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Ss Francis And Clare Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 490 students

Our school is best known for our 21st Century Catholic education

 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted December 1, 2013

SSFC is a wonderful school offering a Catholic education. Although we are not a Catholic family, it has proven to be an amazing experience, education and opportunity for our child. We are so lucky to have this school in Johnson County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2013

Sts Francis & Clare is a wonderful school. Love the teachers. The entire staff make the school a kind, safe and loving environment where the children can learn and grow in both academics and faith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

Our children flourish in the challenging and loving classrooms. They love going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

This is a very progressive school, founded on faith, and based on community. The staff and leadership at Saints Frances and Clare are providing the students with a quality, challenging, twenty-first century education. Not only are the students being challenged but the teachers are always learning! I feel my children are getting more than just a great education but they are learning about the community and how to help others through project based learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

I have one student currently enrolled and one that graduated in 2013. The leadership and faculty are outstanding. The continual evaluation through NWEA testing allows the faculty to evaluate each students progress and key in on a child's needs. The best school that I could have chosen for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

Our son goes to this school for preschool. This is our first year with the school but we were impressed with it from the very beginning. The teachers all seem to really care about the students and make it fun to learn. I love all the different options they give you for the hours you can send your child for preschool. It makes us so happy when our son wants to wake up and go to school "to play" as he says, but in just the few months that school has been in I can tell how much he has learned at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

Our boys have attended SSFC for 2 years. We are very impressed with what the school has to offer. Our boys have access to iPads, computers and they attended mass every Friday. The teachers are the very compassionate, creative and outgoing! I wouldn't have chosen any other school beside SSFC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

This school is a leader in the area of technology in a catholic school. The school instituted an 1:1 laptop program which was very successful and is not transitioning to a 1:1 iPad program for grades 4-8. Laptops will still be utilized for standardized testing. Younger grades also have access to laptops, iPads and interactive Promethaen boards in all classrooms.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 22, 2010

Our daughters have attended this school from the beginning. They love it! The teachers here are top notch. They care about their students and put in extra hours whenever necessary. The faith component is outstanding and can't be replicated in public schools. Technology at this school is like no other school I've seen -- wireless throughout building, color printers in classrooms, interactive whiteboards in each classroom, one-to-one apple macbooks for 4th grade and higher (other grades share macbooks, and the school is experimenting with iPads)... Our daughters are building a strong foundation in math, science, english, and religion while learning 21st century skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2010

This is a great school. The school now offers Crabapple Creek at Saints Francis and Clare for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. They also have 2 sections of K and 1st grade and single sections of 2 - 5th grade. They plan to add one grade a year until reaching 8th grade. Technology is a key focus with a laptop program for 4th and 5th graders. Not only a great Private school but an outstanding Catholic education!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% 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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

36 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 79% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

32 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 78% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

30 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 74% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

25 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 76% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 81% 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

Algebra I

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

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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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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

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 92% 74%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian N/A 0%
Black N/A 12%
Multiracial N/A 4%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 2%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • DOE Grade of "A" (2012)
  • First place in Indiana - First in Math national competition (2012)
  • WISH-TV I love to read challenge (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Student Essay "Right to Life" contest - first place (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

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)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:50 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Betty Popp
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
  • Catholic
Fax number
  • (317) 859-4678

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Common Core
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Montessori
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Individual Academic Plan
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Johnson County Special Services
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Math club
  • Rocket Club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
  • Wise Wolves
School leaders can update this information here.

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
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Navy, Silver
School mascot
  • Wolf - Lupe
More from this school
  • Saints Francis and Clare School Ministry, with the support of the parish, opened their doors in August 2006 to 34 children. Since that time, the school has experienced tremendous growth - currently over 430 students - who were seeking a well-round Catholic education experience through religion, academics, fine arts, technology and physical education.
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
490
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
300

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
SGO or Godparent Fund
Application fee
Yes. $150.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Roncalli High School
Center Grove High School
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5901 Olive Branch Road
Greenwood, IN 46143
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Phone: (317) 215-2826

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