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Wonder How Our Students Do Academically?


For more than 150 years Saint Paul’s Lutheran School has a proven reputation for strong academics. We are pleased with the achievements, work and commitment of our students, teachers and staff.

Our staff strives to insure that students are academically prepared for their future. We do this by providing strong, intelligent and caring teachers, a progressive learning environment, and a broad-based curriculum appropriate for our changing world.

Every day, our students come into classrooms prepared with dynamic, effective lessons that strengthen their understanding of the world around them.  

The effectiveness of these lessons is reflected in our student’s performance on standardized achievement tests, with graduating 8th graders averaging a performance nearing that of High School Juniors!

ITBS Achievement Test             Grade Equivalent* – averages, 2013-2017
Grade 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Reading 2.4 4.1 4.8 5.9 7.7 8.6 8.4 9.6
Math 2.0 3.5 4.3 5.4 7.1 7.2 8.7 10.4
Language 2.1 3.4 4.8 6.5 7.9 9.1 9.7 10.6
Science 2.5 3.3 4.8 6.5 8.1 10.0 9.8 10.7
Social Science 2.5 3.6 4.9 6.4 9.2 9.2 10.0 11.4
Composite 2.2 3.5 4.6 6.1 7.8 8.4 9.2 10.8
*Grade equivalent indicates the year and month of school for which a student’s level of performance is typical. A grade equivalent of 6.2, for example, means that the student is achieving at a level that is typical of students who have completed the second month of Grade 6 .