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St. Mark Catholic School

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Posted August 29, 2013

St. Mark's is an exceptional Catholic School where the students are nurtured from the moment they step through the doors until they graduate at 8th Grade. We have found St. Mark's to be a warm, nurturing school that encourages children to learn, learn, learn. The students are exposed to the traditional academics as well as phys.ed, music, technology, the arts and hands-on science. A variety of programs is available to all students to promote and foster a love of reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Terrible first impression I will not send my kids here. The lack of interest from the admissions office is so discouraging, I don't see how they get family's to enroll their children here.
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Posted January 25, 2013

Mrs Sandusky and her staff of dedicated teachers educate your kids in all standard subject matter, and more importantly they nurture them to excel in the Christian tradition of community. The teachers are excellent on every level. They are very hard working, they care and it shows.The result is a well-rounded, confident, and happy child. Its really a family atmosphere and you can just feel the positive vibe on campus. Parents care and get involved. Kids are well behaved and kind toward each other. It is a wonderful community that I highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

We are leaving after 7 years. Behavior problems are not addressed, curriculum is not updated, and technology is outdated. Unfortunately, with the huge debt the school helps the church pay for, it is unlikely things will improve soon. The financial statement shows that the SCHOOL gave $374,000 to the church last fiscal year.... Hard to improve with that kind of money going out the door. It's a shame, because the teachers and families are so wonderful!
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Posted July 29, 2011

i went to this school for 8 years from tweens to 4th grade and the teachers don't know how to teach almost everyone in my grade left and i left cause my brother almost failed math cause the teacher had a very strong accinent. I DO NOT SUGGEST THIS SCHOOL then i went to public school and i was so far behind it was crazy never ever go here


Posted May 9, 2011

Nepotism,favoritism and the parent writing the biggest check gets the benefits. Bullying is at and all time high. Parents complain, and are just brushed away. Very high teacher turn over. School has had three assistant principals in five years. Can't seem to work with the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

Great School, great education, best staff and best people. Difficult to find a better Catholic education in Florida and probably in the Nation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

Both of our children have been enrolled at SMCS since the Tweens program. Academics, faith and family are extremely important. The principal, administration, faculty and staff are some of the finest you'll find. Cudos to all of them!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

St. Mark is what a Catholic School should be - Strong Academics & Discipline based on Christian values. The principal, Mrs. Sandusky, is outstanding. She is all about what is best for the children, despite meddlesome parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

Terrible administration - I would not recommend it
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Posted December 22, 2008

we love it,8yrs. done and 2 more yrs, to follow...great school!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 42%
Hispanic 39% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5601 S Flamingo Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33330
Phone: (954) 434-3887

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