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18645 Janet Dr

South Bend, IN 46637

(574) 243-7335

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Grades: PK - 4

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 650

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Darden Primary Center

My children attend darden. I was very happy with their experience over all, compared to their last school. My children were happy, they didn't have many issues with teachers or students their grades improved. This took a lot of stress off of me. So far darden is a good school.

Posted by a parent on 07/01/14

For Kindergarten my child went to PHM. First grade she went to Darden, and I was not impressed. The material they learned in first grade at Darden, we learned in Kindergarten at PHM.

Posted by a parent on 07/13/13

Darden has been a great school for my children. The music program has been the highlight for both my children. They can't wait to go to that class. All the teachers seem to be very caring. I am very happy with the programs there. Good school for students. Unbelievable music presentations!

Posted by a parent on 01/31/13

My biggest issue with this school is the recesses. There is one 15 minute recess a day, and in winter months when it is too cold, or rainy days, they sit down and watch a show for 15 minutes and no talking/wiggling is allowed. They don't even get to run around in the gym. At recess they are not allowed ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/25/11

I am very impressed with Darden Primary Center as a grandparent. I am impressed with the teachers, principal, parent involvemnet, and the leadership here. Both of my children attended Elkhart community schools and Darden far exceeds this school system in many ways.

Posted by a other on 07/20/08

I have 2 children at Darden and they love it. My 10 year old daughter is just getting into wanting to be involved in the music program but she's so excited about it, it has to be great! The level of parental involvement is awesome! I think if schools cared this much about parents back when I was in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/19/06

Well-meaning parents assured me that Darden was a good school; unfortunately I was very disappointed with my children's experience there. The curriculum was not challenging and discipline problems in the classroom were an obstacle that prevented quality instruction. I was dismayed that teachers and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/29/06

This is a great school. The teachers go out of their way to help students and parents. The PTA has alot of activities for the whole family. This is the way a school should be

Posted by a parent on 01/07/06

We have been very happy with this school. The teachers seem to genuinely care about the student. They make them feel special when they are doing a good job and they really try to help them when they are struggling. The teachers are outstanding and they have some exciting programs for the children like ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/13/05

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Test scores for Darden Primary Center

ISTEP+* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Darden Primary Center
South Bend Community Sch Corp
* 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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South Bend schools — Darden Primary Center is located at 18645 Janet Dr, South Bend IN 46637. 18645 Janet Dr is in the 46637 ZIP code in South Bend, IN The school district for Darden Primary Center is the South Bend Community Sch Corp. Darden Primary Center is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 4.
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