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Scecina Memorial School

Private | 9-12 | 360 students

Scecina is best known for our exemplary academics and successful athletic teams.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $63,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $650.

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Posted February 28, 2012

In the beginning I struggled with Scecina but my son had some major emotional challenges and they were so very supportive. He has become more concerned with his academics, and even asked to return next year!! The administrators and staff have gone out of their way to make us feel welcomed. The rules are strict, the work is hard but its well worth it for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

Scecina Memorial is truly a community school and affords students opportunities from athletics, band (garage bands), choir, drama, Christian service, Brain Game etc. The recent appointment of Mr. Joe Therber reinforces the total commitment of the archdiocese to Catholic secondary education on the eastside. Beginning 2 -3 years ago, Scecina has undergone major upgrades with it's facilities and academics. Alumni, November 7, 2009


Posted September 2, 2009

i love Scecna its warm and welcoming and is big in sports which is good considering the growing obesity in the world!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2009

Scecina's been the best possible place for me. I have been able to do everything from football to mens volleyball to the brain game team. I know my teachers very well and respect them to the fullest. I could potentially graduate with around 20 hours of college credit due to their AP program which makes up for the cost in itself. And only at scecina would the calculus teacher stay after the school's fund raising dinner to help you and your buddy with that night's homework. It's just a great place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2008

While open to any students who would like to come, Scecina is a good example of a small neighborhool highschool. The teachers are easily accessible and respond quickly to concerns. Students are valued and encouraged to try new things.... The academics are improving every year, and at the present time we there are many AP offerings available. I've had several children attend this school and we have been very satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

I love Scecina! You have to realize that it is a traditional Catholic school and they are going to have strict rules about attire and appearence. By keeping in this mode, they focus on what school is supposed to be for; EDUCATION!! They do so in a city environment and Christian virtues are high on the list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2005

I think that this school has its positive parts like the teachers are dedicated in what they do and teach. Most of the faculty is responsible and trustworthy. There are also some negative aspects at Scecina. This school has to deal with racism. I have been submitted to racism acts like being pushed around and other aspects of racism.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2004

Scecina is a good school, if the child is very mainstream. I do not believe that it is the best choice if a student is not the best academicaly and or athleticaly. They have harsh and arbitrary rules on hairstyles (what they define as trendy) Some of my childen have done very well while students at Scecina, others have struggled just to fit in. The main problem with Scecina is keeping and developing good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

Scecina is a great school, the teacher really know what they are talking about when they teach. I am glad that I went there instead of at a public high school. It is better then public school in the long run.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

Scecina has been fantastic for my son who is a sophmore. It is small enough that he has every opportunity to participate in whatever programs and extra curricular activities he chooses. The small class sizes assure that he will not get left behind or overlooked. He can always ask questions when he needs to and the teachers are very available and dedicated. The entire faculty and staff have my son's best interest at heart. He is very involved and earns high honors grades. The student body is diverse and most of the kids know what 'anything worth having is worth working for' means. Although athletics & other activities are available & important, the primary emphasis is on education and spitituality. I really didn't know how strongly I felt about this until I started putting the words together. Thanks for the opportunity and enlightenment.
—Submitted by a parent


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

Grade level

Algebra I

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
17%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

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SAT participation

93%

Average SAT score

979

Graduation rate

96.2%


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

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
84%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
28%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.5
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
21
This school
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
75%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 74%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Black 4% 12%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 1%N/AN/A
Special education 6%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 92% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 3% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 2% (2012)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Scecina Earns "A" on State Education Report Card (2011)
  • Scecina Earns Exemplary Progress Rating (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr John Hegarty
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (317) 322-4287

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
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?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Cardinal Red and Gold
School mascot
  • Crusader
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
4 year college - 92%
Military - 3%
Workforce - 2%
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5000 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Phone: (317) 356-6377

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