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St Mary Parish Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 331 students


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Posted June 22, 2014

As a parent of 5 and who has 3 children attending St.Mary's. I would say I could think of a better school to send my kids to. After being in the public schools around our area, I know we made the right choice to send our kids to St.Mary's.
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Posted February 13, 2014

This School. Does NOT represent Catholic values. If your child is not a straight A student or has a learning disability , medical condition, forget it. They only want the best for the State Assessments and to look good. Children are bullied and made to feel like they are nothing unless they are perfect. Many good families have left the school and church over this. The principal and very few teachers try but they are ran over by the rest. I strongly urge you to go to other Catholic school.

Posted August 9, 2009

This school is full of bullying & the administration does nothing. Good test score don't mean anything if your child is not safe in the school. It is sad that so many good involved families have left over the last 3-4 years while the bullies remain. I strongly urge you to look at other Catholic schools.
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Posted May 31, 2008

The perfect blend of academics and faith. Students are expected to excel not only academically but within their Catholic faith. The staff truly care about each student and parent involvement is not only welcome but encouraged.
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Posted August 11, 2005

I cannot tell you how pleased we are with St. Mary school. The entire staff treats each student as a member of the family. Students are expected to respect and encourage their fellow students and it shows at every school assembly. The staff from the principal to the maintenance staff consider their work a vocation not a job. The academics is outstanding, every grade reaching the Standard of Excellence, but the true measure of the school is the Christ-like atmosphere exhuded throughout the school every day.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 67%
Hispanic 10% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2306 East Meadowlark Road
Derby, KS 67037
Phone: (316) 788-3151


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