Sharp Creek Elementary School

Summary:

Sharp Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Wabash, Indiana, serving grades 3-6 with a total enrollment of 266 students. The school is part of the MSD Wabash County Schools district, which is ranked 148 out of 364 districts in Indiana and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Sharp Creek Elementary School has a predominantly White student population (93.61%), it faces several challenges compared to nearby schools. The school's performance on ILEARN assessments is generally lower than the district and state averages, particularly in English Language Arts (ELA) and Science. In 2022-2023, only 34.6% of all students at Sharp Creek were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 39.43% for the district and the state average of 39.7-40.8% across grade levels. Additionally, Sharp Creek has seen a steady increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.7% in 2020-2021 to 9.3% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the district's chronic absenteeism rate of 9.0% in 2021-2022.

Despite the higher spending per student at Sharp Creek Elementary, the school's performance on standardized tests is lower than the district and state averages. The student-teacher ratio at Sharp Creek has also increased from 11.7 in 2020-2021 to 16.1 in 2022-2023, which may be a contributing factor to the lower academic performance. Nearby schools, such as Blair Pointe Upper Elementary and Horace Mann Elementary, have higher proficiency rates in ELA and Math compared to Sharp Creek, suggesting that additional resources and support may be needed to improve student outcomes at Sharp Creek Elementary.


Detail:

Public 3-6

 264 W 200 N
       Wabash, IN  46992


(260) 563-8050

District: MSD Wabash County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
434th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,111 Help


Students who attend Sharp Creek Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Northfield Junior-Senior High School
    White's Junior-Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  266

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.6%
Two or more races:
4.1%
Hispanic:
1.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.5% Help


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Compare Details Sharp Creek Elementary School ranks better than 57.1% of elementary schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.94. (See more...)
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Compare Details Sharp Creek Elementary School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.41. (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 Sharp Creek Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the MSD Wabash County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (93.6%), two or more races (4.1%), Hispanic (1.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sharp Creek Elementary School is 16.1, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the MSD Wabash County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sharp Creek Elementary School is $8,111. 1 elementary schools in the MSD Wabash County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

MSD Wabash County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks MSD Wabash County Schools 148th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sharp Creek Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 62.00 128th 326 60.7%
2005 66.22 307th 959 68.0%
2006 67.56 290th 961 69.8%
2007 67.01 329th 985 66.6%
2008 64.30 358th 996 64.1%
2009 71.31 271st 1003 73.0%
2010 74.40 226th 1009 77.6%
2011 70.30 287th 1025 72.0%
2012 44.05 689th 1015 32.1%
2013 52.92 587th 1035 43.3%
2014 49.07 642nd 1036 38.0%
2015 51.78 564th 1040 45.8%
2016 61.96 446th 1046 57.4%
2017 62.17 442nd 1033 57.2%
2018 60.68 448th 1027 56.4%
2019 58.93 440th 1031 57.3%
2021 76.88 207th 1016 79.6%
2022 58.40 441st 1020 56.8%
2023 58.94 435th 1016 57.2%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Sharp Creek Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 69.50 121st 423 71.4%
2010 80.37 49th 428 88.6%
2011 76.99 72nd 451 84.0%
2012 45.55 291st 447 34.9%
2014 57.69 237th 470 49.6%
2015 62.09 190th 485 60.8%
2016 60.59 212th 494 57.1%
2017 57.97 205th 472 56.6%
2018 59.41 213th 473 55.0%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Sharp Creek Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 373 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1989 361 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 362
1990 355 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1991 381 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1992 358 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1993 351 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1994 360 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 364
1995 381 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1996 381 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1997 362 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1998 361 2 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 368
1999 367 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 369
2000 352 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 353
2001 357 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2002 338 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 339
2003 338 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 339
2004 344 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 347
2005 336 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 338
2006 324 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 326
2007 305 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 2 310
2008 300 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 3 306
2009 300 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 4 307
2010 276 0 2 0 2 n/a n/a 2 282
2011 266 1 1 0 6 0 3 0 277
2012 232 0 1 4 3 0 2 0 242
2013 231 0 1 4 4 0 2 0 242
2014 240 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 248
2015 244 0 1 2 3 0 3 0 253
2016 243 1 1 2 1 0 4 0 252
2017 224 0 1 3 0 0 5 0 233
2018 233 1 2 4 1 0 5 0 246
2019 238 0 1 6 2 0 7 0 254
2020 226 0 1 3 2 0 8 0 240
2021 202 0 1 5 1 0 8 0 217
2022 236 2 0 6 0 0 14 0 258
2023 249 1 0 5 0 0 11 0 266

