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St Philomena School

Private | PK-8 | 421 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $84,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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Posted April 6, 2014

So much better then those fakes from Saint Vincents, there all just stuck up rich people! My child was bullied at the school for the longest time at St Vincents and they didnt do anything to help him. He is so much happier at St Phils now and I love it! Its a great education and community. Although some of the teachers aren't the best its still a good school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 13, 2012

This school sucks. Bullying goes on there from left to right. The teachers are very mean and way too strict. They also don't have the greatest academics either. Trust me, don't send your kid here. St. Vincent de Paul school is a great enviroment though and great academics- A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL- So boo tigers and Go Vikings.(St.Vincent de Paul School)
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Posted August 16, 2012

Can't say enough about the culture at St. Phil's. Amazing Principal and teachers who focus squarely on the education, faith formation and well-being of all students. The academic program is innovative and top notch. There are no cliques, no drama - just a really positive environment. We'll be sad when our kids are done at St. Phil's - GREAT school!!
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Posted May 10, 2010

The children do wonderful work their art work is beautiful, singing is great they do well in sports and academics i am very proud of them
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Posted May 9, 2010

St. Philomena is a strong academic school which instills many values in the students turns them into well-rounded people.
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Posted May 5, 2010

I love St Phils they make you feel right at home.My children love all there teachers and staff.
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Posted May 5, 2010

We have had our four sons graduate from St. Philomena School. It has the best faculty, staff, and priests. Everyone is very committed to the students' education and faith formation. It is simply the best school ever!
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Posted May 5, 2010

It was an all around enjoyable time in every class I was in.
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Posted May 5, 2010

St Philomena School in Peoria, IL is a place where the childrens education is faith based and will instill in our students good morals.

Posted May 3, 2010

I love this school because it is part of my Catholic heritage, and because it is part of my neighborhood culture. Family members attended St. Phil's and the culture of Christianity is certainly part of who they have become as persons.
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Posted May 3, 2010

This is a great school that engages the whole community in the child's educational life.
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Posted April 28, 2010

It exercises the values of compassion, humility, and love for the Holy Spirit within the community.
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Posted April 28, 2010

I love St. Phils because my children are getting a great education. Their love for the school and church are reflected in their every day life.
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Posted April 28, 2010

Some of my grandchildren attend St. Phil's and enjoy all that they do and learn there. Great kids in a great school!
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Posted April 27, 2010

Because my grandchildren are having such a wonderful learning experience there.
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Posted April 26, 2010

Both my older boys are doing GREAT in college due to teh outstanding education they received!
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Posted April 25, 2010

Great staff and learning environment for our kids. Administration is committed to striving for excellence in all facets of the educational product offered.
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Posted April 25, 2010

it is a catholic school which teaches children about faith, hope and love, discipline and hard work to become a responsible adult some day.
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Posted April 24, 2010

Classes, teachers, ministry, cleanliness; all around positive environment
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Posted April 24, 2010

We love St. Phils because the staff and students make it great! The atmosphere is wonderful, you can sense the respect among students and staff. We look forward to a wonderful education for our children at St. Phils.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 51%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Jodi Peine
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Diocese of Peoria
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3216 North Emery Avenue
Peoria, IL 61604
Phone: (309) 685-1208


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