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Cardinal Spellman High School

Private | 9-12 | 668 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2014

Choir at open house suggests a school top heavy in ministry yet the students rarely if ever minister beyond the confines of the school. Very weak in terms of challenges for the bright student. Religion program is equivalent to an elementary school CCD program, or worse, spending DAYS watching movies like "Superman" and "Friday Night Lights", Newer president of the school, Julian Peebles, is almost 100% in abstentia, This "education" ended up costing us $$ on "the other side" with colleges - our child was not prepared for the SAT 2s for French, History or Chem because the teachers were so weak (the principal didn't even know what an SAT 2 was). By the principal's own admission, when the class president asked "why are we always the 'dumb school', he stated "every school has its niche in the Archdiocese", as if to suggest that it's an unwritten rule in the Archd that it is SUPPOSED to be without challenge. If your goals for your child extend beyond those of a community college, steer clear. Get a $ package from another school if the cost is your reason for choosing Spellman. You won't regret it. I wish we could go back in time and do things differently.
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Posted December 7, 2008

Excellent school where the teachers and other faculty really care about the kids. Have had children in the school for 10 years and they have all been very successful. The school spirit and 'family' atmosphere cannot be beat. More AP courses would be the only thing I would suggest for improvement.
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Posted May 18, 2006

We are thrilled with our experience at Spellman. Teachers and administration are positive and supportive. Community spirit abounds. It's nice when your child looks forward to going to school every day.
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Posted July 11, 2005

This school is filled with possitive people and great teachers. It will help your child become a great person, prepared for college and have a strong relationship in God.
—Submitted by a student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 67%
Black 10% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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738 Court Street
Brockton, MA 02302
Phone: (508) 583-6875

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