Coulston Elementary School

Public K-5

 121 Knightstown Rd
       Shelbyville, IN  46176


(317) 398-3185

District: Shelbyville Central Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
627th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,743 Help


Students who attend Coulston Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Shelbyville Middle School
High:    Shelbyville Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  469

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.4%
Hispanic:
22.4%
Two or more races:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.1% Help


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Compare Details Coulston Elementary School ranks worse than 62% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Shelbyville Central Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.7. (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 (68.4%), Hispanic (22.4%), two or more races (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 69.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Shelbyville Central Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Coulston Elementary School is 14.6, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Shelbyville Central Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Coulston Elementary School is $10,743, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Shelbyville Central Schools District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Shelbyville Central Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Shelbyville Central Schools 195th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Coulston Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 56.32 470th 959 51.0%
2006 51.78 536th 961 44.2%
2007 60.75 419th 985 57.5%
2008 77.85 165th 996 83.4%
2009 74.41 217th 1003 78.4%
2010 61.21 440th 1009 56.4%
2011 55.17 551st 1025 46.2%
2012 65.59 363rd 1015 64.2%
2013 61.77 455th 1035 56.0%
2014 65.83 385th 1036 62.8%
2015 61.82 431st 1040 58.6%
2016 66.69 367th 1046 64.9%
2017 53.82 550th 1033 46.8%
2018 46.52 634th 1027 38.3%
2019 35.69 715th 1031 30.6%
2021 36.07 696th 1016 31.5%
2022 36.67 684th 1020 32.9%
2023 40.70 629th 1016 38.1%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Coulston Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 682 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1989 715 10 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1990 713 9 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1991 732 11 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 750
1992 631 9 8 1 1 n/a n/a 0 650
1993 609 8 11 1 0 n/a n/a 0 629
1994 615 16 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 644
1995 640 8 9 0 0 n/a n/a 10 667
1996 640 8 9 0 0 n/a n/a 10 667
1997 631 6 9 1 0 n/a n/a 6 653
1998 630 6 12 1 0 n/a n/a 0 649
1999 666 6 15 3 0 n/a n/a 0 690
2000 675 11 11 9 1 n/a n/a 0 707
2001 555 4 8 16 0 n/a n/a 0 583
2002 433 14 9 43 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2003 433 14 9 43 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2004 453 7 17 62 0 n/a n/a 0 539
2005 416 6 15 73 0 n/a n/a 0 510
2006 429 5 13 63 0 n/a n/a 0 510
2007 430 4 14 63 0 n/a n/a 16 527
2008 390 7 16 74 1 n/a n/a 10 498
2009 396 9 17 65 1 n/a n/a 5 493
2010 416 10 19 61 1 n/a n/a 9 516
2011 452 11 19 82 1 0 10 0 575
2012 430 8 20 90 1 0 11 0 560
2013 404 4 17 89 2 0 12 0 528
2014 416 7 18 129 1 0 18 0 589
2015 369 8 14 147 2 0 18 0 558
2016 368 8 9 165 1 0 15 0 566
2017 402 8 15 161 1 0 19 0 606
2018 389 6 23 135 1 0 14 0 568
2019 383 3 21 140 1 0 13 0 561
2020 344 6 14 120 0 0 11 0 495
2021 310 4 15 122 0 0 13 0 464
2022 312 5 15 116 0 0 20 0 468
2023 321 4 17 105 0 0 22 0 469

