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Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 863
 

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2380 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

(718) 597-3232
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December 05, 2014
I am a 5th grade student at St Raymond Elementary School. So far this school has been great and the teachers really care about the students. I am so happy to be in this school. I am a honor roll student.

- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2014
I want to advise all parents they should bring their children to St Raymond Elementary school. My daughter loves it. Her reading and math never been better. I love the school. My daughter was in public school and did not learn a thing. I am very please with St Raymond Elementary School. If any one one to see for their self please come our opened house.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2013
I cannot believe that this school remains in existence. Its overwhelmingly overcrowded. Many parents that I know commented that they keep the children enrolled due to the tuition cost and limited catholic schools in the area. I HOPE THE PARENTS REALIZE THE TURMOIL THAT THE CHILDREN FACE IN THIS SCHOOL. If you're experiencing it, withdraw your child and don't allow the issue to overwhelm your home. It was a great lesson learned. I rather pay a little more and enjoy the nurturing environment that applies with paying a private tuition.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
I feel that this school does not cater to the preschoolers the way the older children are. I feel that they do not nuture the children in a manner that would allow the children for flourish. I feel that the preschoolers are not always thought of immediately and that they are an after thought in the schools cirrculum. I would like for the school to allow more parental involvement when it comes to this grade as the children are still considered toddlers that happen to be potty trained. I also believe that the teachers expectations are too high for the children as they push them to behave like older grades when they are still learning to write.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Im typing fast Im on lunch and but I needed to post this. I graduated from the academy and i had a great experience. I thought that the elementary school would serve my daughters a great education. As a NYC educator, I want only the best for her and seeked it out in St Rays. I am DESPERATELY looking for another school for the academic 2013-2014 school year because ENOUGH is ENOUGH. The classrooms are overcrowded, the children do not get the attention they need nor deserve. The teacher gets their favorites (the children of the teachers in the same school) and they can do NO wrong and are the stars for everything. Kids are very impressionable and sense this. The make up of the body of this school is mixed and form their groups as early as Kindergarten. This school is worse than a PUBLIC SCHOOL and I am LOOKING SEARCHING HUNTING DOWN another school that will not make me rob Peter to Pay Paul. This school has disappointed me as a MOM, an Educator and as a Parishoner and dont worry as soon as I can- my CHILDREN are out of there! 39 kids one teacher lost... and that is with me working with them at home! Disappointed, Saddened, Heartbroken for my girls!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
PLEASE DON'T SEND YOUR CHILD HERE...I had a very similar experiecnce as the comment below 8/25/12...My child was a former student of St.rays also, I finally took him out of there this year...the administration is a joke in stead of helping they only make things worse...they quickly want to suggest that your child has some type of developmental issue when the child is acting out and the child might benefit from medication..the assistant prinicple of the middle school is very uncooperative and is more concern in hearing herself speak than what the parent has to say...I'm so done with this school and its parish...I do not believe this school embody the values of religious instruction at all..I have never been so angry at the treatment my son received at this school....

