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Sacred Heart

Private | PK-8 | 418 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $70,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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Posted November 11, 2013

Sacred Heart gave my children both the educational and religious formation every parent wants. The teachers were very professional and told it like it was. If your child got in trouble, they were held accountable and told homework was their responsibility. Middle school more than prepared them for the rigors of high school. I have nothing but praise for this school. The people up North that recommended it have been thanked on numerous occasions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Sacred Heart School is an awesome school! All four of my children went to the school and were well prepared for high school and college. The middle school math teacher did an awesome job preparing students for high school Algebra! My daughter said she is so thankful for the math teachers at Sacred Heart who told her to show her work. This helped so much in high school. The teachers are very caring and helpful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

Sad that the students do not have a loving environment. The front office staff is rude and many of the teachers are rude to the students and parents. Very unprofessional overpriced school. After many years of attending the school we had to leave and are now much happier at a different private school. It appears the 2 previous 5 star posts were written by the "same person". As they both used unusual " " marks in their posts and did not correctly capitalize the letters in Sacred Heart. Most likely staff at Sacred Heart posting 5 star comments.... My last post was removed as I specifically named a bad teacher. This time I will just tell you that it's the 7th & 8th grade math teacher that verbally abuses the children and she has not been reprimanded. In fact I called the diocese and left a message that my child was being verbally abused and never received a call back. Very disappointed with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2012

I am a 7th grade studeheart sacred heart and I love it I am very blessed that my parents chose this school for me in the 5 th grade everyone was so nice to me and the teachers are mostly all AWSOME! It was a little hard to catch up with the work but I worked hard and with extra help now I am a A/B student and play every sport they offer. I was bullied in public school because I was "A" student . I could not be happier. I love it here :-)


Posted June 30, 2012

I have never seen a more wonderful and safe loving envorimen. For my child sacred heart has been wonderful the best thing for my seventh grader. I don't think we will ever be able to find a place we could be happier. I have never seen more loving caring teachers and staff. I love that a wellbehaved and smart kids are the ones that are respected and popular . I think that says something about the children and parents and staff. I read some comments that unhappy parents wrote and would like to say all every school will have its problems but bad lunch menu and a few snobby moms is not a problem. If my child is in a safe loving envoriment and getting a great education I think I can look past a few pizza days andof we are Christian do we not think when we meet a ( snobby mom) we look for the good in people and what they might be going through at home same within children. With my two children I try to teach them to be nice to everyone no matter what and that have no one has been mean to them so far! Also 10 years since Snyder has been open sacred heart students are alway top of there class " check the statics " so I guess they are doing something right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

Currently, the largest class size in K-3 is 24 students and each K class has a full-time aide. No, there is no "gifted program" but most private schools do not offer such programs. The curriculum itself is typically above average. There is differentiated learning being taught at every grade level to address varied levels of student learning as well as learning styles. My son has thrived since moving to SH from another local Catholic school. The school provides a good, structured learning environment and an excellent spiritual one. Every Catholic school in this area administer the ITBS test , which is the standard for many Catholic schools. The socio-economic make-up at SH is extremely diverse and if anything, it is lower than most private schools and there does not seem to be a problem with "spoiled children". As for a teacher formerly being a "copy lady", it is possible to attend college and get educated to become a teacher. It would be a good idea to state facts rather than spread malicious and false information. If you are looking for a structured education in a strong Catholic environment, check it out and decide for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My daughter who should be 7 grade after summer. I want to apply for her because she is in Hong Kong now. So please let me know how can I do if you don`t mind. I`m appreciate your kindly help. Thanks a lot!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

I am very disappointed with Sacred Heart School. We are new to the school and there is no welcome parent/ student committee. They ask for volunteers but there is no followup to reach to the volunteers. The homeroom moms are snobbish which I thought they would be more welcoming. There is no updated website. The lunch menu is horrible. I am looking elsewhere for alternative schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

I am disappointed with this school. The school doesnt t have an updated website. The lunch menu is horrible. The homeroom moms are snooty, and not very friendly. And this is supposed to be a Catholic school ? There is no welcoming committee for new parents and their chidlren to the school. I just dont feel my child is being challenged enough. I should have taken her cue when I asked her if she likes her school and she said, ' it's boring . ' I am considering in looking for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

I have one child at Sacred Heart presently, one has already moved on to Snyder and one still to attend. Sacred Heart is a wonderful school for academics and spirtual environment. The teachers try very hard to help the student in there day to day activities and I feel really want to help the student. My biggest complaint however would be the physical education area which is not an area they excel in. They have recently (2009 school year) hired a new athletic director which I hope will give this area a boost. Overall a great school that you should consider.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

Excellent academic program! They really challenge the students to excel. Major opportunities for parental involvement. Lots of good recognition given to students for their grades. Highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

This school goes above and beyond to help their students. I have worked in the public school system for close to 30 years and I am so impressed in the amount of involvement that the administrators have in this school. Our grandchild goes to this school and he struggles academically.This year at Sacred Heart he is growing in confidence and academic abilities. I thank God we found Sacred Heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

I am so blessed to have my daughters attend this school. They are gaining such a solid foundation in academics, social skills, and feel like a part of this huge wonderful family. This is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

I have two daughters that attend Sacred Heart School. They love it and so do I. We are blessed to be a part of the Sacred Heart Church and School family. -A Leech
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

I have 2 children (3rd and 5th grade) in Sacred Heart school and it by far is the best school in the diocese of St. Augustine. The teachers show a genuine concern for the academic and social development of the children and treat each child as a young adult. The principles know the parents, children, and even grand parents by name and make each child feel as if they are part of a large loving and caring academic family. The family values of trust, respect, responsibility and accountability are emphasized daily in the classroom and in extra curricular activities. Awards and recognition are frequent through out the academic year. My daughter's do not want to go anywhere else and are excited about going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

This school is great teachers are really good with kids. Most extraciricular activities availible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

Sacred Heart is a wonderful school! I have two student who attend school there and I couldn't be happier with the education they are receiving. Sacred Heart has found the perfect balance.....they expect the best from their students and they give them their best in return. They are educated in a firm yet loving, compassionate environment and every student is made to feel special. I have heard from several educators outside of SH that the students going on to high school from SH are their best prepared students.....they have a solid education behind them and excellent organizational and study skills. I would highly recommend Sacred Heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

This school is mostly concerned with the teaching of christ. This is a good thing and I want her to know and love jesus, but thats why we go to church on sundays. My daughter knows more about jesus than reading and writing. The teachers are very loving to all their students but I feel my daughter is not getting the academic support she needs to become successful in her years to come. She is always comming home with fundraising contests for the school instead of homework or tools for learning. They do have a music class and some fun activities for the kids, but I'm paying for her to learn and she is doing poorly. I give this school a 2 out of 5 rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2004

Excellent school! I have one child in 6th grade and one that completed 8th grade. They are so ready for H.S. when they are finished at Sacred Heart
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Posted February 23, 2004

My 3 children are in 8th, 5th, and pre-K. Each child has grown and prospered in this atmosphere of strong academics and faith. Each child is treated as an individual. The faculty & staff exceed my expectations. I would highly recommend Sacred Heart School for an enriching and well-rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 44%
Asian 27% N/A
Two or more races 12% N/A
Hispanic 9% 24%
Black 4% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 7:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (904) 771-5323

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of St. Augustine
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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Jacksonville, FL 32244
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