Holy Cross Central School

125 North Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 638-9068
3

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 206 students 12 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

61%
84%
46%
81%

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

89%
86%
63%
83%
58%
78%

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

60%
82%
75%
89%
55%
67%

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

71%
79%
67%
86%
21%
64%

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

83%
78%
67%
81%
61%
71%

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

65%
76%
65%
82%

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

Holy Cross Central School is a private middle school in Indianapolis. The principal of Holy Cross Central School is Mrs Ruth Tinsley, whose e-mail is rtinsley@holycrossindy.org. 206 children attend Holy Cross Central School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Holy Cross Central School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 206 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Holy Cross Central School is 12:1. Longfellow Magnet Middle School (Will close: Spring 2015) is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% %
Hispanic 12% %
Multiracial 10% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love the school as I have family whom attend here but I believe that for children with Individual Learning Plans they need to have the proper resouces to teach the child(s) properly.

  • (1 year ago)

    In this my first year as a teacher at Holy Cross Central School I've occasionally asked where the hidden cameras are located. I've grown to love this school which often reminds me of a reality television program. As a veteran teacher I am grateful to be part of a teaching team that continues to learn problem-solve research study and experiment as we journey alongside students through real-life issues presented hourly truth honesty beauty ethics morality kindness forgiveness learning from mistakes openness to God and acceptance of others regardless of differences. Great efforts are made to teach today's students in relevant effective logical contemporary organized and skillfully presented practices methods and life-skills. Perhaps the most outstanding quality of Holy Cross is what happens behind the scenes. Staff members invest off-the-clock time energy skills and resources to reach connect teach and stay informed. Care is taken to creatively find and use the creative "flint" necessary to light the sparks to help facilitate this current generation of students along the path to becoming life-learners. The potential is great but more flint is needed.

  • (1 year ago)

    This has been a great school for my son. The principal is very involved and super nice! We moved downtown from the suburbs and this is a great alternative to IPS. The only negative is I was told class size would be 20 at the most and now there are 27 first graders which is a large class the teacher does have a helper though.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would not send my child to this school. There are some wonderful teachers at this school but the politics of this school are a concern. I think that there is a lot of room for improvement.

  • (2 years ago)

    I happen to be very pleased with Holy Cross Central School. The average tuition cost does not reflect the actual cost to parents. The school offers a wide variety of financial incentives to make the school affordable. My neices and nephews attend and receive the Indiana Choice Voucher to help pay for their tuition. As for ISTEP scores the school has received an A rating by the state and no child left behind. A rating because the students are showing above average yearly growth.

  • (3 years ago)

    To be a private school charging $5000 to $6000 in tuition and showing the majority of your ISTEP scores falling below state averages is deplorable.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great place to send your kids. My kids love the school the teachers and the principal. Thanks for making this a good place to attend. We love you.

  • (5 years ago)

    parents are involved more than some people

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has attended Holy Cross Central School for the past 4 years now. The teachers are very loving and very supportive when it comes to my childs education. I would recommend this school to anyone

  • (6 years ago)

    4 stars my children refuse to go anywhere elses the grades and attention are amazing !

  • (8 years ago)

    For an inner city choice the school provides a haven for children who would otherwise be lost in the IPS system. The school struggles with adaptability to gifted students but makes up for some of that with an environment of affection and acceptance. Probably not the best place if your child is doing well emotionally but needs intellectual challenge. But good if you're looking for religious or moral support. Structure is sound but don't expect flexibility.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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