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Sacred Heart School

Private | PK-8 | 170 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

I attended this school years ago. My son is now attending. What a huge difference. It is not anything like when I attended. I am really not happy with the school.I know personally and have met many people in the community who have recently taken their children out of this school. I have experienced difficulty communicating effectively with the staff. The leadership is dictatorial and condescending. Parental input other than financially is discouraged or discounted. Saftey issues while the children are at recess including fighting....kicking, hitting each other with sticks and their fists , children running across the street leaving the school grounds without the staff monitoring the playground noticing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

My 6 year old son is in K and recently asked me if he could go back to Sacred Heart next year. When I told him yes he was, he thanked me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

We love it! Our child Is learning a lot and having fun! He actually wants to go to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

We were unsure until we took the orientation tour. It was halfway through the school year and we were looking at "K" next year. We fell in love with the school immediately and enrolled our son in preschhol within the week. The entire staff is wonderful. Our personal goals for him were met and surpassed in two months. Needless to say he is already enrolled for next year. Simply put this school teaches from the heart !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

My son got to Sacred Heart for preschool. He loves it. All he talks about is going to school there and hang out with his new friends. Mrs. Smith done so much with my son that you would know him from a year ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

My son began preschool at Sacred Heart last year, and I've already been impressed with the environment there. His teachers and other staff have seemed caring, personally involved with each student, and academically excellent. The other parents seem positive, involved and inclusive to all. I hope that he can continue there for many years, and that my other children will be able to as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

I have been involved as a parent at Sacred Heart for over a decade and we love the environment and would recommend it to any family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

My kids love SHS! When I drop my kids off in the morning I don't worry about their safety. Not only are they receiving an excellent education but they are learning to care for themselves and others. It is a very family oriented environment and my kids are happy. Wonderful peace of mind for a mom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

My granddaughters go to SHS and there is the most caring staff there that I have ever seen. My husband and I both went to catholic elementary and high school but never experienced the personal care that my granddaughters recieve at SHS. The entire community of Sacred Heart is family.


Posted January 23, 2008

The older children and younger children are paired up in a sort of buddy system. Because of this, the older children look out for the younger chilren. The previous review of Sacred Heart is 'like a family' is very accurate. I honesty feel like my children are safe and loved when I drop them off every morning. I also know they are getting a high quality education. What a peace of mind this gives a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

The staff and students at Sacred heart are top notch! I have a happy 7th grader who came from public school. It is a totally different atmosphere with students very loving and supportive of each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

I love Sacred Heart School! My daughter is in the 5th grade and has been attending SHS since Pre-School. One thing I love about SHS is that every teacher,aid,lunchroom worker, secratary, and the principal know my daughter's name. This school is Pre-K- 8 and most of the students know each other too. It feels like family. I can't say enough about the dedication of the teachers and other staff to Catholic Education and teaching core values. My daughter has made friendships that will last a lifetime from being in the same class with the same students every year. SHS really takes an interest in your individual child and the staff gets to know your child. If you are deciding on a Catholic school for your children, you will be thrilled with SHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

I am glad that my children get to go to Sacred Heart. I went there as child and I am glad that my children get the same opportunity. My children feel safe and loved. Both are making friendships to last a life time. they are being taught great acedemic skills and social skills. Both have a great self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

Teachers are the strength. Great academics in Christian environment. Teacher- student ratio is 12.9 (awesome). Very loving environment.
—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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

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The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

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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.

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95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
93%

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86%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

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 74% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

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 76% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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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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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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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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Math growth at this school

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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 79% 74%
Multiracial 14% 4%
Black 3% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian N/A 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 9%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Becky Spitznagel
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (812) 284-6678

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  • Archdiocese of Indianapolis
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1842 East 8th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: (812) 283-3123

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