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Corporationus Christi School

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Posted February 22, 2010

I believe Corpus Christi to be one of the best schools in the area. Its diverse student body, challenging curriculum, experienced staff, pastoral leadership, strong and caring administration and overall culture makes it a great choice for us. We are very happy with the new principal and the great learning and faith-based environment she has created.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

The curriculum at Corpus is very successful and makes the children excited about school, but even better to us is the fact that the environment at school is something anyone would want to be a part of. It is a very family-centered atmosphere and we are very thankful to be there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

Corpus Christi is rebounding very well from a couple of rocky years. The current administration is as strong as any in the area and far better than anything the public schools have to offer. The change in leadership brings a lot of energy with one of the most Christ-centered focuses around. As a parishioner, I am excited about the way that Mrs. Mackowiak has fortified a bridge between parish and school.


Posted August 26, 2009

The 2009/2010 school year is under way. I firmly believe this will be the best year yet. Our family has been at Corpus for 4 school years now and we have seen many changes at the school. The newest change~Fr. Daryl. We are very excited to see what he will bring to the church/school. Also, our new principal and asst. principal are focusing attention on Christ ~right where it should be. How wonderful! No school is perfect so don't be afraid to join the Corpus family and get involved in your child's education. The future definitely looks bright for the Cougars!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

Corpus Christi's new principal is awesome! She really cares about the students and knows how to motivate the faculty. The teachers are all on the same page as the principal and are wonderful with the children. It truly is a blessing to be involved with Corpus Christi School!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

I am so happy to hear that Corpus Christi School has a new principal. I have all the confidence in the new administator. The future looks bright for the Cougars!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

We have been members of this parish for over 10 years. We are proud of the school, it's teachers, and the new principal. We are sure that Corpus Christi is has a bright future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

Corpus Christi is a fine school. We have 2 children who have been there for several years. The teachers are very committed to these kids. Lets face it they are not there for the money, they obviously care about the future generations. ] We have noticed some problems with the admnistration, but have also seen strides to make this better. Parents need to remember that no school is perfect. Each and every school has their realm of problems. This school is still far better that any of the public schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

Shame on the principal at Corpus Christi! I have never heard anyone as belittling, loud and unprofessional towards children as when I attended a public function at the school and this woman continuously screamed at the children at the top of her lungs. And a whistle? Who does this...honestly! The teachers and the principal are at odds with each other consistently. Thank God for parental involvement or nothing would ever get done at this school. No wonder the enrollment is down 50 plus students! Of course the school board is stating that this may be due to economical reasoning. Delusional, as well. Parents are pulling their children out of this school because from the administration on down the test scores are plummeting! My condolences and sympathy to the parents and student of this once fine school. Christ the King, Holy Cross and Pius are much better choices for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My child has been a student at Corpus Christi for 2 years and things have gone down hill. The school seems to be in a constant state of turmoil since we arrived. With St. Pius opening for the 08-09 school year, the staff and the Principal need to get their head out of the sand and try to repair the damage that has been done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

My daughter attended Corpus Christi for 2 years. The first year was not bad, but she started having trouble with reading and reading comprehension. This was in first grade. The teacher was very helpful, gave us material to work on during the summer and was available whenever we had questions on how to best help our daughter. Unfortunately, in second grade we weren't as lucky. Rather than recognizing a problem with her reading skills, her teacher labled her as 'ADD' which we had her tested by her pediatrician and the pediatrician said that the teacher had no idea what she was talking about. My daughter was diagnosed with a mild form of dyslexia and after recieving no help from Corpus Christi we transfered out. We constantly felt like we were asking, almost begging for help from them and we felt like they just wanted us out. It was ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

This is my 1st year here. I am very disappointment with the leadership (Principal) which is the school to go down hill. In the past two years the test scores have been going down. We had a meeting with parents to address our concerns. Staff and Admin refuse to work with parents and commit to soluations provided. I as hoping to keep my child there for the whole 8 years. We are now looking for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I had my children at this school, and while there are many things good about it, there are some terrible things that happen there too. Teachers try to exclude students with disabilities from activities, teacher sometimes unfair, and belittle students that aren't from the 'social elite'. Couldn't wait for my kids to be out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

My son is graduating from 8th grade this year and I will be enrolling my youngest in preschool for the 07-08 school year. The cost is substantial, however, I do feel this was the best investment I could have made in my sons' education. Every teacher was helpful in their own unique way, and made it a point to make sure that each child was kept on task, regardless of the child's individuality. Every school has its pros and cons; but overall, Corpus is a great school, and Fr. Cam truly does care about his student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

My children have been at Corpus Christi since they were in 3 year old pre-school. They are now both in middle school. This school, without question has been the best thing I have done for my children. The teachers in every grade have been exceptional. They are all caring, kind people who have my child's best interest at heart. The school is one of the only CATHOLIC schools in South Bend that still has the children attend mass on a regular basis, at least twice a week. This is due to the leadership of our Parish Priest, who truly has a love of his 'children' and cares deeply about the spiritual development of each one of them. I could go on and on about the wonderful experience my children have had here. Is it perfect, no, but is any school? Bottom line, Corpus Christi is GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

This is the best school in the South Bend/Granger area. My daughter is in 2nd Grade and thriving. Great structure, teachers, parents, etc.. Christ the King also has a good reputation, although Corpus has smaller classes, better academics, and far exceeds with their athletic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

Both of my children attended and graduated from Corpus Christi School. The schoool is fully accredited with North Central Association. I have had the honor and privilege of teaching at this school for eighteen years so I have first hand knowledge of the workings of this school. Our school is committed to providing the best education in a Roman Catholic setting that is possible. One must understand that we receive no operating funds from the government. We rely heavily on our tuition to run our school. We are very appreciative of any additional monies that become available. We are also committed to keeping tuition affordable so that our school remains a catholic (meaning available to all) Catholic school, not a school only for the wealthy. In response to another letter, there are two m's in Mecca.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted August 26, 2004

Corpus Christi is a meca for those with money. Although the teachers are geniunely concerned with your child, the overall school is so connected with the church that money is the main issue at all times. The priest running the church will talk down to your children and to you if you cannot afford to give the money they think you should. Those who are rich or send many kids to the church will not have to worry about a zero tolerance policy because they will always be excluded in order to keep money coming to the church. If you are middle income be prepared to be embarrassed and have your children ridiculed.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 80% 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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

25 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 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

22 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 78% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school 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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
95%

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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90%

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89%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school 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

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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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55%
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Reading growth at this school

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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 91% 74%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
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 9%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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  • Mrs Maggie Mackowiak
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Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (574) 272-9894

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2817 Corpus Christi Drive
South Bend, IN 46628
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