- Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School
Infobox Secondary school
name = Holy Name of Jesus School
established = 1964
city = Indialantic
country = USA
type = Parochial,
The Roman Catholic Church|
principal = Sister Teresa Bruno
founder = Holy Name of Jesus Church
students = 483
grades = PK3-8
address = 3060 N Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903
Student Body President =
Student Body Vice President =
Florida Catholic Conference
High school newspaper =
Middle school newsletter =
free_label_2 = Student:Teacher
free_2 = 19.6:1
website = [http://www.hnj.org/school.html Official HNJ School Site]
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School (HNJ) is a Catholic private
day schoolin Indialantic, Florida. The school is part of the parish of the Holy Name of Jesus and under the control of rhe Diocese of Orlando. Annual tuition in 2002 was $2350 for parishioners. [http://www.hnj.org/annualreport.html Annual Report ] ]
Teaching and facilities
The school teaches grades
Pre-Kindergartenthrough 8th grade. HNJ School is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. The principal is Sister Teresa Bruno. There is an enrollment of 525 students, from preschool at 3 years through 8th grade.
There are 28 classrooms including science lab, library, music and art room. There are four multimedia computers in every classroom, all networked internally and hooked up to the Internet, and there is also a
computer labwith 30 computers with Internet access. Teaching in all grade levels integrates technology into the curriculum. In 2002, 30% of the faculty had Masters Degrees.
Achievements and Awards
* Winner of the 1999 “National Catholic Teacher Schools for Tomorrow, Innovation in Technology Award”
* Home & School Association winner of 2000 “Distinguished Home & School Award by the NCEA”
* National School Board Award in 2000
* National Distinguished Principal Award 2001. [ [http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2001/10/10052001h.html Archived: Paige Announces 64 National Distinguished Elementary and Middle School Principals ] ]
* U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 2001 [ [http://www.doschool.org Diocese of Orlando Office of Schools ] ]
* No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence 2003 [http://www.straphaelschool.org/2003-2004%20pages/Distinction/blue%20ribbon.htm]
* 99.5% of parents volunteering 20 or more hours a year
* 90% retention rate for teachers
* An educational endowment fund of over $2,140,000 to help fund long-term objectives of the school
* The 8th grade students’ group scores on the
Iowa Test of Basic Skills(ITBS) standardized test in 1999, were - Reading 99th percentile, Language 99th, Math 97th and total battery 99th. Only one percent of the nation scored higher.
* In 2000 the 6th-8th grade group scores on the ITBS were higher that the 6th- 8th grade scores in the Diocese of Orlando and in all the Catholic Schools in the state of Florida. The 2nd grade group score was in the 92nd percentile.
* In 2001, at the regional Science and Engineering Fair students won three 1st Places, six 2nd Places, four 3rd Places, and seven 4th Places. In 2000 , at the same fair, HNJ won three 1st places, two 2nd Places, two 3rd Places.
* In the Florida State Science Fair, a 7th grader scored 2nd in the state in Junior Botany, and a 6th grader scored 4th in the state in Junior Physics.
In 2000, the school board won an award for effectiveness. [ [http://www.ncea.org/awards/Boards/oba_00/holyname.asp NABCCCE 2000 Outstanding Board Awardee ] ]
*Flag football [ [http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/SPORTS1103/61114043/-1/sports1103 Flag football season ends in semifinals for two private schools | floridatoday.com | Serving Brevard County and Florida’s Space Coast ] ]
The children of HNJ parish attended Ascension School, which opened in September 1961, staffed by the Irish
Sisters of Mercy, from Ardee, Ireland.
In March, 1964, the new school began with approximately 50 students attending classes in the church hall.
By September 1964, the school building was completed and housed the first four grades that school year. Each year an additional grade was added through the eighth grade. In 1965 portable buildings were added and in 1968 a kindergarten class was opened.
The HNJ School Board’s five-year plan, which included five new classrooms, was completed in time for the 1998-99 school year.
In 2007 there were 430 students enrolled in K-8 with an additional 76 three and four year olds in the Pre-School.
* [http://www.hnj.org/school.html Official HNJ School Site]
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