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St. Roch School

Private | PK-8 | 275 students

Our school is best known for Catholic identitiy and high academics.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $119,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

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Posted July 3, 2009

I went to St. Roch For 4 Years.. It was amazing! The principal, Mr. Hansen, is awesome. He is very fair, funny, and leads the school in the best way possible. Fr. Wilmoth, the Priest there, shows the students that God And Jesus will always be right there for you, and they are in your hearts and souls... I would recommend anyone, and I mean anyone, to go there. I currently attend their church {Which the children go to twice a week during school} and I love it. Go Rockets! -Paula


Posted May 21, 2009

This is a great school. I went here myself and i was taught by the best and was treated excellently!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

Our youngest child is in preschool at St. Roch. Our two older children, who are now in college, had a good education and a good experience at another Catholic grade school in the area and went on to graduate from Roncalli High School. St. Roch is, by far, the exemplary school! My nephews and niece attend(ed) St. Roch and my sisters strongly recommended the school. We drive, and will continue to drive, our child from another city and would willingly travel further. I can not say enough about the positive interaction our son has experienced. Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Leigh are great and of course Fr. Wilmoth is excellent. St. Roch is amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

This is a wonderful school for our children. I currently have 2 enrolled for the 2008-2009 school year and will not hesitate to enroll my other 2 children when it is their time. Mr. Hansen and Father Wilmoth are two of the best role models our kids can have in this todays society. The kids are challenged both academically and spiritually each and every day. They have a wonderful teaching staff and a tremendous amount of parent support as well. We love St. Roch Catholic School. It ROCH's!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

St. Roch is a great school it has high standards to challenge the students to make them smarter.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2005

We are all blessed to have St.Roch school and church in our lives. Father Wilmoth is the best!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 6, 2005

The quality of care is the most important thing at St. Roch. Father Wilmoth and Mr. Hansen care as much about the kids as their own parents do.(sometimes more) Your child's development depends on your involvement- St. Roch offers many opportunities for involvement at every level- for the working and non- working parent. More need to get involved- but that's anywhere...Excellent school- the kids are taught the most important things- love of God & being kind to one another-can't ask for more than that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

St. Roch has the greatest leadership that we could ever pray for - Father Jim Wilmoth - his reputation proceeds him - my wife and i feel really blessed to have Father in our daughters lives ... Mr. Joe Hansen (principal) is also an incredible bleesing from God ... Our kids safety and education is paramount in Mr. Hansen's agenda ... Our third daughter starts kindergarten in 2006 and she can't wait ... We thank God every day for Father Wilmoth and Mr. Hansen ! Keep up the great job !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

Very Smart people there. They have a WONDEROUS principal who practically works miracles. GO SRS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2004

Saint Roch Catholic School is the greatest in Indianapolis. I have had experience with other Catholic schools in the area and find this one to be the best due to one thing! Father Jim Wilmoth! Father you are the BEST! Thanks for loving the kids and putting them first! You are genuine and we all love you very much! If you are thinking about a Catholic school in Indianapolis, this is the one for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

St. Roch is a wonderful school. Father Wilmoth is the greatest. He has done wonderful things for St. Roch and the Community. Mr. Hansan is the new Principal and the kids love him. All the teachers are great and the kids enjoy being part of the family at St. Roch.
—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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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98%

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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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83%

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85%

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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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87%

2012

 
 
96%

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79%

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88%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%
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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55%
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25%
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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 97% 74%
Multiracial 2% 4%
American Indian N/A 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black N/A 12%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 9%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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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)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

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
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr Joseph Hansen
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (317) 784-7051

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • 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
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)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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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
308
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
200
Students typically come from these schools
Pre-Kindergarten

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Application fee
Yes. $100.
No fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Roncalli High School
Perry Township Schools
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3603 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Phone: (317) 784-9144

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