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2431 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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(904) 398-1774
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May 24, 2015
This school puts a huge emphasis on grades and AR test scores. If your child makes a C or misses a couple of questions on an AR test, be ready for the tears at home when the school administrators humiliate them in front of the other children. Although their intentions are good and the teachers think that it will motivate the kids to do better, it is instead causing anxiety and resentment among the children. In general the teaching is well done. However, there is not enough emphasis on practicing basic math and too much emphasis on cramming in a large variety of math. Therefore, the students end up not knowing any of the math well. Again, the intentions appear to be good but are misguided in my opinion. Finally, like many schools, the cliques are very disturbing (populars, non populars, etc) and the teachers appear to strongly favor the popular kids.

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May 07, 2015
This is our first year at Assumption. My daughter loves the school. Her teachers are outstanding! She looks forward to going to school each day, and I am happy with the excellent education she is receiving.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2015
My children have attended assumption for the last 4 years. They have had top notch teachers and precious friends. They wake up excited to go to school every day. As a parent, I can't ask for anything more than that!

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April 08, 2015
This year has been the best the school has been in years because of the new principal!! Unfortunately, she is leaving after this year which we all knew because she was brought in to clean up the mess left by the prior administration. Sadly, they have announced that the new principal is a very inexperienced less than 1 year experience as an assistant vice principal and less than 5 years overall teaching experience. She seems to only be concerned with her "inner circle" and I fear that this school will go back to the way it was a couple of years ago, basically only beneficial for staff kids and people who are close friends with her. I feel her immaturity will have a very negative impact on the students and the school as a whole.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2015
The only thing that is important to the Assumption administration and Fr. Fred is money. Assumption is just another money hungry business. Do yourself a favor and don't put your child here.

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September 19, 2014
What is going on this year.? I am so upset by the new administration and some of the changes they are making. Is it change just for the sake of change??? Do you really wish to remove all signs of our past principal at the expense of our kids? The love of students,and respect for families s is gone. I am so disheartened by what I see, and will look for a new school for next year

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2014
To respond to "what a joke". So what is the "truth" and how do you know that it is the truth? I also have been extremely disheartened by what I have witnessed this past year. I saw people put more interest in the gossip than in the best interest of the children. For the last 5-6 years this school has grown and developed into a wonderful all around Christian based educational powerhouse, with the children growing into fine young adults. Look at our strong 8th grade class moving on. Say what you want, but the leadership at the school has made it all possible. Maybe "what a joke" just has another agenda. The truth is definitely in the children! Let's hope whoever takes over continues in the high standards set in place., and small minded people stop spreading ugly gossip.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2014
Ha! What a joke! She is just like the wolf in sheep's clothing. She has those who don't know the truth fooled. I'm glad she is leaving, good luck to her.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2014
I have been extremely disheartened by what I have experienced this past year in the Assumption Community . Instead of being an example of a loving supportive Christian environment, it has been one of gossip, hatred and disappointment. The principal is an amazing lady who is a great example of Christianity. She is kind, compassionate, caring, accepting of human diversity, and a true example of what it means to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. It is Assumptions loss. It will never be the same and she will be a blessing wherever she goes.

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2014
I agree with the August 20th and Feb 26th comments. You are spot on! It is sad that more parents didn't come forward sooner. I hope and pray this school can bounce back from the negativity that has come from this principal & her mini-me.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2014
Shame on the parent who spread gossip about a student. You have no right to slander a child in this forum.

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February 26, 2014
This used to be a great school but it has taken a downward spiral over the past couple of years. The principal has let her personal life interfere with her job. Problems are never resolved, she will not call you back and if your child isn't related to someone who works there then they will be treated poorly. As another reviewer pointed out the principals daughter "runs" the aftercare program and is abusive towards the children. Over the past 2 years more families have left this school than it has gained and the problems are a direct reflection of the poor administration. Don't bother takin your issues to the pastor Fr. Fred because if you can't write him a big donation check he doesn't have time for you.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2014
I work in the public schools and am so thankful that my children are able to attend Assumption Catholic school. They look forward to going to school each day and come home excited about what they have learned. They have passionate teachers and sweet, well behaved friends. The staff all have smiles on their faces and know the names of the children.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2013
I have been a part of the Assumption community for many years. The Christ like atmosphere is outstanding. The children are taught Gospel values which is a reflection of the way the school is run. The family environment is welcoming and comforting to both new and returning students. The academic education is rigorous yet all students are able to create and meet goals. Assumption Catholic School is truly a place where you will see teachers teaching as Jesus did.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
There is no perfect school. It just doesn't exist! if you are looking for perfect, you will be searching for a long time! A great school does exist, and Assumption Catholic School is GREAT!!!! What is so great about Assumption? The list is long, but here are a few things: 90 Years of education! Loving and caring faculty and administration Catholic identity Rigorous academics Large population of teachers' children attend (speaks volumes) Best teachers in the city, hands down Leadership with open door policy The list goes on. If you are looking for a balanced, well rounded school, well, you have found it. Striving to bring out the individuality in each child is a lost art! Children learn and process information differently. They are all unique, and Assumption Catholic School truly provides a happy, nurturing, well rounded education focusing on individual needs. Our family loves Assumption!!

