School Details

St. Matthew School

4100 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 251-3997
7

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 375 students 15 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

97%
84%
89%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
86%
95%
83%
92%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
82%
93%
89%
100%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
79%
100%
86%
90%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
78%
95%
81%
97%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
76%
92%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St. Matthew School is a private middle school in Indianapolis. The principal of St. Matthew School is Mr. David Smock and can be contacted at dsmock@saintmatt.org. 375 students go to St. Matthew School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the St. Matthew School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 375 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Matthew School is 15:1. Eastwood Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I have been a very happy parent with two children at St. Matthew school. The community feeling is probably what I appreciate the most. There is a lot of volunteerism and the parents and teachers are really involved in making the school A true community. I believe the academics are more challenging than other schools in the area at the same grade level. I also believe that the expectations of the students regarding their behavior and decorum at school really enhance the entire experience for everyone.I feel like my kids can be kids at St. Matthew and aren't growing up too fast.

  • (1 year ago)

    The academic rigor discipline parental engagement teacher engagement and skill and the administration's competence and clear-headed decision-making has made St Matthew an amazingly positive experience for our entire family. Our children have responded remarkably well to the moral education infused throughout the curriculum. The families welcome you and bring you right in; we never once felt like outsiders. The facilities are somewhat more bare-bones than many local public schools; it is not teeming with amenities and new technology. Instead it is very much a back-to-basics feel where students are academically challenged and expected to do many things the old-fashioned way (hard work). Sending our kids there has been worth very penny and is the best decision we ever made.

  • (3 years ago)

    Everyone...and I mean everyone at St. Matthews is incredibly nice. We moved our daughter in the middle of the year and have had nothing but positive experiences. We get weekly emails from our Kindergarten teacher the front office is always willing to answer questions and all the parents are friendly. The principal is outside every morning helping with the carpool line doesn't matter if it is rain shine or snow. I have never felt so welcomed before!! Our daughter had started to shut down when it came to school work but she is flourishing at St. Matthews. She looks forward to doing her nightly homework so much so she will remind me! Just an all around excellent school!

  • (3 years ago)

    SMS is impacting my children in a positive and productive way every single day. The faculty and staff are helping us to nurture our whole child. Heart mind and spirit. They are not only being well educated and prepared for the future but are also learning how to be good people who know right from wrong and do the right thing. I couldn't see my children succeeding at this level in any other educational environment. Thanks to the Faculty & staff for the positive impact you are making on our family and its future!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Several years ago I began a thorough search for a new school. I wanted one that would academically challenge my children and provide a safe learning environment plus have strong leadership and caring teachers. St. Matthew was the winner in all categories. On their first day of school the principal made a point of greeting my children by their first names. They felt welcome on day one! The community of parents welcomed me too. I have never regretted my decision.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is a student at St. Matthew and I am overwhelmed at the caring faculty and always impressed at the quality of other parents-their willingness to volunteer and help out. St. Matthew's is the perfect sized community and

  • (4 years ago)

    i am aformer student at sms. the overall experience is good but i Hated the uniforms.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former parent of a student that attended SMS from K5- 2nd grade. My son is now in the 4th grade during great because of the education he received at SMS. SMS is great and focuses on Catholic principals and education therefore the whole child is being developed. We moved to OKC and I've not seen great teachers like I did at SMS. Mrs. Marshall was the best teacher I've ever met and I'm happy to hear that she is still there. I highly recommend this school. Missing you from OKC.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am a student of st. matt. this is a great school and i will always remember the teachers a staff they are the best

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is great. I am a former teacher of this school now living in New Hampshire. Mr. Erlenbaugh is wonderful with the kids. The office staff is excellent. The kids are very happy and the curriculum is age appropriate.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have three boys attending St. Matthew and it has been a wonderful experience. We came to St. Matthew from IPS and the boys couldn't be happier. The last six years the boys have gotten up for school and been happy to go every day. I believe that is half the battle when sending children to school when they want to go the learning and progress follow with much more ease. St. Matthew has taken the time to help each child individually. My oldest will be graduating this year and he is very proud of himself and I am too. Thank you to all at St. Matthew.

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