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 Coulston Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 688 29.2 23.5 8.6
1989 727 28.0 25.9 9.6
1990 725 29.0 25.0 11.9
1991 750 30.0 25.0 10.4
1992 650 22.5 28.8 11.2
1993 629 26.0 24.2 13.2
1994 644 27.0 23.9 11.5
1995 667 28.0 23.8 15.2
1996 667 28.0 23.8 15.2
1997 653 30.0 21.8 10.7
1998 649 28.0 23.2 10.2
1999 690 29.0 23.8 19.6
2000 707 30.0 23.6 23.6
2001 583 29.5 19.8 28.3
2002 499 29.0 17.2 41.5
2003 499 29.0 17.2 41.5
2004 539 28.0 19.3 35.1
2005 510 28.0 18.2 39
2006 510 28.0 18.2 40.8
2007 527 n/a n/a 45.4
2008 498 28.0 17.8 47.3
2009 493 28.0 17.6 53.7
2010 516 29.0 17.7 57.4
2011 575 32.9 17.4 61.2
2012 560 34.0 16.4 61.3
2013 528 31.0 17.0 61.2
2014 589 30.0 19.6 55.7
2015 558 30.0 18.6 60.2
2016 566 31.0 18.2 60.8
2017 606 25.0 24.2 54.6
2018 568 23.6 24.0 55.8
2019 561 23.2 24.0 59.9
2020 495 23.0 21.5 63
2021 464 27.0 17.1 60.1
2022 468 32.1 14.5 58.5
2023 469 32.0 14.6 69.1

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 Coulston Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 688 29.2 23.5 8.6
1989 727 28.0 25.9 9.6
1990 725 29.0 25.0 11.9
1991 750 30.0 25.0 10.4
1992 650 22.5 28.8 11.2
1993 629 26.0 24.2 13.2
1994 644 27.0 23.9 11.5
1995 667 28.0 23.8 15.2
1996 667 28.0 23.8 15.2
1997 653 30.0 21.8 10.7
1998 649 28.0 23.2 10.2
1999 690 29.0 23.8 19.6
2000 707 30.0 23.6 23.6
2001 583 29.5 19.8 28.3
2002 499 29.0 17.2 41.5
2003 499 29.0 17.2 41.5
2004 539 28.0 19.3 35.1
2005 510 28.0 18.2 39
2006 510 28.0 18.2 40.8
2007 527 n/a n/a 45.4
2008 498 28.0 17.8 47.3
2009 493 28.0 17.6 53.7
2010 516 29.0 17.7 57.4
2011 575 32.9 17.4 61.2
2012 560 34.0 16.4 61.3
2013 528 31.0 17.0 61.2
2014 589 30.0 19.6 55.7
2015 558 30.0 18.6 60.2
2016 566 31.0 18.2 60.8
2017 606 25.0 24.2 54.6
2018 568 23.6 24.0 55.8
2019 561 23.2 24.0 59.9
2020 495 23.0 21.5 63
2021 464 27.0 17.1 60.1
2022 468 32.1 14.5 58.5
2023 469 32.0 14.6 69.1

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 Coulston Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $572 (6.9%) $7,716 (93.1%) $8,288
2020 $586 (6.5%) $8,475 (93.5%) $9,060
2021 $784 (8.0%) $9,059 (92.0%) $9,843
2022 $1,119 (10.4%) $9,624 (89.6%) $10,743

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Coulston 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 715th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 629th of 1016 Elementary schools
 7.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Coulston Elementary School)36.931.2
 5.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Shelbyville Central Schools)4732.1
 14.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Coulston Elementary School)63.152
 11.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Shelbyville Central Schools)67.751.5
 16.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Coulston Elementary School)24.332.1
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Shelbyville Central Schools)44.833.5
 11.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Coulston Elementary School)55.441
 14.4%
   4th Grade Math (Shelbyville Central Schools)61.750.4
 11.3%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Coulston Elementary School)31.128.2
 2.9%
   4th Grade Science (Shelbyville Central Schools)47.530.8
 16.7%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Coulston Elementary School)30.335.9
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Shelbyville Central Schools)41.331.7
 9.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Coulston Elementary School)48.735.9
 12.8%
   5th Grade Math (Shelbyville Central Schools)53.932.9
 21.1%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Coulston Elementary School)26.320.5
 5.8%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Shelbyville Central Schools)33.626.3
 7.3%
   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 Students561469
 16.4%
African American34
 33.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian2117
 19%
Hispanic140105
 25%
Pacific Islander00
White383321
 16.2%
Two or More Races1322
 69.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients59.9%69.1%
 9.2%


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

Middle : Shelbyville Middle School
High : Shelbyville Senior High School

Coulston Elementary School ranks 627th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 469 students attended Coulston Elementary School.

Students at Coulston Elementary School are 68% White, 22% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 4% Asian.


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