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St Stephen Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 27 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2011

St. Stephen has undergone transitions during the last few years that have only improved the quality of an already exemplary school. The teachers are a great mix of veterans and younger teachers all with enthusiasm and experience in the classroom. A strong, new principal has increased communication and has abundant ideas that will continue to enhance the academic curriculum and social atmosphere at this school. St. Stephen teaches the whole student, instilling a sense of morals and faith, with strong test scores. Nothing is sacrificed! I am proud to be the parent of a St. Stephen student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

I have been at St. Stephens school for about 8 or 9 years of my life. This school had great teachers and students. The only thing i could complain about is the cost and the dresscode. The dresscode bothers me a lot. In my opinion I think that it is too strict. I feel like they are trying to keep us from growing up, I really dont like it. This school is a really nice school, it is very small. Which I guess can be good and bad. Im going to be honest if I had a choice I dont think I would be at this school. The thing is I dont have a choice. I've learned to grow up to like this school for most of the part.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

We have had our children in this school since 2000 and we have had nothing but an exceptional experience. The teachers have always been accessible and show a great deal of care with our children. Administration has changed over the years but each new administrator has been well chosen to meet the needs of both the school and the children. I truly enjoy the way that the children, as young as 1st grade, are taught by the instructor that is most competent in their area of study. The small class sizes create a rich learning environment where the children get more time with their teachers. St. Stephens is a blessed place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

We moved from a well known reputable public school disctrict to send our children to St.Stephen Parish School. The faculty and staff are exceptional! The core curriculum is fabulous as well as the specials such as foreign language beginning in kindergarten, as well as art, music, computers, gym and our favorite...the Atrium with Sr. Nancy. St. Stephen works quite well with our advanced students having older students work with them to challenge them. St. Stephen is a small, loving, well disciplined environment that allows children to be individuals while adhering to the superior standards of Catholic education. Go Titans!
—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.

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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.
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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

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42%

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

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55%

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46%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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83%

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82%

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

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69%

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42%
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.

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60%

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59%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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86%

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97%

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97%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

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26%
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.

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57%

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30%

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30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

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93%

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67%

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67%
Social Studies

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

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73%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

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41%

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58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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67%

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68%

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68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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41%

2011

 
 
84%
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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34%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

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76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

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17%

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14%
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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55%
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 69%
Hispanic 10% 6%
African-American 1% 19%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kristina Long
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (989) 793-8463

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  • Diocese of Saginaw
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1300 Malzahn Street
Saginaw, MI 48602
Phone: (989) 793-2811

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