Discovery Charter School

Serves grades KG - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
800 Canonie Dr
Porter, IN 46304
Phone
(219) 983-9800
District
DISCOVERY CHARTER SCHOOL
County
PORTER COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
Yes
Students Enrolled
535
Classroom Teachers
29

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Indiana

8

(10 is best)

Better than 76.6% of IN schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

Discovery Charter School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

100 80 60 40 20 0
83%
52%
76%
46%
89%
59%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 4

80 60 40 20 0
72%
50%
67%
46%
76%
54%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 5

80 60 40 20 0
74%
48%
77%
47%
70%
48%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 6

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
43%
47%
41%
47%
45%
46%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 7

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
38%
45%
47%
49%
28%
42%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 8

80 60 40 20 0
48%
44%
76%
50%
19%
38%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

25 20 15 10 5 0
18
18
17
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 66 12.3%
Grade 1 68 12.7%
Grade 2 70 13.1%
Grade 3 75 14.0%
Grade 4 70 13.1%
Grade 5 71 13.3%
Grade 6 50 9.3%
Grade 7 41 7.7%
Grade 8 24 4.5%
Total 535 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 77.7% 77.7% 70.5%
Black 6.5% 6.5% 13.5%
Hispanic 13.8% 13.8% 13.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.8% 1.8% 2.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 22.1% 22.1% 48.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 14.8% 14.8% 40.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.3% 7.3% 7.9%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION UNREPORTED 6,732,219
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) UNREPORTED 186
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW UNREPORTED 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD UNREPORTED 20.1%
20-44 YEARS OLD UNREPORTED 32.4%
45-64 YEARS OLD UNREPORTED 25.8%
65 OR OLDER UNREPORTED 15.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households UNREPORTED 2,570,419
Single Parent Households With Children UNREPORTED 10.8%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma UNREPORTED 88.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree UNREPORTED 26.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more UNREPORTED 9.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 UNREPORTED 14.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 UNREPORTED 13.4%
$50,000 - $74,999 UNREPORTED 19.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 UNREPORTED 19.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 UNREPORTED 14.8%
$15,000 or less UNREPORTED 10.4%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $3,527 $1,826,986 50.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $326 $168,868 4.7%
Staff $31 $16,058 0.4%
General Administration $151 $78,218 2.2%
School Administration $741 $383,838 10.6%
Operation $494 $255,892 7.1%
Transportation $0 $0 0.0%
Other $249 $128,982 3.6%
Total Support $1,992 $1,031,856 28.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,473 $763,014 21.1%
Total Expenditures $6,992 $3,621,856 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,645 $5,950,874,179 49.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $488 $514,083,570 4.2%
Staff $385 $405,634,139 3.3%
General Administration $195 $205,618,980 1.7%
School Administration $626 $660,314,164 5.4%
Operation $1,093 $1,152,071,943 9.5%
Transportation $594 $626,646,766 5.2%
Other $248 $261,830,185 2.2%
Total Support $3,630 $3,826,200,550 31.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,229 $2,349,225,227 19.4%
Total Expenditures $11,504 $12,126,298,541 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%