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St Coleman School

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Posted August 19, 2014

I am so impressed with St. Coleman School. My child loves his teachers, the principals and the fellow students. The school has top notch technology and an excellent teaching staff. Religion is very important to us, and this is by far the best Catholic school around. The families are very friendly and welcoming and the Father Foudy is amazing. We honestly love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2014

We had two kids in this school for over six years and finally came to terms with the fact that this was NOT the school for us... They stuff 40 students in one class and LIE and say that there are 2teachers per classroom when they only have one, and even with that, the one teacher is NOT qualified to teach period! Just as an example, there were two cafeteria workers that had recently got divorced when we were still a part of the school and they needed more income so they had them teaching upper grade classes. It seemed that anyone who was part of that church would get a job there regardless of their credentials. This is a recipe for disaster!! Glad we left when we did, so sorry that I waited so long...if you don't already have your kids enrolled here, don't do it!! There are plenty of other great private school in the area. THIS SCHOOL ONLY CARES ABOUT YOUR MONEY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2014

Not impressed by this school at al. Kids are out if control and education is not up to par with other private school in the area. Save your money and put your kids in public school or another private school even if you need to drive out if the way a bit. You will be terribly sorry when you find out in later years that your child cant attend a good high school because he or she is behind or lacking skills in math or science which are the two weakest areas of this school. This is no joke! Prepare for the future!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2014

St. Coleman School is the best school in South Florida. This school offers many different qualities for leaning. Each Student in the upper grades gets their own iPad, and kids in the lower grades share iPads and learn together. Each classroom has Smart Boards, and all the teachers have Macs. There are two computer labs in the school with multiple technical devices such as Computers for the Students, iPads, Smart Boards, and more. The teachers are very kind, challenge the students to strive to do their best, and are quite skilled with technology. The students are kind and respectful to each other for the most part, and work collaboratively together. The iPads, computers, and Smart Boards are also great resources for helping out the students with their spanish. Another Amazing thing that St.Coleman offers is that they work with a local high school named "Cardinal Gibbons High School" and offer a great group of students in grades 7th and 8th the opportunity to participate in Advanced Math Classes that the students will attend in the morning before arriving at St.Coleman for their regular classes. St. Coleman Catholic School is by far the right choice!


Posted May 5, 2014

This is my first year at St. Coleman I'm in 7th grade, most of the teachers are nice, the students are also nice, but the principal doesn't really care about what the bad teachers do and excessively expells kids. I actually got in trouble because one of the teachers called my and three other kids not smart because she doesn't like us(she even told me that I am number one on her "list"), then she told the principal that I was lying and I got in trouble, she told one kid that no one likes him, and another that he has a short attention span other than that it is a pretty good school.


Posted March 6, 2013

This school is AMAZING! Beautiful facilities, experienced and loving teachers and an extremely safe school, the addition of smart boards and ipads for the students shows that this school is moving forward when so many are cutting back. Great sports programs, specialized classes with dedicated PE, art and music teachers. The other comments that the teachers and administration know every child there is absolutely true. They recently expanded to add more classes per grade and both my children have 15 kids in their class. I cringe every time I hear a parent elect to send their kids to a public elementary schools and then switch to private in middle school. There is a huge difference in the character of the children who have attended SCS in elementary school and those who transferred in for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!! YOU MUST SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL IF YOU WANT A GOOD EDUCATION FOR THEM! Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs


Posted August 16, 2012

My children went to school here for 3 years and now are in a public school where they are learning much more academically. There was alot of bullying and certain children the administration just looked the other way when they picked on and bullied others. Certain children also always seemed to get the better teachers. It was aweful and I am glad we are at a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

I put our daughter in this school. She has excelled beyond belief. I had my child in pine crest, and she could not keep up academically. This school is for the child that is average and wants to excel. The academic and social life is wonderful for a child. The teachers are wonderful except the prepaid lunch program had us in a snag for 2 weeks, but overall, the teachers are very caring, personalized and made it so we did not have to get a tutor. I love the way the structure of the school and all the kids that live nearby in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

