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St. Lawrence School

Private | PK-8 | 314 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $75,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $690.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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7 reviews of this school


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Posted June 15, 2013

At Saint Lawrence, my children feel apart of a family and thrive in the loving environment of teachers and friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Outstanding. From teachers to education and even socially


Posted November 25, 2009

St. Lawrence is a wonderful school! Our 3 children, from Kindergarden to 7th grade, love going to school there. The teachers and administrators are the best in the city of Indianapolis and really care about every child. The daycare center is great for small children attending the pre-school. Quite frankly, moving our kids out of Lawrence Township Schools and into St. Lawrence was the best thing that we've done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

The small class sizes and personalized one on one attention my child recieved at Saint Lawrence has changed her from a struggling student to a successful student. Michael & Kristin Fulton
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

St. Lawrence is a diverse school that provides excellent education to children from all backgrounds. They have a welcoming enviroment that supports and challenges my child's education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

Anytime I enter the school to drop my children off, I feel welcomed. The teachers are caring and effective academically. The school was just awarded a 2006 Blue Ribbon Award through the US Department of Education. My husband and I feel fortunate to have such a wonderful school for our boys to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2006

We had a bad school situation last year. And when we found St. Lawrence I was nervous. But we are so blessed to have them guiding our children. We love St. Lawrence
—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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

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 74% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
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%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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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 1 50% 74%
Black 1 33% 12%
Multiracial 1 11% 4%
Hispanic 1 6% 7%
American Indian 1 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2 N/A 2%
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 4%N/AN/A
Special education 9%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
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
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:05 p.m.
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
  • Ms Yo McCormick
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Fax number
  • (317) 543-4929

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
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)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • 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
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Lawrence Township Schools
  • Archddiocese of Indianapolis
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • red and white
School mascot
  • Ram
More from this school
  • Our students are well known at the high schools as students to whom faith is important. Service is a part of our lives at Saint Lawrence.
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
288
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
85
Students typically come from these schools
Lawrence Township Public Schools
IPS Public Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
parish aid
Application fee
Yes. $125.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bishop Chatard
Cathedral
Scecina
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6950 East 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226
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Phone: (317) 543-4923

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