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Holy Angels Catholic School

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Posted May 18, 2014

Holy Angels is a great school. It has a strong tradition of excellence in the Fox Valley community. Holy Angels does a great job of combining faith with educational excellence. We have been impressed with how the leadership at Holy Angels continues to look at innovative ways to incorporate common core into its curriculum with out losing site of the catholic tenets. We have enjoyed the benefits of an outstanding music program, competitive sports teams (starting in 5th grade) and academic extra curricular activities. We strongly recommend Holy Angels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2014

Holy Angels Catholic School has been an amazing place for my children. They are happy to go to school everyday because of great teachers and the warm nurturing environment they create. We feel so blessed to have this great option for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

Holy Angels Catholic school is one of the oldest and largest Catholic schools in the diocese. With that brings a rich tradition of high academic standards, elite teachers, and student-pride. I am an extremely proud parent and believe my children are getting the best education in our area. I originally took tours at other Catholic schools in our area and selected Holy Angels for many reasons. Aside from a fantastic education, it provides a long list of extra-curricular activities. From sports, to spanish, robotics, engineering, photography, art, music, band, etc., it has the ability to expose its students to a variety of things and nurture their interests. As a working mom, it also helps to have extended care, use of the bus system, and a community of parents who support one another. Finally, unlike other schools, Holy Angels is one of the only schools to have a technology lab, a library, a nurse on site, teacher's aides (that keep the teacher-student ration low), and advanced groups for those that are excelling. Between smart boards, iPads, computer technology, etc., its continually looking for progressive ways to advance students' education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

My Grandmother went to Holy Angels. My Father and his three brothers went to Holy Angels. I went to HA, along with my 4 sisters and lastly my two sons and daughter all graduated from HA. It's a great place to send your children. Academically it is strong, and it's the environment I wanted for my children. It is a sacrifice to send your kids to Catholic school, but I look at as my luxury car payment. 10 years down the road, what would I have rather done: Driven a luxury car, gone on fabulous vacations or given my children the best environment and education I could give them? Hopefully there will be time for the other stuff. And if there isn't, I'm pretty good with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

I am so impressed with Holy Angels. Each day every child I see can't wait to get to school. All the teachers we have encountered have gone above and beyond the call. They certainly aren't there for the money! They truly love their job and the children they teach. They are caring, compassionate and truly wonderful teachers and individuals. The school is safe and well staffed by amazing people. I highly recommend this school to anyone and everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

Holy Angels provides my children with a loving, nurturing, safe learning environment. My children are thriving at this school. They have had outstanding teachers that will go the extra mile for every student. We utilize the extended day program and are extremely grateful for the teachers who help the students with homework and provide activities to fill the time. I feel very comfortable entrusting the staff with my three girls. Thank you Holy Angels for your continued dedication to your students and families.
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Posted May 16, 2014

My sons have excelled at Holy Angels. They enjoy coming to school and look forward to the projects and activites planned by their enthusiastic teachers. The faculty and staff go above and beyond to provide a faithful, child-centered, safe environment. Holy Angels offers a partnership between parents and teachers. Parents are not only welcomed as volunteers, they are given frequent communications and opportunites to witness their children's growth. Holy Angels guides students in their academic excellence in the areas of reading, writing, math. and science. I am confident my children will be well prepared as they progress in their education.
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Posted May 16, 2014

As a parent I couldn't be happier with Holy Angels School. The principal and teachers have excellent communication. Both of my children have thrived academically in this faith driven school community. I have always felt that the well being and safety of my children have been of the utmost importance to the teachers. Holy Angels School has been a long standing tradition in my family. I am proud that my children are a part of that tradition.
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Posted May 16, 2014

My husband and his siblings attended Holy Angels and we decided to send our sons there as well. Our sons have both had such great experiences at Holy Angels. Wonderful teachers and great kids. We couldn't be happier with our choice to send our kids to Holy Angels.
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Posted May 16, 2014

We are in our sixth year at Holy Angels and have been very pleased so far. All of the teachers my children have had so far have made going to school much more enjoyable for them. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a great education rooted in the Catholic faith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

I went to Holy Angels and my children went to Holy Angels and now my grand children go there. It is a great school academically and spiritually.
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Posted July 15, 2013

Holy Angels is very good school. My daughter was a transfer student fot the 7th grade. Classes were larger than the 17-1 ratio more like 28/30 to 1 teacher. I prefer a smaller class size. The music teacher is superb! The choir/advanced choir concerts were very well done. The literature teacher is exceptional, and the play Charleston WOW what a preformance. The principle and assistant principle are both good at working with parents when needed. My daughter enjoyed the cheerleading squad and those 2 coaches were great! Overall this year was a good growth experience for my daughter.
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Posted August 21, 2011

My daughter attends Holy Angels. She looks forward to going to school everyday. Her teachers have been topnotch and genuinely care about her progress. She is surrounded by a safe, supportive, and Christian school community. We couldn't be happier with our choice of Holy Angels!
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Posted March 24, 2010

I have two children attending Holy Angels and I'm very pleased with the academic, extra curricular, and religious programs offered. The teachers are excellent and the community is so wonderful. Parent involvement is exceptional.
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Posted January 2, 2010

First rate caring group of long term professionals run this school. I have two children who actually look forward to going to school. Thanks!
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Posted November 9, 2007

When I was a student here I absolutely loved it. I now have siblings who attend H.A. and things have changed quite a bit. The overall atmosphere doesn't seem to have the loving feeling it once had. I agree that H.A. has not chosen the best principals (the last 3, including this one) but the academics and sports are some of the best in this area. I would have to say that Holy Angels does not have the best programs for children who need extra help in subjects or kids who have ADD or ADHD. The level of parent involvement at the school is unbelievable.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 10, 2007

The school had issues a year or so ago like all schools do. The new principal has turned everything around and can be applauded for his hard work and friendly approach to what has been a difficult task. My three children have excelled and my oldest is now on the distinguished honor roll at Marmion Academy with a GPA of 4.3. Basic prinicples taught at HA put him on the right path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

The school has improved and the atmosphere is very positive. Great staff, great involvement by parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2006

We have a good and funny new principal now we really like Holy Angels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

A new year, a new principal, and some new teachers. This is a very solid educational environment that has the added benefit of being a wholly orthodox Catholic school. Here the truth of the Catholic Faith is not watered down. The job of a school is to equip children to succeed in life. A Catholic school must do this but more importantly must prepare children for the next life. My children are getting a great education from loving, dedicated teachers, and they're getting it in an environment that reinforces the faith we try to impart to them. Parent involvement is great, sports and other extra curricular opportunities abound. I couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 51%
Hispanic 14% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tonya Forbes
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  • Roman catholic
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Aurora, IL 60506
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