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Central Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 198 students

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Posted August 10, 2011

LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! Both of my kids are so happy to go to school everyday, and it shows in their work too! The staff is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

i like this school because we have fun and we have great teachers. i also like it because i feel safe and i have a lot of friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

This school is a wonderful school with teachers that have been 'long term' and well experienced. The teachers take time to work with the children individually. The aftercare program is very organized and allows my children the opportunity to experience a variety of arts, physical activities and intellectual enhancements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

I am switching schools. When some kid does something to me no discipline is shown. The religious activity is unsatisfactory. Where I'm going we actually have to go to church on Sunday, not just lounge around on my Sunday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

Central Catholic School is an awesome place for kids to learn. My children are in their 4th year there, and I cannot imagine sending them anywhere else. It is a school full of hope, faith and great inspirations. No one is left behind there, it's one big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

This is a great school. I've had children going here for 11 years now (three kids) - and they have received an excellent education. My high school-age children are in the Honors Program at the high school - and I know that is because of their years at Central Catholic. Small class size, great teacher involvement. You won't go wrong to send your kids here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

Central Catholic School, has inspired me as a student. I have attendedd this school for 9 years, and they have been the bhest of my life. We are just one big family that is inseperateable. The teachers inspire us to kep faith in your life and do their best to support you in education. Being a small school,, is an advantage, because it causes the teachers to spend more time with a student and allows that childs class to spend time with eachother. Cathokic education is very important, and Central Catholic has played a big part of my experience in faith. A proud Student, Zachary Burns: 8th grade
—Submitted by a student


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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

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 79% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
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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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

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 61% 74%
Hispanic 29% 7%
Multiracial 8% 4%
Black 1% 12%
American Indian N/A 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 38%N/AN/A
Special education 1%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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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)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • 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
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:15 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Kelly England
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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) 781-5964

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • 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?
  • Spanish
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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Churc
  • Sacred Heart CAtholic Churc
  • Holy Rosary CAtholic Church
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School colors
  • Blue,white
School mascot
  • Saints
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What are your chances?

Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
199
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
199

What does it cost?

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

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Roncalli High School
Cathedral High School
Providence Cristo Rey
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Indianapolis, IN 46203
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