School Details

Saint Mary Cathedral School

1200 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-6302

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-3 175 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


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

Saint Mary Cathedral School is a private elementary school in Lafayette. The principal of Saint Mary Cathedral School is Ms Kim Delaney, who can be contacted at 175 children attend Saint Mary Cathedral School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Saint Mary Cathedral School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 175 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Saint Mary Cathedral School is 20:1. Saint Boniface School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% %
Hispanic 5% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% None%
Limited English proficiency 3% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Over nearly fifty years we have had children in schools in Colorado Florida California Indiana and Australia. Never have I seen a more caring loving and careful faculty and staff! They go out of their way to make the student (and parent) feel welcome. At our first meeting with the principal (Mrs. Delaney) I was impressed that she was talking TO our daughter on her level; not talking down to her as is so often the case. The school motto is absolute truth "He shepherds we shape they shine." -Every child I've seen seems to shine...and to thrive on it! My only regret is that we didn't come to this school much earlier! I drive just over a hundred miles per day getting her to school and then going after her. and it's worth every foot of that mileage. Phil Clouser Frankfort IN

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Mary's has a wonderful team of teachers that genuinely love the children. It makes such a difference teaching the values and virtues of life through the Catholic faith.

  • (1 year ago)

    Incredible school. The teachers are fantastic. My first grader and third grader enjoy going to school every day. Loads of communication from the school and from the teachers. Catholic faith integrated through the curriculum. Very lucky to have found!!

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Mary Elementary provides lots of communication from teachers. I was amazed by the amount of welcoming parents contacting me to make sure I felt at home. The day is filled with much integrated Catholic prayers and activities. There is a professional atmosphere with uniforms and dress codes. I sense a positive attitude and spirit from all I encounter. There are many opportunities yet no pressure for parents to be involved.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is St Mary's Cathedral in Lafayette Indiana. I would like to say this is the First year my daughter's are in LCSS and so far it has been such a positive experience as well as having a environment that has faith values. The principal and teachers are wonderful and I am so impressed with the academic curriculum that is offered! Would recommend LCSS to other families. Jenny

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful teachers and an outstanding environment. My child is so happy to go to school every day! Amy

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