School Details

St Benedict Cathedral School

530 South Harlan Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
(812) 425-4596
10

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 461 students 19 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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84%
92%
81%

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

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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 2013
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
86%
98%
83%
98%
78%

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

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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 2013
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
82%
96%
89%
98%
67%

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

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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 2013
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
79%
96%
86%
96%
64%

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

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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 2013
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
78%
98%
81%
95%
71%

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

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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 2013
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
76%
98%
82%

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

In 2013-2014 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. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. 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 2013
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St Benedict Cathedral School is a private middle school in Evansville. The principal of St Benedict Cathedral School is Sister Karlene Sensmeier. 461 students go to St Benedict Cathedral School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the St Benedict Cathedral School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 461 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at St Benedict Cathedral School is 19:1. Washington Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    st.Ben's is a great school I have put 6 kids thru the school and I am very pleased with the teacher's everybody is created equal. The parent involvement is great the children are very nice we are like one big family!

  • (2 years ago)

    We have had three children at St.Ben's and in hind sight would not have sent them to this school! We were naive in thinking they were getting a better education along with christian values Principal apathetic and unprofessional in talking about other parents and students in an unkind manner! A few good teachers in lower grades but not in upper grades!

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have attended St. Benedict for 5 years and we have had children in Preschool through 8th grade. This school has been outstanding in every way. We came from the EVSC public schools and the difference is incredible. My children love the school the teachers their classmates and the overall culture and high standards the eastside Catholic school system promotes. My children are enthusiastic about being involved they never want to miss school and they are encouraged to excel. We would never send our children anywhere else. We are excited about continuing the high standards of behavior and academics at Memorial High School next year. We love St. Ben's!

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have attended St. Bens since preschool. They are now in 5th and 7th grades. The academic program is focused on high standards. The children are also taught self control discipline and respect. No school is perfect nor is any child. However the teachers principal and staff have always been there for us and for my children. I would not send them anywhere else and have never regretted my decision to send them to St. Bens.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have attended St Bens for five years and it is certainly average. My children have received good grades and have not experienced behavioral difficulties for which I am pleased. On the other hand the general discipline level seems to be declining. The principal is not communicative or responsive in general but instead seems to feel she is not required to answer to parents. The parents however are greatly involved and supportive of the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are a handful of very good teachers but that can be said of most schools. Conversely there are also a handful of truly bad teachers. Most fall somewhere in between. The school's art program is a bright spot. Overall St. Ben's is very average.

  • (7 years ago)

    St. Bens is a fantastic school in regards to both academic and discipline concerns. I have two children that have attended the school for four years and we could not be more pleased with the superior curriculum and the positive discipline. If you are looking for a top notch school...pick St. Bens!

  • (7 years ago)

    My children are in the primary and middle school levels at St. Benedict Cathedral School. They have been provided with an outstanding education. During the last school year I was thrilled with the advances made by my children have made in reading and math. Another aspect of education at St. Bens that I appreciate is their innovative use of technology in the computer lab and regular classrooms. The teachers have been very attentive to their needs. Both of my children have a very healthy attitude toward school and enjoy attending St. Bens. There are also many opportunities to involve your family in parish and school activities. One of my favorite things about St. Bens is that our priest greets the children each morning in the main hallway. I believe this makes an important statement to our children.

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