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Saint Michael School

Private | PK-8 | 232 students

We are known for students with high morals and good academic records.

 

Living in Brookville

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $68,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $640.

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Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 30, 2012

St. Michael School is a wonderful place with a very caring staff and awesome kids! The students are respectful and hardworking, and a joy to be around.

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Posted November 4, 2013

St Michael school is a great place for students to learn and grow in their own way. Yes students are pushed to be there best, but a lot of support is given to ALL students. Teachers are warm and caring and truly want the best for each child that comes through the doors. I cannot imagine the community without St. Michael school it produces very respectful, caring and driven students! My child is not yet in school, but one day he will be a part of this wonderful community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2013

SMS is an OK school but not the best. There are some wonderful teachers at SMS. There are a few teachers known throughtout the community that are not good. When you enroll your child and speak to people in the community you will be given warning about these teachers but the school does nothing about them. Just be careful when choosing your childs school...test scores are not everything. Your childs happiness, imagination, and self-worth are more important than the scores! Constant pressure and bad teaching will eventually reach your child...early on not in 8th grade.


Posted February 25, 2013

This is an excellent school for all children. St. Michael School consistently holds it's children to a higher standard both academically and spiritually. The teachers and staff are very invested in the success of each and every child. Parental involvement is incomparable to any other school. I couldn't be more pleased to have my child receive her education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

The teachers and staff work very hard to prepare students for the future. It uses the Catholic faith as a basis to all things taught, both spiritually and academically. The students of this school are often told about their respectful nature when they go on field trips around the community. I am proud to say my students attend this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

I was saddened to read the one-star review of SMS. As a parent with three children currently enrolled, I have found the academic programs, the sports programs and the staff to be top-notch. It is true that an education at St. Michael School places high emphasis on God, both within the context of the school day and beyond. This is one criteria for an exemplary Catholic school. I hope the aforementioned parent did move their child to another school setting; the Christ-centered curriculum at St. Michael's can be a poor fit for families who are seeking SMS as an "alternative" means of education from the Franklin Co. public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

As a graduate from SMS, I am grateful that my parents chose to send me to send me here for my education! I was not only very well prepared to continue my education in high school, but also college. The religious core I'd the school helps students grow in their faith. I have spent the last few years volunteering at the school and get to see the students progress each year. The teachers and staff are very helpful and focus on giving each student everything they can to make them well rounded and successful students. I can't wait to send my children there some day! I highly recommend this school!


Posted November 26, 2011

My child has been bullied here since the first day of first grade. Students here are very judging and if you don't fit their mold they gossip about you & refuse to include you. Even some teachers become bullies! They try lots of respect programs, but they are NOT working. They try to also make our student's lives revolve around God and God only. I wouldn't recommend this school to ANYONE unless they plan on being a priest or sister because they expect those to be the only suitable career options. My child has a life outside of school, but they fail to realize that too. Every week there seems to be some different school fundraiser where they want your money. I AM NOT A BANK FULL OF MONEY FOR THEM! This is a terrible school and I am withdrawing my child ASAP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

St. Michael School successfully prepares and intellectually stimulates students for college prep courses in high school, while also promoting religious principles and strong character building qualities. Students actually learn how to study effectively, to skillfully and properly compose essays, develop public speaking capability, complete particular subject projects, integrate inspirational spiritual, personal, and social qualities, which ultimately produces civic-minded individuals.
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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88%

2011

 
 
80%

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88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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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94%

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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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 98% 74%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian N/A 0%
Black N/A 12%
Hispanic N/A 7%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 7%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Exemplary School (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Lyons Club Award (2012)
  • Food for the Poor (2012)

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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • 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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Cindy Johnson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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
  • (765) 647-6802

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • After School Program
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • The public school busses
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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 cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • red, white
School mascot
  • trojan
More from this school
  • One thing that makes St. Michael School special is the way it supports families as they live out their faith. Families are very active in the parish and in the school! Much of what makes St. Michael School great is attributed to the awesome family support of the school.
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
29
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
30

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$0 - $3000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Application fee
No

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Oldenburg Academy
Franklin County High School
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Brookville, IN 47012
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Phone: (765) 647-4961

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