Blair Pointe Upper Elementary

Summary:

Blair Pointe Upper Elementary is a public elementary school serving 552 students in grades 3-6 in Peru, Indiana, which is part of the Peru Community Schools district.

While Blair Pointe Upper Elementary's proficiency rates on state tests are generally higher than the district-wide averages, they are lower compared to state averages, especially in 3rd-6th grade English Language Arts and Math. The school has also experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 13.1% in 2020-2021 to 16.7% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby Elmwood Primary Learning Center (14.8%). Additionally, Blair Pointe Upper Elementary has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 63.04% in 2022-2023, which is higher than some surrounding schools like Caston Elementary School (68.03%) and Landis Elementary School (64.95%), but lower than others like Elmwood Primary Learning Center (68.17%).

The school's spending per student has increased over the past few years, from $7,755 in 2019-2020 to $10,231 in 2021-2022, which is higher than the spending per student at some nearby schools, such as Landis Elementary ($8,553) and O.J. Neighbours Elementary ($12,454). However, the school should continue to analyze its data, identify areas for improvement, and implement targeted strategies to address the challenges it faces, such as fluctuating test scores, high chronic absenteeism, and the unique needs of its student population.


Detail:

Public 3-6

 300 Blair Pike
       Peru, IN  46970


(765) 473-4741

District: Peru Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
497th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,231 Help


Students who attend Blair Pointe Upper Elementary usually attend:

High:    Peru Junior/Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  552

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.7%
Two or more races:
9.1%
Hispanic:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63% Help


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Compare Details Blair Pointe Upper Elementary ranks better than 50.8% of elementary schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.43. (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 (83.7%), two or more races (9.1%), Hispanic (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blair Pointe Upper Elementary is 16.7. (See more...)
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Compare Blair Pointe Upper Elementary employs 33 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blair Pointe Upper Elementary is $10,231.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Blair Pointe Upper Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Peru Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Peru Community Schools 232nd of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blair Pointe Upper Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 45.43 221st 326 32.2%
2005 48.46 571st 959 40.5%
2006 57.42 449th 961 53.3%
2007 58.62 454th 985 53.9%
2008 50.90 573rd 996 42.5%
2009 46.63 642nd 1003 36.0%
2010 64.04 392nd 1009 61.1%
2011 61.11 455th 1025 55.6%
2012 53.34 565th 1015 44.3%
2013 56.08 545th 1035 47.3%
2014 62.72 437th 1036 57.8%
2015 57.57 480th 1040 53.8%
2016 53.50 560th 1046 46.5%
2017 60.76 460th 1033 55.5%
2018 58.52 465th 1027 54.7%
2019 53.50 522nd 1031 49.4%
2021 51.67 529th 1016 47.9%
2022 61.14 410th 1020 59.8%
2023 53.43 499th 1016 50.9%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, October 22, 2018

Open Quote Disgusting school. They feed the children shredded cheese melted on a hot dog bun with marinara sauce as their hot lunch option. WTF? The curriculum is not challenging and high-achieving students get dragged down. The 4th graders were doing math that was taught in 2nd grade at another area school, for example. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Blair Pointe Upper Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 295 9 3 11 16 n/a n/a 0 334
1989 309 7 3 9 16 n/a n/a 0 344
1990 300 9 0 12 16 n/a n/a 0 337
1991 574 28 7 13 83 n/a n/a 0 705
1992 659 31 4 12 37 n/a n/a 0 743
1993 601 24 3 10 32 n/a n/a 0 670
1994 580 22 4 10 23 n/a n/a 0 639
1995 632 29 3 10 13 n/a n/a 0 687
1996 632 29 3 10 13 n/a n/a 0 687
1997 620 37 3 12 12 n/a n/a 0 684
1998 593 39 3 10 5 n/a n/a 0 650
1999 606 47 5 11 11 n/a n/a 0 680
2000 571 39 3 9 19 n/a n/a 0 641
2001 561 41 4 5 15 n/a n/a 0 626
2002 571 23 5 4 14 n/a n/a 0 617
2003 571 23 5 4 14 n/a n/a 0 617
2004 564 17 4 3 10 n/a n/a 0 598
2005 541 18 3 1 10 n/a n/a 0 573
2006 520 18 2 5 11 n/a n/a 0 556
2007 449 10 1 2 11 n/a n/a 13 486
2008 463 10 3 8 8 n/a n/a 14 506
2009 463 11 2 7 9 n/a n/a 15 507
2010 480 12 4 6 10 n/a n/a 15 527
2011 491 12 2 10 6 0 23 0 544
2012 491 10 4 12 5 0 20 0 542
2013 612 14 0 18 4 1 19 0 668
2014 607 20 1 17 2 1 19 0 667
2015 584 27 3 18 4 1 24 0 661
2016 566 28 4 28 3 0 13 0 642
2017 517 26 2 31 3 2 27 0 608
2018 516 15 1 32 2 1 39 0 606
2019 492 16 0 31 2 0 41 0 582
2020 489 18 0 25 1 0 47 0 580
2021 478 15 0 20 3 0 37 0 553
2022 441 13 0 22 5 0 44 0 525
2023 462 15 0 21 4 0 50 0 552

