Mentone Elementary School

Summary:

Mentone Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 440 students in grades PK-5 in Mentone, Indiana, which is part of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. This school stands out for its strong academic performance, particularly in Math, as well as its decreasing chronic absenteeism rates.

Mentone Elementary School outperforms the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation and the state of Indiana in several ILEARN test score categories, with 51.83% of its students proficient or better in Math, compared to 40.5% for the district and 41.1% for the state. When compared to nearby schools like Akron Elementary and Argos Community Elementary, Mentone Elementary generally performs better, particularly in Math. This suggests the school may be employing effective teaching strategies or curriculum that are benefiting its students.

Another positive trend at Mentone Elementary is the decrease in chronic absenteeism, from 11.8% in 2020-2021 to 8.7% in 2022-2023, which is lower than the district average. This is important, as high absenteeism can negatively impact student learning and academic achievement. Additionally, the school serves a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students, with 51.37% to 57.28% of its students receiving free or reduced-price lunch over the past three years. Despite this, Mentone Elementary has maintained a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating it is providing a stable and quality educational experience for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 301 E Jackson St
       Mentone, IN  46539


(574) 598-2590

District: Tippecanoe Valley School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
485th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,516 Help


Students who attend Mentone Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Tippecanoe Valley Middle School
High:    Tippecanoe Valley High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  440

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.4%
Hispanic:
11.6%
Two or more races:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Mentone Elementary School ranks better than 52% of elementary schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.38. (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 (86.4%), Hispanic (11.6%), two or more races (1.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 54.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mentone Elementary School is 14.4. (See more...)
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Compare Mentone Elementary School employs 30.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mentone Elementary School is $9,516.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Tippecanoe Valley School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Tippecanoe Valley School Corp 157th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mentone Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 63.79 338th 959 64.8%
2006 56.97 456th 961 52.5%
2007 63.82 367th 985 62.7%
2008 50.70 576th 996 42.2%
2009 56.88 503rd 1003 49.9%
2010 51.32 584th 1009 42.1%
2011 44.48 701st 1025 31.6%
2012 49.69 615th 1015 39.4%
2013 56.88 527th 1035 49.1%
2014 65.88 382nd 1036 63.1%
2015 60.95 439th 1040 57.8%
2016 62.15 440th 1046 57.9%
2017 60.06 471st 1033 54.4%
2018 51.18 568th 1027 44.7%
2019 63.55 379th 1031 63.2%
2021 59.43 417th 1016 59.0%
2022 61.28 407th 1020 60.1%
2023 54.38 486th 1016 52.2%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Mentone Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 613 0 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 627
1989 606 0 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 614
1990 632 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 636
1991 640 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 645
1992 619 0 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 628
1993 596 0 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1994 662 1 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 672
1995 427 1 0 4 1 n/a n/a 6 439
1996 427 1 0 4 1 n/a n/a 6 439
1997 405 1 2 6 6 n/a n/a 3 423
1998 398 0 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1999 428 0 0 6 9 n/a n/a 0 443
2000 408 2 0 11 1 n/a n/a 0 422
2001 389 1 0 13 1 n/a n/a 0 404
2002 367 0 0 11 1 n/a n/a 0 379
2003 367 0 0 11 1 n/a n/a 0 379
2004 474 0 0 17 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2005 482 0 0 17 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2006 513 2 0 17 5 n/a n/a 0 537
2007 514 3 0 12 5 n/a n/a 28 562
2008 486 1 0 20 4 n/a n/a 24 535
2009 468 1 0 23 4 n/a n/a 25 521
2010 444 3 0 37 4 n/a n/a 30 518
2011 455 3 0 44 6 0 30 0 538
2012 445 2 0 46 2 0 32 0 527
2013 410 2 0 37 3 0 28 0 480
2014 412 1 0 33 1 0 34 0 481
2015 387 0 0 43 0 0 29 0 459
2016 394 0 0 39 0 0 27 0 460
2017 382 0 0 41 0 0 27 0 450
2018 371 1 0 46 0 0 23 0 441
2019 347 0 0 56 0 0 13 0 416
2020 382 0 0 65 0 0 8 0 455
2021 369 0 0 52 0 0 5 0 426
2022 384 0 0 48 1 0 5 0 438
2023 380 2 0 51 0 0 7 0 440

