Discovery Charter School

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800 Canonie Dr

Chesterton, IN 46304

(219) 983-9800

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 400

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

17 Parent Reviews for Discovery Charter School

Another Year... And our 7th grader... still LIKES going to school.( No not getting up.). but going in and coming out... he is smiling! His scores are very good. The teachers know HIM... he is not just a number. They are invested in his education.. It's an outstanding environment, with outstanding, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/23/13

We are in our third year at Discovery and love so many things about it - high academics, dedicated and creative teachers and especially a friendly atmosphere. The new leadership at the school is doing a lot to strengthen the unique aspects of the school's mission. Our kids are thriving and we are so ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/05/13

The concept was great but the reality was just ok. We saw no place-based learning and very little outside environmental learning. The focus was on test scores, competition, and punishments/rewards...just like the other public schools in the area. At first, we thought the school needed more time. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/13

I have 2 children at Discovery and they are both doing really well. My oldest has been at the school for 3 years and has had great teachers every year. Academically, he is challenged and also supported. My youngest is in Kindergarten and is also having a great year. We love the consideration for the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/11/12

I feel so fortunate to have my two sons attending Discovery Charter. I just think it is amazing to have a Place Based Learning philosophy as an option here in NW Indiana. They are learning by "doing" not sitting in a class memorizing. We love the emphasis on individualism, creative thinking, the process ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/01/12

This is our second year at Discovery Charter School and we are very pleased with our experience so far. They are committed to seeing the students as individuals and work with them as such. It's refreshing to be welcome in a classroom and have open and consistent dialogue with my sons teacher. I highly ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/31/12

We have been very happy at Discovery. Our kids all love it. The teachers provide individualized attention and really care about our kids. The atmosphere is friendly and parents are always welcome in the building and the principal knows our kids by name. There are ample opportunities for parents to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/12

I think previous parent is disgruntled... This is an AMAZING PLACE... The first week of school a child had in school suspension just for saying a bad word. They nipped it in the bud quickly..

Posted by a parent on 10/30/12

Three more students pulled out of Discovery this month due to the administration and boards inability to deal with the "bullying issue" that has been a chronic problem at this school since the doors opened 3 years ago. Then, parents just got an email requesting a count on how many Students will or 'wont' ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/12

We've been very happy with the faculty and staff at Discovery. Our son's kindergarten teacher quickly noticed that our son was getting a little lost in the shuffle. He attended a "friendship class" with a few other kids, led by the school social worker and it really made a difference. She also noticed ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/12

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Test scores for Discovery Charter School

ISTEP+* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
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* In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

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Chesterton schools — Discovery Charter School is located at 800 Canonie Dr, Chesterton IN 46304. 800 Canonie Dr is in the 46304 ZIP code in Chesterton, IN The school district for Discovery Charter School is the Discovery Charter School. Discovery Charter School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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