Students enrolled 566
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School leader Mrs Mary Beth Ginalski
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Type Religious

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5959 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

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4 stars
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July 12, 2013
I attended this school and while I was not in the highest part of the class, I was still better prepared than most of the people I went to college with. I was able to handle the courses without any difficulty and able to take on the task of writing research papers because Andrean prepared me for them. I believe this school set the foundation for my future. I am grateful to my parents for the sacrifices they made to send me to this high school. I am not sure where I would have ended up, had I not gone here. The smaller classes and the personal care that the teachers gave made the experience unforgettable. If I had children of my own, I would make the same sacrifice to send them to Andrean so they too would be well prepared.

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2010
I graduated from Andrean in the lower half of my class. However, when I got to college I was tutoring my sorority sisters who did not know how to write term papers, had not read 'the classics', & seemed to know little beyond basic Math and they all were in the National Honor Society, which I obviously was not. Yes, there were cliques then as well but for the most part, the students just ignored you and there wasn't any kind of bullying. There were endless opportunities to become involved. During my time there when students got in trouble, some were dismissed and others were handled appropriately. The Basilians ran things when I was there and they ran a tight ship. However, if we were in the area, I'd send my children there without thinking about it twice.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2009
Both of our son's attended Andrean High School. Our oldest will be graduating from VU this spring, going on to CUNY for his masters/hopefully doctorate. Our youngest is a sophmore in college and is doing well. Both boys came from public school and we fondly referred to them as the 'token Lutherans' at Andrean. We were always made to feel welcome, the teachers, staff & students made our family feel a part of the Andrean Family. The boys got the opportunity to participate in activities that they may not of been able to in a public school setting because of enrollment or politics. Both boys will tell you that they were more then prepared for college, in fact the writing skills they learned at Andrean has helped more then a few of their friends in college. Thank you Andrean......you gave us two very fine young men.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2009
Both of our son's attended Andrean High School. Our oldest will be graduating from VU this spring, going on to CUNY for his masters/hopefully doctorate. Our youngest is a sophmore in college and is doing well. Both boys came from public school and we fondly referred to them as the 'token Lutherans' at Andrean. We were always made to feel welcome, the teachers, staff & students made our family feel a part of the Andrean Family. The boys got the opportunity to participate in activities that they may not of been able to in a public school setting because of enrollment or politics. Both boys will tell you that they were more then prepared for college, in fact the writing skills they learned at Andrean has helped more then a few of their friends in college. Thank you Andrean......you gave us two very fine young men.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
I currently attend Andrean. They have great sports and everyone is a family.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2009
Andrean high school is a family, my family.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2009
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November 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
Solid Values..Great teachers

- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2008
I am a current student at Andrean. This is my first year at a private school. After spending a year here with the Andrean family, I would like to submit my opinion of the school system. The education is wonderful, just about every teacher is dedicated to each individual student. But some things I have noticed about Andrean, is that they lack certain things such as an up to date security system, classroom tools/machines that students use to learn. I would also like to add that the public school I had gone to was more advanced. Some of the things I learned this year, I had learned years ago, the students are now being introduced to old material, if compared. I give three stars, because my old school was 4, and I truely believe thats where Andrean stands. BUT compared to any other school districtly, Andrean is about a 4.5/5.

- submitted by a student
March 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
both my children were very prepared for college as a result of their Andrean education.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2007
I too agree with the parent who distrusts the security at Andrean. I was sad to know that I subjected my child to that atmosphere where he/she was an outcast due to the lack of responsibility of parents and students alike. A Christian/ Catholic School does not mean that they promote moral behavior. I am thankful for Miss Equihua, Mr. Gilby, and Mrs. Steele for their example to my child!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2007
Well, this school can certainly prepare you for college. There are good teachers along with bad teachers, as in any other school. There are students who make racial jokes, but there are also very intelligent students out there too. Andrean offers countless classes that can help you become what you want to become. It also gives a lot of opportunities and events. If you don't like Andrean, then really, I don't know what you'll like.

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March 15, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2006
I am proud to say that I am an Andrean alumnus. I do not think that I could have recieved a better education anywhere else. Of course, like most schools, there are certain things that should be addressed within the school, such as the replacement of a few teachers and better security. But I think that these few issues should not overshadow the quality education and the strong morals that myself and many others received from Andrean. One day I hope that my children with be part of the Andrean family.

