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St. Louis De Montfort Elementary

Private | K-8 | 237 students

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Posted August 19, 2013

What's tough with the program is that many of the teacher's, administrator's and clerical staff have spent too many years on the job and should consider retirement. They value their own self-interest over that of the school, community and the children.
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Posted June 26, 2013

This school has made some changes for the worse this last year so my children and I are now happy to leave
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Posted August 30, 2012

I love this school! Great teachers, caring environment! I have had three children go through from K - 8th grades and have always felt they are getting the best education with an addition of our Catholic values! My children have gone on to become confident, faith filled young adults.
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Posted May 31, 2012

This is an amazing school. I am not only an alumni but have two students that attend. The school is very welcoming and has a family feel. The curriculum is challenging but that's what I like about it. I am very thankful to have my own children in a school where I know they are safe and treated with respect.
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Posted April 29, 2012

My daughter is a 3rd grader here, and I would have to agree with the other reviews. It seems like every month there is a fundraiser or they are asking for money or charging you extra money in fees. We did extended care this year and are now paying close to $6000 a year to attend. IT IS NOT WORTH IT. They need serious help, we are changing schools next year. My daughter deserves way better then what this school has to offer.
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Posted April 23, 2012

This school is the worst possible way to invest your money. All of the reviews that are higher than one or two stars are the faculty trying to boost their rating. The teachers are terrible, they have no idea what they're talking about. and they have the wrong ideals to be teaching a young student that will carry with them throughout their life.
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Posted June 14, 2011

Difficult environment, newer teachers lack experience, older teachers locked in the past. Programs lack of focus on the basics, forces many kids to supplement with tutors, tutoring club, ... many kids just don't fit this archaic model. Teachers unable to control kids without yelling. Behavioral issues resulting from poor teacher rapport with students. Lots of passing the buck.
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Posted July 10, 2010

This is the best investment you can make for your child's future.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 26%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Two or more races 15% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kathy Crow
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
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  • Mathematics
  • Religious
  • Technology
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School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
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5095 Harp Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone: (805) 937-5571


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