Great school, simply great. The teachers and staff really care about the kids and want them to achieve their full potential. The principal is visible, caring, and accessible. The academics and Catholic values are stressed. Parents can be involved too. Great school, glad to be part of it.
Get serious people this location doesn't have many other choices. OLL has improved significantly but there still are some concerns. OLL traditionally feels more like a club than a community. Leadership caters to a handful of parents who think they and their kids are better than everyone else. If you re not in this self-centered clan, your kids will never get the lead role in the school play, never get their photo in the local newsletter, and never be selected for subjective awards and scholarships at graduation. The school doesn t believe in spreading it around. Not to worry the ignored kids use this as motivation and outperform the pretenders when college scholarships are awarded. Support the teachers stay involved and laugh at the parents who act like they own the joint. Now the really good news. The school always turns out some high performers and the school become outstanding because the kids of some of the meddling parents are gone & they finally hired a great principal.Get past the politics and OLL offers a very good learning experience for you and your child!!
A great new principal has made a real difference in the last two years. Declining enrollments mean small class sizes that benefit your children. My kids enjoy the structure and discipline of a Catholic school. It's a shame more parents aren't involved though. Too many parents (even at a parochial school) think that they send their children off to get educated and don't need to be involved. OLL offers a great sense of community and a solid Catholic education.
Great school. Wonderful staff. Small classes. Community feel. Fine academics.
OLL is a great school to send your child to. We have small classes, great teachers, high expectations, religious teaching, extra clubs, and lots of chances for parents to be involved. There is a feeling of community. My child's test scores are great, thanks to OLL.
Our Lady of Lourdes is a great school to send your child. Academics are above par and the atomosphere is very family oriented. A++
I have been part of OLL for a few years and this school is great, and has gotten even better recently. There are so many clubs and groups that have been started, there is a theme that talks about kindness, and the level of expectations for behavior and academics have increased too. Any not- positive comment is probably written by a student or parent that is not used to these high expectations. You can get a great education at OLL, but you're expected to work and behave. Anyone that wrote something negative probably doesn't want to work or behave. But this school is top notch, full of good kids and fine staff. There really is a welcoming feel at OLL now.
Great school. I graduated recently and found myself to be very well prepared for high school. The staff care about you and challenge you to do well. I was involved and learned so much. Simply a fine school.
lourdes is a great school if you want your child to fail in life. its academics are at a low standard and most kids need extra help in high school that graduate from lourdes. there is a lack of teacher involvement. lourdes is a good school(:
Lourdes is a very fine school. There is a sense of community that is present; everyone seems to be dedicated to the school. I have been impressed with the prinicpal and staff and their decisions. The rules and expectations have gotten higher over the past 2 years which I was excited to see. Kindness and academics are stressed. My child is getting a great education with small class sizes in caring environment.
This school is very weel-unorganized. The involvments with activities has gone down sice recent years. New staff is needed badly (including the pricipal) The dress code is redicolious. I had gotten in trouble for having a little pocket on the side of shorts. The population of the school has gone down rapidly. Overall, this is not a very good school.
Simply a great school. The environment has really changed recently, and kindness and respect are now the norm. I've been impressed with the teachers and administration, they seem to enjoy their work. I also appreciate the good communication between school and home. There are good, specific rules and handbooks to follow. I've been pleased with the academic progress of my child.
I have been a parent at OLL for a few years now, and I feel the school is really on an upswing. The new teachers and administration have greatly improved the atmosphere and attitude of the school. There are so many new groups that have started to give the students more opportunities. There is also a sense of respect and kindness that has been emphasized. There are rules to be followed and consequences if they are not which is exactly as it should be. I also have had many opportunities to be involved; it just takes my own effort. I have been pleased with the academic, and religious, skills my child has obtained at OLL. Academic rigor is important. With the small class sizes and superior staff OLL will continue be a great school. I'm glad to be here.
I think OLL is a great school. I was disappointed to read the 'sour grapes' comments of others. My child is receiving a well-rounded education, and religious ideals that will last a lifetime. The new administration and teachers have really helped to create a fun, educational, yet respect-filled environment. There are many new programs, clubs, and ideas that have begun recently. Certainly there are high expectations for behavior and dress, and consequences when those expectations are not met. But that is what most parents want. There are opportunities for parental involvement, but that is how a school should be and many parents want to be involved. The building itself has had many improvements and is quite nice. If you are looking for a great school check out OLL.
Our Lady of Lourdes is a great school. The staff really seem to care about the students. I found the discipline to be fair and consistent. But poor behavior is not tolerated. High expectations were the norm. The school also looks modern and clean. A good education will be received at OLL.
I agree with past reviews that stated that a few parents seem to run the school. Discipline is not consistant. Punishments are handed out for wrong color headbands for girls, wrong socks, lockers not clean. It is definately a who knows who school.
I had my son sent to that school. He said it stank really bad. The dress code was destructive of their personal lives. The same content was taught basically each year. overall horrible
I graduated from OLL in 2003. I am very offended by the people who wrote that this school does not provide a good education. At the high school I attended, 'The Lourdes Girls' were the ones in the honors classes. I agree that sports is emphasized, but seriously, we kicked butt! Also, what other Catholic gradeschools in our area can afford a myriad of extracurriculars? I loved Lourdes and am so appreciative that my parents sent me there. My best friends now are the people I met at that school.
We definitley feel that our children recieve a quality education at OLL. We are invovled parents that allow the administration to run the school and if we have trouble with anything we go directly to the principal and discuss the issue. There has been some new staff in the past few years, four teachers relocated due to their spouses jobs, one retired, and there were others that left for their own personal reasons. This happens with every school. We have found the teachers willing to work with our children in areas that they struggle. We have one child that is involed in sportts and one that is not and they both love OLL! Extracurricualr activities are available but depend on parent volunteers, however the chess club is run by a teacher. I am so sad to read the previous, sour grapes, reviews. We love OLL.
I graduated from this school in 1998, and I feel it prepared me very well for high school. I continued on to a public high school and saw the difference between public and private. Many of the public students were upset with what they thought to be a heavy homework load. I remember Our Lady of Lourdes being difficult at times, but I was well prepared because I thought the homework load in high school was much less difficult. After high school I received a full-ride scholarship for the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I will graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering in May of 2007, and I credit Our Lady of Lourdes for pointing me in the right direction.
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