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2013
Sadly, I have to rate the school poorly now based on the horrible mistreatment of the students by the principal's daughter. The principal has placed her high school daughter in a position of power over the younger students (in charge of them in after-care). She abuses this power by verbally and physically mistreating the young students. (E.g., making them sit in difficult positions for a long time, or run laps outside without water.) My children have come home in tears on multiple occasions. I have spoken with several teachers about it and each of them know what is happening, but are afraid to speak up for fear of being fired by the principal (who recently divorced and fired her husband). Children left the summer camp program in droves b/c of the actions of the principal's daughter. This unfortunate event is a poor reflection on the principal's judgment and the oversight (or lack thereof) by school officials.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2013
Assumption has "been in our family for years" I am a grandmother to four students who attend there, their parents attended there, and I attended there! The family atmosphere is superior, the education, morals and ethics instilled in the studernts is beyond excellent. I have opportunity to be on the campus for events and what a great feeling to see other "alumni" of my era still there too! Generations of families tell a story that no marketing strategy can compare to. The feeling of community, dedication and acceptance puts the children who attend there, armed for the "real world" that is so challenging this day and time.....My parents scrapped together the $14.00 tuition, my children are sacrificing for their children and if there is a way to see into the future, my grandchildren will send thier children to Assumption! The school remains just small enough that all children are familiar with each other, the parents are familiar with the students and the adage , "it takes a village.." is put to use daily at Assumption. Children of this generation deserve and will need the strong basis of education and convictions of right and wrong to be productive citizens and role mdels.

- submitted by a community member

May 17, 2010
I can say without hesitation that Assumption is the gem of Jacksonville shools. The Pastor and the Parish staff have nothing but the interest of the children at the center of every decision that they make. The Principal, her staff and the teachers are all very involved, proactive and modestly dressed. Not to mention that Assumption is the ONLY Catholic school in Jacksonville with Nuns living on campus working with the children daily.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2009
All three of my children love their school and their teachers. It is a very happy and positive place where kids are greeted each morning with smiles and friendly faces. It is obvious when you visit the school that the teachers truly love the children. The students stay busy during the school day and homework is meaningful and reasonable. The office staff is friendly and the school uses technology to individualize instruction with Accelerated Reading and Accelerated Math. Communication is done through Edline.com and they use mylunchmoney.com for lunch payment so there is no scrambling for lunch tickets or money in the morning. Even tuition is paid online. Religion is taken very seriously at Assumption and the Sisters are a joyful influence on our children. I am very happy to be a part of such a great school, especially because my chldren are so happy to be there.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2009
This is a fantastic school its new and updated also my child loves the sports activities every Fri. She plays soccer

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January 05, 2009
We recently transferred our child out of Assumption. We left for many reasons but lack of communication between administration and parents was a major concern. The new principal does not return phone calls, has little experience, and handles issues poorly. I also expect school staff/administrators to set the standard of modesty in dressing; that wasn t happening here. Some of the teachers are fantastic; others are not so. Based on our experience in the primary grades, I wouldn t recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 01, 2009
I am an Assumption graduate and currently I have three children attending this wonderful school. I agree with a previous parents' review in which she stated that over the last couple of years that Assumption has flourished. What he/she failed to mention was that the current principal was the vice-principal at that time and I believe she deserves some credit for that as well. She is young, but why is that a negative? I have found her to be nothing short of professional and to have the schools best interest at heart. All of the teachers that my children have had thus far have kept me informed of my childrens progress and given me guidance when needed for my son who struggles with school. With the current state of the economy it is a struggle to continue to keep my children in private school, however, Assumption is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 06, 2008
Assumption was a wonderful school and church community. My children attended from preschool and it really hurt to withdraw them recently. The teachers are wonderful and really care. Unfortunately the Pastor is more concerned about profit margins(not supplementing the school budget) and material needs he has become short sighted of what is important. The new principal may not have much experience but she means well and will do what she thinks is best for the school. I hope the school can overcome the present problems. It is a great location in a wonderful town.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 29, 2008
Our daughter has attended ACS since pre-school. ACS had issues in the past caused by ineffective educators, administrators unaware of proper education materials and a lack of discipline. In 2004, a new principal was hired who implemented policy to turn ACS around. Since that time, ACS students' have flourished. The principal brought in the proper books, hired qualified educators, updated techonology and improved communication with parents. ACS improved its standardized testing scores and is now one of the highest rated schools in the diocese. However, without notice or cause the Pastor terminated the principal in January 2008 jeopardizing these advances. If I were coming to this school, fresh, I would inquire as to the leadership experience of the new adminstration and potential conflicts of interest since the principal now supervises her teacher husband. I would look to San Jose Catholic and St. Pauls instead!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 03, 2008
I love working at Assumption. It is a growing, thriving Parish with a lot to offer the whole family. The teachers and parents work together to ensure each students' success.

