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Eliza A. Blaker School 55

Indianapolis, IN
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-6
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  • Enrollment: 166

Overview

Eliza A. Blaker School 55
1349 East 54th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 226-4255
Eliza A. Blaker School 55 is located in Indianapolis, IN and serves grades PK-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 1 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Asian
1%
Two or more races
5%
Hispanic
13%
White
25%
Black
57%

Reviews6 Reviews

4.0
parent
Good experience. Peer mediation to find ways to clr disagreements, supporting kindness and learning strategies to support creative ways to problem solve. Like the project based approach. Love that my child is learning to be kind and collaborate, while learning math, writing, reading, science, etc.
other
I feel that teachers, staff and specialists who teach and watch our children do this because they want to. I've never had any problems with the approach and concern dealing with behavioral, learning and respect in the curriculum
parent
Our experience has been with Pre-K so far, and we've been very happy. Our teacher has been thorough, responsive, and attentive, and the classroom has always had at least one additional aide (we just added a second aide, bringing the ratio to 3 adults for 19 students). Our child LOVES the aides, and the music teacher. We get daily reports on behavior, and class projects or artwork are always sent home. We also receive (super helpful) weekly summaries of the curriculum that was covered so that we know what to ask. Our child has made wonderful gains and been exposed to a range of peers and subjects that they very likely wouldn't have otherwise seen at 4-5 years old. They have one rotating special every day, either art, music, or gym. All three specialty teachers seem very capable and engaged, though we have had a host of behavioral problems in art and gym. In fairness, that may not be a reflection of those teachers though.Dealing with our child's behavioral issues has been a struggle, and our one hesitation with Blaker. They do seem very focused on conduct and discipline, and I often worry that the full day exposure to so many enforced rules of conduct could be eroding our child's individuality. The principal is approachable, but appears to act primarily as a disciplinarian. Our teacher has been wonderful about communicating with us, and bad behavior does put everyone in a bind - the school has to respond somehow when students act inappropriately. There is a small but nice selection of afterschool activities, and lots of good opportunities from visitors, volunteers, and special guests. I would not hesitate to recommend Blaker's pre-school to anyone, especially with the current teacher and aides.
teacher
School 55 is a positive and safe environment for all children. Staff work hard to ensure that learning is top priority. There is never a time in the day before and after school where there are not hard-working teachers going above and beyond.
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