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Marshalltown Area Catholic School

Private | PK-6 | 216 students


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Posted July 5, 2013

We currently have 3 of our 5 children enrolled at MACS (soon to be St. Francis Catholic School) and we absolutely love it. St. Francis has high academic standards, great parent involvement and wonderful administration! Small class sizes allow for excellent student/teacher ratios. We feel our children's needs are being met whether they need to be encouraged to push themselves or challenged in their advanced level. We love that our children participate in prayer services and are held accountable to the virtues our family is trying to teach. We also appreciate that our children's music programs are used as an opportunity to praise God! Financial aid is available to all (Catholics AND non-Catholics), so if you thought a dynamic, private education was out of reach, give St. Francis a call! We hope to see you.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 26, 2010

MACS is a community of caring teachers, parents, and students. MACS has been wonderful for my children both academically and spiritually.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2010

They help our children learn, but also give them great values to live their lives.
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Posted October 9, 2010

I am from Marshalltown, Ia, and I graduated from Marshalltown Senior High School. I am a chemist/educator and I am very pleased to see one of my hometown schools entered in this contest!!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 6, 2010

I have friends who have children attending.
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Posted October 3, 2010

Christian values of home reenforced with teaching......

Posted October 3, 2010

My 5 kids went through there and had a great education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 28, 2010

All 3 of my children have received an excellent faith filled education at MACS.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 27, 2010

It is a GREAT school that provides a GREAT education

Posted September 27, 2010

Just love the school, my kids are doing great.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 24, 2010

The highly academic environment is blended with love and respect.
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Posted September 24, 2010

They provide quality teaching and the smaller class that help the children that need extra help. Plus they learn about faith with is very important in today's life. Faith helps us when tough times come along and faith teaches us how we can give back to others. Children need this to grow...

Posted September 24, 2010

MACS IS GREAT!! Great school, families, and students!!
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Posted September 24, 2010

My children went to MACS and this is a school that we can all be proud of. The elementary school children must go to public schools starting in 7th grade. MACS kids seem to do very well in the public school and are usually the top kids in the classes. Teachers always comment on how they can tell the kids that go to Marshalltown Catholic School.
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Posted September 24, 2010

My children went to school there and received more attention and help than they could ever have in a public school. Because of this they both graduated from high school above average grades and went on to college. One of my son's got a full ride to a private college beause of his grades. They are both very successful and confident adults because of the education they received at Marshalltown Area Catholic Schools
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Posted September 23, 2010

The teachers really care. The class sizes are small.
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Posted September 23, 2010

I have taught here for 32 years. Every year is a new, exciting adventure. Our students love learning. Our parents are great. Our teachers are experienced and dedicated.
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Posted September 23, 2010

The preschool has an excellent communication tool, The BEAR book!
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Posted September 22, 2010

I love the family atmosphere and the community of support from the parents at MACS.
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Posted September 22, 2010

Loving environment, focusing on my kids and forming them into Christian leaders
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 81%
Hispanic 25% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10 West Linn Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: (641) 753-7977


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