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St. Alphonsus School

Private | K-8 | 90 students


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Posted October 10, 2014

A Great place for kids to grow and learn. I am very blessed that I am able to provide my Son not only with a private education, but a Catholic education as well. There are excellent families and teachers that make up a community of respect towards one another. Academics are excellent, with highly qualified, enthusiastic teachers who WANT to be there Academic curriculum is GREAT! The discipline is great and is reflected in the children more so the older ones because of course smaller ones are learning. The older kids set a good example to the smaller grade students. Our child is challenged academically and is learning. The teachers are amazing and show how much they care about the students on a daily basis I highly recommend it to other parents. This is a GREAT SCHOOL!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 11, 2013

This is a GREAT school my children are very happy here. They feel at home. This school is great because the parents and teachers are very involved. The school also has a new Principal who is making changes and he's doing a great job!
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Posted March 25, 2010

Attended school and it started off good, but I must agree that the moral for the school to do better is for the parent to be more involved but there is also a problem when the principal does not accept ideas or enforces other parents to participate whether to encourage them or to make the fees high enough to make the parents get involved. The success of the students' future has to be hand in hand with the school and teachers, but the principal conforms to the results because school is situated in the middle/poor level community. School needs lots of improvements in education and lots of work to the classrooms as well. Also, many students get into high school but need to take summer classes to catch up, thats not good either.
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Posted January 19, 2010

i somtimes wish thhat i could enter into a public school, but then ST.ak=lphonsus makes me change my mind beacause i was taught the religeous education that i won't get anywhere else in east los angeles
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Posted March 9, 2009

This is school is a good school. The only flaw is that there are some parents who don't cooperate to improve it. Coolaboration is essential. The principal and teachers can't do it all by themselves.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 15, 2008

This is a great school. My child has learned a lot more that at other schools. I highly recommend it to other parents. The teachers encourage the parents to get involved.
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Posted March 13, 2006

The school challenges each student to be successful and achieve their goals. As an alumni St. Alphonsus has taught me to follow my dreams and never stop giving up on my self.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted October 10, 2004

The school is ok at best, but must make certain that teachers have teaching credentials and have earned a B.A., as some have none of the above. Must make certain that ALL teachers are following teaching standards correctly as to assure students are learning at grade level.
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Posted February 2, 2004

The school is an excellent place academically and spiritually. The principal, Mrs. Hughs is the best and it shows in the staff and their positive attitude. The school has a no bully poicy and everyone gets along. They strive for the children and it shows in the students attitude about the school and their teachers. The communication on dates needs improvement but overall I love the school and teachers! Thank you for all you do.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 98% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 6%
White 1% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Joe Sera Jr.
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
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552 Amalia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 268-5165


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