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St Cletus Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 427 students


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Posted June 30, 2014

We were at this school for 11/2. 5th & part of 6th grade. Teachers were fine. Parents, kids are terrible. Pretentious and very cliquey. If you are not rich, you have no voice. The rich kids bully the other kids and you have no recourse. My son was never given a chance by the other boys and I was rarely spoken to. Very unfriendly people. Administration only cares about the families who can donate money. I was a single, working mom and was judged negatively because I worked. The other moms are as deep as a bath. There is no diversity at St. Cletus. The rich families run all the sports and events, so their kids and their friends get all the good playing times. They price events so high$, that only the clique can afford to go. We could'nt wait to leave. Moved across the country and never looked back. Just wanted to give a heads up. Don't waste your money. It is very expensive to get treated badly.

Posted May 15, 2010

Great school! Great pastor....too bad my parochial school can't emulate this school
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 14, 2010

St. Cletus is my community, both in and out of school, both in and out of church.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 13, 2010

It provided a great education for our children and it has a great sense of community.
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Posted May 13, 2010

My two sons now attending St. Cletus represent the second generation of our family at the school, with my wife and I meeting there and graduating in the same class many years ago. Throughout the years, St. Cletus has given students a strong educational and religious base from which to grow and learn through their high school years and beyond. For us, St. Cletus is more than just a school, but an important part of our everyday lives and will be for many years to come.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 13, 2010

After sending three chldren through St Cletus I can honestly say that all of my cildren were well prepared for high school as well as life. Thanks to all of the past & current staff. Go Cardinals!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 13, 2010

The teachers and staff are very caring and friendly. Each child is treated as an idividual. We are very proud and touched at how well rounded our children have become as a result of attending St. Cletus. St. Cletus is part of our family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 12, 2010

Besides the top notch educational program for all grades, technologically speaking we are head and shoulders above the local schools. There is also a great sense of community and faith. Love it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 12, 2010

Have watched young children grow with knowledge and pride and foster their commitment to the Catholic faith.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 9, 2010

The quality and commitment of the faculty to each student

Posted May 6, 2010

All of the people at St. Cletus make it a GREAT school!!!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 6, 2010

I really love this school and enjoying looking at the smiling teacher face everyday greeting the kids.The school has a wonderful and caring teachers.I am sure any kid would enjoy this great school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 5, 2010

The focus on faith, family and the future of our children. St. Cletus is a great community consisting of amazing staff, great parents who get involved and wonderful children who love and support one another and make us proud! It's a great place to spend 9 years.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 5, 2010

We feel so blessed to be able to send our son to St. Cletus where he receives a top-notch education, solid formation in the Catholic Faith, a faculty and staff that treats each child (and parents too) with great respect, and classmates from truly wonderful families. I can't imagine a better school for my son!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 5, 2010

St. Cletus offers more than a great education. I love the dedication of the faculty and staff and the sense of community provided by the parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 28, 2010

St Cletus's has a strong community of caring parents and a faculty and staff that take a personal interest in developing the whole child.
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Posted April 28, 2010

St. Cletus wasn't the closest Catholic school to our home but we chose this for our children because: the faculty cares; the students care for one another; the messages learned during weekly Masses are carried throughout the school day. Life lessons are learned every minute of every day! Thank you St. Cletus Administration for nurturing, teaching and caring about our children!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2010

I love the warm inviting feel of a close knit community. All the adults, staff and parents included, look out for the children. The academic education my children are receiving is even beyond the top notch public schools in our community. The teachers are firm with high expectations, yet nurturing at the same time. I am so pleased with all St. Cletus has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2010

I must admit its a family network, not only for school and religion. But for the interest of the child's long term education as well as there well being. The teachers and the staff here not only teach education. use their parenting skills on being fair and not leaving anyone out.This is a must in todays society. This is what makes us Saint Cletus
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2010

So much to offer. I love that all the parents volunteer and are involved with their childs education. We researched other schools and found St Cletus to be the best.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Jolene Hillgoth
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700 West 55th Street
La Grange, IL 60525
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