Austin Elementary School

Summary:

Austin Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 612 students in grades PK-5 in Austin, Indiana, which is part of the Scott County School District 1. The school has a significantly higher percentage of white students (93.3%) compared to nearby schools, and it faces several challenges, including high chronic absenteeism rates, low test scores, and a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

Austin Elementary School's performance has declined over the past decade, dropping from a 2-star rating to a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's test scores are consistently below the state and district averages, with only 29.37% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 39.7-40.3% for 3rd-5th grades. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 16.0% to 26.9% over the past 3 years, which is significantly higher than the state average. Additionally, 64.05% of students at Austin Elementary School receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher level of economic disadvantage compared to surrounding schools.

When compared to nearby schools, Austin Elementary School stands out as the lowest-performing, with significantly lower test scores and higher chronic absenteeism rates. For example, Lexington Elementary School, which is part of the same district, has significantly higher test scores and a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The lower spending per student at Austin Elementary School, ranging from $7,841 to $9,460 over the past 4 years, may also be contributing to the school's challenges in providing effective instruction and supporting student success.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 401 S Hwy 31
       Austin, IN  47102


(812) 794-8743

District: Scott County School District 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
740th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,460 Help


Students who attend Austin Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Austin Middle School
High:    Austin High School

Student/teacher ratio:  23.5 Help
Number of students:  612

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.3%
Hispanic:
3.1%
Two or more races:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Austin Elementary School ranks worse than 73.2% of elementary schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.44. (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 (93.3%), Hispanic (3.1%), two or more races (2.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Austin Elementary School is 23.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Austin Elementary School is $9,460.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Scott County School District 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Scott County School District 1 273rd of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Austin Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 38.69 683rd 959 28.8%
2006 27.79 787th 961 18.1%
2007 33.59 755th 985 23.4%
2008 37.92 735th 996 26.2%
2009 23.75 833rd 1003 16.9%
2010 23.83 849th 1009 15.9%
2011 41.13 736th 1025 28.2%
2012 38.02 745th 1015 26.6%
2013 47.92 648th 1035 37.4%
2014 41.22 734th 1036 29.2%
2015 37.86 736th 1040 29.2%
2016 53.66 556th 1046 46.8%
2017 32.60 780th 1033 24.5%
2018 33.75 758th 1027 26.2%
2019 36.56 705th 1031 31.6%
2021 20.96 802nd 1016 21.1%
2022 25.29 780th 1020 23.5%
2023 28.44 744th 1016 26.8%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Austin Elementary School Test Scores
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by a citizen
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Open Quote Test scores & academic progress are not good for this school. Far behind in coursework and test preparedness. Additional student resources & tutoring recommended. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Austin Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 675 0 0 13 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1989 647 0 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 658
1990 625 0 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 636
1991 578 0 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 587
1992 586 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 591
1993 592 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1994 582 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1995 664 0 0 2 2 n/a n/a 0 668
1996 664 0 0 2 2 n/a n/a 0 668
1997 687 0 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 690
1998 680 0 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 683
1999 706 0 0 6 2 n/a n/a 0 714
2000 692 1 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 700
2001 672 0 0 10 1 n/a n/a 0 683
2002 716 0 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 723
2003 716 0 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 723
2004 719 0 1 6 1 n/a n/a 0 727
2005 725 0 1 5 2 n/a n/a 0 733
2006 686 0 1 13 1 n/a n/a 0 701
2007 663 0 2 11 4 n/a n/a 12 692
2008 657 0 2 8 7 n/a n/a 11 685
2009 630 0 2 6 3 n/a n/a 6 647
2010 616 0 3 6 3 n/a n/a 13 641
2011 580 1 2 6 7 0 13 0 609
2012 555 1 3 12 1 0 10 0 582
2013 555 2 2 12 1 0 12 0 584
2014 506 1 1 13 1 0 14 0 536
2015 526 2 1 18 2 0 13 0 562
2016 512 1 1 16 3 0 16 0 549
2017 468 3 1 14 3 0 20 0 509
2018 483 6 0 14 5 0 24 0 532
2019 518 4 1 12 4 0 18 0 557
2020 518 3 2 5 3 0 15 0 546
2021 502 1 1 5 2 0 17 0 528
2022 521 2 1 10 3 1 21 0 559
2023 571 2 0 19 2 1 17 0 612

