Sand Creek Elementary

Summary:

Sand Creek Elementary is a public elementary school serving 627 students in grades PK-4 in Fishers, Indiana, which is part of the highly-ranked Hamilton Southeastern Schools district.

While Sand Creek Elementary is a solid school, it underperforms compared to many of its nearby peers in the district. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated between 141 and 326 out of over 1,000 Indiana elementary schools over the past 10 years, and its SchoolDigger rating has varied between 3 and 4 stars out of 5. Its test scores, particularly in English Language Arts, are lower than the district and state averages, with only 48.96% of students proficient or better in ELA compared to 59.14% for the district. Sand Creek also has a higher rate of chronic absenteeism at 13.8%, compared to just 4.6% at the top-performing nearby Fall Creek Elementary.

Additionally, Sand Creek Elementary has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 22.01%, compared to 10-26% at the top-performing nearby schools. This, combined with the school's lower test scores and higher chronic absenteeism, may indicate potential equity issues that the school and district need to address. Overall, while Sand Creek Elementary is a solid school, it appears to be underperforming compared to its peers in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools district and may need to focus on improving academic achievement, reducing chronic absenteeism, and addressing equity gaps.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 11420 E 131st St
       Fishers, IN  46038


(317) 915-4270

District: Hamilton Southeastern Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
254th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,174 Help


Students who attend Sand Creek Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Fishers Junior High School
    Sand Creek Intermediate School
High:    Fishers High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4 Help
Number of students:  627

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.3%
African American:
10.7%
Hispanic:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sand Creek Elementary ranks better than 74.9% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks last among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.55. (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 (64.3%), African American (10.7%), Hispanic (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sand Creek Elementary is 16.4. 7 elementary schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Sand Creek Elementary employs 38 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sand Creek Elementary is $9,174. 9 elementary schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Sand Creek Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton Southeastern Schools 13th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sand Creek Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 77.19 167th 985 83.0%
2008 70.53 263rd 996 73.6%
2009 78.58 160th 1003 84.0%
2010 79.42 148th 1009 85.3%
2011 65.18 382nd 1025 62.7%
2012 72.44 254th 1015 75.0%
2013 75.42 209th 1035 79.8%
2014 73.39 231st 1036 77.7%
2015 71.82 265th 1040 74.5%
2016 81.07 141st 1046 86.5%
2017 67.96 334th 1033 67.7%
2018 75.33 223rd 1027 78.3%
2019 77.71 187th 1031 81.9%
2021 69.16 311th 1016 69.4%
2022 68.70 326th 1020 68.0%
2023 73.55 254th 1016 75.0%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Sand Creek Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 452 9 19 5 0 n/a n/a 0 485
2007 579 55 55 44 1 n/a n/a 55 789
2008 592 70 84 48 2 n/a n/a 59 855
2009 396 42 47 20 2 n/a n/a 43 550
2010 428 43 42 24 2 n/a n/a 51 590
2011 461 61 42 59 6 1 53 0 683
2012 481 58 44 58 2 1 55 0 699
2013 517 75 49 61 2 1 54 0 759
2014 564 66 50 78 3 1 51 0 813
2015 555 88 57 81 2 2 42 0 827
2016 477 62 53 62 1 1 37 0 693
2017 436 56 53 60 2 1 36 0 644
2018 470 66 56 70 2 1 40 0 705
2019 395 69 45 63 4 1 42 0 619
2020 431 74 60 69 3 2 38 0 677
2021 434 73 55 72 3 2 47 0 686
2022 445 72 50 75 1 5 41 0 689
2023 403 67 56 61 1 3 36 0 627

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 Sand Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 485 28.5 17.0 2.1
2007 789 n/a n/a 18
2008 855 46.7 18.3 19.3
2009 550 27.5 20.0 15.2
2010 590 26.5 22.2 14.8
2011 683 32.1 21.2 25.8
2012 699 33.0 21.1 23.9
2013 759 37.5 20.2 24.6
2014 813 42.5 19.1 23.4
2015 827 38.0 21.7 23.9
2016 693 32.0 21.6 18.2
2017 644 37.0 17.3 18.3
2018 705 37.1 18.9 20.4
2019 619 38.0 16.2 21
2020 677 40.0 16.9 20.7
2021 686 41.0 16.7 20.3
2022 689 41.1 16.7 19.6
2023 627 38.0 16.4 22

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 Sand Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 485 28.5 17.0 2.1
2007 789 n/a n/a 18
2008 855 46.7 18.3 19.3
2009 550 27.5 20.0 15.2
2010 590 26.5 22.2 14.8
2011 683 32.1 21.2 25.8
2012 699 33.0 21.1 23.9
2013 759 37.5 20.2 24.6
2014 813 42.5 19.1 23.4
2015 827 38.0 21.7 23.9
2016 693 32.0 21.6 18.2
2017 644 37.0 17.3 18.3
2018 705 37.1 18.9 20.4
2019 619 38.0 16.2 21
2020 677 40.0 16.9 20.7
2021 686 41.0 16.7 20.3
2022 689 41.1 16.7 19.6
2023 627 38.0 16.4 22

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Sand Creek Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $183 (2.0%) $9,036 (98.0%) $9,219
2020 $176 (2.1%) $8,280 (97.9%) $8,456
2021 $259 (2.9%) $8,521 (97.1%) $8,780
2022 $329 (3.6%) $8,845 (96.4%) $9,174

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sand Creek Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 187th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 254th of 1016 Elementary schools
 6.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sand Creek Elementary)55.244.2
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)62.357.7
 4.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Sand Creek Elementary)78.460
 18.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)76.273.9
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sand Creek Elementary)54.153.7
 0.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)61.661.4
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Sand Creek Elementary)66.960.3
 6.6%
   4th Grade Math (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)73.868.6
 5.2%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Sand Creek Elementary)61.747.9
 13.8%
   4th Grade Science (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)62.556.6
 5.9%
   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 Students619627
 1.3%
African American6967
 2.9%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian4556
 24.4%
Hispanic6361
 3.2%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White395403
 2%
Two or More Races4236
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21%22%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sand Creek Elementary

Students at Sand Creek Elementary are 64% White, 11% African American, 10% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

Sand Creek Elementary ranks 254th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 627 students attended Sand Creek Elementary.

Students who attend Sand Creek Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Fishers Junior High School
Middle : Sand Creek Intermediate School
High : Fishers High 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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