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St. Michael the Archangel School

Private | PK-8 | 278 students

Our school is best known for balancing an excellent education with Gospel values

 

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Posted March 8, 2011

I'll begin by saying that we are not a Catholic family. My oldest daughter came to St. Michael as a kindergartner in 1999 only because they agreed to consider letting her begin school notwithstanding that she had missed the (at that time) Indiana June birthday cutoff. She THRIVED at St. Michael and finished 8th grade there in 2008 and nailed all of the placement tests she took at several Indianapolis high schools. She received numerous scholarships, but selected Cardinal Ritter H.S. My two younger daughters followed her at St. Michael and will be finishing there soon. I can't say enough good about St. Michael. We have always felt accepted, even though we are not Catholic. We are Christians, though, and we truly appreciate the Christ-centered approach to education and service to the community that the school offers. All of our girls have done very well there and we would recommend St. Micheal to any parent who wants an outstanding education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

I attended this school from fall of 1999 to spring 2008, which is K-8... a long time to be in one place! I've always had a family here, the same classmates for years and teachers who genuinely cared about us. The teachers always made sure that we understood what they were trying to get across, be it through discipline or a long class discussion. I'm going to miss my school, and I recommend it to everyone out there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

I have had a student here since fall 1994. Walk through the halls, kids very well-behaved; neat projects on display; seen kids come here with various issues, show marked improvement. Wonderful teachers, turn out a good product.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2003

My children have been at St. Michael for the last 12 years. The school embraces its Catholic values and strives to maintain a strong Christ centered atmosphere. We have felt very at home here with a wonderful staff and families to work with. Our children have done well academically and our children who have moved on to high school have been well prepared-only junior high math would I considered the weak link in the curriculum. Our school population is diverse with children from many backgrounds adding to the experience my children get growing up there. There are many extracurricular activities for any child and a strong sports program.
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
94%
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 84% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
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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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 46% 74%
Black 36% 12%
Multiracial 13% 4%
Hispanic 5% 7%
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 13%N/AN/A
Special education 34%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Dutch
French
German
Russian
Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Serra Club Award (2011)
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

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
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Marching band
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: German, Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sarah Watson
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
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (317) 921-3280

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
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
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Foreign language club: German, Spanish
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Walking Club
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Red, White
School mascot
  • Crusader
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
82
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
90
Students typically come from these schools
Indianapolis Public Schools
Wayne Township Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Application fee
No

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Cardinal Ritter High School
Cathedral High School
Local Public High School
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3352 West 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
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Phone: (317) 926-0516

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