School Details

Saint Mary School

1115 Pearl Street, Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 642-1848
4

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 195 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

86%
85%
71%
80%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
84%
71%
84%
59%
74%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
79%
70%
87%
65%
74%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
78%
67%
84%
48%
69%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
74%
75%
81%
75%
69%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Saint Mary School is a private middle school in Anderson. The principal of Saint Mary School is Mrs Elisha Schlabach, whose e-mail is principal@catholicweb.com. 195 children attend Saint Mary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 22% of the Saint Mary School students have "limited English proficiency." 41% of the 195 students here get reduced lunch prices. Anderson Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% %
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 30% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% None%
Limited English proficiency 22% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have went to st.mary's for six years now. The principal is awesome . Most of the teachers are Wonderful however I do think there should be Some more one on one time with teachers and Students. But for the most part I love this school And consider the staff to be like family.

  • (4 years ago)

    Very poor acedemics. The focus so much on helping the ESL students that the English speaking students suffer. The classrooms are too small. I believe children need more than 8-10 classmates. Yearly the number of students drops. There is almost no extracurricular activites for the children. The teachers yell daily at the students. The principal has different rules for different students. No consistency at all at St. Mary's. It's very sad to see a once great school fall so much under the leadership of the current principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    We pulled our 1st grader from St. Mary's and enrolled him at St. Ambrose. We felt St. Mary's had several very weak teachers who mainly provided 'busy work' rather than help promote creativity and independent thinking. Very sad that St. Mary's has become an unsatisfactory school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is finishing 8th grade at St Mary's and has been there throughout her K-12 education. Everyone from the Principal to the custodian has been wonderful. The education has been great and she has done extremely well on the HS placements tests. The greatest comments we receive is on how well prepared she is.

  • (7 years ago)

    Wonderful school. The teachers are caring and my three children are receiving the same great education that I received there myself - along with my mother grandmother and great grandfather. Parents are highly encouraged to spend time at the school and to be involved in their children's education. The religious aspect of the school is also wonderful. I have never regretted the money I have spent to send my kids to St. Mary's. I have a stepson the same age as one of my daughter. He attends public schools here and the difference in the quality of education is enormous. The tuition is quite reasonable. The discipline is far superior to public schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was just not suitable at all. Teachers yelling all the time and most didn't seem to care about the students at all.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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