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St John The Evangelist Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 43 students

 

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Posted Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My children attended this school for 5 years, academics are so so, LOTS of homework, even in younger grades:-(. Teaching children the Catholic faith was also not a priority. Bullying was rampant when we left. Staff in office was always rude but has since been replaced, so maybe it is on the right track. They have morning and afternoon prayer which is nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

I used to play this school in athletics, all they focus on is winning winning and more winning. It is outragous! All they do is practice, and ive heard their academics aren't that great. There are better catholic schools in this area.


Posted May 1, 2010

Just completing one year (2 kids:K + 4th grade). Kindergarten is slow in getting kids to read. Grading policy in Elementary school very unfair. The amount of hwk per night reminds me of high school: 1-1.5 hrs per night. Even on weekends. Excessive amounts of quizzes and tests- one week just recently 4th grade had 1-2 tests per day, plus nightly 2-3 subjects of homework. When do kids have time to be kids after school? A lot of grading is on organizational skills of the kids, or of the parents, not on the merit of academic achievement. For ex: If you forgot to bring a pretest back to review, you got a 0% averaged into your subject grade, not the actual score you got on the pretest (95%). Excellent MEAP scores. I think this reflects the child and parental involvement more than the daily hwk. New principal may improve situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It is a great school that has it all. They teach values and all about God.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

Excellent school, respect is taught in every way, respect God, respect yourself and respect others. A very loving, nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

This is such an awesome Catholic private school. The Best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

- lots of parental involvement - very good sports program - poor music program - high number of students in classroom (30) - above average quality in academic programs - too much art focus - at the expense of academic fundamentals - some excellent teachers - most below average
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

A high quality education with heavily involved parents. An education that is as enjoyable for the kids as it is for the parents.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Katherine White
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Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
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  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (810) 629-2213

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514 Lincoln Street
Fenton, MI 48430
Phone: (810) 629-6551

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