Northwood Elementary School

Summary:

Northwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Franklin, Indiana, serving 561 students in grades PK-4 as part of the Franklin Community School Corporation district. While the school has a higher percentage of white students compared to surrounding schools, it faces several challenges, including lower academic performance, higher chronic absenteeism, and a more economically disadvantaged student population.

Northwood's test scores lag behind the district and state averages across all subjects and grade levels, with only 36.46% of 3rd graders proficient in ELA compared to the district's 42.56% and the state's 39.7%. The school also has a higher chronic absenteeism rate of 11.2%, compared to the district's range of 4.4% to 15.1%. Additionally, Northwood has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (55.97%) than the other schools in the district, which range from 32.32% to 51.25%. This suggests that the school may be serving a more economically disadvantaged population, which could be a contributing factor to its lower academic performance.

Interestingly, Northwood's performance lags behind the other elementary schools in the district, particularly Union Elementary, which has higher test scores, lower chronic absenteeism, and a higher statewide ranking. This indicates that Northwood may have unique challenges that need to be addressed. Additionally, the school's higher percentage of white students compared to the surrounding schools may suggest potential racial achievement gaps that should be examined and addressed to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 965 Grizzly Cub Dr
       Franklin, IN  46131


(317) 346-8900

District: Franklin Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
484th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,935 Help


Students who attend Northwood Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  561

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.2%
Hispanic:
9.8%
Two or more races:
4.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Northwood Elementary School ranks better than 52.1% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks last 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 54.46. (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 Northwood Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Franklin Community School Corp District. Racial makeup is: White (80.2%), Hispanic (9.8%), two or more races (4.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Franklin Community School Corp District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwood Elementary School is 15.4, which is the 2nd best among 5 elementary schools in the Franklin Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Northwood Elementary School employs 36.3 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwood Elementary School is $10,935. 2 elementary schools in the Franklin Community School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Northwood 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 Northwood Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 49.98 547th 959 43.0%
2006 47.92 586th 961 39.0%
2007 56.75 485th 985 50.8%
2008 60.93 422nd 996 57.6%
2009 61.15 424th 1003 57.7%
2010 61.64 431st 1009 57.3%
2011 54.55 560th 1025 45.4%
2012 68.54 308th 1015 69.7%
2013 77.37 182nd 1035 82.4%
2014 71.87 259th 1036 75.0%
2015 47.68 624th 1040 40.0%
2016 48.51 634th 1046 39.4%
2017 53.44 556th 1033 46.2%
2018 53.12 550th 1027 46.4%
2019 48.43 588th 1031 43.0%
2021 52.64 515th 1016 49.3%
2022 56.30 472nd 1020 53.7%
2023 54.46 485th 1016 52.3%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Northwood Elementary School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Northwood Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 511 7 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 524
1989 526 6 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1990 504 4 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1991 496 1 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 504
1992 490 4 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1993 487 6 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 500
1994 485 6 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 496
1995 457 5 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 467
1996 457 5 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 467
1997 475 10 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 492
1998 526 8 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1999 591 4 4 4 4 n/a n/a 0 607
2000 613 6 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2001 517 4 4 6 1 n/a n/a 0 532
2002 487 17 3 8 1 n/a n/a 0 516
2003 487 17 3 8 1 n/a n/a 0 516
2004 503 18 2 18 1 n/a n/a 0 542
2005 496 17 3 18 1 n/a n/a 0 535
2006 540 12 2 15 1 n/a n/a 0 570
2007 551 10 3 20 0 n/a n/a 20 604
2008 501 14 5 21 0 n/a n/a 20 561
2009 392 8 4 20 0 n/a n/a 20 444
2010 421 9 5 15 0 n/a n/a 24 474
2011 408 7 5 20 0 0 20 0 460
2012 422 8 4 22 0 1 17 0 474
2013 417 8 4 33 0 1 14 0 477
2014 397 6 4 35 1 1 14 0 458
2015 424 12 6 31 0 0 36 0 509
2016 431 13 2 37 1 0 32 0 516
2017 397 11 4 34 1 1 28 0 476
2018 401 9 2 37 1 1 27 0 478
2019 430 9 1 37 2 1 33 0 513
2020 398 11 2 34 1 2 32 0 480
2021 348 19 2 40 0 4 29 0 442
2022 387 15 11 50 0 4 21 0 488
2023 450 13 14 55 0 4 25 0 561

