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Good Shepherd Elementary School

Private | K-8 | 166 students


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Posted August 5, 2014

Good Shepherd is an outstanding school. There is an active focus on technology with an emphasis on teaching relevant computer skills (i.e.: programming, technology, etc). The teachers and the staff all know the students by name and are keenly aware of each student's personality. Like all other catholic schools, rumors of financial distress is always prevalent but has never hampered the school in providing excellent education for the kids. The school is taking steps to differentiate itself from other catholic schools in the area by stepping up the curriculum being offered while keeping the tuition affordable. A very fine balance indeed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 22, 2014

The school is having some financial difficulties and low enrollment. Four teachers left the staff and less experienced teachers are being hired. But it is the only Catholic school on the coastside, with a small nuturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 4, 2013

The top stars of this school is the Technology, Science, Math and Speech departments. The music department is also outstanding. Visit this school & enroll your child, you won't be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 9, 2010

Good Shepherd school was the best decision and has made a positive impact to my son. Wonderful teachers and they care. The principal and administrationare fantastic as well. I would recomand this school to everyone. Small investment to pay for a fantastic academic program for your child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 21, 2010

My wife was the toughest critic when my son entered kindergarden and my daughter 19 months apart about to enter the following year. This, especially since our only choice in the public school lottery (Vallemar) was selected. My wife, an asian immigrant, with a college degree is now convinced Good Shepherd School was the right decision and has made a positive impact towards our children. The school has offered discipline, love, respect and academics to our children and family. Great kindergarden and first grade teachers so far. The principal and administration are professional and set the standard.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 7, 2009

Good Shepherd School is a top-notch in education as well as providing children manners and respect -- nurturing well-rounded children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 2, 2008

Wonderful teachers and admin staff; very committed to higher education and children; loving and sincere environment; instills fantastic religious foundation; promotes the best of each child as an individual. High parental involvement. Good Shepherd is head and shoulders above the rest. Happy 40th Anniversary Good Shepherd!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 10, 2008

I just graduated from the 8th grade as the member of the Class of 2008. Good Shepherd is a wonderful school. I love the teachers, and the principal. I had a very, very positive experience there. I would recommend this school to everyone. They really care about you at Good Shepherd. Houston Garcia '08
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 30, 2007

Good Shepherd Elementary has enriched our children in academics, sports, community, spiritually, and much more. We as parents are very involved in fundraising events, because we love Good Shepherd Elementary. Our children are very very happy at their school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 6, 2006

My daughter has attended Good Shepeherd school for 3 years. Unfortunately due to our move we have to swith school. Good Shepeherd is a very good school with a very friendly and helpful staff. It is a pretty diverse crowd which to me is very important.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 26, 2006

Quality of academic programs is oustanding - instructors and staff are very committed though response to issues with poor performing instructors were damaging to morale Availability of extracurricular activities were great Level of parent involvement is phenomenal but a lot of pressure on working parents to participate in fundraising - money, money, money, on top of tuition - too much to keep up with or live up to realistically.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 21, 2006

My daughter just started kindergarten and loves it. I volunteer 2 hours/week and get a first hand view of what goes on. We've been very pleased with the academics as well as the religious education. We would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 1, 2005

My children attend Good Shepherd. I am very pleased with the academic program. There is a great deal of parent involvement. The parents at this school help to make this such a great community for our children.
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Posted October 16, 2005

I went to Good Shepherd for middle school. I was ahead of my class when I transferred to a public high school. Good Shepherd definetly put me ahead of the rest.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 15, 2005

Good Shepherd School is more of a community than a educational building. The teachers are extremely qualified and very interested in giving each child the type of education they deserve. As an alumni of the school, I can say that I learned some of my most basic and necessary skills from Good Shepherd. The faculty works closely with parents and other parishers to make Good Shepherd the school it is today.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted March 16, 2005

A great learning environment with teachers who care. A bit too much on the community and event donations, but children are happy, safe and getting top notch education!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 26%
Two or more races 34% 3%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Andreina Gualco
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Archdiocese of San Francisco
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909 Oceana Boulevard
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: (650) 359-4544


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