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 Austin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 688 38.9 17.6 53.8
1989 658 38.7 17.0 50
1990 636 36.6 17.3 50.6
1991 587 36.3 16.1 43.1
1992 591 36.8 16.0 50.3
1993 592 37.5 15.8 56.3
1994 586 37.5 15.6 54.8
1995 668 37.7 17.7 57.6
1996 668 37.7 17.7 57.6
1997 690 39.2 17.6 50.6
1998 683 39.7 17.2 46.7
1999 714 39.4 18.1 56.7
2000 700 41.0 17.1 52.1
2001 683 39.6 17.2 54.5
2002 723 38.7 18.7 61.1
2003 723 38.7 18.7 61.1
2004 727 38.7 18.8 63.4
2005 733 39.7 18.5 64.7
2006 701 39.9 17.6 62.5
2007 692 n/a n/a 54.1
2008 685 43.7 15.7 30.1
2009 647 45.5 14.2 73.3
2010 641 45.7 14.0 77.2
2011 609 36.1 16.8 55
2012 582 43.0 13.5 76.1
2013 584 27.0 21.6 75.5
2014 536 28.0 19.1 72.8
2015 562 n/a n/a 75.6
2016 549 n/a n/a 99.5
2017 509 26.0 19.5 68.6
2018 532 24.0 22.1 74.6
2019 557 20.0 27.8 70.6
2020 546 24.0 22.7 70.9
2021 528 26.0 20.3 62.9
2022 559 34.0 16.4 53.8
2023 612 26.0 23.5 64.1

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 Austin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 688 38.9 17.6 53.8
1989 658 38.7 17.0 50
1990 636 36.6 17.3 50.6
1991 587 36.3 16.1 43.1
1992 591 36.8 16.0 50.3
1993 592 37.5 15.8 56.3
1994 586 37.5 15.6 54.8
1995 668 37.7 17.7 57.6
1996 668 37.7 17.7 57.6
1997 690 39.2 17.6 50.6
1998 683 39.7 17.2 46.7
1999 714 39.4 18.1 56.7
2000 700 41.0 17.1 52.1
2001 683 39.6 17.2 54.5
2002 723 38.7 18.7 61.1
2003 723 38.7 18.7 61.1
2004 727 38.7 18.8 63.4
2005 733 39.7 18.5 64.7
2006 701 39.9 17.6 62.5
2007 692 n/a n/a 54.1
2008 685 43.7 15.7 30.1
2009 647 45.5 14.2 73.3
2010 641 45.7 14.0 77.2
2011 609 36.1 16.8 55
2012 582 43.0 13.5 76.1
2013 584 27.0 21.6 75.5
2014 536 28.0 19.1 72.8
2015 562 n/a n/a 75.6
2016 549 n/a n/a 99.5
2017 509 26.0 19.5 68.6
2018 532 24.0 22.1 74.6
2019 557 20.0 27.8 70.6
2020 546 24.0 22.7 70.9
2021 528 26.0 20.3 62.9
2022 559 34.0 16.4 53.8
2023 612 26.0 23.5 64.1

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 Austin Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $651 (8.1%) $7,362 (91.9%) $8,013
2020 $330 (4.2%) $7,510 (95.8%) $7,841
2021 $1,929 (20.5%) $7,476 (79.5%) $9,406
2022 $2,402 (25.4%) $7,058 (74.6%) $9,460

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Austin Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 705th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 744th of 1016 Elementary schools
 4.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Austin Elementary School)5028.9
 21.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Scott County School District 1)5028.9
 21.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Austin Elementary School)57.431.3
 26.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Scott County School District 1)57.431.3
 26.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Austin Elementary School)36.937.8
 0.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Scott County School District 1)36.937.8
 0.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Austin Elementary School)47.631.7
 15.9%
   4th Grade Math (Scott County School District 1)47.631.7
 15.9%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Austin Elementary School)35.735.4
 0.3%
   4th Grade Science (Scott County School District 1)35.735.4
 0.3%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Austin Elementary School)30.321.8
 8.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Scott County School District 1)30.321.8
 8.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Austin Elementary School)36.416.1
 20.3%
   5th Grade Math (Scott County School District 1)36.416.1
 20.3%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Austin Elementary School)32.312.8
 19.5%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Scott County School District 1)32.312.8
 19.5%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students557612
 9.9%
African American42
 50%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic1219
 58.3%
Pacific Islander01
White518571
 10.2%
Two or More Races1817
 5.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.6%64.1%
 6.5%


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Students who attend Austin Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Austin Middle School
High : Austin High School

Students at Austin Elementary School are 93% White, 3% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Austin Elementary School ranks 740th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 612 students attended Austin 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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