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Our Lady of Victory Catholic School

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Posted March 20, 2014

OLV Excellent learning environment. One class for each grade. Close, family like environment. BEST choice for religious education in s ATL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2014

I had to give the school 1 star because this site would not allow me to give it anything lower. We sent two children to this school. There were constant issues with bullying and lack of teacher and/or principal involvement with addressing the situation. We pulled our children out and sent them to another school only to find out our children were academically behind by almost a year. We had to send one of our children to summer school just so they could catch up. Basically, we were paying a private school tuition for a sub-standard public school education. Other families we know endured the same thing. I realize it is the only Catholic school on the South side but, I would highly encourage you to send your children elsewhere - even a public school. This is really a sad statement since I am the product of a Catholic school education. I am sure the turn over rate is extremely high due to issues such as these. I know of very few children that will start there in 1st grade and continue on until 8th grade. Bottom line: look somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

My son attended first grade at OLV and he did well academically. His class consisted of thirty students. However, the staff is very unfriendly toward parents. Most of the teachers are very unfriendly with the exception of the art teacher. Overall it was great for academics, but not very appeasing to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

Our Lady of Victory Catholic School is one of the best elementary school on the Southside of Georgia. My son went to this school for two years (Kindergarten to 1st grade), and I was completely satisfied with the schools entire program. I had the privilege of watching my son blossom into this beautiful, bright young man, who was very happy to get to school in the mornings. The school offers a very challenging yet supporting academic curriculum. Not to mention providing a very safe and loving environment for the students. If it wasn t for the fact that finances are strained for me right now, my son would still be attending this school. Keep up the good work OLV!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

Transferring to OLV is one of the best decisions we could have made. Unlike in public school, my child is happy to go to school everyday. The teachers and staff are caring and interested in the children, who do not get lost in the crowd. With one class per grade, they move up with the same kids each year. The education is superior - the math is advanced; they do a lot of writing (they are not being taught the CRCT all year); there is more homework and greater expectations; and they do interesting projects. They also have classes in Spanish and religion, and are given greater exposure to the arts - they actually played instruments (recorders) in music and they are actually learning art skills (instead of just doing crafts). There is always something fun and different going on - such as a spelling bee, book battle, carnival, 5K race, field day, drama performances, talent show, class parties, book fairs, teacher/student volleyball game, MLK Day speaker, the list goes on and on.... This is a GREAT school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

The problem with the school is the administration. Principal Grace is extremely cheap and will not invest the much needed money into the school. For example, she expects for the parents to donate everything from a new kitchen fryer to classroom whiteboards. Where does the tuition go? She does not spend it on recruitment either. Our son attended for K and 1st grade. I loved the small atmosphere and the fact that everyone knew everybody. I agree with the comment that Ms. Grace will say anything to get you there, but do nothing to keep you there. This is probably why they have lost so many good families, some of which were there for years. There were parents who paid tuition for multiple children for several years and once they came upon financial hard times, they were not assisted. Yet I know for a fact that a new family with multiple children was given a HUGE discount in tuition. Further, Ms. Grace fires teachers who disagree with her and tells the parents who disagree with her that their children cannot return. All that and it is a mediocre education at best. I don't care that it has a blue ribbon--that must be political.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2012

Our children are very happy at Our Lady of Victory. The school has challenging academics and daily prayer. This is the school for your family if you want a Catholic loving environment for your children. My boys both wake up excited for school and look forward to the schools many sports and special events. The principal, teachers, and staff are welcolming and friendly. We love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2011

We have attended OLV for over 6 years. We had to leave the school. The curriculum has dropped and the quality of the students has dropped as well. I have supported the school financially and giving of my personal time and I saw first hand the lack of respect the current student body has for their elders. I love the teachers, but with the current administration at the school their hands are tied and must follow the "principal's way" or they get fired. I hated to leave but my child is happier and glad to be away from "that school." Mrs. Grace will tell you what ever you want to hear to get you in the door, ask around find out why other families left. It's not financial its the principal, and the quality of students attending the school. Yes they got a million endowment, but it's not attracting the quality students or quality teachers. The parent involvement consists of the same 20 families, everyone else just sits back and watches and doesn't even support the school financially...pitiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

