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Saint Anthony De Padua School

Private | PK-8 | 365 students

 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

We sent our child here for one year and if we didn't have experience in catholic schools would never have tried a second one. The administration is HORRIBLE, the teachers want to immediately demand a child get tested and put on medication if they aren't obedient drones with no original thoughts or ideas. The administration completely disregards licensed professionals who disagree. Parental involvement is discouraged unless you are in the chosen circle of the vice principal. My advice run away. As far and as fast as possible before they have a chance to ruin your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

I have sent my child to St. Anthony's for a total of 5 years and we were always happy until this year. I have been considering changing schools for next year, but today my child asked me about changing for next year. The teachers were really quite good during his younger years and I felt that we worked as part of a team. I loved the old principal, but the new one is disappointing. My biggest issue is that the stress level is really high for my child this year and the teachers seem to be focussed on hitting specific approved curriculum marks more than truly making the assignments interesting. The work load is extremely high and overly redundant at times. The focus seems to be on discipline with detentions given for the most ridiculous things. I have seen the fire go out in my child's eyes surrounding learning. My child had told me on several occasions that teachers have told the entire class that they have to accomplish a specific bench mark or be held back. I think announcing this to the class adds unnecessary stress. I know my child (who is an excellent student) has had a lot of anxiety at times and became nauseous prior to testing. I'm so disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

I sent my child to St. Anthony's for one year and one year only. The principal was amazing and sadly he relocated. I felt the teachers on the other hand were a different story. Unfortunately the preschool teacher was newer and not focused on her classroom. I also did not like the way she talked to the young children, as if she was annoyed with them. Perhaps the rest of the faculty is better and that particular teacher isn't teaching prek anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2011

My 3 sisters and myself attended St. Anthony's grade school in the 50's and 60's. Because we had Nuns teaching us and the disipline was extreme in some cases, we are highly successful in life!!! I cannot think of of a better place to grow up and get educated than St. Anthony's!! Special thanks to RT Rev Monsignor Bonk, Father Urbine, Sister Serraffia, and most of all Sister Mary Dorthy. God Bless St. Anthony's!!!


Posted November 8, 2010

My children were more than prepared for high school and college after attending St. Anthony for their formative years. I have seen cases where children in upper grades have transferred in to St. Anthony from public and other private schools and were not able to perform to the same grade level standards. There have also been cases where students have transferred out because of a family move and been advanced a grade level at their new school. Excellent school. Dedicated staff. Awesome community environment. Happy, well-rounded children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My family loves St Anthonys! They have great teachers and staff that are always keeping us as parents informed and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I have 3 children at St. Anthony's. It has always been a great place. However, I believe that it is getting even better. A new, highly regarded principal joins a new pastor who is one of the rising stars in the Diocese to lead us in the coming years. There is great energy in both the Parish and school and I think that it is the best elementary education in town. The proof is in how many of the local high school valedictorians, salutatorians and national merit scholars come from St. Anthony's. I recommend the school without any reservation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

This school is committed to excellence. The faculty and staff is professional and caring. The principal is an incredibly caring and supportive woman. I have one student currently enrolled, but would recommend this school to any new or present family in the South Bend area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

We've been at St. Anthony's for 14 years with one son who is now in high school and another in 3rd grade. The qualtity of education is excellent. St. A. students are definitely prepared for high school. The admainistration and teachers are all caring and devoted to the well-being of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

One of my sons graduated from St. Anthony's and one is a current student. We have had positive experiences throughout. The administration is very caring and attentive to the students, faculty, and parents. St. Anthony's illustrates excellence on many levels. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

I have been a member of St. Anthony's faculty for 18 years and have loved every minute of it. We have a great staff and terrific students and parents. We truly are a faith-filled community. If you'd like to find out more about us, check out our website at www.myschoolonline.com/IN/stanthonydepadua.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 9, 2003

We've been at St. Anthony's school now for four years and just have never had anything to complain about. The teachers are genuine and truly care for the wellness of your children.
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

27 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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
94%

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91%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
80%

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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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

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 76% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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59%

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62%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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

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 81% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Black 6% 12%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Multiracial 2% 4%
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 8%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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  • Thomas Hamilton
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (574) 233-7290

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  • Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend
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2310 East Jefferson Boulevard
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