Monon Trail Elementary School

Summary:

Monon Trail Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 572 students in grades K-4 in Westfield, Indiana, which is part of the highly-ranked Westfield-Washington Schools district. While Monon Trail maintains a 4-star rating, its academic performance lags behind some of the top-performing nearby schools in the area.

Monon Trail stands out for its more diverse student population, with 68.53% White, 6.82% African American, 13.81% Hispanic, and 3.5% Asian students. However, its test scores, particularly in math and science, are lower than schools like Carey Ridge Elementary and Oak Trace Elementary, which have significantly higher percentages of students scoring proficient or better on the ILEARN assessments. Monon Trail also has a higher chronic absenteeism rate of 11.8% and a larger percentage of students (28.85%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch compared to other nearby schools.

The data suggests a potential correlation between socioeconomic status and academic performance, as the schools with lower percentages of economically disadvantaged students tend to have higher test scores and lower chronic absenteeism rates. However, Monon Trail's proximity to the Virginia F. Wood Early Learning Center could provide opportunities for collaboration and a smoother transition for students entering the school. Overall, Monon Trail is a solid performer within the highly-ranked Westfield-Washington Schools district, but continued focus on addressing areas of concern could help the school improve its performance and provide an even stronger educational experience for its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public K-4

 19400 Tomlinson Rd
       Westfield, IN  46074


(317) 867-8600

District: Westfield-Washington Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
177th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,054 Help


Students who attend Monon Trail Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  17.3 Help
Number of students:  572

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.5%
Hispanic:
13.8%
Two or more races:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Monon Trail Elementary School ranks better than 82.5% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks last 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 80.87. (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 (68.5%), Hispanic (13.8%), two or more races (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Westfield-Washington Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Monon Trail Elementary School is 17.3. 3 elementary schools in the Westfield-Washington Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Monon Trail Elementary School is $11,054, which is the 3rd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Westfield-Washington Schools District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Monon Trail 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 Monon Trail Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 76.78 192nd 1025 81.3%
2012 85.54 61st 1015 94.0%
2013 76.93 187th 1035 81.9%
2014 73.07 235th 1036 77.3%
2015 78.17 169th 1040 83.8%
2016 70.82 292nd 1046 72.1%
2017 59.38 475th 1033 54.0%
2018 76.13 213th 1027 79.3%
2019 88.01 82nd 1031 92.0%
2021 73.18 257th 1016 74.7%
2022 77.92 197th 1020 80.7%
2023 80.87 176th 1016 82.7%
See the entire list of Indiana Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Monon Trail Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Indiana Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Open Quote My child has had several issues at this elementary school... from the bus to the classroom. Several other elementary schools in Westfield are far better than this one. We love Westfield schools, just unhappy with this one. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, September 26, 2011

Open Quote Monon Trail is the newest elementary school in Westfield. For the most part the class sizes are small (except one grade level) as they need to grow into the building. The teachers are wonderful. They care about the kids and make learning fun. My children are excited about school. The entire staff (custodian, office staff, assistants, kitchen staff and even the support programs) care about the students and work with families when issues arise. We have had our kids in three different elementary schools in Westfield (and all Westfield schools are outstanding) but Monon Trail is the best for our kids. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Monon Trail Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 149 0 3 20 0 n/a n/a 7 179
2011 159 1 9 19 0 0 7 0 195
2012 163 1 5 35 0 0 3 0 207
2013 164 2 6 43 0 0 3 0 218
2014 164 8 11 58 1 0 6 0 248
2015 201 10 12 60 1 0 10 0 294
2016 242 25 10 52 1 0 16 0 346
2017 289 38 10 62 1 0 26 0 426
2018 339 30 14 70 1 1 20 0 475
2019 366 34 15 66 1 1 24 0 507
2020 396 37 13 76 1 0 24 0 547
2021 363 41 12 55 2 0 40 0 513
2022 369 42 15 64 1 0 35 0 526
2023 392 39 20 79 1 0 41 0 572

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 Monon Trail Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 179 14.5 12.3 40.1
2011 195 12.1 16.0 35.4
2012 207 12.5 16.5 47.8
2013 218 14.0 15.5 38.5
2014 248 13.5 18.3 41.5
2015 294 15.0 19.6 39.5
2016 346 18.0 19.2 35.3
2017 426 23.0 18.5 38
2018 475 28.0 16.9 33.5
2019 507 28.0 18.1 33.7
2020 547 33.0 16.5 32.4
2021 513 33.0 15.5 25.5
2022 526 37.0 14.2 26
2023 572 33.0 17.3 28.8

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 Monon Trail Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 179 14.5 12.3 40.1
2011 195 12.1 16.0 35.4
2012 207 12.5 16.5 47.8
2013 218 14.0 15.5 38.5
2014 248 13.5 18.3 41.5
2015 294 15.0 19.6 39.5
2016 346 18.0 19.2 35.3
2017 426 23.0 18.5 38
2018 475 28.0 16.9 33.5
2019 507 28.0 18.1 33.7
2020 547 33.0 16.5 32.4
2021 513 33.0 15.5 25.5
2022 526 37.0 14.2 26
2023 572 33.0 17.3 28.8

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 Monon Trail Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $678 (6.3%) $10,007 (93.7%) $10,685
2020 $460 (4.5%) $9,838 (95.5%) $10,299
2021 $482 (4.4%) $10,504 (95.6%) $10,986
2022 $520 (4.7%) $10,534 (95.3%) $11,054

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Monon Trail 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 82nd of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 176th of 1016 Elementary schools
 9.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Monon Trail Elementary School)6756.9
 10.1%
   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 (Monon Trail Elementary School)76.775.6
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Westfield-Washington Schools)8077.7
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Monon Trail Elementary School)63.351
 12.3%
   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 (Monon Trail Elementary School)78.561.5
 17%
   4th Grade Math (Westfield-Washington Schools)78.168.2
 9.9%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Monon Trail Elementary School)69.644.8
 24.8%
   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 Students507572
 12.8%
African American3439
 14.7%
American Indian11
Asian1520
 33.3%
Hispanic6679
 19.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White366392
 7.1%
Two or More Races2441
 70.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.7%28.8%
 4.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Monon Trail Elementary School

Monon Trail Elementary School ranks 177th of 1011 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 572 students attended Monon Trail Elementary School.

Students who attend Monon Trail Elementary School usually go on to attend:

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

Students at Monon Trail Elementary School are 69% White, 14% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 7% African American, 3% Asian.


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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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