Carey Ridge Elementary School

Summary:

Carey Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Westfield, Indiana, serving grades PK-4 with a total enrollment of 635 students. The school is part of the Westfield-Washington Schools district, which is ranked 11th out of 364 districts in Indiana and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Carey Ridge Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Indiana, ranking 66th out of 1,016 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's proficiency rates in ILEARN assessments for English Language Arts, Math, and Science are significantly higher than the district and state averages, indicating strong academic achievement. For example, in 2022-2023, 64.42% of Carey Ridge students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 60.1% for the Westfield-Washington district and 39.7% for the state. In Math, 70.52% of Carey Ridge students were proficient or better, compared to 64.97% for the district and 53.1% for the state. Carey Ridge Elementary also has a more diverse student population compared to some nearby schools, such as Shamrock Springs Elementary and Oak Trace Elementary.

Additionally, Carey Ridge Elementary has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 6.6% to 8.8% over the past three school years, which is lower than some nearby schools like Washington Woods Elementary and Monon Trail Elementary. The school also has a moderate percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 14.36% to 21.89% over the past three school years, which is higher than some nearby schools but lower than others. Overall, Carey Ridge Elementary School is a high-performing, diverse, and well-attended elementary school that is consistently ranked among the top schools in Indiana.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 16231 Carey Rd
       Westfield, IN  46074


(317) 867-6200

District: Westfield-Washington Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
66th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,827 Help


Students who attend Carey Ridge Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Westfield Intermediate School
    Westfield Middle School
High:    Westfield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  635

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.7%
Hispanic:
11.5%
African American:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Carey Ridge Elementary School ranks better than 93.5% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 2nd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Westfield-Washington Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.26. (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 Carey Ridge Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Westfield-Washington Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (73.7%), Hispanic (11.5%), African American (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carey Ridge Elementary School is 15.4, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Westfield-Washington Schools District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carey Ridge Elementary School is $11,827, which is the 2nd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Westfield-Washington Schools District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Westfield-Washington Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Westfield-Washington Schools 11th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carey Ridge Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 72.26 218th 959 77.3%
2006 75.97 175th 961 81.8%
2007 82.41 104th 985 89.4%
2008 74.43 198th 996 80.1%
2009 78.21 171st 1003 83.0%
2010 79.99 138th 1009 86.3%
2011 73.57 233rd 1025 77.3%
2012 79.16 157th 1015 84.5%
2013 71.77 270th 1035 73.9%
2014 71.47 268th 1036 74.1%
2015 75.85 204th 1040 80.4%
2016 83.70 104th 1046 90.1%
2017 78.76 175th 1033 83.1%
2018 83.95 118th 1027 88.5%
2019 81.83 148th 1031 85.6%
2021 92.81 46th 1016 95.5%
2022 89.77 73rd 1020 92.8%
2023 90.26 66th 1016 93.5%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Carey Ridge Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 335 4 11 6 1 n/a n/a 0 357
2000 383 7 14 21 1 n/a n/a 0 426
2001 431 15 9 24 1 n/a n/a 0 480
2002 485 12 9 41 0 n/a n/a 0 547
2003 485 12 9 41 0 n/a n/a 0 547
2004 418 9 8 50 0 n/a n/a 0 485
2005 421 10 12 64 1 n/a n/a 0 508
2006 444 10 11 93 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2007 447 9 15 64 0 n/a n/a 18 553
2008 448 10 15 61 0 n/a n/a 27 561
2009 490 11 16 54 0 n/a n/a 28 599
2010 445 14 13 58 0 n/a n/a 22 552
2011 408 13 20 64 2 0 25 0 532
2012 406 13 13 52 2 0 29 0 515
2013 391 18 24 52 3 0 25 0 513
2014 401 19 20 58 4 0 23 0 525
2015 424 19 17 64 3 0 20 0 547
2016 449 22 16 57 2 0 28 0 574
2017 476 28 14 54 3 0 19 0 594
2018 484 29 15 53 0 0 28 0 609
2019 478 29 17 65 0 0 21 0 610
2020 478 32 14 67 0 0 31 0 622
2021 455 36 14 57 0 0 28 0 590
2022 469 32 15 68 0 0 29 0 613
2023 468 45 22 73 0 0 27 0 635