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2012
My children are former students of St. Raymonds and its parish. I bear the same feelings and thoughts of the feedback dated June 18th, June 5th, 12/11 and so forth. Although I am not an advocate of bashing a school for its imperfections, this school in particular was astonishing in its actions towards parents, the children, and non-christian ways!!!! My experience with St. Raymond almost led me to a nervous breakdown.My experience with St. Raymonds has been a blessing in disguise and also a waste of money in a Catholic Education. The moral to my review is, dont evaluate your child based on feedback of a school that does not recognize or understand special needs If you feel your child requires an evaulation, conduct it in Kindergarten through the Bd of Ed who have the resources and specialists to identify their needs St. Raymonds is a private jail!! Parents beware!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2012
I have been in St. Raymond s School for 6 years now. I started in the 3rd grade and just graduated. Over my 6 years at the school I have met very kind and helpful teachers and I have also met the handful that shouldn t be working with children. I think I got a good education from St. Raymond s I feel I am ready for the 9th grade. As a got older I started to notice different things. I started to see more children in the class rooms and this past year there were 35 students in each class. I felt that there were too many children in each class! Every time something happens in the school News 12 is outside ready to get their story. This became really annoying. They also don t know how to set date for anything so don t make your plans around the calendar! They give out a newsletter in the beginning of the year and one every month. After each newsletter you will get about 20 of the same reminder! They all say the same thing there just worded differently!! The school asks for money A LOT! Father/Mother/Guardian if you do not want your child in a class with 34 other children don t send your child here it will be a waste of YOUR MONEY!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 18, 2012
DON'T SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!! This school is all about money and nothing else. My son started in pre-k and out upon KINDERGARTEN "graduation". My child has been in daycare since he was 2 yrs. old and I work with him @ home tremendously so he was more than prepared for their curriculum by the time he entered the school. From pre-k the children were expected to act like soldiers and if not ur getting phone calls constantly for silliness (talking in the bathroom/not standing straight in line). My child would tell me he would not be called on because the teacher knew that he knows the answers!!! I asked repeatedly about having him evaluated academically because he was bored with the work which led to him talking in class or otherwise and I was told after many attempts that I should take him elsewhere to be evaluated for his behavior. BTW-they were not equipt w/info as to wheshould how I should go about this but I should get back to them once I have done this. They keep kids in the class all yr that spit, throw things, etc. but want me in the school when and where they say b/c my child likes to talk. Not to mention the child is suspended if tuition is late even during state testing!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
I have been to st.ray's since 4th grade (I'm now in 7th) and my experience here has been "okay". I honestly just like this school because of the friends I've made along the way. If you would like your child starting the school at pre-k...DO NOT!!! I have witnessed 3 year olds being yelled at like they were MY age!! Our principal, unfortunately doesn't know the names of practically anyone in the school. She only knows the names of students who are in trouble..Also, in the middle school for the first 4 months of school, it was a review of everything you did in the prior year. < THIS WAS SAD. Honestly these are my last words: I AM GLAD I'M LEAVING NEXT YEAR

- submitted by a community member
December 08, 2011
The classes are over crowded and the children are not being taught the way they should be. The prime concern here is MONEY. I thought this was going to be a good school and the year is only half way through and Im looking for other schools. The teachers are the worst I've seen. This school has the ability to stay open because they are constantly asking for money for "everything"....I can't see how some people could send their kids here up to 12th grade, they are getting less than a public school education with a catholic school title and price tag being put on it. I've never seen a school that only gives kids a 20 minute lunch break....that is not enough time to eat. Going to the bathroom is also another problem. This school sucks!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2011
i am a student at St.Raymond and have been going to this school all my life, from Pre-K till now, 8th grade. I honestly think that this school is one ot the best Catholic schools in the Bronx. If you do not want your child in a classroom with 35 other kids, please do not register. But there are many activites for the students to do. The teachers are strict with discipline and responsibility when you go into Middle School to prepare you for high school. My teachers have really pushed me hard, i am in the eighth grade learning 9th grade math ! Until you have done your best, teachers are concerned and that is a very good thing. The principal is rather friendly although it may seem shes too focused on money and appearance, she cares about the students also. It takes a lot to run a school with so many students so i understand. So before you have known St. Raymond School for 10 years, i suggest you learn what it has to offer.

