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St. Charles Borromeo

Private | K-8 | 204 students


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Posted October 23, 2013

I attented this skool 4 6 years. ovbs didnt help me. During middle school, everyone complained about the amount of homework we received, but it was never really that much. ON THE OTHER HAND, I've given this school a one star because they were very very unprofessional. They constantly favored kids over others, and did not do it in secret. My feelings were hurt constantly, not just by the kids, but by the teachers. They would not punish kids based on what they did, but by who they were.

Posted September 28, 2013

Awesome School, have two kids there and it's worth every penny. I think the bad reviews are from rival schools!!!! :)
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 2, 2013

A lot of positive changes happening right now, we are very optomistic about the upcoming school year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 11, 2012

Wow... I too graduate from this school in 98, I hoped to in roll my child in this school.. I rembers lots of fun and exciting things about this school. But now reading all these reviews making me think twice , but I see that they change 99% of the staff members. I guess after the sisters left the school went down hill. I was hoping some of my old teacher would guid my Childers though this school but no point now since they are all gone now. I extremely disappointed to see this many bad review...

Posted March 29, 2011

The teachers for middle school are very lazy teachers that don't care about how the student is doing. I am a graduated student of this school. The teachers don't help students if they are struggling and even some of the teachers tend to curse in class a lot. I would not recommended this school for middle school students but i would recommended it for primary grade students. (K - 6) -Anonymous Graduate Student

Posted June 10, 2010

My son just finished 1st grade. My husband and I are very pleased with his academic growth. The educational setting is conducive to learning and much is done to praise students for expected behavior. The teachers are supportive and the principal knows every child by name. I would strongly recommend this school to any family who wants thier child to attain a great education while acquiring religious character.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 6, 2009

We had one child graduate and another soon to follow, very happy with school. Great teachers who care. Academic expectation is challenging but reachable. Playground needs updating. Would not have my kids anywhere else.
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Posted March 6, 2009

This school has a great religious atmosphere. PK-5 grade is great!The middle school, on the other hand, is in need of a lot of help. There is no good relationship between the parents and teachers. The middle schoolers are overwhelmed with tons of homework that they are not prepared for. The teachers do not just punish an individual student who is disrupting the class, they punish the whole class/group. The teachers seem not to care about the students. If your child falls behind, your child will fail! I would reccomend this school for your child from pre-kinder to 5th grade. Good luck!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 16, 2009

My daughter is in the Middle School and yes there are tons of homework. These children are trained to have the discipline that they will need to prepare them for more challenging tasks in highschool and in college. My daughter is excelling very well, academically, and at the same time, is able to enjoy extra curricular activities. I'd like to recommend this school to children that want to excel academically and at the same time embrace Catholic education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 23, 2008

I agree with the last posting. I had to pull all my children out of this school after my oldest started the 'middle school program'. The students are given an enormous amount of homework and are not given enough instruction during class to complete the work. They can either keep up or they will fail. It appears that the teachers do not want to teach, they just hand out assignments for the kids to do at home. My child would spend up to 5 hours a night trying to finish all the homework. Forget about any after school programs, NO WAY, there isn't time for anything but homework. It didn't matter how many parents complained to the teachers and the principle, nothing ever changed. The staff needs to re-evaluate the 'middle school program' or they will lose a lot more families.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 22, 2008

This school is great has a wonderful family atmosphere and the students and parents are terrific. K-5 grade are wonderful, the seem to care about the students and welcome parent involvement. However, once the children hit middle school, they are bombarded with work that they are not prepared to handle. The teachers in the middle school program seem unwilling to help a child who is struggling, they just want every child to conform. If your child is unable to conform, they don't want to deal with that child. It is frustrating that a child that needs a little special attention cannot get a Catholic Education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 21, 2008

I love the family atmosphere of this school. My child is enjoying school and has acceled academically.
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Posted May 29, 2008

My kindergartener is just finishing his first year and has LOVED it. Initially he we hesitant and wasn't thrilled about going to church, as he put it, 'all the time'. But after a few days, yes days not weeks, he was a happy, productive student whom was ready for the next assignment and mass with joy. I have found the staff to be very supportive, willing to listen to my concerns, questions and comments. The staff knows my son and that makes me feel safe and makes him feel welcome. This school has a wonderful learning atmosphere with a strong academic curriculum which is in stark contrast with the public schools my old son has attended. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2007

The first and most important thing is 'My Child' loves this school. She feels safe and comfortable with her teachers and with the other students. At first I was not to sure of the school, but know we are going on our third year being here, and as long as I can afford it, I will keep my daughter enrolled. my daughter has learned a lot in the two years. with the small class size I can rest assure that she will not be over looked when it comes to class work. We love the family environment, the kindness of the teachers, and other staff members. we would love to see more choir time for the primary grades. overall we are very happy at this school. Thank you.
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Posted August 5, 2005

The aceademics are strong overall. Discipline is great--not excessive but firm on everything important. Best parent involvement I've ever seen in an elementary school. The music program need some work and some art training for the teachers would be nice. I feel my input is not only welcomed but encouraged and the teachers are really aware of who each child is and what they personally need.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Pacific Islander 42% 11%
Hispanic 39% 52%
White 9% 26%
Black 7% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7580 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
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