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St. Rosalie School

Private | PK-8 | 733 students


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Posted April 15, 2014

St. Rosalie is a great school. My sister and both attended and now my daughter attends. The school is strict, but much needed. It shows children discipline as well as manners. I highly recommend St. Rosalie and bak them 100%.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 3, 2011

I have not been a part of the St. Rosalie family long, but I've seen just that: a family. It makes me sad that something happened to each of these parents to have such negative opinions of the school, but I disagree with everything said in their reviews. St. Rosalie does have high expectations of their students (what may come across as strict) and they do enforce respectful behavior to teachers and other students. I see this is a huge plus! I have worked in other schools and never have I seen students and faculty so willing to lend a helping hand. St. Rosalie has a strong foundation in their administration and has a great, advanced curriculum from what I've seen. I would recommend this school to any parent that could afford it.
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Posted December 17, 2010

I am DISUGUSTED with this school. I attended it when Sister Jeanne was there and it was wonderful. Ms. Wenzel she has RUINED the school. She is not educated on how to speak and treat children. It is like a military school each year it gets worse! When is the Archdiocese going to step in and say enough is enough. The school is going to shut down. They are losing more and more students. When I went there the classes were full and a waiting list a mile long. Now they barely have 3 classes for each grade. It is ashame that all of use cannot send our children to out alma mater because of the treatment and unqualified teachers. Half the teachers are not even teacher certified. They have bachelors in other things and are going back to school. They have no patience and are just taking a job because they cannot get hired somewhere else. People are paying a lot of money for this education to get nothing from it, but grief. My suggestion is to stay away from this school. Save yourself a lot of money and time and grief on you and your child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 7, 2009

This is a horrible excuse for a school! Public schools have more advanced curriculums. A large percentage of their teachers aren't even certified. They care more about image than students. Do yourself a favor and stay away. I got my daughter out of there last year and couldn't be happier
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 17, 2008

i think the teachers and adminstrative staff should take a course in cultural diversity because it seems to be a big problem at the school mrs. patsy needs to develop a liitle more tolerance and not focus on petty things like 'you say i say among the students'
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 20, 2008

I had three children that went to St. Rosalie. The first child went from k to 8 and the school was the best . That's when Sister Jan was there but a new principal came and the school started to go down hill I left my middle child there for 8 grade and that was a big mistake. they play favorite to parents if they do not like you they do not pay you the time of day I had enough so I took my little one out before she and i had to go through the Middle School witch is a big joke. This year 12 teachers left and I don't know when they will wake up and see that there is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 9, 2008

My child has been going to SRS since K. He is now entering the 4th grade at a different school. I can't stand the lack of letting parents get involved. When my son was in Pre-K I was at school 3 days a week, being involved. The so called parties are on the play ground for 30 minutes, if the kids are lucky. I was a room mom 1 year (as this was the only way I could get involved with my child) and I couldn't believe this was their party. The weight of the books they bring home and of course no rolling back packs is rediculous. I don't mind the homework, but don't make my child have back problems before he is 15. I wrote a letter to Wenzel & Landry about a sick child in my fam. being included in prayers & got no response from either.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2008

When you report a problem as a disruptive class or student it's like no big deal. they sweep it under the rug. When your child does something so microscopic , they want to treat it as the biggest thing to hit campus. They have no strong nor priority of how thier discipline policy should work. They don't challenge the children that are advanced. They don't even know how. They are no high standards for no child. Teach them the basic and that's it. Schools like this was known for it's challenging curriculum , not here. No leadership what so ever. There are no efforts to make the children have a self respect or high morale enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 22, 2008

I have had three children go through St. Rosalie. My oldest is a junior at a very good academically challenging school and she attended St. Rosalie until the end of seventh grade. She is consistantly challenged at her high school, and take mostly AP classes. St. Rosalie gave her a very good academic base in which to preform at the high school level, and I am appreciatve of that. My two youngest are currenlty St. Rosalie students, and they are both excelent students. When we left for the storm, we put the kids in the one of the best schools in Houston and they did beautifully, so I do not agree with the parents whose kids were so far behind; perhaps they did not give the effort required? As to the discipline at the school, I agree with the parents above; it is beyond strict! Wenzel needs to lighten up!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 27, 2007

Teacher turnover has been high since the storm. We were very impressed with the teachers and the lower elementary grades. Now that we are experiencing 4th grade, everything has changed. The homework load, note taking, and test schedule, has tripled with students bringing home a 12-15 lb backpack most days. My daughter makes good grades, but only because we've been up studying most nights until 9-10pm. There is no time for these kids to be kids. I feel like we are doing more teaching at home because, sometimes it seems the material is not being covered in depth enough at school.
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Posted June 21, 2007

My son just completed his first year at a popular New Orleans Catholic high school. What he (and we) found out is just how grossly unprepared he was. At SRS, he was straight A's and an occasional B. At his new school, he struggled miserably through computer skills, algebra and of all things, religion. I was impressed with SRS until there was something else to compare it to. It's not a bad school until 4th grade or so and out!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 15, 2007

Ms. Wenzel has lost all her good teachers to other catholic schools in the area & the curriculum & educational experience has hit rock bottom! More teachers are supposed to be leaving again this year. My son came from a non-denominational private school last year & was way ahead of STR. He did not learn one thing he hadn't already covered at his previous school until the 3rd nine weeks. He was all A's last year, now bored & in trouble constantly here. They couldn't keep him challenged. To me this is not the way St.Rosalie used to be. Send your kids elsewhere, too.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 4, 2006

You should just send your child to a boarding school while you are at it. This school is beyond strict. I feel as though the school should understand that children are children and will make mistakes and not correct them in such a harsh and devastating manor. As far as education goes this school has a great, great education program.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 6, 2005

St. Rosalie far exceeds all expectations in education, high standards and wonderful teachers. The classes that are taught are top notch in taking it to the fullest potential of maximum learning. I also enjoy the efforts that st. Rosalie takes to have parents involved with field trips/ playing with your child at recess/ serving your child lunch/ as well as library assistance. I have several friends with their children @ other schools and there is no comparison as far as interaction and education. My daughter is now in 4th and loves st. Rosalie school. Being a very socialable school, parents as well as our children make a lot of new friends. Very pleased with this school in every way possible. We have 1 daughter in 4th and a 16 months old that I am waiting until she is old enough to also give her the best education. Carrie fried
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 47%
Black 18% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 1%
Hispanic 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mary C. Wenzel
  • Roman catholic
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  • (504) 347-0271


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  • Archdiocese of New Orleans
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617 2nd Avenue
Harvey, LA 70058
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