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St. Helen

Private | K-8 | 246 students


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Posted May 17, 2012

Very friendly staff and students. All the children know each other and the Kindergarden teacher is excellent. Children not only learn academics but also learn about doing the right thing. I only wish they had an auditorium on campus and more events after school for working parents. Also some of the parents are cliquish but the principal is great and they even have a school counselor. Kuddos to St Helen's
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Posted May 16, 2012

Our first year of having our children at St. Helen's is almost complete and we couldn't be happier! Our children are in second and pre-k and are exceeding our expectations. The teachers are wonderful and the administration is great. As with any school, parental participation is crucial to success and St. Helen's parents work hard to make it so. I whole-heartedly recommend St. Helen's to any parent seeking an advantage for their children to compete in the future!
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Posted September 19, 2009

3 of my 5 Grandchildren attend and have attened since they were in pre K. I love that they attend Mass as a group, they get religous ed as a daily part of the program. The curriculum is outstanding, our kids are sought after in higher education institutions, as high achievers.
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Posted April 24, 2008

My son has been attending St. Helen's for almost one year now. He has not only grown spiritually, but with a small class size, he gets more attention than most public schools. It is also a more affordable school than I expected.
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Posted October 31, 2007

My daughter has been in this school since first grade; she is in Grade 8 and I am happy with her development as a person. It is not just academics that is important in St. Helen but also her emotional and spiritual growth which are equally important.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 99% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 11%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Fr. Angel Castro
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  • Roman catholic
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  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
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9329 Madison Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
Phone: (323) 566-5491


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