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Holy Angels Catholic School

Private | PK-6 | 129 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $155,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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Posted March 1, 2010

This review is in response to the June 9th posting about Holy Angels. Anyone who has read this review can obviously tell this person doesn't have the quality education to write a constructive review. Holy Angels is a quality institution of learning. I have witnessed first hand the care that the teachers and administrators give towards the children at this school. There are many many opportunities given to these students to achieve at the highest level. Every school has discipline problems. To say they don't would be ridiculous. I would definately send my child to Holy Angels. They will learn to the highest degree and will also learn how to respect self and others.


Posted November 3, 2009

Holy Angels Catholic School is a prize in the community. It has provided excellent educational opportunities for over 102 years to the residents of the Martin Luther King Street area and the larger Indianapolis community. Many of its graduates have gone on to be prominent leaders in our community. We celebrate the cultural diversity received at Holy Angels Catholic school and also the unique opportunity to learn about self as a people of success through the centuries. Many of Holy Angels recently graduated students return year after year to help with various events at the school and maintain respect, positive attitudes, caring, awareness and good manners that defines a successful individual. Like all parents who care about the success of their children, Holy Angels parents make an investment in their children by using this educational institution. I recommend Holy Angels Catholic School in Indianapolis to any parent wanting a place to send their children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 19, 2009

Hi, i am a third year parent at holy angels,and me and my wife are very upset a bout this institution of elementary education. Constant diruptions in the class rooms,some of the pupils seem too be running the class rooms them selves,the school has no a.P program for academics,ips lunches,over inflated before and after school care,not enough home work or prep for middle school,this is truely the worst catholic school in the indpls area south of thirty eighth street,.It's a pumped public school,i would like future enrolles and parents to look at the other parrishes before they decide to send there young students to holy angels catholic school,.....Thank you for reading
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

I am a first year parent with Holy Angels my daughter is a 3rd grader. We are very pleased with the overall opportunities that Holy Angels have to offer. Academics, Culture, Religion and Performing Arts. The school has an overall package. We are very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

This is a fantastic school. The staff is very committed to the unique needs of the African American inner city child. The principal is the most committed person in the building. She cares deeply for each and every student. The parents are involved. The teachers are committed to giving your child a quality education.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
17%
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

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

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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
Black 1 92% 12%
Multiracial 1 7% 4%
White 1 1% 74%
American Indian 1 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2 N/A 2%
Hispanic 1 0% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 0% N/A
Source: Manually entered by school official
Source: 2 IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 7%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:15 p.m.
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
  • Sherlynn Pillow
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • http://www.haschool.holyangelsindy.org
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) 926-5219

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • 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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
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)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Burgundy, white, gray
School mascot
  • Eagle
More from this school
  • Holy Angels is a Mother Theodore Catholic Academy. We are committed to providing the highest quality education and a strong spiritual base that prepares students of all faiths to be positive members of society through continuing education and achievement
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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
180
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
180

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Application fee
Yes. $150.
No fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Cardinal Ritter Jr. High
St. Michael the Archangel Elementary
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2822 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Phone: (317) 926-5211

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