We left after 4 years 1. Not impressed by the teachers overall. Yes, there are a (slim) few great ones, but the majority are not quality. More yelling at the students then teaching. Academically the school is just "ok". Technology & Enrichment lack. 2. There is little compassion or love for the children. The office staff are harsh and not welcoming to parents or students. The business office is extremely rude. They do not keep good records and are not up to date with any business software. Keep your ck register handy, you will need to keep up with their mistakes. 3. Sad, but the kids attitudes takes on that of the faculty and staff. Overall the students are disrespectful to adults and each other. 4. Bullying is not addressed appropriately. If you do need help with a situation, be prepared to wait a long time to be addressed. 5. Lunch menu is not nutritional. Many complaints by parents and students. Same family that runs bus. office runs lunch room, always errors on prepaid lunch cards. There is good & bad at every school, but overall kids & parents deserve a better education and enviro. for the $.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

My child went here for 2 years, I removed him last year and put him back into Public school where he is getting a much better education, this school is behind in Math and the 5th gr science/Social Studies teacher is a JOKE! The 6th gr classes have 35 kids in each class, after the teacher having to explain a math problem to my child, what she made a big deal of then suggested that he get a tudor. There are so many kids the teachers dont have any quality time with the kids (who are jam packed into each class) We encountered behaviour issues from another child that were not addressed properly by the principal. Total waste of $$ When the other review stated girls are favored here... its true! We lived it for 2 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

love it! my son is so happy all the teachers are so helpful and nice. money well invested!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

Very over rated Academically not what it is proclaimed to be. Behind in Math, Science and other core subjects compared other Catholic schools.. Treats children juvenile and doesn't prepare them for the next step in their lives, At the end of the day, even 7- 8th graders have to be picked up, and signed out in classroom by parent or adult. No car line after school offered. My experience with Principal was not positive in anyway. I found her to be overbearing, unreasonable and difficult to work with. Glad we made the switch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

I have three children currently at the school. I have read several of these reviews, some on here are over three years old. I would like to point out that no school is perfect and I will not try to say St. Coleman is. However, the principle, Dr. Lori St. Thomas, does an incrediblle job of knowing each student. Not just their name and grade, but their personality and how they are doing inside the classroom. The teachers are some of the most dedicated I've ever seen. They will go beyond the classroom to help a student. One reviewer made a comment about the parents not being involved. I am not sure where they came up with that. Each parent is required to volunteer 30 hours a year by helping out in the school. This may be by being a room parent, lunch room helper, health clinic volunteer, the school does so many events through out the year that the only way a parent cannot be involved is if they choose not to. Class size has been lowered by the building of a new addition to the school and adding more classes. My 1st grader has 17 kids in his class, 4th grader has 22 & my 6th grader (middle school) has 29. This is an excellent school to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Not only are the academics lacking compared to nearby public and private, the parent teacher communication is poor at best, the leadership is comparable to that of the head cheerleader on a middle school sports team, the parent involvement is very low, teacher quality is left to be desired, poorly behaved students, class size way too large. I hope you are getting the point to look beyond a possible school riding on its reputation's coattails from long ago. There is something that just doesnt make sense or feel right here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

favors girls, overstuffed classes, money will not be worth it, girls rule here, no control, who is in charge here? good luck finding out. public school is nearby, highly recommended. this school has no grading.leave your checkbook, and good luck. you will need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2009

Mediocre at best. Good principal, nice campus, very average teachers, poorly behaved middle school students overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Very organized, great teachers and love that the parents are very involved in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Best school in town, best deal in town, great people, staff and families. This truly is a familt atmosphere type school. Many good friends have developed for my kids and our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

This school is the best school I have ever been to. The principal, the vice principal, the teachers, the students, the lunches and everything else is wonderful. The church is great too. They have so many cameras so every child will be safe. This is a big Happy family! Everyone is welcomed. They treat the children as their own.
—Submitted by a student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 42%
Hispanic 12% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2250 Southeast 12th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Phone: (954) 942-3500

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