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sharp Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 375 18.5 20.2 0
1989 362 18.2 19.8 9.9
1990 356 17.1 20.8 8.1
1991 382 17.5 21.8 10.5
1992 358 18.3 19.5 18.7
1993 351 18.3 19.2 16
1994 364 17.3 21.0 16.5
1995 384 17.8 21.6 12
1996 384 17.8 21.6 12
1997 366 17.8 20.6 13.1
1998 368 17.8 20.7 11.4
1999 369 17.5 21.1 14.4
2000 353 17.5 20.2 17
2001 358 17.6 20.3 20.4
2002 339 18.5 18.3 20.9
2003 339 18.5 18.3 20.9
2004 347 18.5 18.8 23.3
2005 338 17.5 19.3 22.5
2006 326 16.4 19.9 27
2007 310 n/a n/a 22.1
2008 306 16.6 18.4 25.4
2009 307 16.5 18.6 29
2010 282 17.2 16.3 32.5
2011 277 17.5 15.7 39.4
2012 242 15.0 16.0 40.5
2013 242 14.0 17.2 42.6
2014 248 15.0 16.5 43.1
2015 253 15.0 16.8 42.7
2016 252 15.0 16.8 43.3
2017 233 15.0 15.5 41.2
2018 246 14.6 16.8 50
2019 254 14.0 18.1 51.2
2020 240 15.5 15.4 48.8
2021 217 18.5 11.7 52.5
2022 258 16.5 15.6 48.8
2023 266 16.5 16.1 51.5

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 Sharp Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 375 18.5 20.2 0
1989 362 18.2 19.8 9.9
1990 356 17.1 20.8 8.1
1991 382 17.5 21.8 10.5
1992 358 18.3 19.5 18.7
1993 351 18.3 19.2 16
1994 364 17.3 21.0 16.5
1995 384 17.8 21.6 12
1996 384 17.8 21.6 12
1997 366 17.8 20.6 13.1
1998 368 17.8 20.7 11.4
1999 369 17.5 21.1 14.4
2000 353 17.5 20.2 17
2001 358 17.6 20.3 20.4
2002 339 18.5 18.3 20.9
2003 339 18.5 18.3 20.9
2004 347 18.5 18.8 23.3
2005 338 17.5 19.3 22.5
2006 326 16.4 19.9 27
2007 310 n/a n/a 22.1
2008 306 16.6 18.4 25.4
2009 307 16.5 18.6 29
2010 282 17.2 16.3 32.5
2011 277 17.5 15.7 39.4
2012 242 15.0 16.0 40.5
2013 242 14.0 17.2 42.6
2014 248 15.0 16.5 43.1
2015 253 15.0 16.8 42.7
2016 252 15.0 16.8 43.3
2017 233 15.0 15.5 41.2
2018 246 14.6 16.8 50
2019 254 14.0 18.1 51.2
2020 240 15.5 15.4 48.8
2021 217 18.5 11.7 52.5
2022 258 16.5 15.6 48.8
2023 266 16.5 16.1 51.5

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sharp Creek Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $192 (2.6%) $7,187 (97.4%) $7,378
2020 $231 (3.0%) $7,493 (97.0%) $7,724
2021 $622 (6.5%) $8,959 (93.5%) $9,581
2022 $423 (5.2%) $7,688 (94.8%) $8,111

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sharp Creek Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 440th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 435th of 1016 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sharp Creek Elementary School)51.936.2
 15.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (MSD Wabash County Schools)5144.1
 6.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Sharp Creek Elementary School)54.344.8
 9.5%
   4th Grade Math (MSD Wabash County Schools)4952.3
 3.3%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Sharp Creek Elementary School)48.134.5
 13.6%
   4th Grade Science (MSD Wabash County Schools)52.441.4
 11%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sharp Creek Elementary School)45.846.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (MSD Wabash County Schools)46.453.1
 6.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Sharp Creek Elementary School)52.857.8
 5%
   5th Grade Math (MSD Wabash County Schools)42.951.5
 8.6%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Sharp Creek Elementary School)41.760.9
 19.2%
   5th Grade Social Studies (MSD Wabash County Schools)47.963.9
 16%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Sharp Creek Elementary School)51.932.3
 19.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (MSD Wabash County Schools)53.742.3
 11.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Sharp Creek Elementary School)48.138.5
 9.6%
   6th Grade Math (MSD Wabash County Schools)41.243.1
 1.9%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Sharp Creek Elementary School)48.144.6
 3.5%
   6th Grade Science (MSD Wabash County Schools)47.146.7
 0.4%
   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 Students254266
 4.7%
African American01
American Indian20
 100%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic65
 16.7%
Pacific Islander00
White238249
 4.6%
Two or More Races711
 57.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.2%51.5%
 0.3%


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Sharp Creek Elementary School ranks 434th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 266 students attended Sharp Creek Elementary School.

Students at Sharp Creek Elementary School are 94% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.


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