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Saint Vincent Depaul School

Private | PK-8 | 210 students

Individually Valued, Spiritually Nurtured, and Academically Successful
 
 

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 7, 2013

This school has undergone faculty changes and is determined to continue the great reputation it has always had. Stricter dress code is being implemented. No bullying policy exists. Religious values are present. Parental involvement is encouraged and welcomed. Open to all children St Vincent is a great alternative to over filled public schools where children are often left behind academically and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

If you want a strong Catholic religious education for your child, this is the school for you. Every opportunity is seized to apply Catholic faith to all aspects of life. The religious education is very well done. Academics, however, have some gaps... My children attended from preschool up to early middle school before we moved away. Despite being an A student at St. Vincent, my daughter's knowledge level in math and science was so far below the standards in our new community that she was held back in both classes the first year. There are some wonderful teachers at this school and many godly volunteers and supporters. But it seems to attract a high number of kids who have failed at the local public schools. There are so many special needs or delayed students in each classroom that even the most talented teachers can not teach at the level expected nationally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

St. Vincent School offers my children so much in the way of top-notch education and the freedom to learn about their faith in an open Christ centered atmosphere. Teachers and staff are caring and connected with not only the outside world but the inner needs of the student as well. Test scores are the highest in the area, curriculum and study habits are taught consistently and although facilities are limited, plans are being made to expand. My children are well-rounded, confident and leaders in their circles. I feel that their Catholic education at SVS has enhanced these qualities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

We are so pleased with this school. Excellent teachers and administration. Parent involvement and satisfaction is very high. Not only are the test scores top notch, but the environment is wonderful; safe, loving and respectful. We highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

I truly believe that my son who was accepted to college for engineering as a h.s. junior would not be the person he is today without the terrific staff at St. V's. I only wish that it went through high school. Through their guidance, he was able to discover his true potential, meet his goals and become a fine young man with a very bright future. They are truly part of our family, always and forever. May God bless all of them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Excellent school with strong academics and strong on character building activities and curriculum. Three of my children attented this school and enterred high school well ahead of their peers in academics. Small classes and intimate family atmoshpere helps build self-esteem in students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

Excellent school. Best education available in Lawrence County for Pre-K through 8th. Academics are excellent. Parent involvement is exceptional. Religous education is top notch, whether you are catholic or other christian denomination. Extra-curricular activities have increase a lot in the past few years. Enjoy ski club, chess club, tennis, golf, basketball, math counts, math bowl, spell bowl, cheerleading, Jr. Beta, band and more. I only wish it went through high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

Academic achievement far exceeds other area schools. See the IN Dept. of Ed. web-site for ISTEP comparisons. Absolutely wonderful teachers at every level. In addition to academics, students learn true morals, values, self-respect and respect of others. Parent involvement is terrific. Excellent discipline practices. Safe, loving environment. Wouldn't want my children anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

I went to this school from K-8th grade. I will send my children there, and recommend parents to this school. The teachers are very educated and really love their job. Great religious atomsphere, even if you are not Catholic. RECOMMEND! 10 out of 10.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

Excellent choice in today's environment. Close knit faculty, with students, parents and church. A well rounded education from Pre-school through Eighth grade, with a solid foundation on faith and religion. Extracurricular activities are limited when compared to other local public schools. But worth the sacrifice.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
95%

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93%

2010

 
 
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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
71%

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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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55%
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25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian N/A 0%
Black N/A 12%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 10%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Mathbowl (2013)
  • Spellbowl (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Teresa Underwood
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (812) 276-4880

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Gold and Green
School mascot
  • Irish Knights
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bedford North Lawrence
Bloomington South
Mitchell High School
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923 18th Street
Bedford, IN 47421
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Phone: (812) 279-2540

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