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Saint Paul School

Private | PK-6 | 306 students

Excellence in education that is standards based and Christ centered.
 
 

 
 

Living in Sellersburg

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $125,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $720.

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 11, 2013

We love St Paul. The teachers,principal, and curriculum are fantastic! There is no better sense of community than at this school. Everyone truly cares bout everyone else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

We have sent both of our children to St. Paul Catholic School and are glad we did! It has a wonderful feeling of family, community, and spirituality. Both of our children have excelled academically because of the guidance they were given by their teachers to become lifelong learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This school is great with one exception. If your child is way above average they view that as a dicipline problem. They have no idea how to deal with children that don't fit into their safe little pigeon holes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

My kids 11 and 7 have been at St. Paul's since kindergarten. The school is wonderful The test results speak for themselves. The Teachers really care about the kids, and it has been great having them there. I am currently trying to decide whether to keep them in private school after 6th grade, and I can tell you the public schools test results really scare me. I grew up in Public School in the South end of Louisville, and I didn't feel that my education was any worse than those going to Trinity or St. X, but the test results say different. Not sure what I will do yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

My children have always encountered nothing but love, and understanding from the teachers and the administration. I would never dream of sending them somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

I feel very blessed that my children (kindergarten and second grade) have the opportunity to attend a school where the teachers genuinely care for the educational and spiritual education and growth of each child. Our children need all the support and guidance in becoming prepared for the world we live in today. I feel confident they are receiving a strong moral foundation to aid them in their life's journey ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

St. Paul School has provided my fifth grader with a solid foundation of basic skills in a nurturing, safe, and Christian environment. Teachers and staff are talented, caring, and creative educators.
—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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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
White 94% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian N/A 0%
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 7%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

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)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Karen Haas
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
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) 246-7632

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
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
  • None
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
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Academic Olympic Team
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • red, white
School mascot
  • Aces
More from this school
  • Choosing where your child will attend preschool and elementary school is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. The foundation gained at St. Paul Catholic School is invaluable as a child navigates the next stages of his or her life. Please contact me to find out how St. Paul Catholic School can make a difference in the life of your child. Karen Haas Principal
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Application fee
Yes. $150.
No fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Our Lady of Providence Jr/Sr High School
Silver Creek Middle/High School
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105 Saint Paul Street
Sellersburg, IN 47172
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Phone: (812) 246-3266

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