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Saint Casimir School

Private | PK-8 | 312 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2013

We love this school. We have sent our 3 children to St. Casimir school and we are very pleased with the results both academically and morally. The principle and teachers truly care about the students and will help in any way they can. There is a helpful and family atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

What a fantastic school, my whole perception of preschool being glorified daycare was changed by the incredible pre-k3 program headed by Miss. Chris. She develops a bond with the kids and partners with the parents, giving us valuable insight on what to expect from our kids learning experience while teaching the kids skills and self discipline they will be able to use throughout their education. The office staff is friendly, super helpful and the church is a great place to worship. I highly recommend here to all my friends and family, wish I would of knows sooner about here for my other kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

I have a son in 2nd grade and a daughter in kindergarden they both have attended St.Casimir since pre k and they love me and my wife love it and the teachers are very nice and knowledgeable and genuinly care about the kids also has a very nice church which we attend on Sunday so I would give this school an excellent rating and highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

I love this school, the teacher quality is wonderful. And I love the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

St. Casimir School is a National School of Excellence. They have great teachers, great staff, great principal and great priests. The teachers are extremely knowledgeabe. My son has gone through this school and every teacher there has been excellent. They have taught him more than I could have imagined. They are caring and make each child feel very comfortable and safe. If the students are struggling they try and help in all ways possible to give them the education they deserve. I could not have picked a better school. It was worth every penny.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

Excellent School, the first grade teacher is an excellent teacher Mr. Eckard my son improved tru out the school year. Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

My son has attended St. Cas since Pre-k4 when Mrs. Mendez was the teacher. I am saddened that she left before the school year was complete. She was an extraordinary teacher & for every student that came into her classroom, she made each child feel special. She consoled crying 4yrs olds as if they were her one & reassured parents that all would be fine. She even went as far as providing her cell number if a child wanted to call mom/dad or vice versa. She will be a blessing to the next school! Like Mrs. Mendez, I had the pleasure of meeting a few other teachers that are just as passionate about teaching & pleasant...Mr. Eckard, you did a great job with 1st grade! I've rated St. Cas average based on other personnel not being as cordial. Blue Ribbon School should have Blue Ribbon Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

8 yrs ago it could of been great. times have changed and it is very hard to feel welcomed as a parent. No matter how many times you want to help out it is always the same small group that snubs you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

Excellent school. Blue Ribbon recipient 2009. Outstanding level of eduction, excellent well educated teaching staff. Safe secure school where eductioan excellance is instilled with catholic values. A++++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I went to St. Casimir School for 8 years, and it was really fun. I think it was a very good school. I loved all the things we did and the teachers were fun. The only ba thing was that the 8th graders arent that prepared for highschool. That is because they are too focused on the play and haunted house and too busy taking care of the kindergardeners. That all I have to say. LMP


Posted October 18, 2008

We won the Blue Ribbon Award! St. Casimir School in Hammond, IN is a great school! We have great a good principal & great teachers who put real effort in teaching!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2008

Saint Casimir School recieved the No Child Left Behind National Blue Ribbon Award by The Department of Education the highest award a school can recieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

I am a parent of a 4th grader. My child has been at St. Caismirs since Kindergarden and the school along with the teachers and current principal, have just mad ethe most wonderful changes with the school. A couple of years ago the school was talking about not opening their doors because enrollment had dropped tremendously, thank God for Mr. McCabe. Enrollment has risen and my child can stay in a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

One of the Best schools in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2007

I am a parent and alumni of St Cas and have 2 graduates of St Cas. I would highly recommend this school my two sons who have graduated have gone on to high school to do amazing things they are in advanced classes and have turned out to be wonderful individuals. The first review was from our former administration the current one is outstanding. A top rate school with I-Step scores of 90.4 passing. It is a wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

I would recommend St Cas to anyone who wants their child to get the best education. The only issues I have with the school is that their is not enough parental involvement. So much more could be done if more parents would get involved! The athletic department is doing a lot to get more students and their parents involved in sports. The music teacher has done a great job with the children. I recently attended one of the best Spring Musicals since my children started going to St Cas! Great Job everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

My son has been enrolled at St Casimir since Aug 2005. He started in Pre K 3 and is now in Kindergarten. The educational development that my son has shown in just 2 years has blown me away. In Pre K he learned from Mrs. Mendez, how to count to 300 by tens, how to count to one hundred, know all his alphabet and recognize them all, know all his colors, know all the major shapes, to write his full name, and know his address and phone number. As well as learn the Our father, and the Hail Mary. Mrs. Sims has taught my son in his kindergarten class how to start writing sentences , how to start adding and subtracting , as well as learn prayers such as The Glory Be, Grace, and Hail Holy Queen. And that is just in 3 months I can only imagine what he will learn by the end of the year. I am grateful to the dictated teachers, our new principal, Father Leo, and Father Bill for all the hard work that they do to make St Casimir the wonderful school that it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2006

My son has been in the pre-k program since September and he has improved all of his skills tremendously. He was in a pre-k program in Chicago and I was disappointed to say the least. I would recommend St. Cas to anybody looking for a good quality education in Indiana. The entire staff is great and we are all treated with respect, dignity and appreciation for sending our children to that school. The new principal is great. To Miss Mendez- thank you for being such a wonderful teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

Poor Leadership with the Principal. Lack of respect for the student and the parents. Never owns up to her mistakes.
—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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% 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 84% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

23 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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

30 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 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

51 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 74% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
71%

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93%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
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

English/Language Arts

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

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

Algebra I

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

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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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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
Hispanic 72% 7%
White 21% 74%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black 2% 12%
American Indian N/A 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 16%N/AN/A
Special education 4%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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  • Mrs Lorenza Pastrick
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Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (219) 932-4458

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4329 Cameron Avenue
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