- submitted by a teacher

March 03, 2008
This school has a lot to offer. They will have a brand new gym/family center open this summer. They have sports for all ages and abilities, they work with working parents to provide before/after school care and they even have a wonderful summer camp. But that is just the 'extra' stuff. The 4 Sisters that came last year have added to the faith formation of the entire community. Our family is blessed to call Assumption 'home'.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2008
My family started out at another school in the Diocese, but when we moved closer to town we decided to switch, wow are we glad we did! My older students, who started out at the other school are not nearly as prepared as my younger child. There are plenty of opportunities for parental involvement if you have the time. Teachers are very friendly and work with parents to help the children reach their highest potential. The Pastor is very caring, and the addition of the four Sisters from the Home of the Mother have really added to the already great community. We couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2008
Assumption Catholic School is a wonderful school for my children. We moved from another state (and another Catholic school) and I would have to say that ACS has a leg up (if not 2). The academics are challenging and the staff works as if they have a personal investment in each child - which makes a positive difference. We are very happy and plan to be there a long time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 07, 2008
We've been at ACS for 3 years now and I can say that I am more than pleased with the quality of the education my children have received. The staff is very qualified, caring and good models of Christian values. Parent involvement is mandated and for those that choose to - can become very involved at the school (but leave the teaching to the teachers). The academics are challenging and the kids are more than prepared for top level high school academics. The tuition is incredibly reasonable and when you think of it as an investment in your children and their future - should be more valuable than your material acquisitions, and worth the sacrifice.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2008
If your child is average and you think religion is more important than accademics then Assumption is your school. If your child is above average then go somewhere else if you want him/her to be challenge and open mind. They don't want parents involvement, they want your money, class size are going up at what ever cost!

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2007
My child has been at Assumption for 3 years now. If you are catholic, the rates are fantastic. If you are non-catholic it can be pretty expensive. I'm sure that a good education can be found there, but unfortunately, they prefer limited parental involvement. If you are looking for a caring place where you can be a part of your child's learning and childhood, you best look elsewhere. Let's just say be sure you ask the right questions before you sign the dotted line.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2006
Assumption students have fared well when going on to high schools, with the majority going next door to Bishop Kenny. The program prepares them for high school.

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January 23, 2006
ACS has a terrible math program. Discipline is VERY BAD in a few grades. There are some very good teachers here and then there are some that should have retired years ago. Parental involvement is required but most parents just do the minimum or try to skip it all together. They can't be bothered. Attitude amoung staff and parents is at times quite concerning.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2006
They can do better, especially in the discipline department.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 11, 2005
Experience limited to athletic teams. Coach is not well suited for molding future model athletes. Parents have a tendency to get out of control and abusive during athletic events. Attitude seems to have permeated the entire program.

- submitted by a student

July 31, 2004
My daughter is entering 2nd grade this year, and so far I am very pleased with the leadership, education and discipline at Assumption Catholic School. Alot of the teachers were actually students of Assumption and Bishop Kenney High School and take pride in educating the children.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2004
ACS is a pretty good school, but by the time all of the discipinary problems were sovled the year was almost over. The majority of the teachers are great, but after school activies are not very well planned out.

- submitted by a student

January 05, 2004
The curriculum is challenging. Most of the teachers in the middle school make themselves available to discuss any concerns a parent may have with a child or any given situation. I have personally volunteered in the classroom and the teachers are vey appreciative of the support.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
horrible teachers, not all but...kids cant read on their level.leadership very weak and lacking of willingness to help. They try to cover up any downfalls the students may show. Many fourth generation parents including myself pulled our children out before it was to late to help them get up to speed.

- submitted by a parent

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Assumption is blessed to have Sisters from the Home of the Mother order, recently recognized by the Vatican. They help augment our Faith Formation program. Our students perform very well at the Catholic High schools are involved in many extra curricular activities.

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Assumption Catholic School
2431 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL  32207
(904) 398-1774
Last modified Assumption Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Assumption Catholic School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top