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St. Augustine Cathedral School

Private | K-8 | 299 students

 

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2011:
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Posted November 4, 2013

St. A's amazes me every day. The teachers are amazing and the leadership is out of this world fantastic. Andra Zomers greets each and every student every single morning as they walk into the building, can't say that for any public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

The staff at Saint A's is wonderful and take their jobs seriously as teachers. The curriculum is challengingly but the teachers go the extra mile to make sure that each student understands the concepts being taught. If you are looking for a school that will prepare your child academically and install community responsibility Saint A's is the perfect choice. All three of my childern have received an excellent education while attending the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

Our four children have attended this school for six years. It has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. My oldest child is in 5th grade and my youngest just started preschool. My children have thrived at this Catholic School. Our childrens ablilities vary, but each of them have a positive attitude toward school. The teachers and principal care about each and every student. To sum it up this a school with a strong focus on living a Catholic life, as well a very strong academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

Unless your child fits into the cookie cutter mold- don't bother. The school is also run by a group of booze drinking socialites who put their interests before their child's activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

Our son entered St. Augustine two years ago. The principal, Andra Zommers is wonderful! She assessed our sons needs and helped us get him extra help, he was struggling to catch up after being in KPS. Teachers were dedicated, especially Beth Latshaw, his science teacher. The schools immaculately clean inside and out. The children perform community help tasks, they are polite and disciplined. We have been very impressed with this school academically, spiritually and otherwise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

I came St. Augustine as part of the St. Mary school family when St. Mary closed in June 2004. It has been a very positive experience to see so many teachers and students working together to make this transition a success for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

St. Augustine Cathedral School is part of the Catholic Schools of Greater Kalamazoo and reflects well their commitment to excellence in education. We have 2 children in this school and we are very happy with their overall education.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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69%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

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93%

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2011

 
 
94%
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 45% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
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 45% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%
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 42% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
43%
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 39% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 71%
Hispanic 3% 5%
African-American 1% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
Multiracial 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Andra Zommers
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (269) 349-1085

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  • Diocese of Kalamazoo
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600 West Michigan Ave
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