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Saint Maria Goretti School

Private | PK-8 | 453 students

We are best known for our strong Catholic identity and lively parish

 
 

Living in Westfield

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $220,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted November 21, 2013

My school is a great place. I have been there since my first year of preschool. The school is like a second home to me. I know all the teachers, and all the teachers know me. The principal is always involved with the students. I think you will enjoy St. Maria Goretti very much. I know i will miss it when I graduate!


Posted October 1, 2013

St. Maria Goretti just received designation as a U.S. Department of Education's 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. As one of its Exemplary High Performing" schools, SMG had to place in the top 15% of schools in the nation in both reading and math assessments. Christ is at the center of everything this school does. Faith, academics and doing the right thing are a huge focus at SMG. The team of great staff, students, and parents makes our school community successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

The changes in the last 2 years have made this an outstanding school! Resource teachers in lower and middle grades ensure that all students get the help or enrichment that they need. Students are taught to keep Jesus as the center of all they do with emphasis on moral development and charitable works. This begins in preschool and continues throughout 8th grade. Students come in as young children and leave as young, faithful leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

Great Catholic school. I wish I could give a 4.5 star. The school is still fairly young but is growing each year. The teachers and staff truly care about the kids. God is the center of all they do, but the academic standards are high as well. I only gave them 4 stars because if your child falls outside of the norm, either high or low, there aren't a lot of opportunities. That's changing, but it's still not on par with the public schools for advanced classes or LD classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

it is an excelent school with the best teachers and students. it is probably the best shoolin Indiana.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

St. Maria is a fantastic school! We have had all four of our boys attend this school and everything from the principal's leadership and involvment in every aspect of our school to the faith that our pastor teaches our children in his homily's twice a week at the school day mass leads to an education that cannot be topped! Faith values in combination with great teachers, great extra curricular activities for everyone equals the best elemantry school in Westfield!
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

51 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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

55 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 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
96%

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96%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

51 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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

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 76% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

45 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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25%
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Math growth at this school

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 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 6%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(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
  • Top 5% of all schools in Indiana (ISTEP+ test results) (2009)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr Vince Barnes
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
  • (317) 867-0783

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Hybrid
  • STEM
  • 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?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Westfield Washington Schools
  • St Vincent Foundation
  • Local universities
  • Silver Angels - reading warriors
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • kickball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
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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 and blue
School mascot
  • Fighting Angels
More from this school
  • SMG is a vibrant Catholic school fully supported by our parish. There is a spirit of unity and service that is very much alive in both parish and school. Both parish and school are fully committed to our students. SMG is a stewardship school, which means the school is fully supported by the parish. A family must belong to our parish to send their children to our school.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Westfield
Carmel
Noblesville

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.
Application fee
Yes. $50.
No fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Guerin Catholic HS
Local public high schools
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17104 Spring Mill Road
Westfield, IN 46074
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Phone: (317) 896-5582

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