School Details

Holy Spirit School

7241 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 352-1243
6

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 391 students 13 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
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

90%
84%
85%
84%
75%
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

100%
79%
94%
87%
88%
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

92%
78%
87%
84%
76%
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

94%
74%
80%
81%
76%
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

91%
76%
89%
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

44%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 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 2012
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Holy Spirit School is a private middle school in Indianapolis. The principal of Holy Spirit School is Mrs Rita Parsons, whose e-mail is rparsons@holyspirit-indy.org. 391 students attend Holy Spirit School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Holy Spirit School students are "limited in English proficiency." 18% of the 391 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Holy Spirit School is 13:1. Anna Brochhausen Elementary School 88 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% %
Hispanic 7% %
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is an absolute beacon for the community. At the beginning of the year the principal always says that you will get out of this school what you put in. If you are not very active as a parent then you won't get AS MUCH as someone who is. Let me say I am not the most active of parents but this school pulls you in and makes you one of their own. The principal knows every child in that school. The office staff is the same way. If my three children ever have a problem they know they can go to any of the adults to get help. Whether it's something major like technology or simple like school lunches; the staff are always trying to improve the school. The church community is very open and welcoming unlike some other parishes I've heard of. This school and parish asks a lot of you...but it gives TWICE as much back. I wish our principal was running the whole school system but if she could wait until my kids have graduated!!

  • (3 years ago)

    We come from the Indianapolis Public School system and we are thrilled with the high level of education at Holy Spirit. This school is a safe place for my children!! They encourage parental involvement in the school which is something I am not used to! Everyone has been welcoming and my girls are fitting in great! Thank you to the teachers staff and PTO for making us feel right at home!

  • (4 years ago)

    Holy Spirit School has been a wonderful experience for my kids and my family. I have two children who went from Holy Spirit to a competitive high school and both said they felt very prepared for their freshman year. My oldest is now a senior and has been offered significant scholarship awards for academic achievement. I have no doubt that Holy Spirit laid the groundwork for my children's academic social and moral success. I have one child who is still at Holy Spirit and the administration and teachers are constantly working together to provide the best education possible.

  • (5 years ago)

    Holy Spirit provides a caring and nurturing environment through dedicated and supportive staff. In this environment children are encouraged to learn about academics subjects as well as the catholic faith. Learning progresses through the use of traditional text books as well as technology. The school now has a computer lab as well as computers in the class room. Smart board technology is available so lessons can be enhanced through teacher guided interntet use. All the while parents can be involved in their childs experience. Parents are welcomed to come into the school to view the classroom help with the teacher or just have lunch with their child. Through an email program called Homework Wathcer parents are kept up to date about what is happening in the classroom as well as the school. I know all this is because I am a parent that visits the school and I see it!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has since graduated. No family atmosphere at this school as I had growing up in Catholic school. No emphasis on Christian environment. Large turnover in teachers. We stayed at this school because my child's cless was very close and inclusive . My child made what I feel will be lifelong friendships. Principal is definately not leader material...quick to overreact

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a former student of Holy Spirit and while I cannot tell you how it is now I can tell you about how it was up till 5 or 6 years ago. There was a high level of parental involvment the parents helped out alot and the teachers/principal made it their business to keep the parents informed on how their child was doing.(I diddnt appreciate that at the time although I can see why my mother did) The programs were fine I was on par with my classmates when I moved and had to go to a public middle school. The only things I can think of that needed improving (and may have been improved since I went) were the tiny library not having many choices in extracurricular activities and the lack of computers. We had one in every classromm sometimes two but they were rarely used and not taught.

  • (11 years ago)

    I currently have three children enrolled at Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit has worked diligently in the last couple of years to improve its facility. The results are new restrooms a beautiful school caf and science labs with state-of-the-art equipment just to name a few. Our administration and teachers are also working together to improve teaching methods based on best practices in education. But I think the best resource Holy Spirit has is its extremely involved parent community. The current administration is very receptive to parent involvement and parents are encouraged to come into school and classes to see what's going on as well as to assist our teachers in any way we can. I feel confident that my children are receiving an excellent education as well as a spiritual foundation upon which they will depend their entire lives.

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