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Our Lady of Lourdes School

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Posted January 23, 2012

It was a blessing that OLL finally closed. It was poorly run by the new principal who had no personality, no tact, no people skills, and no interest in keeping Lourdes open. The teachers he brought with him were equally as poor as he was. This particular principal had already closed St. Stephen's, and many people wondered why he was chosen to lead OLL. Good, solid, teachers left, some of whom were loved and very dedicated. The pastor of Lourdes, had no clue as to what was happening until it was too late. Now, the building sits empty, and all the years of hard work was for what?
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Posted June 13, 2011

This school needs to close. The teachers are mostly new and have no clue on how to teach the children. And with the low enrollment, I dont know if they will open next year. I would not recommend this school to no one!
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Posted October 10, 2010

Because of the small classroom size. The Teachers are wonderful and very focused on the children and what they are teaching.
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Posted August 24, 2010

OLL is great! My kids love it and I'm thrilled with the quality teachers. My children are all well above average on test scores and contiue to climb. The Catholic based education they offer is the best we have found. We would recommend OLL to anyone.
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Posted April 8, 2010

Well, here we go again...just when we thought things were going to improve, something else goes wrong. We have lost 2 principals this year; one in August, and another one just in the past 2 weeks. If this school does not get it together, I am afraid it might close.
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Posted February 8, 2010

This school is awesome! My little boy who is in preschool has already learned so much! I love when he comes home and tells me what he has learned in Religion. I know he is getting a wonderful foundation for learning as he gets ready for Kindergarten.
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Posted September 2, 2009

It's awful! The teachers are more immature than the preschool students. There is no leadership within the church or the school. We tried and tried to give it a go, but ultimately the only thing anyone cares about is how the school looks to the outside. There is no family atmosphere and it must be one of the least Christian like schools in the area.
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Posted August 11, 2009

This school is awesome! Our family has been here since 2003. The test scores for the children are off the chart because of the staff. They care and love to teach you can see it when you walk in the classroom. We now have Nuns on campus which thats the first for the area. If you want a school that your child is not just a number and you will know everyone that is in class then this school is for you!!!!
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Posted August 1, 2009

I used to go there but now I go to ST.Regis. Since students are very rude and have no discipline at all. I am so glad the Principal is retiring.

Posted June 23, 2009

Hooray for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School in Raytown, Missouri. This Fall for the 2009-2010 School Year we will have a new principal! New principal and a great staff will make for an amazing year. Fr. Rogers, thanks for supporting our school, and yeah for Mr. W.! You are not retiring!
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Posted June 10, 2009

My daughter loves going to school at OLL, and receives a quality education from excellent teachers and staff.
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Posted August 13, 2008

OLL is a GREAT school. I have a son that has been there the past 3 yrs. The teachers are exceptional, and it has a family atmosphere. I highly recommend it.
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Posted August 31, 2007

This school is a wash out and should give up the ghost. The principal has no leadership ability whatsoever. There was only one teacher we had contact with that I would term an educator. The safety of the children is an extremely low priority. This school tries to put on a good face but the reality becomes evident in a short time: they don't care about education just monthly tuition payments.
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Posted August 28, 2007

I have found the school to be wonderful. It has a nice balance of education mixed with religion and family values. All students and families are welcomed and encourage to participate and get to know other families. The early childhood and primary grade teachers are exceptional in their knowledge and ability to work with and teach the young students.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 77%
Asian 20% N/A
Black 19% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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8812 E Gregory Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133
Phone: (816) 353-9693


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