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Keokuk Catholic School

Private | PK-5 | 119 students

KCS is known for its safe environment, quality staff, and family atmosphere.

 
 

Living in Keokuk

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $70,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $553.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted June 24, 2013

The small class sizes make a huge difference. This school loves parent involvement, which I think helps strengthen the parent/teacher relationship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

Keokuk Catholic has a wonderful family atmosphere with fantastic teachers, administrators and staff who put children first. IT IS "excellence in education".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

Great teachers and wonderful curriculum. Well above the standard that is used in the public schools.
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Posted October 28, 2009

I love the school because it gives a great education; it's small but smart with excellent teachers. A great place for education.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 81%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Exploratory Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:15 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Laura A Marsot
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
  • small group instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Exploratory Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Thinkers Club, Summer TAG
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • All Saints Catholic Church
  • United Way
  • Hy-Vee, Sprouts Summer Garden
  • Southeastern Community College
  • YMCA
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer in the lunchroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Our students are happy and friendly students. Our parents and extended families are highly involved in their children's education. 2013-2014 marks our 160th of service to the Keokuk Community and tri-state area.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$1000 - $3000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
STO of SE Iowa

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
local Middle School
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2981 Plank Rd
Keokuk, IA 52632
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Phone: (319) 524-5450

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