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 Northwood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 524 23.0 22.7 18.3
1989 539 23.5 22.9 21.7
1990 515 25.0 20.6 23.9
1991 504 22.7 22.2 24
1992 499 22.1 22.5 32.1
1993 500 22.0 22.7 31.8
1994 496 21.8 22.8 29.8
1995 467 20.1 23.2 26.1
1996 467 20.1 23.2 26.1
1997 492 21.1 23.3 23.2
1998 539 23.0 23.4 23.2
1999 607 26.0 23.3 33.1
2000 626 32.0 19.6 31.3
2001 532 28.5 18.7 35.3
2002 516 30.0 17.2 47.9
2003 516 30.0 17.2 47.9
2004 542 32.0 16.9 47.4
2005 535 33.5 16.0 46.9
2006 570 34.5 16.5 46.1
2007 604 n/a n/a 45.2
2008 561 32.0 17.5 53.8
2009 444 27.0 16.4 54.7
2010 474 26.3 18.0 61.1
2011 460 28.5 16.0 58.9
2012 474 27.5 17.2 55.3
2013 477 24.0 19.8 60.4
2014 458 22.0 20.8 59.6
2015 509 24.0 21.2 58
2016 516 25.0 20.6 57.8
2017 476 26.0 18.3 51.7
2018 478 25.0 19.1 59.8
2019 513 23.0 22.3 60.4
2020 480 25.0 19.2 59.8
2021 442 28.0 15.7 58.4
2022 488 27.6 17.6 42.8
2023 561 36.3 15.4 56

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 Northwood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 524 23.0 22.7 18.3
1989 539 23.5 22.9 21.7
1990 515 25.0 20.6 23.9
1991 504 22.7 22.2 24
1992 499 22.1 22.5 32.1
1993 500 22.0 22.7 31.8
1994 496 21.8 22.8 29.8
1995 467 20.1 23.2 26.1
1996 467 20.1 23.2 26.1
1997 492 21.1 23.3 23.2
1998 539 23.0 23.4 23.2
1999 607 26.0 23.3 33.1
2000 626 32.0 19.6 31.3
2001 532 28.5 18.7 35.3
2002 516 30.0 17.2 47.9
2003 516 30.0 17.2 47.9
2004 542 32.0 16.9 47.4
2005 535 33.5 16.0 46.9
2006 570 34.5 16.5 46.1
2007 604 n/a n/a 45.2
2008 561 32.0 17.5 53.8
2009 444 27.0 16.4 54.7
2010 474 26.3 18.0 61.1
2011 460 28.5 16.0 58.9
2012 474 27.5 17.2 55.3
2013 477 24.0 19.8 60.4
2014 458 22.0 20.8 59.6
2015 509 24.0 21.2 58
2016 516 25.0 20.6 57.8
2017 476 26.0 18.3 51.7
2018 478 25.0 19.1 59.8
2019 513 23.0 22.3 60.4
2020 480 25.0 19.2 59.8
2021 442 28.0 15.7 58.4
2022 488 27.6 17.6 42.8
2023 561 36.3 15.4 56

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 Northwood Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $314 (3.6%) $8,451 (96.4%) $8,765
2020 $316 (3.5%) $8,743 (96.5%) $9,059
2021 $692 (6.3%) $10,225 (93.7%) $10,916
2022 $768 (7.0%) $10,168 (93.0%) $10,935

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwood Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 588th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 485th of 1016 Elementary schools
 9.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Northwood Elementary School)47.836.5
 11.3%
   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 (Northwood Elementary School)48.954.2
 5.3%
   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 (Northwood Elementary School)40.247.7
 7.5%
   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 (Northwood Elementary School)5450
 4%
   4th Grade Math (Franklin Community School Corp)56.554.6
 1.9%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Northwood Elementary School)47.127.3
 19.8%
   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 Students513561
 9.4%
African American913
 44.4%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian114
 1300%
Hispanic3755
 48.6%
Pacific Islander14
 300%
White430450
 4.7%
Two or More Races3325
 24.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.4%56%
 4.5%


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Students at Northwood Elementary School are 80% White, 10% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 561 students attended Northwood Elementary School.

Northwood Elementary School ranks 484th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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