Milford School

Summary:

Milford School is a public elementary school serving grades K-8 in Milford, Indiana, with a student population of 449. The school is part of the Wawasee Community School Corp district, which is ranked 191 out of 364 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Milford School has a higher percentage of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds compared to nearby schools, it faces several challenges. The school has a significantly higher chronic absenteeism rate of 12.7% compared to the district average, and its academic performance on ILEARN assessments is generally lower than the district and state averages. For example, in 2022-2023, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts (35.23%) and Math (33.81%) was below the Wawasee Community School Corp scores (39.18% and 37.88%, respectively) and the state averages.

When compared to other schools in the same district, such as North Webster Elementary and Syracuse Elementary, Milford School generally underperforms on test scores, particularly in Math and Science. Despite the higher spending per student, the school's academic performance remains below the district and state averages, suggesting that simply increasing funding may not be the sole solution to improving student outcomes. The school may need to examine its resource allocation and instructional practices to better support student learning.


Detail:

Public K-8

 110 S Elm Street
       Milford, IN  46542


(574) 658-9444

District: Wawasee Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
566th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,319 Help


Students who attend Milford School usually attend:

High:    Wawasee High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  449

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.5%
Hispanic:
10.5%
Two or more races:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.5% Help


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Compare Details Milford School ranks worse than 56% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Wawasee Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.15. (See more...)
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Compare Details Milford School ranks worse than 68.1% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.87. (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 (85.5%), Hispanic (10.5%), two or more races (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Wawasee Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Milford School is 14.7. 1 elementary schools in the Wawasee Community School Corp District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Milford School is $11,319. 1 elementary schools in the Wawasee Community School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Milford School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Milford School 333rd of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Milford School in the ranking list.)

Wawasee Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Wawasee Community School Corp 191st of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Milford School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 54.64 175th 326 46.3%
2005 64.24 331st 959 65.5%
2006 48.50 574th 961 40.3%
2007 61.24 408th 985 58.6%
2008 51.00 572nd 996 42.6%
2009 64.73 375th 1003 62.6%
2010 64.48 385th 1009 61.8%
2011 53.79 574th 1025 44.0%
2012 56.47 515th 1015 49.3%
2013 41.31 723rd 1035 30.1%
2014 49.77 630th 1036 39.2%
2015 54.60 523rd 1040 49.7%
2016 44.49 689th 1046 34.1%
2017 39.89 703rd 1033 31.9%
2018 37.82 725th 1027 29.4%
2019 50.83 558th 1031 45.9%
2021 52.52 517th 1016 49.1%
2022 53.04 506th 1020 50.4%
2023 47.15 568th 1016 44.1%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Milford School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 51.80 111th 222 50.0%
2005 68.32 101st 370 72.7%
2006 58.50 165th 375 56.0%
2007 65.27 126th 382 67.0%
2008 56.69 182nd 392 53.6%
2009 65.27 143rd 423 66.2%
2010 79.61 55th 428 87.1%
2011 61.86 184th 451 59.2%
2012 65.78 150th 447 66.4%
2013 48.23 274th 444 38.3%
2014 48.38 298th 470 36.6%
2015 51.63 258th 485 46.8%
2016 51.34 278th 494 43.7%
2017 54.94 231st 472 51.1%
2018 46.43 289th 473 38.9%
2019 39.97 298th 470 36.6%
2021 37.15 310th 483 35.8%
2022 39.28 307th 490 37.3%
2023 32.87 334th 489 31.7%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Milford School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 405 4 2 44 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1989 410 2 2 50 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1990 424 3 1 40 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1991 419 3 1 45 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1992 436 2 0 51 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1993 406 2 0 41 0 n/a n/a 0 449
1994 401 2 0 37 0 n/a n/a 0 440
1995 604 0 0 37 0 n/a n/a 17 658
1996 604 0 0 37 0 n/a n/a 17 658
1997 596 0 2 31 0 n/a n/a 24 653
1998 640 0 2 48 0 n/a n/a 0 690
1999 624 1 3 63 0 n/a n/a 0 691
2000 645 0 1 44 0 n/a n/a 0 690
2001 656 2 0 54 0 n/a n/a 0 712
2002 611 1 1 66 1 n/a n/a 0 680
2003 611 1 1 66 1 n/a n/a 0 680
2004 588 0 1 62 0 n/a n/a 0 651
2005 562 2 1 72 0 n/a n/a 0 637
2006 548 1 1 88 0 n/a n/a 0 638
2007 492 2 2 94 0 n/a n/a 38 628
2008 488 2 2 85 1 n/a n/a 38 616
2009 484 3 1 85 0 n/a n/a 31 604
2010 498 2 2 91 0 n/a n/a 29 622
2011 506 7 6 112 0 2 10 0 643
2012 488 6 4 127 0 0 12 0 637
2013 496 3 3 127 0 0 16 0 645
2014 448 2 2 121 2 0 16 0 591
2015 462 1 2 137 0 0 14 0 616
2016 476 5 2 124 0 0 14 0 621
2017 424 1 2 114 0 0 15 0 556
2018 428 1 1 110 2 0 15 0 557
2019 428 2 0 96 1 0 10 0 537
2020 430 1 0 90 2 0 9 0 532
2021 410 3 2 66 1 2 13 0 497
2022 406 4 2 55 1 0 7 0 475
2023 384 4 1 47 1 0 12 0 449