- submitted by a former student
November 03, 2005
I attend Andrean high school right now, and Im basically counted down the days until I leave. The teachers I have basically dont know how to teach. The only teacher that actually knows what shes talking about is Sister Carylann. My math and science teacher are terrible. Also, Andrean is not in the best kind of area, so somebody could just randomly walk in because Andrean ALWAYS has there doors open! I would seriously think twice if you want you/your child going here beacause if they're not a athletic type, there is absolutly NO reason for them coming!

- submitted by a student
no rating July 10, 2005
As a current student at andrean i have a firsthand account of what goes on. first of all security could be better. as the school is an older building and a private school many things are not as well funded as they could be and the buildings do lack some modern technology. however this is more a reflection on the building not the school. we are a tight knit community. like any school there are scuffles, cliques and rivalries, but i like to believe that they are fewer and less severe. andrean has a policy of second chances and disciplinary actions are not always public information. just because you heard that a child got away with something does not mean that they did without repercussions. also, im really proud to be at andrean during this time. I'm proud of our teams and our student comradery. I hope to see you soon.

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2005
Andrean H.S. is an academic facility that caters to every level of student. I have had an honor student graduate and I have a student now who struggles to get passing grades; yet the school has programs in place to keep him on track and keep parents advised of progress or problems. In addition, college scholarships abound for the academic gifted and the guidance dept. is always up to date and helpful. The theater opportunity and quality of performances are both outstanding. Because it's a small school, sports opportunities are available to almost every student willing to put in the time and effort. As a result, this Class 3A school has an incredible record of sectional, regional and state championship teams. We know we made the right choice and are grateful for the encouragement from the administration.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2004
Had my child at Andrean and pulled her out due to widespread racial tension amongst faculty and students. Andrean boasts it's tight knit 'Andrean family', but it seems this family is entertwined with discrimination and racial predjudice! Andrean is supposed to be instilling Catholic values in these students, but that is not true. I believe the school should be in charge of correcting this behavior when it is happening on their campus.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2004
I am an alumnus of Andrean. I owe all my educational and professional successes back to the outstanding foundation which I received at AHS. Andrean students currently have the highest SAT scores in Lake County and 99.9% of graduates go on to college. It is the little school that can, as the list of accomplished AHS graduates goes on and on. Stephen Cooper current CEO trying to save Enron is an Andrean grad. So is Congressman Peter Visclosky who was ranked by Roll Call Magazine as one of 'the smartest people in congress'. Andrean is a family and that means something in this day and age. The teachers are outstanding, as they really care about their students. In addition to the college prep academics, students are taught to give back to the community, morality, discipline and a drive to succeed. I will send my children to Andrean. That says it all!

- submitted by a former student
June 25, 2004
I'm not too impressed. I'm actually disappointed. The teacher turnover is high. While most school have tighter security these days with regular Code Red drills, Andrean's security is very poor! Anyone can walk right in and start wondering around. Many of the doors are left unlocked so students can cut through courtyards as short cuts on the way to other classes. I will say there are some very good teachers i.e. Mr. Gilby and Mrs. Steele.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
My daughter just graduated, and frankly I couldn't be more relieved to have those years behind us. There are a few caring teachers, but they are outnumbered by others who have been there far too long. The math and science department needs a breath of fresh air. The teachers are stale as they have overstayed their welcome. It is too bad as those classes are so important for college. As far as the 'Andrean Family' I feel it is just a public relations tactic. I wish I had saved that tuition for college and sent my child to a public high school.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2003
Andrean is more than just a school - You become part of the Andrean family. The administration is the best and most caring possible. Most of the teachers are exceptional. As an alumni I am proud that both my children attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My child graduated from Andrean and we chose not to send our youngest there. We really wanted a Christian environment, but a negative superlative list and a group a students arrested for drinking last year, with no ramifications from the principal to the offenders,proved to us that the school was definitely lacking in discipline. There are some wonderful teachers there, such as Mrs.Friend, Mr Reynolds, Sr. Carolyn and others, but the AP classes definitely could use some turnaround.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Great History and English teachers. Some bad Math teachers. A lot of teacher turnover. Not nearly enough Arts and Music staff. Too many bogus mandatory Theology classes. Diverse student body. Most children come from catholic middle schools.

- submitted by a former student
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Andrean High School
5959 Broadway, Merrillville, IN  46410
(219) 887-5281
Last modified Andrean High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Andrean High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.