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Costa Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 209 students


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Posted February 1, 2011

I had two kids graduate from Costa and it was a great experience for them. The teachers were wonderful and the parents involvement was exceptional, everyone worked together. I would recommend Costa to anyone.
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Posted November 25, 2008

Costa does provide good, solid education but it is provided in an environment that is troubling to some students. Bullying is a big issue at Costa that is often ignored by most parents because their children are not the receivers. This makes it hard for the child to learn and retain anything at all except low self esteem.
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Posted November 7, 2008

Best in Knox county and beyond, hands down.
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Posted August 31, 2008

This was a very good school a few years ago. Do to overspending they have now cut teachers, raised tuition significantly and increased class sizes. My child only had 12 students in class in 2006-2007. This increased to 25 students in the 2007-2008.
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Posted November 9, 2007

Costa is a strong family school. The teachers are always thre to discuss issues, there are many extra curricular activities, and families are encouraged to be involved with their childs education. Academically it is strong with a good base for the general population of learners, however it could use a program to deal with academically advanced students. Thay have their own staffed special education and each student is helped they way it works best for them and the school. The cost is fair, and well worth the money so your child is not exposed to some of the vulgar and lude things that get seen and heard at public schools.
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Posted August 2, 2007

I like the high standerds costa sets for their students.
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Posted January 7, 2007

Costa Catholic Academy leads area academics. The school has close family support, and uses volunteers to connect to the community. The tuition is a great value for anyone who wants a special learning environment that is the best in 50 miles!
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 0%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Jim Kovac
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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  • NCEA


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  • Diocese of Peoria
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2726 Costa Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (309) 344-3151


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