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St. Mary School

Private | PK-8 | 288 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2013

All of my six children go to St. Mary School. The entire administration provides a safe, disciplined, and caring environment for my children to grow in. My two oldest are so prepared for high school and I credit St. Mary School for their success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

my grandchildren attended the school and I am glad they wont be back. the principal is an awful man. he will not handle any problems and is afraid of confrontation. some of the teachers are wonderful, mrs. kiesel, mrs. dunne, mrs. wandelear, . the others need to go to training so they can treat the children with respect .


Posted April 7, 2013

St Mary School is an awesome school. My daughter started kindergarten this year and we love SMS. The principle is very experienced and sets a family oriented, religious, friendly tone at the school. SMS fosters a community of parents and learning and they strongly encourage parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

I would definitely not recommend St. Mary School. Years ago, it had a wonderful principal and a good reputation in the community. Now, it has a principal who lacks proper leadership skills, and the enrollment is only half of what it was just 15 years ago. The school will never be good again unless there is a change in the administration. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem likely that that will happen anytime soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2013

My older child is in 4th grade and loves his school! He is being challenged by his teachers, loves his friends and never has any complaints. My younger child is in 2nd grade and was recently diagnosed with a learning disorder. Her teachers and the school administrators have been amazing in their response to her challenges! She is going to get more classroom intervention than she would in the public school! I am so pleased and she is so happy!! SMS is going above & beyond for my family!!
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Posted December 2, 2012

SMS provides an excellent learning environment for our daughter. Having arrived from an excellent Pre-K program, we've observed that the administration and teachers are well organized, solid parental/student communications and the kids are involved with the community. Best of all, it provides a Catholic tradition that is sorely needed in this world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

We couldn't be happier with our decision to send our daughter to St. Mary's. Very good academically with a very strong sense of community with parental involvement.
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Posted April 5, 2010

My 1st daughter started out at a public school but the lax attitude of the teachers and principal made us try St. Mary's. Best thing we ever did! Would not send my children anywhere else! The faculty is wonderful and they truly care for the children. My girls have THRIVED at St. Mary's and we feel more like a family there than just a bunch of kids and parents at a school. They are learning not only to be good, well prepared students but good, kind people as well. There is an emphasis on the whole child, not just the academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

St. Mary's is an awesome tight nit school where everybody knows everybody!
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Posted April 13, 2009

the pricipal is unreachable is you have a problem. the school is more like a jail and their is not much positive reinforcement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

Excellent preparation for high school. Academics are tops
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Posted April 10, 2009

This is a fantastic school-the teachers are caring, and the school considers the whole child, not just academics. I highly recommend this school.
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Posted July 22, 2008

I was a student here and had great teachers, resources and a wonderful education. The classes are not too big and the environment is very good for building a strong base for further learning. They have many projects, classes, sports and spiritual activities to make well rounded students who grow up with self respect and respect for others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

Wonderful environment. Great Teachers. Excellent, quality education and High School readiness.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 62%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Asian 4% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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