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2011
The response received on 6/9/11 has nothing to do with the special svcs that the child req'd. The parent feedback was based on actions applied by the school. Once the child was identified as "special needs" the behaviors of all teachers changed, as well as the school. Despite the fact that St. Ray acknowledged & observed that the child req. special svcs, theyl maintaned his enrollment thru the middle of May when tuitiions for May & June were pd in full on 5/10. How ironic that the child is dismissed on May 12th! The parent acknowledged that the child req. help, & the help was initiated by the parent in 1/11. The parent was not in denial! The process was delayed from Bd. of Ed., & St. Ray was fully aware! THE SCHOOL MAINTAINED SECURED THEIR MAIN INTEREST ($$) and THEN DISMISSED THE CHILD 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO GRADUATION!! Thankfully, thru help of the Bd. of Ed., the child graduated! The school actions were harrasing at times, especially at wk. All the children for this parent attended parochial school. Thankfully the Bd. of Ed was able to maintain private schooling for the child & the parent has withdrawn her children from St. Ray's. Thank you St. Ray's for all of your help!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2011
To the parent who posted on June 3, I am sorry that you think of your experience that way. Sometimes its hard to think your kid has some learning or behavior needs. My experience has been just the opposite at St. Raymonds. My kid is able to receive the help he needs after school right there at St. Raymonds. There are many programs available for students. there are no other catholic schools around the bronx that do that. only in the public school. The teachers have been very helpful. I hope you are able to move on and get your kid the help he needs.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
The school identified that my son required special svcs and I did everything in my will power to ensure that he received it. My son was enrolled in Prek 2010 through 2011. Once I paid the tuition for May and June, my son was immediatly released on May 12th without any option but to have a full time monitor with him. This plan was established and enforced within 24 hours. How ironic that once the full tuition was paid, he was dismissed like a piece of trash. I fought this issue, and he returned to complete graduation. I considered this school a sadness to Catholics. For God's sake, HE IS ONLY 4 YEARS OLD!! The school is a bully with teachers that act like Zombies!!! Thank God I am out of there.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2011
Teachers are overwhelmed with so many students. Staff not recognizing parents concerns. Now we hear there will be a huge influx of students attending next year, which is great, but where are they going to put them?

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2011
Saint Raymond is a wonderful school very qualified and with an attractive environment. That's why Saint Raymond's is not closing.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2011
My family's experience at St. Ray's has been great thus far...my son is a student in St. Ray's Pre-K program and it has been an amazing experience. He has been enrolled since September 2010 and since then he has learned by leaps and bounds. We were blessed with a great teacher...she is kind, dedicated and genuinely has the interest of the kids in mind. Although my contact with the Administration of the school has been minimal, I will say it has not been negative. St. Ray's does a great job of keeping constant communication with families. We often get broadcast phone calls to keep families updated with school events/news. And they are often in communication via letters home to families. Our satisfaction with this school has prompted us to re-register our son and enroll our youngest daughter for the next school year. We opted to stay at St. Ray's b/c of their quality of education and commute from Westchester County daily for it!

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2010
The Principal is doing a great job on leadership. i notice people don' like how she is running the school. i do believe majority of their behavior is learned in home. They do need discipline at school. i love the school overall. I never had a problem with any of the staff. my child been in that school for 4 years with no problems. Their education is great. I did my research and compared their material with the public and overall the one for ST. Raymond is advanced way more than the public curriculum. Love the teachers they are helpful. Gotta say i loved Ms Capalbo the best along with the staff worker Mrs. Garcia. great and attentive to help you with your child. Must say pricey pricey...

