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St Juliana School

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Posted July 23, 2014

Can't even give this school 1 star. Academically, is below national standards and the new Principal was at the school the first semester and only January of 2014 because she went on maternity leave. She has no clue of what she is doing and zero experience in elementary school, until now! The safety of the kids is alarming specially since there is complete access From the outside world through the sports ground! I would advise anyone to do a major research before going to St Juliana. Beware that many families (including us) are not returning! Very sad how this principal has allowed the school to go down as much as it has! Very sad!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 23, 2014

Oh so sad! The pastor and principal are new and just pulled my 3 kids out of here. Suggest anyone looking at this school to dig deeper! Is a complete disaster. The pastor sees everyone as a dollar sign and the principal has no experience in elementary education. The parent involvement dropped this year because the administration seems to want more control. As a catholic person, for the first time I have to say that saint Juliana Catholic School made me feel embarrased of being a catholic and educational speaking, one word comes to mind.... Below average!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 19, 2014

Nothing less than complete pandemonium the past year, I don't believe my children learned much at all. At this point my husband and I are very disappointed and considering other options. I was pleased to see my children learning about the faith but the administration truly did not bear the same fruit that they speak of.
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Posted January 26, 2014

Now the truth about SJS. Our principal is new to the school and is doing a wonderful job. Not only was she an elementary school teacher, but also a high school teacher for many years before entering administration. She was a beloved Dean of Students at our local Catholic High School before coming to SJS. The school is a kind, caring, family community in which we all watch out for each others children. The teachers are wonderful and our students are well prepared for high school. Our students are accepted at Cardinal Newman, American Heritage(some on academic scholarship), Suncoast, Benjamin, Pope, and in many of the local magnet programs. Currently, the school doesn't have an AP and according to Fla. standards based on population is not required to, the same as many of the other Catholic elementary schools in the area. My children have never been bullied at school and feel happy, safe, and loved everyday when they get to school. We could choose to send our children to any school in the area and we choose St. Juliana Catholic School and have for many years.
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Posted August 20, 2013

St. Juliana is a catholic based highly academic environment. The teachers, parent's and principal, along with the pastor and not only a community, they are a family! Love, love, love our experience at this school. My son has been at St. Juliana since pre-k and graduates this year 2014 from 8th grade. I recommend this school highly. We have had experience with many other private schools in Palm Beach County with our other children, This school has been our best experience...
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Posted December 18, 2010

The school is improving the middle school curriculum, they are going to offer for 2011-2012 year. Pre- Algebra in 6 grade, Algebra I Honors in 7 grade and Geometry Honors in 8 grade. This is a great challenge for the school.
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Posted September 12, 2010

I have entrusted my children to the school since Pre k. They have had a quality education in a Christ centered environment. I am proud of the young men they are turning out to be spiritually and academically. One of my boys even took the Duke University Talent Search, as he scored in the 99% in SS thanks to the qualified teachers at St Juliana School.
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Posted August 28, 2010

Very dissatisfied with the school. We withdrew our son after 4th grade and thank goodness we did because when he entered public school they tested him and he was barely reading at a second grade level. Of course he was on the honor roll at st julianas so we had no idea the situation was so bad. Teachers kept telling us he was "right on track". As for moral development... How would you like to find out the teacher entrusted to care for and guide your 3 year old has an ARREST record. I was shocked as well. Thank God for public school. Our older son got the extra resources he needed and now our kindergardener is thriving and not being shamed on a daily basis.
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Posted June 3, 2010

Saint Juliana is a great overall school teaching great fundamentals and a faith based education! I have read some of the reviews and my comments are that everyone has a choice and an opinion. My kids have been very happy and are thriving!!!Come and take a tour! It is a great school to get involved in! Go Shamrocks!!!!
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Posted April 25, 2010

My 2 Children went to this school for 6 years. I wanted them to get a spiritual backbone as well as a good education. They were good to me and my family. The parents and teachers were a little judgmental, especailly if you were struggling or werent able to volunteer at the school as much as the non-working moms did. All of the volunteer moms kids got the best parts in mass, in plays, were teachers pets and on and on,I resented this because I was a working mom and my kids are awesome and deserved great things too. When we put them in public school their self esteem grew considerably. They are both on honor roll, teachers are constantley prasing them for how awesome they really are seeing there confidance and love for education grow made me feel good that we made the right choice.
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Posted April 13, 2010

The tone for the school starts at the top, and the principal of this school strives for excellence at all times. The faculty and teachers reflect that striving for excellence approach, and you sure can't argue with the results! Testing results in the top ten percent of the country, a high percentage of students in the National Junior Honor Society, and a lot of smart happy kids! This is an excellent school. My kids began with kindergarten, and they'll finish middle school here, happily and ready for high school.
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Posted April 10, 2010

This school has lost lots of students over the last three years. Every year there are lots of new faces teaching our children. The moral at the school is very low.
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Posted September 1, 2009

The class sizes are too high for a private school, especially the kindergarten and lower grades. School can improve communication with parents and overall organization of information.
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Posted July 23, 2009

Great school...wonderful faculty. My daughter is staring kindergarten and my second daughter Pre-k3. We are very pleased with the school overall. Highly recommend!
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Posted February 5, 2009

The best gift that we can left to our children is the education, and SantJuliana give an excellent oportunity to grow academically and morally. The comunication between parents and teachers are excellent, the edline helps to make this comunication bigger. The economic problems is taking some good programs off like sunshine Math, Technology class and I hope this things go back to the school. and the school needs to go deeply in the foreign languages to get grammar knowledge not only tha basic staff, they had intensified P.E., and tht was great, there are a lot ot good things in this school.
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Posted January 26, 2009

After many years of watching the school deteriorate, we could no longer support the newest inept principal and out of touch admnistration in general. No leadership, no accountability, No professionalism or discretion.
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Posted January 17, 2009

I went here for only 5 years but I disliked this school very much. The kids were very judgemental and they hurt a lot of peoples' feelings. They teach 'religion' class, but it's just a workbook. They barely talk about God. Leaving the school, I thought I had many friends, but I later found out that all of them hated me. The teachers were usually rude or mean, a few were sweet. I'm much happier at my current school than here.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 10, 2009

St Juliana is a growing, thriving community of caring teachers, involved parents limited only by their own initiative and willingness to join with others working with a positive attitude toward meaninful objectives, and students who are challenged and respond with enthusiasm. The school has faced some difficult times in the past few years, and overcome each with courage and faith, keeping the spritual and educational needs of our students at the forefront. The leadership, persistence, trust in God, and support of the St Juliana family have paid off. The school has posted academic achievement as measured by ITBS standarized tests that are well above average, including 8th grade results in the top 10% nationally. A broader and enriched curriculum is in place, contributing to the academic results and offering more opportunities to our students. There is a wide choice of extra-curricular activities to build appreciation of the arts, sportsmanship, leadership, and other social skills. Despite the hard times and a few vocal nay-sayers, St Juliana is growing and achieving excellent results. I m glad to be part of the family. St Juliana Sham rocks!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 8, 2009

When your children are enrolled at St. Juliana School, they are part of a family. The administration and teachers genuinely love and care about the children and want to see them succeed. The children at the school are happy and they are learning. The eighth grade just scored in the top 10% in the nation in their ITBS standardized testing in all subject areas. That says something about the teachers and students at the school. They are doing a great job!

Posted January 7, 2009

Looks good on paper, but when you dig deeper, there is not much substance.
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Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 29%
White 38% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4355 South Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
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