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 Milford School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 455 22.9 19.8 11.2
1989 464 24.0 19.3 11
1990 468 24.2 19.3 10
1991 468 24.2 19.3 12.4
1992 489 23.6 20.7 17.4
1993 449 24.0 18.7 17.8
1994 440 23.5 18.7 23.4
1995 658 37.4 17.6 7.5
1996 658 37.4 17.6 7.5
1997 653 38.2 17.1 6.2
1998 690 38.9 17.7 7.5
1999 691 38.6 17.9 8.4
2000 690 37.4 18.4 9.7
2001 712 37.8 18.8 23.7
2002 680 37.8 18.0 27.8
2003 680 37.8 18.0 27.8
2004 651 37.2 17.5 23.3
2005 637 36.1 17.6 27.9
2006 638 36.3 17.6 29.2
2007 628 n/a n/a 34.1
2008 616 37.2 16.6 36.5
2009 604 37.0 16.3 42.9
2010 622 39.5 15.7 52.1
2011 643 38.8 16.5 49
2012 637 40.6 15.6 50.7
2013 645 39.1 16.4 51.9
2014 591 36.1 16.3 52.8
2015 616 33.0 18.6 51.3
2016 621 33.0 18.8 51
2017 556 42.9 12.9 45
2018 557 39.3 14.1 51.3
2019 537 40.3 13.2 47.3
2020 532 35.1 15.1 50.2
2021 497 37.8 13.1 51.5
2022 475 33.1 14.3 45.5
2023 449 30.5 14.7 57.5

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 Milford School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 455 22.9 19.8 11.2
1989 464 24.0 19.3 11
1990 468 24.2 19.3 10
1991 468 24.2 19.3 12.4
1992 489 23.6 20.7 17.4
1993 449 24.0 18.7 17.8
1994 440 23.5 18.7 23.4
1995 658 37.4 17.6 7.5
1996 658 37.4 17.6 7.5
1997 653 38.2 17.1 6.2
1998 690 38.9 17.7 7.5
1999 691 38.6 17.9 8.4
2000 690 37.4 18.4 9.7
2001 712 37.8 18.8 23.7
2002 680 37.8 18.0 27.8
2003 680 37.8 18.0 27.8
2004 651 37.2 17.5 23.3
2005 637 36.1 17.6 27.9
2006 638 36.3 17.6 29.2
2007 628 n/a n/a 34.1
2008 616 37.2 16.6 36.5
2009 604 37.0 16.3 42.9
2010 622 39.5 15.7 52.1
2011 643 38.8 16.5 49
2012 637 40.6 15.6 50.7
2013 645 39.1 16.4 51.9
2014 591 36.1 16.3 52.8
2015 616 33.0 18.6 51.3
2016 621 33.0 18.8 51
2017 556 42.9 12.9 45
2018 557 39.3 14.1 51.3
2019 537 40.3 13.2 47.3
2020 532 35.1 15.1 50.2
2021 497 37.8 13.1 51.5
2022 475 33.1 14.3 45.5
2023 449 30.5 14.7 57.5

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 Milford School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $525 (5.8%) $8,532 (94.2%) $9,058
2020 $554 (5.7%) $9,132 (94.3%) $9,686
2021 $633 (7.0%) $8,459 (93.0%) $9,092
2022 $872 (7.7%) $10,446 (92.3%) $11,319

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Milford School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 558th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 568th of 1016 Elementary schools
 1.8%
Ranks 298th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 334th of 489 Middle schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Milford School)55.338.3
 17%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)45.542
 3.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Milford School)74.551.1
 23.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)58.656.5
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Milford School)49.239.1
 10.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)39.642.1
 2.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Milford School)44.143.5
 0.6%
   4th Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)44.448.7
 4.3%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Milford School)49.234.8
 14.4%
   4th Grade Science (Wawasee Community School Corp)39.334.5
 4.8%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Milford School)37.747.3
 9.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)44.244.7
 0.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Milford School)39.640
 0.4%
   5th Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)38.935.6
 3.3%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Milford School)37.732.7
 5%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Wawasee Community School Corp)34.634.1
 0.5%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Milford School)42.922.7
 20.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)47.833.5
 14.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Milford School)41.420.5
 21%
   6th Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)41.228.4
 12.8%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Milford School)44.325
 19.3%
   6th Grade Science (Wawasee Community School Corp)49.637.2
 12.4%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Milford School)37.532.4
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)45.637.1
 8.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Milford School)34.724.3
 10.4%
   7th Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)35.134.2
 0.9%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Milford School)35.828.9
 6.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)42.535.8
 6.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Milford School)28.321.2
 7.2%
   8th Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)30.925.2
 5.7%
   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 Students537449
 16.4%
African American24
 100%
American Indian11
Asian01
Hispanic9647
 51%
Pacific Islander00
White428384
 10.3%
Two or More Races1012
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.3%57.5%
 10.2%


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Students who attend Milford School usually go on to attend:

High : Wawasee High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 449 students attended Milford School.

Students at Milford School are 86% White, 10% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Milford School ranks 566th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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