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 Carey Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 357 23.8 15.0 16
2000 426 30.0 14.2 20.4
2001 480 30.7 15.6 16
2002 547 34.5 15.9 17
2003 547 34.5 15.9 17
2004 485 33.5 14.5 27.6
2005 508 31.5 16.1 23.8
2006 558 34.2 16.3 27.4
2007 553 n/a n/a 21.7
2008 561 33.5 16.7 22.7
2009 599 34.5 17.4 20
2010 552 32.0 17.2 24.3
2011 532 26.3 20.1 25
2012 515 28.0 18.3 26.2
2013 513 25.0 20.5 23.4
2014 525 25.0 21.0 22.5
2015 547 23.0 23.7 22.7
2016 574 28.0 20.5 19.5
2017 594 30.0 19.8 16.5
2018 609 35.5 17.1 16.9
2019 610 35.2 17.3 17.9
2020 622 36.0 17.2 15.1
2021 590 36.0 16.3 17.6
2022 613 37.0 16.5 14.4
2023 635 41.0 15.4 21.9

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 Carey Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 357 23.8 15.0 16
2000 426 30.0 14.2 20.4
2001 480 30.7 15.6 16
2002 547 34.5 15.9 17
2003 547 34.5 15.9 17
2004 485 33.5 14.5 27.6
2005 508 31.5 16.1 23.8
2006 558 34.2 16.3 27.4
2007 553 n/a n/a 21.7
2008 561 33.5 16.7 22.7
2009 599 34.5 17.4 20
2010 552 32.0 17.2 24.3
2011 532 26.3 20.1 25
2012 515 28.0 18.3 26.2
2013 513 25.0 20.5 23.4
2014 525 25.0 21.0 22.5
2015 547 23.0 23.7 22.7
2016 574 28.0 20.5 19.5
2017 594 30.0 19.8 16.5
2018 609 35.5 17.1 16.9
2019 610 35.2 17.3 17.9
2020 622 36.0 17.2 15.1
2021 590 36.0 16.3 17.6
2022 613 37.0 16.5 14.4
2023 635 41.0 15.4 21.9

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 Carey Ridge Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $434 (3.9%) $10,774 (96.1%) $11,208
2020 $744 (6.8%) $10,155 (93.2%) $10,900
2021 $451 (4.0%) $10,897 (96.0%) $11,348
2022 $522 (4.4%) $11,305 (95.6%) $11,827

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Carey Ridge 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 148th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 66th of 1016 Elementary schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Carey Ridge Elementary School)61.360.5
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westfield-Washington Schools)68.861.5
 7.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Carey Ridge Elementary School)67.672.3
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Westfield-Washington Schools)8077.7
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Carey Ridge Elementary School)58.968.1
 9.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Westfield-Washington Schools)66.162.9
 3.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Carey Ridge Elementary School)7568.8
 6.2%
   4th Grade Math (Westfield-Washington Schools)78.168.2
 9.9%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Carey Ridge Elementary School)67.963.8
 4.1%
   4th Grade Science (Westfield-Washington Schools)73.960.6
 13.3%
   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 Students610635
 4.1%
African American2945
 55.2%
American Indian00
Asian1722
 29.4%
Hispanic6573
 12.3%
Pacific Islander00
White478468
 2.1%
Two or More Races2127
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.9%21.9%
 4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Carey Ridge Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 635 students attended Carey Ridge Elementary School.

Students at Carey Ridge Elementary School are 74% White, 11% Hispanic, 7% African American, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Students who attend Carey Ridge Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Westfield Intermediate School
Middle : Westfield Middle School
High : Westfield High School

Yes. Carey Ridge Elementary School ranks in the top 6.5% of Indiana elementary schools.


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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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