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 Blair Pointe Upper Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 334 16.1 20.7 29
1989 344 17.1 20.1 34.6
1990 337 18.1 18.6 25.2
1991 705 31.5 22.3 25
1992 743 34.1 21.7 33.5
1993 670 33.1 20.2 30.3
1994 639 32.9 19.4 29.9
1995 687 35.0 19.6 34.8
1996 687 35.0 19.6 34.8
1997 684 35.1 19.5 33
1998 650 36.0 18.1 32
1999 680 34.8 19.5 38.4
2000 641 37.6 17.0 41.2
2001 626 35.2 17.8 39.1
2002 617 35.4 17.4 41.5
2003 617 35.4 17.4 41.5
2004 598 36.6 16.3 40.5
2005 573 34.8 16.5 41.9
2006 556 33.2 16.7 46.2
2007 486 n/a n/a 53.9
2008 506 31.0 16.3 52.4
2009 507 29.4 17.2 58.1
2010 527 32.8 16.0 62.9
2011 544 27.4 19.7 61.2
2012 542 29.0 18.6 65.1
2013 668 35.0 19.0 66
2014 667 33.0 20.2 65.4
2015 661 30.0 22.0 62.5
2016 642 34.0 18.8 68.2
2017 608 37.0 16.4 57.4
2018 606 39.0 15.5 61.4
2019 582 40.2 14.4 60.7
2020 580 35.0 16.5 64.7
2021 553 36.0 15.3 61.5
2022 525 30.3 17.3 57
2023 552 33.0 16.7 63

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 Blair Pointe Upper Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 334 16.1 20.7 29
1989 344 17.1 20.1 34.6
1990 337 18.1 18.6 25.2
1991 705 31.5 22.3 25
1992 743 34.1 21.7 33.5
1993 670 33.1 20.2 30.3
1994 639 32.9 19.4 29.9
1995 687 35.0 19.6 34.8
1996 687 35.0 19.6 34.8
1997 684 35.1 19.5 33
1998 650 36.0 18.1 32
1999 680 34.8 19.5 38.4
2000 641 37.6 17.0 41.2
2001 626 35.2 17.8 39.1
2002 617 35.4 17.4 41.5
2003 617 35.4 17.4 41.5
2004 598 36.6 16.3 40.5
2005 573 34.8 16.5 41.9
2006 556 33.2 16.7 46.2
2007 486 n/a n/a 53.9
2008 506 31.0 16.3 52.4
2009 507 29.4 17.2 58.1
2010 527 32.8 16.0 62.9
2011 544 27.4 19.7 61.2
2012 542 29.0 18.6 65.1
2013 668 35.0 19.0 66
2014 667 33.0 20.2 65.4
2015 661 30.0 22.0 62.5
2016 642 34.0 18.8 68.2
2017 608 37.0 16.4 57.4
2018 606 39.0 15.5 61.4
2019 582 40.2 14.4 60.7
2020 580 35.0 16.5 64.7
2021 553 36.0 15.3 61.5
2022 525 30.3 17.3 57
2023 552 33.0 16.7 63

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 Blair Pointe Upper Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $391 (4.9%) $7,661 (95.1%) $8,052
2020 $624 (8.0%) $7,131 (92.0%) $7,755
2021 $902 (10.6%) $7,635 (89.4%) $8,538
2022 $1,496 (14.6%) $8,736 (85.4%) $10,231

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blair Pointe Upper Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 522nd of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 499th of 1016 Elementary schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)38.331.4
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Peru Community Schools)38.331.4
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)47.541.8
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Peru Community Schools)47.541.8
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)33.148.4
 15.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Peru Community Schools)33.148.4
 15.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)47.254.7
 7.5%
   4th Grade Math (Peru Community Schools)47.254.7
 7.5%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)48.648.4
 0.2%
   4th Grade Science (Peru Community Schools)48.648.4
 0.2%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)48.337.4
 10.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Peru Community Schools)48.337.4
 10.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)40.434.5
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Peru Community Schools)40.434.5
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)4938.9
 10.2%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Peru Community Schools)4938.9
 10.2%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)59.834.7
 25.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Peru Community Schools)59.834.7
 25.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)54.333.9
 20.4%
   6th Grade Math (Peru Community Schools)54.333.9
 20.4%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Blair Pointe Upper Elementary)63.833.9
 29.9%
   6th Grade Science (Peru Community Schools)63.833.9
 29.9%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students582552
 5.2%
African American1615
 6.3%
American Indian24
 100%
Asian00
Hispanic3121
 32.3%
Pacific Islander00
White492462
 6.1%
Two or More Races4150
 22%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.7%63%
 2.4%


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Students at Blair Pointe Upper Elementary are 84% White, 9% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 552 students attended Blair Pointe Upper Elementary.

Blair Pointe Upper Elementary ranks 497th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Blair Pointe Upper Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Peru Junior/Senior High School


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