While suburban districts and private schools consistently dominate the annual lists of highest performing schools on ISTEP, each year dozens of other schools see their passing rates dramatically change.

There can be many reasons behind big jumps, or drops, in passing rates, but they can often hint at school transformations — such as changes in principals, curriculums, and students. They can also offer valuable opportunities for other schools to learn what might help move the needle on the state test.

See the lists below for the Marion County schools with the largest changes in scores. Look up your school’s results here, and your district’s results here.

Marion County schools with the greatest improvement in passing rates for both English and math, grades 3-8

  1. Capitol City SDA Church School (private school) — 23.3 percentage point increase
  2. Legacy Learning Center (private school) — 23.2 percentage point increase
  3. Tindley Genesis Academy (charter school) — 17.2 percentage point increase
  4. Southport Presbyterian Christ School (private school) — 17 percentage point increase
  5. Tindley Preparatory Academy (charter school, now closed) — 15.7 percentage point increase
  6. Shepherd Community Academy (private school) — 15.1 percentage point increase
  7. Brookview Elementary School (M S D Warren Township) — 13.1 percentage point increase
  8. Saint Monica School (private school) — 11.9 percentage point increase
  9. Eliza A Blaker School 55 (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 11.1 percentage point increase
  10. Grassy Creek Elementary School (M S D Warren Township) — 10.9 percentage point increase

Marion County schools with the biggest drops in passing rates for both English and math, grades 3-8

  1. Cornerstone Baptist Academy (private school) — 20.2 percentage point decrease
  2. Arthur C Newby Elementary School 2 (School Town of Speedway) — 15.4 percentage point decrease
  3. Arlington Woods School 99 (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 15.4 percentage point decrease
  4. Trinity Christian School (private school) — 14.8 percentage point decrease
  5. TP Schools (private school) — 14.5 percentage point decrease
  6. Avondale Meadows Academy (charter school) — 12.7 percentage point decrease
  7. Central Christian Academy (private school) — 12.5 percentage point decrease
  8. Saint Joan Of Arc School (private school) — 10.9 percentage point decrease
  9. Hawthorne Elementary School (M S D Warren Township) — 10.1 percentage point decrease
  10. Stephen Decatur Elementary School (M S D Decatur Township) — 9.7 percentage point decrease

Marion County high schools with the greatest improvement in passing rates for both English and math

  1. Calvary Christian School (private school) — 30.3 percentage point increase
  2. Horizon Christian School (private school) — 24 percentage point increase
  3. Herron High School (innovation charter school) — 12.2 percentage point increase
  4. Bishop Chatard High School (private school) — 10.9 percentage point increase
  5. Speedway Senior High School (School Town of Speedway) — 9.6 percentage point increase
  6. Charles A Tindley Accelerated School (charter school) — 6.3 percentage point increase
  7. Hoosier Academy Virtual Charter School (charter school, now closed) — 5.1 percentage point increase
  8. George Washington Community High School (Indianapolis Public Schools) — 4.8 percentage point increase
  9. Roncalli High School (private school) — 4.8 percentage point increase
  10. Achieve Virtual Education Academy (M S D Wayne Township) — 4.6 percentage point increase

Marion County high schools with the biggest drops in passing rates for both English and math

  1. Hoosier Academy – Indianapolis (charter school) — 37.2 percentage point decrease
  2. Trinity Christian School (private school) — 32.6 percentage point decrease
  3. Scecina Memorial High School (private school) — 19.7 percentage point decrease
  4. MTI School of Knowledge (private school) — 18.1 percentage point decrease
  5. Covenant Christian High School (private school) — 12.9 percentage point decrease
  6. Carpe Diem – Northwest (charter school, now closed) — 10 percentage point decrease
  7. Christel House Academy South (charter school) — 9.6 percentage point decrease
  8. Colonial Christian School (private school) — 7.9 percentage point decrease
  9. Lutheran High School (private school) — 7.4 percentage point decrease
  10. IN Math & Science Academy (charter school) — 7.3 percentage point decrease