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St Mary's Catholic School Belen

Private | PK-8 | 137 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $112,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $630.

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Posted June 24, 2009

St. Mary's elementary teachers are terrific! They really challenged my child to work at above grade level. The middle school math program could be stronger. I don't think that students should receive full credit for classwork that they received a 'D' on. This does not prepare them to do well on the tests. I also wonder when the school is going to build the new gym/cafeteria. The priest promised to start building several years ago and we are still waiting.
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Posted August 8, 2008

My daughter is currently going to this school and has been since kindergarten. She is now in the 7th grade and the teachers, principal and administrative staff have been great with her and our family. My daughter is an honor roll student and an accelerated reader. This school is great in my book!!!!
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Posted November 9, 2006

The school is great! The computer lab instruction was lacking until a change in teachers in January 06. Students now are able to use most software packages with great success. The math throughout is outstanding and getting better every year. The students are welcoming of new students and the staff is supportive too.
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Posted October 21, 2005

Both of my children graduated from St Mary's which provided a good moral environment. It is Preschool - 8th grade. The Lower grades are excellent however the middle school (grades 6, 7 & 8)is lacking especially the math and computer curriculums do not prepare students for high school.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 65% 59%
White 31% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Church And 10th Sts
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: (505) 864-0484


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