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2010
Sister Pat is a great principal with great ideas. Mr. Dennis cannot teach and is only interested in the basketball team and giving them the grade they dont deserve. Ms. DiValentino is interested in going home and not helping the kids with tutuoring. Ms.v alerio only has one interest herself and yelling at the kid.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2010
I GIVE THIS SCHOOL A FIVE STAR RATING FOR DOING ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING TO BETTER YOUR CHILDS FUTURE. THE STAFF IS HORRIBLE..... ALL THIS SCHOOL CARES ABOUT IS MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY AND MORE MONEY. THE EDUCATION YOU PAY FOR CAN BE FOUND FOR FREE IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. THIS SCHOOL IS NOT SAFE AT ALL FOR ANY CHILD. IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN AND VALUE THEIR SAFETY AS A PARENT STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
My son have been at St. Raymond elementary five years.Everywhere we go people notice his aboverage in inteligence and behavior compare with other children from other schools. I am not Catholic but my son been in there I have learn a lot about Catholicism. Believe me I am thinking to join them. It really hurts me see how some( -) want to damage Teachers and the principal image and reputation. I have seen few very unrruled children in there and see the effort of the teachers dealing with them for the best. (Of course a child is a mirror from home). Parents we cannot leave all the burden of none sense of ours to the Teachers. We have to help educate our children in order to get the best from St. Raymond School. Sister Brito you are doing more than a good job, So are the teachres.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2010
I used to be a student at St.Raymond's. The support was horrible. Every time I went to a teacher for help in a topic, especially Ms.Valerio the 6th grade math teacher, she said ABSOLUTELY NO!!! I told my mother and Ms.Valerio told my mom GO GET HER A TUTOR. Why should my mom spend more money on education that should be coming from this, and may I add, unorganized school? This school was very horribly ran, Sister Patrica should be replaced!! I was also being terribly bullied and when my mother came to nib everything in the bud, the principal, Sister Patrica, she ignored her and nothing was resolved. I was also being verbally abused in the classroom in front of the teacher!!!!! She did nothing!!!!! I am so ashamed to say I went to this school!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
To the parent who posted on April 13, 2010. I'd like to know 'who' exactly you got your information from in regard to the teachers and their education & qualifications. 'I' am a teacher at St. Ray's and for your information I happen to have two master degree's. I am more than qualified to teach (as are all the teachers) and take offense to your comments. Before you make such a statement you really should do the research to back it up!

- submitted by a teacher
April 13, 2010
i do agree that principal only care about money they do not have qualify teacher most of them dont even have master degree

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
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February 21, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 18, 2010
I think the school is not all there. My mother pays alot of money yet we barley get what we put in. It's activities are boring. The most we've done is crazy sock day.The teachers barely have control over their students, which in turn makes it hard to learn. I cannot wait to leave

- submitted by a student
no rating January 26, 2010
I am looking for a school that is challenging for my sons. But when I called the school to inquire about it the staff their is not helpful at all. I am looking for a school with a small class setting and to know the my sons are safe their. By what I have read here St Raymond's doesn't have either.

- submitted by a community member
December 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 06, 2009
I think st. raymond school is horrible for your kids, the principal only cares about the money.

- submitted by a student
June 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2009
I feel the administration, is culturally insensitive. I agree with the other posts, citing the indiffrence to parental concerns, yet every time money is involved there is a threat of detention for the children if the parents dont comply or cant comply.if you go ther about a concern the staff takes a message and maybe someone will call you. the indiffrence is extrodinary. I wouldnt recommend this school for anyone who speaks up for and advocates for their child, or anyone who is an involved parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating February 12, 2009
I would like to know what happen to this school? It has changed so much that I want to get my daughter out of there as soon as possible. Most of the teachers are mean and have little patience and think they can get away with taking out there bitterness on our children. Also, the school is only concerned with raising money to improve the school they're not concentrating on our kids' education. And why do we have to pay $300 every year just to re-register our kids. This fee should go to new enrolling students, not current students. Parents need to unite and voice their concerns.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2008
This school is wonderful. The principal is awesome. The staff is excellent. My son is thriving. I thank god for this place.

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October 13, 2008
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May 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 15, 2008
This was my first year at this school and it was the worst experience that I've ever had. The bldg may look great but the school inside is rotten. The principal, Msgr nor the administration have any type of interest in our children or their education only in the money. They are not God servants they serve their own personal gain with no Godly love or christianity. Parents should get together and go through the process voiceing their concerns to the Schools Superint. then go even hight to the top Archdioceses Superintendent .

