School Details

Holy Family Elementary School

56407 Mayflower Road, South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 289-7375
5

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 273 students 13 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
85%
70%
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

84%
84%
84%
84%
80%
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

69%
79%
70%
87%
52%
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

81%
78%
83%
84%
69%
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

61%
74%
72%
81%
69%
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%
83%
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

22%
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 Family Elementary School is a private middle school in South Bend. The principal of Holy Family Elementary School is Sister Joan Shillinger. 273 students attend Holy Family Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0.3% of the Holy Family Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 20% of the 273 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Holy Family Elementary School is 13:1. Navarre Intermediate Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Hispanic 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Multiracial 1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% None%
Limited English proficiency 0.3% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former student of Holy Family School having attended Grades 1-8 there. I had a great education there. It prepared me for excellence in later educational life. I went on to attend St. Joseph's High School then the University of Notre Dame and then medical school. Now that I am an M.D. I would like to encourage anyone whose child shows potential to attend Holy Family School.

  • (4 years ago)

    My Nephew attends school here and loves it. He is excelling in his studies.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a young professional I attended Holy Family from Kdg. to 8th grade. I successfully graduted from Holy Family High School Ball State University and am pursuing a Masters' Degree in Education. The reason I decided to become a teacher is because of the wonderful experiences I had at Holy Family. The teachers were very helpful in all subject areas. We were able to receive extra help during or after school whenever needed. Close classroom enviroments between students and teachers were formed so I always knew I could feel comfortable discussing a variety of topics. My family took time to become involved in several areas of Holy Family (classroom volunteer fund raisers sports field trips and more) and I look back and appreciate all of the connections I have with the teachers. I will definately send my future children to Holy Family and am proud to recommend this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is a previous student at Holy Family and wanted to share her great experience I felt my education was excellent at Holy Family School. I have been very prepared for my future educational experiences in high school. Every teacher provided an opportunity to meet after school to help with any questions or concerns about a particular subject area. The teachers aides and faculty were freiendly and welcoming. I was challenged to push myself to learn more. My positive relationships carried to fellow classmates as well and we are still close after leaving Holy Family and attending other schools. I have been blessed to have the close relationship with all of my teachers that I still respect to this day!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was the worst school I have ever worked with. I am a teacher and the whole experience we had with my daughter going there was horrible. She struggles and they were not willing to help one bit and the principal did nothing to help either. I would not recomend this school to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've sent two children to this school for eight years and I'm going to send my third child there for pre-school. The school is excellent the principal is on top of everything and knows each student by name and takes interest in them as if they were her own. The teachers are determined that each child exceeds in learning behaves respectfully and grows into a good well-rounded christian. I'm so sad to see these other reviews. The church is very much a part of the school and Father Galic is kind hearted and the parishioners are caring and outreaching. I recommend Holy Family school to any parent in search of a good education in a safe and stutured caring environment. Sister Joan Marie principal is the greates!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    School does so much for the students! Yes the principle has become lax and some of the teachers are not that good. I believe that there are some good teachers in the school who try very hard with their students. Good school with mostly good parents!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has so much unused potential. I can honestly say the further we go in our kids' education the more disappointed we become. HF has a bully for a business manager who will send letters to you if you haven't tithed the required $560/annually and even if you are off by $20. The school puts their money into the athletic program. The principal has become lax with the teachers - conduct with children and their teaching. Serious matters are ignored. There is absolutely no organization throughout the school. It's a bit like the mafia. if you are a famliy with generations attending life is much better for you. They are behind in technology - they've made us want to leave the Catholic Church. Looking for another school.

  • (9 years ago)

    There are supplemental music (guitar & piano) taught by a parent for additonal fee paid directly to the parent. Sports are $50.00 per sport additonal and has a wide range of activities starting in 5th grade but if you are looking for the school to tell you what and where games are forget it. That information is only distributed to the atheletes. They want parents to be involved but only between 8am and 2 30 pm M-F. If you work they are unwilling to assist you in any way shape or form being the 'bad parent' you are working to put you child in school.

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