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Aquinas School At St Andrew'S

Private | PK-8 | 149 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $109,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $890.

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5 stars

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Posted March 1, 2011

This school is truly exceptional. When my daughter graduates at the end of the 2010-11 school year, she will be exceedingly well prepared for HS. God bless Mr. Schooler and his wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

Aquinas Catholic school is the best. The best overall in the Merri;;ville District, worth every pennny.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

In our first year at Aquinas we found a warm, receptive group of parents, teachers, and staff that were 100% commited to caring for and teaching our children. We were moved by the support of the parents to join and participate in all activities and events. Now in our second year, we are even more commited and determined to continue to energize all parents to participate and set an example for their children. A great environment! We wouldn't think of being anywhere else! Duane Forbes
—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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

Below Average

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
Black 46% 12%
White 28% 74%
Hispanic 18% 7%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian 1% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 3%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr William Schooler
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (219) 769-8543

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  • Library
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  • Diocese of Gary
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801 West 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: (219) 769-2049

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