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PK-8
Private
Temple City, CA
Students enrolled: 160
Before care: Yes
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5521 North Cloverly Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780

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(626) 291-5959
(626) 285-5367
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August 16, 2014
I thought that was the job of a school principal...to actually run the school? After all, the principal is the one with the education and experience to do just that! I applaud any principal that does not cave into parental pressure.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
Great faith lead education. Academics could be more challenging. It is the principals way or the highway.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
As an alum, I have seen St. LuKe making great strides this year. In addition to the great education the children receive, the spirit of the school is better than it has been for years. The School I very much a part of the Parish And civic communities. Students and parents are happy. Students are welcoming, polite, well-spoken, and genuinely happy to be there. It is an uplifting experience for anyone whe comes to the school.

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2014
St. Luke Catholic School provides a well-rounded Catholic education. The strong academic curriculum and the plethora of extra-curricular activities enhance the family atmosphere and Christian community. We are one of the only schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese to offer Robotics. Our Robotics students learn how to design, build, program, and drive robots. Our Graphic Design students take pictures, edit, and ultimately create our school yearbook. No matter what area your student excels in, St. Luke Catholic School has something to meet the needs of all of our students. Go Lions!

- submitted by a teacher
March 03, 2014
As graduate of the school and still a member of the parish, I am sorry that the person in the previous e-mail is so upset with the school. From my vantage, the school has improved so much this year. The students, teachers and administration are present to the parish and are wonderful. The parish is aware of all the good things that the school is doing with and for their students. The students are articulate, faith filled, safe, and happy. What more could parents want for their children?

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2013
I highly recommend this school for any parents who want to invest in their children's faith and strong catholic foundation. I have two children attending this school and I am very happy with the overall school performances.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
We chose this school for our children for the commitment that the staff and parish has made to the children. It is a faith led school, where the children do come first. Respect and kindness are not just words, but actions. My children are very comfortable in their school environment and are happy. The academics are challenging and my children are learning to be critical thinkers. I know we made a great choice in choosing to send our children to Saint Luke Catholic School.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
St. Luke has been a positive presence in our parish since 1947. It is sad that one person who wishes to slander one of the new administrators chooses to do so with partial truths and angry words. As a graduate, parishioner and former parent of the school, I look at our school as the hope for the future of the parish and a blessing for our neighborhood and beyond. Graduates of St. Luke Catholic School are not only educated individuals but young articulate men and women with poise and grace and faith. The pastor is an educator, who values the school in his parish. Teachers come and go, but the basic core of educators who are still at St. Luke are strong, faithful teachers who value their role in education young Catholics for the future.

