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

20 Parent Reviews for Discovery Charter School

I love this school, my kids have been attending this school since it opened and we love it! Not only do they have a hands on approach, they have healthy foods, and yeah kids about composting during lunch. I could not say enough great things about this school! ;-)

Posted by a parent on 01/07/15

I have been at Discovery for three years and I am greatly impressed by the families, teachers, staff and administration. Discovery continues to be one of the top schools in the state due to the dedication of the Discovery community. It is sad, however, that some parents think that because it is a school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/23/13

I agree with the parents review about the ruling families of Discovery & how money orientated It is.The form asking what you could contribute was out of hand! The new principal also likes to ignore issues. I am very unimpressed with him and the lack of organization is rampant! If you are not checking ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/20/13

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

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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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