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St. Mary Catholic Elementary School

Private | K-8 | 195 students


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Posted June 21, 2014

Our third year with the school and my daughter is thriving as ever. Very pleased on how they stressed on behavior formation esp while students are still young. Academic is very good as well... Challenging students to always excel and do their best.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 12, 2014

St. Mary school LA is a Salesian school. Its principal and assistant principal are very kind and approachable. The parish hall serves as a cafeteria and auditorium. The school offers breakfast for $1.50 and hot lunch for $3. It also has an after school care for $6 a day except Wed which is $10. First communion is in 3rd grade. Tuition fees are lower compared to other Catholic schools. It has 2 sets of uniforms and sometimes students can wear a free dress when announced. Family Sunday mass is held once a month in St. Mary Church. Academic lessons are not that advance but students are enriched with good moral values. For most working parents like me, the school is very convenient.
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Posted January 21, 2012

Are you looking for an excellent school for your child or children? Enroll them at St. Mary's School at 416 S. St. Louis Street in Los Angeles. It has loving and dedicated principal. The teachers and staff are very open and approachable. The parents are supportive and of course, the students try to study hard. It has excellent curriculum. Technology is super and modernized. Come and see. You will love this school to no end. Try it quick otherwise you might be in waiting list. Good luck!
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Posted October 2, 2011

This school has a very supportive principal, Sister Anna Bui. The families are very lucky here because the teachers are hardworking and the community is very prayerful. More power to all the Salesians.
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Posted July 26, 2009

I am very pleased with the spirital and academic education my child is receiving at St. Mary's. The principal and vice-principal (Sr. Ana and Mrs. Retana) are very hardworking and always have the students best interests in mind. The teachers are well prepared and truly care for the children.
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Posted June 24, 2009

Saint Mary School is a Salesian institution with teachers who are trained to provide exceeding academic and moral values.
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Posted March 3, 2009

I went from St. Mary's from K -8, it was a very good school. It helped me prepare and gain entry to a very prestigious local high school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

Posted January 26, 2009

The school is very diverse in it's social teachings, innovative, and all subjects are covered. I loved that all the teachers are so dedicated and the children love to learn and serve. Best investment I ever made in my son's education
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Posted August 11, 2008

I am a former student. Even though i just went there for one year which was eigth grade. It was a very welcoming environment. I loved it there and really like going back and helping.
—Submitted by a student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
White 1% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Fr. Jesse Montes
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  • Roman catholic
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416 South Saint Louis Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Phone: (323) 262-3395


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