This school ,as is says above not a good school. Please take it from me don't not send your children to this school . I am a student that has taken time out to find a site on the internet to warn others about this school. I will just say a couple of the many different problems in this school. First of all the teacher are not nice at all except for the math teacher for 6th Grade and the Social Studies teacher of 6th,7th, and 8th. I their the only two teachers that are nice . Take my word. I know teachers aren't suppose to be nice but it is an environment where your child spends all day and can't get respect from teachers. Second of all the students are ok but some can tease your child. If they might have problems. So please do your self a favor and take you money and time some where else. Also all these student that say they love the school the don't want to tell their parents the true. Especially the students in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade. One last thing ,` especially don't send your children here if their in 6,7,or 8th Grades PLEASE!!!!!!


Posted May 13, 2011

My children have enjoyed attending OLV- a great Catholic school on the south side of Atlanta. Great teachers, great facilities and excellent technology. Every classroom is equipped with a Smartboard/projector. The computer lab offers a wide array of software/hardware and instruction for any project. Overall, a great school and a very rewarding experience for us and our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

This is the only Catholic Elementary School south of Atlanta which was awarded 1 million dollars in Grace Scholarship funds! Great news! Now maybe more staff and teachers will get hired to better care for and educate our children. 4 great reviews were submitted on 10/18. Do not believe all that you read about how GREAT this school is. Ask around and get the truth. If we had another choice on the southside of Atlanta, we would have never chosen OLV.


Posted October 18, 2010

Our family has moved 7 times and our oldest son has attended 5 different schools. OLV has been a Blessing! The Principal is loving and hands on. The teachers are wonderful! It's a safe and loving environment that provides a challenging academic program where God is first! Love OLV!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

Our Lady of Victory Catholic School: Challenging academics, strong leadership and very academic oriented principal. Religion is the centerpiece of the school day. Students attend mass each week. Every day begins and ends with prayer. Most parents are very supportive and involved. Administration does a great job with the tools and resources they are given. It is a wonderful school that is providing a foundation for my children which is a true blessings, and we are now in our 7th year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

We are in our 6th year at Our Lady of Victory. My children are thriving and starting their day with prayer and ending the day in prayer. The religion aspect of this school is wonderful and I see that when my children come home speaking of God, Jesus and the love for their school. It is small so when someone leaves the school due to whatever their issues are, there are some who want to ruin the reputation of the school and to me is not the Catholic, Christian way to handle things. Our experience has been great from the teachers to the principal but most importantly it is a school with a love for children and God.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

We have been at OLV since Pre-K. It is a wonderful Faith based school. There is a challenging curriculum, the principal and teachers are caring, supportive and loving. The support staff is outstanding not to mention this is a National Blue Ribbon School. We love OLV!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

OLV is an excellent school. All of our teachers are kind to us and we are always learning. We have daily religion classes, and all of our classmates are always kind and supportive. I OLV
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Posted March 18, 2010

Our Lady of Victory School is a school that is Private and Catholic. They are not a christian school at all. The leadership at this school is horrible. She will not listen to parent comments. It is her way or she will kick you out of school. Several students left in 2009-2010 due to the horrible things that were going on with the leadership. In addition when the children were placed in another school they were told they may be held back. This is scary. Parents beware. Do not be fooled. Check out others before you enroll here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

We loved OLV. Our daughter attend from Jan '07 through Sept '08. Finished first grade, completed all of second grade, and began her third grade year there. Great leadership structure by the staff. Wonderful Christian atmosphere fosters academic excellence and outstanding stewardship. Left due to military move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

This school is great. All the students are polite and courteous and the teachers really care for the students. The only problem with the school is the principal, Mrs. Linda Grace. She has totally screwed up the school since the previous principal, Mr. Craig Mousseau. Mrs. Grace doesn't deal with punishment very well and she isn't crackng down on the 'bad things.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2005

Our Lady of Victory School exhibits great leadership and bases its foundation on trust and academic excellence. The staff and parental involvment exemplifies strong team work that motivates and initiates student interaction in the school setting, which in turn, produces overall academic performance. The extracurriccular activites only fosters and supports the discipline that is necessary to achieve the school mission statement. I was very impressed with the overall quality and safety administered by the school. No place will be perfect, but OLOV is close to it.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 44%
Black 24% 37%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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