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
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February 28, 2008
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February 27, 2008
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February 12, 2008
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January 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 30, 2008
I am pleased with the school ciriculum. The teachers are genuine and involved. The afterschool is very good as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2007
Neither the principal or administration show the compassion that one would expect from a Catholic/Christian institution. They talk a good game and that's about all. If parents actually took these people to task, then there might be some reform. The teachers are well educated and seem to do there best, but they look miserable, as if they don't want to be there. The principal claims she cares about the education of the students, however, she seems more concerned with her new chandeliers and the new ugly curtains and rugs adorning the auditorium.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 20, 2007
My God daughter is attending this school and it is incredible that her mom has to force her to do her home work the child is so overwhelmed with the excessive schoolwork that the child doesn't want to look at a book when out of school. School should be a place for learning not a military to march once the schools overworks these children with excessive school work no,longer school seems a place for fun I feel that this school is overdoing it with all the extra work these kids get why are children in 5TH grade being forced to learn on an 8th grade level it may sound grate but in reality the child is overwhelmed and as a result when the child reaches adult hood and can choose to go to highschool or college or not to go because they are sick & tired of school.

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2007
I agree with all the post. St. Raymonds has always had an overwhelming number of kids to a class. When you try to talk to staff or principal about the situation, it is always overlooked. Everything with this school is about money. Also, in terms of reaching out to parents and having communication, they don't even respond. I took my kids to a new school, they were happy, less stifled and well educated. Parents, if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and quacks like a duck...its a duck. Move on and make your children happy.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
The class sizes are overwhelming. Regardless of our concerns as parents the principal, sister patricia, ignores us completely. Furthermore, when speaking to her she does not even acknowledge you. The administration staff does not take into consideration the money we parent are investing in our childrens education. I am one of many parents who have decided to take both of my children elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
Academic level good but could be better if they would take a lot of the kids who are causing the teachers from doing there job. What ever the parent says doesnt count.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2007
I agree, too many kids to one teacher -- the school is clean and beautiful, the art teacher is very personable -- the constant asking for money and the church envelopes is another story. This is our fifth year and only one of the first grade teacher and another in the fifth grade seem to have their act together.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2007
I think the class sizes are too big, therefore teachers are unable to give students the individual attention they need. I also think they spend too much time disciplining the children which take time away from learning.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2006
'This school has been a big disappointment. Parents are rarely involved. The art teacher is wonderful. The place looks great the teachers and staff look tired and stressed. I pray for the staff and students. My kids last year.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2006
The school grounds and buildings look great much money has been invested on this. Unfortunately, the money can be better utilized on training the administration on social skills and somenkind of culturally sensitive training. The principal and MSGR. talk a good game. But, when there is a problem both are impossible to reach. The place is run like a prison. The teachers and staff look frustrated and overwhelmed and it is reflected in their teaching. Sad. Last year with my child in this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2006
Great looking school, very clean, the maintenance department must be complimented. The quality of the teachers is good. Unfortunately, they are always requesting money for this and that. I recently had a concern a brought forth to the Pastor, his response was. I have nothing to do with the school, talk to the principal. That was my concern. Sad, this is the man who insisted when appointed that students came first. It would be nice if more time is spent on involving parents instead of not having time to talk or see them.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2006
The leadership of this school has improved. There is a new principal and she is whipping the school into shape. The leadership in the past has been lacking. My son attended that school from 1996 - 2004, and though he learned, there were several problems. My daughter is attending this school now (2nd grade) and they are offering language (7th and 8th grade), AP/Regents (8th), extracurricular activities and tutoring, with the promise of much more to come. The moral of the students has greatly improved as well. The principal is strict, the teachers also have improved. It is a better environment now than when my son attended.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 29, 2004
This school has teachers who are overtly strict, and use the umbrella affect to discipline one's behavior. Every child's behavior is approached similarly, regardless of age and grade. This method of discipline causes fear for some and disrespect by others. Some teachers, particularly in higher grades seem bitter and the attitude falls on the students. Lastly, the school seems to be on shaky grounds as far as rules, regulations and guidelines that are enforced. Screening methods need to improve in order to ward off children who exhibit delinquent behavior that compromises the safety of private schooling.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
Classes have an excess of 30 students. Discipline is erratic; it is either too harshly enforced or not enforced at all. The screening process needs to be stricter.

- submitted by a parent
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St Raymond Elementary School
2380 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY  10462
(718) 597-3232
Last modified St Raymond Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Raymond Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top