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Saint Joseph Central School

Public | K-5 | 459 students

 
 

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Posted November 16, 2012

My son went to St. Joe for kindergarten & first grade. I am SO happy I switched schools this year. My son struggled with some behavior issues, but is incredibly smart and talented. The teachers here would exclude him from the rest of the class and if they couldn't deal with him, he'd sit in the office the entire day and would miss recesses. They wouldn't even allow him to go to the restroom by himself. They constantly singled him out and made him feel like he was a bad kid, when really he just needed a little more one on one attention. He's in a nearby school now where the teachers and principal really genuinely care about him and his progress. I am so happy I switched. St. Joe office staff & teachers did not seem to care about helping my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

I enrolled my to foster sons at this school and found the experience with the staff asronomical. Both teachers that my sons had are dedicated and even with a few minor learning problems neither teacher gave up and have given them a solid foundation to grow on. We are looking forward to seeing St. Joe again this year. Hands down to the office staff and the councellor and ofcourse the principle!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

I have 2 children at St. Joe Central now with 2 more coming up in the next 3 years. We have been very impressed with this school. The extra classes (gym, art, music) ARE taught by accredited teachers. This school is not a christian school, although there is christian behavior expected. The PTA is great and very involved. Parent paticipation is wonderful. We have now reservations about recommending this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

We currently have 2 children attending this school (with 2 more coming up in the next 3 years) and I am extremely impressed with the quality education that they are receiving. The teachers do a tremendous job of keeping us informed on the progress of our children and are always willing to assist if there are areas that need attention. From the administration, to the teachers,on down to the support staff we have always felt that they had our childrens best interest at heart. I can not say enough good things about St. Joe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

I entered my children in this school thinking it would be a great experience. To my disappointment it was not. There are to many parents with different ideas on what should be happening; along with no 'real leader'. All classes outside of the main classroom are taught by parents, not by qualified educators. The actions of the parents and educators are not christian like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

All three of my sons attend or have attended St Joseph Central. I'm impressed with the teachers and principal. The communication between school and parents is atronomical. My 5th grader helped me rate this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
69%

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75%

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69%
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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 73% 72%
Black 14% 12%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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6341 Saint Joe Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
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Phone: (260) 467-6100

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