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St Zachary Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 184 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $122,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,000.

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Posted August 5, 2014

I have 2 kids attending that school, both love their teachers, could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

As a current eighth grade student at St. Zachary, I would recommend this school to anyone in the area. Not only are we prepared academically for high school, but we are also taught morality and respect for others. The small class sizes are great for learning and for teachers to get to know their students better. Just look at our test scores for proof! The thing I like best, though, is everyone's friendliness and openness towards each other. Peer pressure is definitely minimized, and it should be easy to make friends. Extracurricular activities are fun and enjoyable. Overall, St. Zachary is a great place to be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2006

St. Zachary Catholic School is truly excellent in all areas. A Catholic education at St. Zachary begins with an outstanding preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds which meets 4 days per week. Full day kindergarten is offered with a robust curriculum. Test scores not only meet but exceed those for the Archdiocese of Chicago as well as for surrounding schools in the Northwest suburbs. An extended day program provides a safe, nurturing environment for both before and after school care. Our Catholic values are incorporated in all that we teach, learn and do each day. Children are spiritually, academically, socially and physically fit when they move on to high school. St. Zachary's many strengthts make it an outstanding choice for a complete Catholic education from Preschool through 8th grade.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 4%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Catherine A Determann
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  • Roman catholic
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567 Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 437-4022

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