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St. Edward The Confessor School

Private | PK-8 | 491 students


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Posted September 29, 2014

I wanted to keep my child at St. Edward till it was time for high school. Sad to say it did't work out. The level of homework was insane. I could have wallpapered my entire two story house with the amount of paper we had in one year. My child does have a add issue. We were totally snubbed when it came to asking for additional help. I did all I could to communicate with the teachers but, said to say only one tried to help us. I found the Ladies Council to be very who you know . I felt like if your child wasn't making the grade then to bad for you. It was very disappointing to have to start over again elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 21, 2014

Both of my children attend St. Edward the Confessor. I am extremely pleased with the teachers and the administration. My daughter did extremely well with her Terranova test on both occasions. I contribute this to the preparation that the teachers are doing everyday. In addition, I have had nephews and nieces that attended St. Edward and went on to great high schools and graduated from college. Excellent school......
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Posted May 24, 2013

St. Edward was excellent for our three children. We chose it based on its Blue Ribbon recognition, above-average performance on standardized tests without selective admission of students, and physical plant (it actually has grass fields for the kids, unlike many other schools). The pre-K program prepared our son very well and gave him a strong start. Our girls attended through 7th Grade and then moved on to a magnet school. They were well-prepared. St. Edward is rigorous and fairly strict, especially at the elementary level. We were glad we chose it for our children.
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Posted May 10, 2013

My daughter has gone to this school for 4 years and I see a downward trend in quality. One of the Sister's that teach class at this catholic school appears to be overwhelmed by the fast pace of learning that is required in this modern age of education. Several teachers at each grade level are asked to watch their kids during lunch recess, and those teachers do not receive time to eat their own lunch. Therefore they are tired and aggravated and stressed. Discipline seems to be randomly dispenced. For an institution that should be instilling high moral values, I feel that I'm getting an inner city public school type discipline. Talks with the principal have been strange. He appears unable to retrieve information on disciplinary issues from teachers when problems occur. Another major problem is that the Archdiocese of N.O. uses the Terranova as their national standardized. Yet the school does not prepare the students to take it. My understanding is that the school overall does poor in Terranova testing. They do not post the scores. I agree wih Jan 15, 2008 review on what appears to be a lack of teaching being done by teachers and being forwarded to the parents.
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Posted July 24, 2010

I went to St. Edwards from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade and I loved it. I am in college now, and I thank my lucky stars every day that I got such a fantastic foundation. They definitely give lots of homework, so maybe it's not for you if you are not serious about wanting your child to get the best education possible, or if your child is a careless student. In addition to providing a great foundation for not only high school, but even college, the community that is St. Edwards is wonderful. There are so many activities for students, and so many ways for parents to get involved. It's a very family-oriented school. It can be very strict, and a lot of the rules are old-fashioned, but it provides a great education and a wonderful community. It's a great place to grow up.

Posted September 27, 2009

St. Edward is providing a great foundation for our children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

I love the faculty and they have alot of nice people. I enjoy the Ladies Council...
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Posted November 22, 2008

St edwards prepares children early for not only high school, but also for all the paper writing that will be done in college. St edwards was a positive place that encouraged lots of extracurricular activities. When I went, both music, art, and computer were taught. Though we did not learn a language as other schools did, those classes plus the PE were great. i don't think i could have kept up my interest inschool if it hadn't been for those classes. The religion was extreme, and I didn't agree with some of it even as a child, but was expected to learn it all anyway. I greatly enjoyed mass practice where eveyone practiced the songs with Miss Guillory! I also thought the play areas were plentiful and green. And even when I was there, I was proud of the way the school looked. I also loved drama club.

Posted October 20, 2008

The teachers go out of there way to help my Adhd child keep up. We have gotten alot support.
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Posted September 19, 2008

I have two children at this school in grades 1st and 3rd. The school does put alot of homework on the kids, but I feel compared to other schools, it is preparing the children well for their high school years. My 1st grader is doing work that kids at other Catholic schools in the area, are doing in 2nd grade. I highly recommend this school for any parent that wishes their children be well prepared for the future.
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Posted January 15, 2008

I strongly agree with the review written on Jan. 24, 2007. My child went to St. Edwards from K-2nd. I had to find another school. The homework is unreal and I strongly felt that the work was pushed on parents to do. The work was impossible for a child to complete alone with guidance. I feel homework should reflect classwork done in school. A child should need guidance through homework not 100% parent help. Also, we are Catholic, but I felt the religion academic was pushed to much and was the main focus of learning at this school. I did want the Catholic religion to be part of their school academic, but it overruled the basic subjects needed for example: math, reading, science, social studies-history, spelling, language-english. I loved the discipline and morial of the school. Agree with the high turnover of teachers, not good.
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Posted August 15, 2007

Although this person had wonderful experiences at this place, the education does reflect flaws. However, middle schoolers are taken back in time for '50s, '60s, or '40s week each year. Academically, this person constantly received nice grades. Therefore, really intelligent students benefit the most. Especially, singing and band lose several benefits. Though, cheer-leading permits everyone, sometimes boys. Moreover, the parents enjoy the games. Personally, guardian involvement looks suitable. S.T.E.A.M. and Ladies' Council allow togetherness, separately, between fathers and mothers. Also, the majority of students relinquish great enthrallment at the Cochon de Lait- the carnival. Besides, they continually promote building improvement. Furthermore, it majorily encourages handicapped installments.

Posted July 19, 2007

I went to St. Edward from Kindergarten-8th grade. I have to say that I was well prepared for some aspects of high school but at the same time I was very un-prepared. The homework that St. Edward gives you is realistic for the amount you get in high school; therefore I was well prepared for that aspect of high school. Academically, I realized that St. Edward did not prepare me in math, math is the one thing that always struggle with to keep my 4.0gpa. I was prepared in other subjects. The main thing St. Edward focuses on for extracurricular activities is athletics. St. Edward's student council shouldn't be called student council, its not a real student council. Other clubs were genuine (examples: Clown Ministry and Safety Patrol). The teachers were nice.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 26, 2007

My child is in second grade. Happy with Academics but very unhappy with student teacher ratio.
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Posted January 24, 2007

My child is currently in the 3rd grade at St. Edward. Great involvement by parents. Very religious school. Way too much homework. We do about 3-5 hours homework a night. No flexibility from schedule. Average 5-9 test/quiz per week. I am currently looking for another school for my child that offers more flexibility and less homework. I understand that homework is a positive and necessary, but why am I teaching my child and not his teachers? Very high turnover of teachers every year.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 47%
Hispanic 13% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Black 1% 45%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • 'Thomas E. Becker, Phd'
  • Roman catholic
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4901 West Metairie Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001
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