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Cardinal Ritter High School

Private | 7-12 | 637 students

We are best known for diversity and academic rigor

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $64,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $700.

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4 stars

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Posted May 13, 2013

Dont Go here, Its just brainwashing you kids (which made me and over 100 kids atheist) the catholic religion. If you act like a restricted north korean, its a pretty nice school, but if you act out or try to be yourself, you get a nice conversation with the very nice student dean


Posted October 10, 2010

The teachers really care about all students here. Great parent involvement, very diverse student body. Committed administration. Quality education


Posted November 9, 2009

I graduated from Ritter in 2008 and am so grateful for my experience there. It is a great school that prepared me extremely well for college. It has a 'home away from home' atmosphere where all of the faculty is caring. It is also a diverse school and I am so thankful for that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2008

CRHS is an amazing school. I am an alumni and now my children attend CRHS. I was so well prepared for college that my professors would notice it and ask me where I went to high school, My children are getting a great education in a Catholic environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2006

CRHS is a great school. I know my children are receiving a quality education. The faculty and staff truly care about each and every student! Stephanie Marr
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2005

CRHS is a GREAT school! Faculty that cares about the kids, every child is special, challenging classes that get kids ready for college. Opportunities for kids to excel and have great life experiences in a Christian environment. We love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2004

CRHS is a great place to work I have been there only since Sept. 2004 and all have welcomed me with a smile along with open arms and hearts. This is among the best schools I have taught.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2004

ritter is an awesome school. I cannot describe the feeling I get whenver I walk through the doors. I know I'm safe. this is truly a wonderful school. it prepares you for college and you have a great relationship with the faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a student


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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 74% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
71%

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

Biology I

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
60%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

94%

Average SAT score

1037

Graduation rate

99.2%


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

3 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

 
 
91%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
26%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.7
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
21
This school
30
Recommended load

Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
77%

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 63% 74%
Black 19% 12%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian N/A 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 5%N/AN/A
Special education 9%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school St. Malachy School
St. Monica School
St. Micahel School
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • 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
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:05 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Jo Hoy
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (317) 927-7822

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Internships
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
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • 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
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Cooking club
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • SADD
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
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
  • 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
  • Black, Red, Silver
School mascot
  • Raider
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
224
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
250
Students typically come from these schools
St. Malachy School
St. Monica School
St. Micahel School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Application fee
No
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3360 West 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
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Phone: (317) 924-4333

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