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St Matthew School

Private | PK-5 | 52 students

St. Matthew School is known for its family atmosphere and caring teachers.

 
 

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Posted August 25, 2011

St. Matthew has the perfect environment for education and faith. We have three children that have attended this school, one remains. The small class size, opportunities for leadership, growth of character, the faith-based, faith-filled environment is exceptional. Teachers at the Junior High always mention how they can spot the kiddos from St. Matthew. What a testament!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Not only learning but development of character occurs at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love this school because when you become a parent/grandparent who's child is enrolled in this school...YOU ARE FAMILY. Every staff member knows each child and that is very hard to find these days. My granddaughter started when she was 3 at the pre-school and on to Kindergarten from there. Academically, Socially, and Religion teaching...I cannot say enough about the school.


Posted December 3, 2008

St. Matthew's is a wonderful school for our children to receive a quality christian-based education from teachers who truly care for their students. It is so much more than just the '3 R's'. My oldest child has gone on to the public junior high where she continues to mezmerize her teachers with what she been taught. The best students in her class are all from St. Matthews! I have 2 other children at St. Matthew's currently and they love it - so do Mom and I!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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

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The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

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

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 74%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian N/A 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Black N/A 12%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 19%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Indiana Four Star School (2011)
  • Indiana Four Star School (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Miss Vickie Wannemuehler
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (812) 838-6971

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Evansville
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Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Bowling
  • Science Club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
School colors
  • royal blue, white
School mascot
  • Wildcat Cub
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401 Mulberry Street
Mount Vernon, IN 47620
Phone: (812) 838-3621

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