/a n/a 0 473
2007 446 0 4 10 2 n/a n/a 20 482
2008 456 0 3 12 2 n/a n/a 27 500
2009 359 3 7 17 0 n/a n/a 20 406
2010 350 5 7 13 1 n/a n/a 24 400
2011 388 5 6 21 1 0 17 0 438
2012 372 6 5 28 2 0 15 0 428
2013 342 9 7 25 2 0 14 0 399
2014 357 6 11 19 2 0 14 0 409
2015 361 9 8 16 1 0 7 0 402
2016 333 9 14 12 1 0 10 0 379
2017 354 11 8 18 1 0 13 0 405
2018 357 6 6 21 1 0 21 0 412
2019 321 7 5 16 0 0 26 0 375
2020 322 7 6 15 0 0 22 0 372
2021 290 7 4 8 0 0 19 0 328
2022 309 8 2 5 0 0 18 0 342
2023 290 8 3 6 0 0 19 0 326

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Needham Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 239 13.2 18.1 21.8
1989 224 12.7 17.6 23.7
1990 393 19.0 20.6 21.9
1991 424 21.0 20.1 22.2
1992 413 19.2 21.5 22.3
1993 399 13.5 29.6 21.8
1994 438 19.3 22.7 24.2
1995 512 21.0 24.4 24.6
1996 512 21.0 24.4 24.6
1997 511 22.5 22.7 25
1998 509 22.6 22.5 23.8
1999 444 21.5 20.7 30.6
2000 458 25.0 18.3 32.8
2001 442 24.0 18.4 32.1
2002 400 26.0 15.4 38.5
2003 400 26.0 15.4 38.5
2004 404 26.0 15.5 44.6
2005 419 26.0 16.1 38.4
2006 473 26.2 18.1 37.8
2007 482 n/a n/a 38.3
2008 500 27.5 18.2 41.6
2009 406 23.5 17.3 43
2010 400 21.8 18.3 42.8
2011 438 23.6 18.5 46.6
2012 428 24.0 17.8 51.9
2013 399 22.5 17.7 52.4
2014 409 18.5 22.1 50.9
2015 402 20.0 20.1 45.3
2016 379 19.0 19.9 45.4
2017 405 19.0 21.2 46.9
2018 412 20.7 19.8 46.4
2019 375 19.6 19.0 39.7
2020 372 20.4 18.2 43.5
2021 328 25.4 12.9 38.7
2022 342 21.3 16.0 33.3
2023 326 20.3 16.0 48.8

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 Needham Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 239 13.2 18.1 21.8
1989 224 12.7 17.6 23.7
1990 393 19.0 20.6 21.9
1991 424 21.0 20.1 22.2
1992 413 19.2 21.5 22.3
1993 399 13.5 29.6 21.8
1994 438 19.3 22.7 24.2
1995 512 21.0 24.4 24.6
1996 512 21.0 24.4 24.6
1997 511 22.5 22.7 25
1998 509 22.6 22.5 23.8
1999 444 21.5 20.7 30.6
2000 458 25.0 18.3 32.8
2001 442 24.0 18.4 32.1
2002 400 26.0 15.4 38.5
2003 400 26.0 15.4 38.5
2004 404 26.0 15.5 44.6
2005 419 26.0 16.1 38.4
2006 473 26.2 18.1 37.8
2007 482 n/a n/a 38.3
2008 500 27.5 18.2 41.6
2009 406 23.5 17.3 43
2010 400 21.8 18.3 42.8
2011 438 23.6 18.5 46.6
2012 428 24.0 17.8 51.9
2013 399 22.5 17.7 52.4
2014 409 18.5 22.1 50.9
2015 402 20.0 20.1 45.3
2016 379 19.0 19.9 45.4
2017 405 19.0 21.2 46.9
2018 412 20.7 19.8 46.4
2019 375 19.6 19.0 39.7
2020 372 20.4 18.2 43.5
2021 328 25.4 12.9 38.7
2022 342 21.3 16.0 33.3
2023 326 20.3 16.0 48.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Needham Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $313 (3.9%) $7,798 (96.1%) $8,111
2020 $278 (3.2%) $8,489 (96.8%) $8,767
2021 $638 (5.9%) $10,176 (94.1%) $10,814
2022 $695 (6.4%) $10,230 (93.6%) $10,924

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Needham Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 587th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 376th of 1016 Elementary schools
 19.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Needham Elementary School)5035.3
 14.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Community School Corp)50.842.6
 8.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Needham Elementary School)53.555.9
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Franklin Community School Corp)57.255.2
 2%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Needham Elementary School)44.937.5
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Community School Corp)43.548.6
 5.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Needham Elementary School)47.868.3
 20.5%
   4th Grade Math (Franklin Community School Corp)56.554.6
 1.9%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Needham Elementary School)40.646
 5.4%
   4th Grade Science (Franklin Community School Corp)48.140.1
 8%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students375326
 13.1%
African American78
 14.3%
American Indian00
Asian53
 40%
Hispanic166
 62.5%
Pacific Islander00
White321290
 9.7%
Two or More Races2619
 26.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.7%48.8%
 9%


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Students at Needham Elementary School are 89% White, 6% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Hispanic.

Needham Elementary School ranks 375th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 326 students attended Needham Elementary School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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