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 Mentone Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 627 31.7 19.7 16.3
1989 614 32.4 18.9 15
1990 636 31.9 19.9 14.3
1991 645 32.9 19.6 16.1
1992 628 31.7 19.8 12.4
1993 604 32.5 18.6 19
1994 672 33.4 20.1 23.5
1995 439 21.7 20.2 15.7
1996 439 21.7 20.2 15.7
1997 423 23.7 17.8 19.3
1998 406 22.4 18.1 21.9
1999 443 22.4 19.8 33.6
2000 422 24.1 17.5 35.1
2001 404 23.8 17.0 29.7
2002 379 21.7 17.5 30.6
2003 379 21.7 17.5 30.6
2004 491 27.6 17.8 33
2005 499 26.6 18.8 35.3
2006 537 26.7 20.1 39.3
2007 562 n/a n/a 47.8
2008 535 26.5 20.2 49.9
2009 521 28.0 18.6 51.6
2010 518 29.0 17.8 63.5
2011 538 29.9 17.9 58.7
2012 527 30.5 17.2 60.9
2013 480 26.0 18.4 61
2014 481 29.0 16.5 61.3
2015 459 29.0 15.8 62.7
2016 460 29.0 15.8 58.7
2017 450 31.0 14.5 59.1
2018 441 28.0 15.7 61.9
2019 416 27.0 15.4 60.3
2020 455 28.0 16.2 57.4
2021 426 29.5 14.4 57.3
2022 438 30.0 14.6 51.4
2023 440 30.5 14.4 54.5

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 Mentone Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 627 31.7 19.7 16.3
1989 614 32.4 18.9 15
1990 636 31.9 19.9 14.3
1991 645 32.9 19.6 16.1
1992 628 31.7 19.8 12.4
1993 604 32.5 18.6 19
1994 672 33.4 20.1 23.5
1995 439 21.7 20.2 15.7
1996 439 21.7 20.2 15.7
1997 423 23.7 17.8 19.3
1998 406 22.4 18.1 21.9
1999 443 22.4 19.8 33.6
2000 422 24.1 17.5 35.1
2001 404 23.8 17.0 29.7
2002 379 21.7 17.5 30.6
2003 379 21.7 17.5 30.6
2004 491 27.6 17.8 33
2005 499 26.6 18.8 35.3
2006 537 26.7 20.1 39.3
2007 562 n/a n/a 47.8
2008 535 26.5 20.2 49.9
2009 521 28.0 18.6 51.6
2010 518 29.0 17.8 63.5
2011 538 29.9 17.9 58.7
2012 527 30.5 17.2 60.9
2013 480 26.0 18.4 61
2014 481 29.0 16.5 61.3
2015 459 29.0 15.8 62.7
2016 460 29.0 15.8 58.7
2017 450 31.0 14.5 59.1
2018 441 28.0 15.7 61.9
2019 416 27.0 15.4 60.3
2020 455 28.0 16.2 57.4
2021 426 29.5 14.4 57.3
2022 438 30.0 14.6 51.4
2023 440 30.5 14.4 54.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Mentone Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $734 (8.1%) $8,365 (91.9%) $9,098
2020 $690 (8.0%) $7,978 (92.0%) $8,669
2021 $1,207 (12.2%) $8,717 (87.8%) $9,924
2022 $734 (7.7%) $8,782 (92.3%) $9,516

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mentone 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 379th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 486th of 1016 Elementary schools
 11.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mentone Elementary School)33.828.3
 5.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tippecanoe Valley School Corp)34.837.8
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Mentone Elementary School)52.148.3
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Tippecanoe Valley School Corp)5757.1
 0.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Mentone Elementary School)54.548.5
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Tippecanoe Valley School Corp)50.446.3
 4.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Mentone Elementary School)62.160.6
 1.5%
   4th Grade Math (Tippecanoe Valley School Corp)56.453.7
 2.7%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Mentone Elementary School)54.547
 7.5%
   4th Grade Science (Tippecanoe Valley School Corp)45.343.4
 1.9%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Mentone Elementary School)60.627.7
 32.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Tippecanoe Valley School Corp)54.126.1
 28%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Mentone Elementary School)60.646.2
 14.5%
   5th Grade Math (Tippecanoe Valley School Corp)53.435.8
 17.6%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Mentone Elementary School)56.126.2
 30%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Tippecanoe Valley School Corp)50.429.1
 21.3%
   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 Students416440
 5.8%
African American02
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic5651
 8.9%
Pacific Islander00
White347380
 9.5%
Two or More Races137
 46.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.3%54.5%
 5.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Mentone Elementary School

Students at Mentone Elementary School are 86% White, 12% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Mentone Elementary School ranks 485th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 440 students attended Mentone Elementary School.

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

Middle : Tippecanoe Valley Middle School
High : Tippecanoe Valley 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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