- submitted by a community member
February 01, 2013
St. Luke School has been overall an awesome school. The staff is very welcoming and my child loves this school. The staff is academic driven and understands the needs of families. We moved from another private school to Join St. Luke and have been pleased with the results. If you are looking for a school for your child or children this is the place! I know you would be happy. =)!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
As a graduate of Catholic schools, I feel I am particularly fussy when it comes education--especially Catholic education--of my children. My child is blossoming at St. Luke. The community is amazing; they are very loving and supportive. As one parent reviewed, while things are not perfect, we find that the school is a perfect fit for my child and his parents' fussiness.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
As a child I went to public school in a very well respected school district and while the academics were good there was a lack in the opportunity to develop spiritually and form a more well rounded foundation. I know as soon as I had children that I wanted to have them attend a private parish school. I have 2 children who currently attend St. Luke. We've been with the school now for 3 years and our family can't be happier. The quality of education is top notch, the campus is beautiful and secure, the teachers and adminstrative staff are kind, caring and fair. The sports programs and other extra curricular activities as amazing for a smaller school. We love the classes sizes, not too large so that the children get the indvidualized attention to help them reach and go beyond their potential. All of the children who attend the school are taught to love and care for one another. To watch how the junior high school students love and attend to the lower grades is amazing and the little ones beam with pride when they see their friends from the upper grades. The sense of community you get from the parents, teachers, student and parish staff is unsurpassed.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
St. Luke School is family oriented and has a well rounded and competitive academic program. My 21 year old graduated from this school in 2005 and graduated from college this past December 2012. She was very young when she entered college but she adjusted very well. She handled the college level classes without any problems. I think her success came from having a good foundation at St. Luke school. Being in a family oriented environment and surrounded with excellent teachers helped her adjust socially and academically. My two young children are currently attending the school and they are having fun, learning and socializing with their classmates. Catholic education at St Luke school really is an education for life.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
I have three children attending this school and I would not have it any other way. I feel safe leaving my children at school knowing that I'm leaving them with teachers and administrators that truly care for the kids. The teachers have been there a while and are very professional. They teach them to be caring human beings that live by Jesus' teachings. Life at St Luke school cannot be compared to other schools. I love the way the school teaches the children to be caring with one another and to watch fir one another. The junior high kids are very loving towards the little ones and the little ones love the attention. We truly are blessed to have a great principal and a great staff, a beautiful and clean campus, and a very loving St Luke School family because that is what we are, a FAMILY.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2013
Hi Yo. Our son has been attending this school since Kindergarten. He is in 2nd Grade this year. The teachers have great personality. Our second grade teacher teaches children very good in Academy and morality.The staffs are caring. Principle works well in all situations and willing to help the children. The participated parents are kind and cooperative. This school is the greatest in this territory. The students will be successful in the future.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
My son started the newly formed TK class this year and both him and I love it. Teachers are loving, caring and I really feel like part of a team working as one to not only teach him his A,B,C but also how to be a caring human being. The principal is also one of the most understanding people who really will work with whatever your situation is so your child could get a catholic education. Could not ask for a more well rounded school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2013
St.Luke is a great school with an excellent faculty and staff. The academics are solid and almost every teacher has been teaching over 10 years.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
Our son is in the second grade and he enjoys going to school every day. The teachers and staff always place our children first. The support of the other families is great. We are so happy we choose St. Luke and feel very blessed.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2013
St. Luke School is a wonderful school offering classes from transitional Kindergarten (pre-K) through 8th grade. This span connects older classes through a buddy system to the younger classes allowing the students to live what they are learning. Student involvement strengthens the connection to the community as a whole, caring for each other & their school. Entrusting children to St. Luke is a choice made knowing our children will be afforded the values we advocate including their religious, academic & social development. Family involvement in school & Church activities shows our children that we are part of a whole. Academics are strong & can be attributed to the dedication of the teachers & our family s commitment to maintain homework, reading and extracurricular learning a priority. The school also offers extra-curricular activities including but not limited to: Robotics, Speech & Debate, Academic Decathlon, Graphics Design, Choir, Scouts, Spirit/Cheer, & Sports. The education of our children is a team effort where the children, faculty, leadership & parents continually work together ensure our school addresses concerns & offers new & exciting opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2012
St. Luke let's kids stay kids because the principal and faculty foster a safe and disciplined environment so kids don't have to put on airs or belittle others to make themselves feel better. No they are not saints...just nice kids. The academics are great, too. Students are taught high school level Algebra, writing and grammar, Spanish, and more. The technology teacher is outstanding...exposes kids to programming! Every 8th grader got into their first choice high school! Many well organized extra-curriculars for a variety of interests. Oh, and all teachers respond to questions within 24 hrs. We are blessed to send our kids to such a loving school.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
Had to leave school because of my child being bullied.Was in a bad class.Too many parents with "perfect" kids.Very hard to deal with.This school is a parent runned school.If you are principal and you make an unpopular decision, you will be outta there on a rail.Was very sad to leave but things were not getting better.Live and learn.I really hope they will implement a bully no tolerance policy.My child is very happy in her new school even though she works all night so she can catch up with the class.The new school is far more difficult academically.As long as she is happy and loves to go to school.No cliques in her new class.I ask her who she plays with, she says "everybody".Such a relief.Before I would dread every day wondering how she was.Just my 2 cents.Hope it helps.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
Being an educator myself, I thuroughly looked into the junior high programs from surrounding schools and found St. Lukes the strongest. This is my child's second year and he is excelling due to the dedicated and highly qualified teachers. He is being well prepared for a college prep high school. If you want easy classes where teachers give As to those who do not earn them, this isn't the school for you. This is a challenging school for dedicated students. parents do not have a say in curriculum, this is mandated by the state and archdiocese standards. Parents, trust your qualified teachers. If you can do a better job- home school your child or get a degree and teach yourself. I am blessed to have found such a wonderful school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
My children both attend St. Luke and we are truly pleased with the school, staff and education. All of our needs and questions have always been met and answered right away, and we have never given any extra time or money to the school. The principal and teachers are more than qualified and give so much of their own time. St. Luke will be around for a very long time!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
I am very saddened by the demise of St. Luke School. Money seems to be the most important factor! The children and parents are secondary. Exceptional teachers have been let go and below average teachers remain. The tuition coordinator is a very mean and rude woman that unfortunately the parents are forced to deal with.This school will not properly prepare your child for high school! In all probability, this school will not remain open for very long. Many, many great families have left! There are many other private schools close by that are worth looking into.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
St. Luke School is the perfect place to send your child if you are willing to sit back and be quiet. If you want to be involved in any way other than financial, don't send your child to St. Luke's. They will take anyone who is able to write a check and will gladly see you go if you challenge any decision made by the Principal or certain staff members. I took my child out and it was the best thing I could have done!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 17, 2010
Like others, I have had to take my children out. The academic scores are falling as tuition increases again. Enrollment has been dropping steadily year after year. Most of the clubs and new activites are run by few dedicated parents. No follow through by principal. Not the kind of environment you would expect from a catholic school. Definitely not worth the tuition.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2009
St. Luke is an Excellent School. It has an outstanding qualified teaching staff along with a wonderful principal.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2008
This is a wonderful school! We have a great principal, Mrs. Erin Barisano, who is very willing to improve the school and be involved with events inside and outside campus. With principals and teacher coming and going, the school was experiencing a difficult time. However, this past year we have had AMAZING teachers arrive and join the staff. Now, we have teachers whom the students will remember all their lives, from Mrs. Janice Demarco to Ms. Denise Valadez. No school could have such a great group of dedicated teachers as St. Luke. The curriculum is challenging, and exceptional students are always recognized. Cummunity invovlement is emphasized here as well as a loving Christian attitude. I see the school as a family, working together to help each other and bring forth the best Catholic in everyone. My child will be graduating this year, but we promise to return to this fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 06, 2008
I currently have 2 children at St. Luke. Previousley, I searched all of Sonoma County for the best schools. St. Luke has proven to be the best school around. The teachers are very well educated and care tremendously about your childs welfare and education. After graduating, kids are prepared mentally and scholastically to enter any high school.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
My children have been attending St. Luke's for the past % years, at one time the school was lacking administration but in the past 3 years it has made a tremendous turn around. I love the interaction between teachers and pupil and the involvement if parents with the school. The other issues with fund raisers and fee's are the norm and compared to other schools, St. Luke's is still under the average. So in all, St.Lukes rates a 10 in my book!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
I have been a parent at St. Luke's for eleven years. I could not imagine a better place for my children.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2008
We have had two children graduate from this school and can not say enough good things about it. The school is very safe, as the kids always come first. Education and their faith comes second and the opportunities the kids have to get involved with the community is great. When it came to preparing them for high school, we could not have been happier. Our kids applied to three Catholic high schools each and got into all of them. Our kids are both in great Catholic high schools now and we feel St. Luke prepared them educationally and socially. The bonds we all have made at St. Luke School and church community will never be broken :)

