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St Jude The Apostle Catholic School

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Posted August 23, 2014

Horrible school. Discrimination towards minorities. Teachers are bullies. No incident report recorded even when incidents occur. Parents and staff gang up against minorities as there is just 3 minorities in each grade. My child was threatened that he would be expelled because he stayed home when he was injured badly by another child and was asked to take rest. No kindness or compassion for the parents and children of minorities. Poor leadership. Teachers get away with sending hate mails.
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Posted May 6, 2013

My years at St.Jude has been dreadful. There is absolutely no diversity(even though they think they do) and the teachers pick on you, and basically bully the students. Don't send your child to St.Jude.


Posted October 5, 2012

I have 2 children at St Jude ( 1st grade and 6th grade) and have been very pleased with their experience there. The teachers are extremely warm and caring; there is very open communication with parents; and the curriculum is challenging. They enjoy going to school and have formed treasured relationships with classmates and teachers.
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Posted February 14, 2011

I have had my children at St. Jude for the last 6 years. THREE of them. I have had a great experience with them there. Wouldn't send any of them anywhere else, Truly a great experience for us all !!
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Posted June 24, 2010

If you are thinking of having your child start in sixth grade or middle school, examine the school very carefully. The middle school math and science curriculum is extremely weak. Spanish is practically non-existent. The teachers of band and chorus often express their frustration with the students. Demerits are passed out for incredibly minor infractions. The middle school coordinator is humorless and completely inflexible. I would NOT send my child through middle school at St. Jude again.
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Posted October 21, 2009

They are so caring and are such a warm and welcoming community. It's like have 75 additional moms and dads who are watching over your child like I would myself- yet they are the teachers and staff. They expect a lot from the kids and push them to their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Great school. Mostly kind teachers and staff. The seventh and eighth grades prepare you for high school but are a pain.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

SJA is a great school! Great teachers, no cliquy groups of kids. The lunches are not the best, but the school is challenging. Seventh and Eigth grade prepare you well for school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

I love St.Jude!I feel safe there.The teachers are great too
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Posted September 17, 2007

The best Catholic grade school in Atlanta!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2006

I've had one child complete K-6 and another now in 3rd grade. St. Jude is an outstanding community from an academic, athletic, religious, and social perspective. My oldest loved school, her friends and was very prepared for the rigors of Marist. Keep in mind that it is not the Catholic School we grew up with - one for all children regardless of ability. It has high academic standards and if your child needs a great deal of extra help, St. Jude's is not prepared or willing to give it. For the child who fits the St. Jude mold, it is a wonderful experience. Parent involvement is high. Facilities, while not fancy, are are constantly upgraded (white boards, new gym, full cafeteria, art and music rooms, etc). Weakest academic element is the Spanish program..purely exposure oriented vs. requiring mastery-a big negative for the middle school program.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 44%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 1% 37%
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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7171 Glenridge Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 394-2880

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