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St. Bruno Parish School

Private | K-8 | 218 students


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Posted February 25, 2009

I have two kids at St. Bruno. I believe we are definitely getting our monies worth. My kids are grading much higher compared to their cousins who go to public schools. The disciple is there so our kids don't run wild. If our kids run wild at home or talk back at us, don't we discipline? That is just what the school is doing. Even when my kids are out of their uniform they act proper, it's just part of what this Catholic school teaches the kids. In the previous negative postings. Stop blaming the school and start working hand and in hand with the school. Gives the children a 'positive' attitude about private school education. These children do not realize how fortunate they are. And parents don't realize how fortunate they are to have their kids accepted at St. Bruno. They have a long waiting list for each grade.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 22, 2008

As a teacher I feel that I need to speak up for myself, the other devoted teachers, and our deeply devoted principal. This is a great school. We have high standards and high, yet reasonable, expectations of our students. I'm sorry that the previous parent feels that we might be excessively strict, but in classrooms with 36 students classroom management is of utmost importance. Demerits are not given out of 'convenience' believe me, the extra paperwork is not convenient for any teacher. Demerits are given for failure to complete an assignment or for behavior issues. It is our job as teachers/parents to teach our children to be responsible members of society. They are our future. We are instilling good work habits and ethics that they need in order to succeed in high school, college, the work place, and as adults who will have their own children.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 17, 2008

Teachers don't understand the nature of children behavior. They are excessively strict and easily give demits to students to make things convenient for them.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 17, 2008

No system that allow parents to evaluate the teachers. Teachers are not really good. They are rude and think that they are always right. Dismisses class late, inconsiderate to parents who have limited time to pick their child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 2, 2008

Excellent school with high academic and behavioral standards, consistently high national test scores in all grades, 99% in 8th grade math!, involved parents, teachers vested in student's success. After school sports are important - but rightly so, not the same priority as academic success. I've had four kids go through the school and on to elite Catholic high schools - all were extremely well prepared and ahead in many subjects. Homework load was never a problem if time management was maintained and extra curricular activities kept at a realisitc level. Great principal - friendly, approachable, available, yet adheres to the rules and punishment falls equally on all offenders. Parish and pastor are welcoming and has a great relationship/partnership with the school, nice clean secure campus in quiet residential area. You get out what you put in to it...unhappy parents are probably not involved parents! Hope the move goes well!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 29, 2008

Parent involvement is great. Homework load is heavy and there are many projects left for parents. Some long term office staff and teachers are extremely rude, and treat you as if you are the student. Sports are not for students under 5th grade. I can't wait until we move.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 14, 2008

It's OK! School has gotten progressively worse, but it's still above average. Some teachers are better than others. Sports are alright, academics are above average.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 52%
White 35% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Rebecca Golda
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  • Roman catholic
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15700 Citrustree Road
Whittier, CA 90603
Phone: (562) 943-8812


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