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
my daughter gos to this school I give it a five. they have a great education and the teachers do there best and it is the best. They have a lot of after scool activitys but need baseball and soccer. There safty is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2007
My second chile is about to graduate from St. Luke's. Like all schools, this school has gone through its ups and downs. The children always come first here. The teachers are first rate and are always there for the kids. My high schooler goes back to talk to his teachers for advice. And the families you meet tend to have the same values as you do do you are sure your children will make friends that have the same morale values. Solid academics, strict discipline, building of strong character. So-so sports and selection of extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
we had to pull our children out of this school. Math program lacking and not enough books for every student in some classes. If you ask to many questions Teachers and Priest close ranks and shut you out. Bulling is the norm and no action is taken. We pulled our kids out.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2006
Great school. If you're looking for sports this is not the school for you. But safety and education if very important here. New principal is wonderful, more involved. Teachers should have more communication with parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
Excellent and great skilled and qualified teachers, that care and are dedicated to improving the character as well as stilling academic excellence. Many opportunities for parents to integrate with school community and to participate in class activities. Children safety is always anticipated and promoted.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Children are valued at the school. Parents are not, unless of course you consider the payments for tuition, fundraisers and miscellaneous other fees. Unfortunately parent involvement has dropped substantially because of the negative influence by the administration. The principal and priest appoint our school board. We also have no say in the content of curriculum or the ever-increasing fundraiser fee. We do have a great group of children and parents. It has been a pleasure raising children that have playmates with similar moral values.

- submitted by a parent
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Mission Statement St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School is a family community that provides a strong spiritual and academic foundation. We strive to educate the whole child. In partnership with parents, our goal is to graduate our young adults as effective witnesses of Christ in the world.

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St. Luke Catholic School
5521 North Cloverly Avenue, Temple City, CA  91780
(626) 291-5959
Last modified St. Luke Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Luke Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top