School Details

Sacred Heart School

1842 East 8th Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 283-3123
5

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 170 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

93%
84%
93%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
87%
86%
83%
96%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
82%
92%
89%
77%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
79%
93%
86%
93%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
78%
71%
81%
71%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
76%
87%
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 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sacred Heart School is a private middle school in Jeffersonville. The principal of Sacred Heart School is Ms Becky Spitznagel. 170 students attend Sacred Heart School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Sacred Heart School students have "limited English proficiency." 16% of the 170 students here get reduced lunch prices. Parkview Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Multiracial 14% %
Hispanic 1.0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My daughter has attended SHS since Preschool. She used to love it and my husband and I did too. Now she dreads going to school. The attitudes of the staff have really changed since Father Tom and Sister left. The teachers yell at the children they must eat their lunch in silence with the lights off. The only input the principal wants from parents is financial. She is an ineffective leader and takes ZERO suggestions from parents all the while making you feel like a kindergartener when you go to her with concerns. We are looking elsewhere where parents aren't seen as the enemy.

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter attend this school she has been very unhappy since being there. there is a lack of diversity training the staff treats students differently. she will not be going back in the fall

  • (10 months ago)

    I attended this school years ago. My son is now attending. What a huge difference. It is not anything like when I attended. I am really not happy with the school.I know personally and have met many people in the community who have recently taken their children out of this school. I have experienced difficulty communicating effectively with the staff. The leadership is dictatorial and condescending. Parental input other than financially is discouraged or discounted. Saftey issues while the children are at recess including fighting....kicking hitting each other with sticks and their fists children running across the street leaving the school grounds without the staff monitoring the playground noticing.

  • (1 year ago)

    My 6 year old son is in K and recently asked me if he could go back to Sacred Heart next year. When I told him yes he was he thanked me!

  • (3 years ago)

    We love it! Our child Is learning a lot and having fun! He actually wants to go to school everyday!

  • (3 years ago)

    We were unsure until we took the orientation tour. It was halfway through the school year and we were looking at "K" next year. We fell in love with the school immediately and enrolled our son in preschhol within the week. The entire staff is wonderful. Our personal goals for him were met and surpassed in two months. Needless to say he is already enrolled for next year. Simply put this school teaches from the heart !!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son got to Sacred Heart for preschool. He loves it. All he talks about is going to school there and hang out with his new friends. Mrs. Smith done so much with my son that you would know him from a year ago.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son began preschool at Sacred Heart last year and I've already been impressed with the environment there. His teachers and other staff have seemed caring personally involved with each student and academically excellent. The other parents seem positive involved and inclusive to all. I hope that he can continue there for many years and that my other children will be able to as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been involved as a parent at Sacred Heart for over a decade and we love the environment and would recommend it to any family!

  • (7 years ago)

    My kids love SHS! When I drop my kids off in the morning I don't worry about their safety. Not only are they receiving an excellent education but they are learning to care for themselves and others. It is a very family oriented environment and my kids are happy. Wonderful peace of mind for a mom!

  • (7 years ago)

    My granddaughters go to SHS and there is the most caring staff there that I have ever seen. My husband and I both went to catholic elementary and high school but never experienced the personal care that my granddaughters recieve at SHS. The entire community of Sacred Heart is family.

  • (7 years ago)

    The older children and younger children are paired up in a sort of buddy system. Because of this the older children look out for the younger chilren. The previous review of Sacred Heart is 'like a family' is very accurate. I honesty feel like my children are safe and loved when I drop them off every morning. I also know they are getting a high quality education. What a peace of mind this gives a parent.

  • (7 years ago)

    The staff and students at Sacred heart are top notch! I have a happy 7th grader who came from public school. It is a totally different atmosphere with students very loving and supportive of each other.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers are the strength. Great academics in Christian environment. Teacher- student ratio is 12.9 (awesome). Very loving environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am glad that my children get to go to Sacred Heart. I went there as child and I am glad that my children get the same opportunity. My children feel safe and loved. Both are making friendships to last a life time. they are being taught great acedemic skills and social skills. Both have a great self esteem.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Sacred Heart School! My daughter is in the 5th grade and has been attending SHS since Pre-School. One thing I love about SHS is that every teacher aid lunchroom worker secratary and the principal know my daughter's name. This school is Pre-K- 8 and most of the students know each other too. It feels like family. I can't say enough about the dedication of the teachers and other staff to Catholic Education and teaching core values. My daughter has made friendships that will last a lifetime from being in the same class with the same students every year. SHS really takes an interest in your individual child and the staff gets to know your child. If you are deciding on a Catholic school for your children you will be thrilled with SHS.

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