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Our Lady Of Fatima Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 191 students


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Posted May 2, 2014

Both my girls attended Fatima. I am not Catholic, but I was looking for a safe environment and a high quality education. Fatima has proven to be an excellent choice especially at the middle school level. The principal, Mr. Whalen is very involved and seems to know every student and parent by name. Mr. Whalen and his staff have gone out of their way to meet the social and educational needs of my girls. They have received a truly individualized and rigorous education at Fatima. The art and music programs are both outstanding. The middle school math teacher is the most amazing math teach I have ever known and I am an educator myself with 35 years of experience. As my girls move on the high school i can be assured that they are well prepared. I high recommend Our Lady of Fatima to anyone looking for an alternative to the public schools
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Posted December 12, 2012

I have 2 children currently at this school. We will not be returning next year. The quality of some of the teachers is less than statisfactory. There is no unity between the teachers and students. Some of the teachers humiliate,belittle and degrade students infront of their peers.
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Posted May 1, 2009

Our Lady of Fatima is a great school! I was previously at another catholic school for 9 yrs. I was disapointed in the education my son received there. He struggled at St. Pius x High School. Our Lady of Fatima not only prepares them they teach the kids compassion and friendship. The principal Mr. Whalen is a God send! He is amazing with the kids and everyone loves him. The teachers are dedicated to our childrens education and challenge them to do their best. There is NO other better school out there. We are Albuquerque's best kept secret. Shhhhhhh..........
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Posted November 8, 2008

I am greatly impressed by the dedication of the teachers, principal, students, and parents!
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Posted October 5, 2008

Fatima is a fantastic school...the teachers and parents come together as family for its students.
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Posted June 11, 2007

OLF is a great school.The classes are small, the teachers really care about the students.The grade levels are about a year ahead of the public grade levels in Albuquerque. Parents are required to volunteer and there is a lot of parental involvement.This helps student acheivement. I am impressed that every grade, starting in K, gets Spanish,Music and art.They have sports teams for both boys and girls.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 26%
Hispanic 31% 59%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 10%
Black 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4020 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 255-6391


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