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Christ The King Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 235 students


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Posted June 11, 2010

As a parent who investigated several schools in the WNY area before choosing CTK, I am very pleased. We felt CTK offered such a significant advantage both culturally and academically, that we drive 20 minutes from our own district to take our child to this school. The atmosphere is both challenging and welcoming and allows kids to thrive in an environment that challenges students to excel academically and thrive spiritually.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 3, 2010

Not only am I an alumna, I am now a proud parent of Christ the King students. I loved it as a student, and I love it even more as a parent. It was amazing to me when I graduated and moved onto high school just how much more prepared I was academically than my fellow students. And I can tell already that my own children will have the same experience. The teachers and administrators go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure each and every student receives what he or she needs to succeed, not only at Christ the King, but in the community and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 1, 2010

The professionalism of the staff and the academics of Christ the King School cannot be beat. There are excellent services for all the children no matter what their strengths and/or weaknesses and the teachers and administration are very caring and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 21, 2010

School is okay, but not impressed!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 9, 2008

This school is by far superior to any school that can be compared to in our region. Based on state test rankings, yes the school fairs better than most. The faculty and staff work hard to educate the students and to instill Christian values . Unfortunate for those who see differently about the school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 27, 2008

Not a friendly environment for student or parent. Would'nt recommend if my life depended on it. This school is wishy-washy they say one thing and do whatever they please. I dont need that when I'm for my childs education. I'll look elsewhere!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 11, 2008

Being a 7th Grader here at CTK this year is starting out pretty exciting! Though some of my friends did poor(no homework and some got 45% on their test who didn't pay attention) we all had fun learning. I also think the teachers are fun because my science teacher offers math and science help if we are stuck or need extra help, they are very friendly and are willing to help you strive! I am also amazed that some parents get mad just because their child wasn't picked because they were 'too pushy'. It is a great thing that we have a bully box because everyone helps and does their best. Go Badgers! ~7th Grader.
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Posted August 28, 2008

As a student, I think that some of the teachers at Christ the King are really good, but there are others who aren't great. I thought the basketball team was fun and my team won almost every game! I think that the art program needs some work!!!
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 23, 2008

I am not impressed with CTK and actually I am removing my child from the school. Poor teachers, poor planning, terrible support and then with the bullying...I'm gone! I don't pay for my child to attend school and be subjected to this mediocracy , IT'S RIDICULOUS! This school is built on the reputation and rankings from the prior principle who retired, it is nothing like when she was there; dont be fooled take your time, money, and ideas elsewhere there are a plethora of other schools in WNY that are comparable/great just do your research...
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 8, 2008

Brilliant minds are formed here. Administration is top notch and does so in the utmost professional manner.
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Posted June 5, 2008

This school is awful and overrated! The #1 school, yeah right. The principal (mikulec) does not know who to handle problems and administration is very non - supportive. CTK is a very clickly environment; those that have money and can give their time are praised while those who cannot are unfortunely left behind. On the other hand, the kids 'seem' to get along socially and academically they are challeged. I definitely would not recommend this school, even though they claim to be #1. I hope your experience is better.
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Posted April 13, 2008

I love CTK! It is a great learning place that enriches our minds more and Helps us when we need it!
—Submitted by a student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 52%
Hispanic 13% 21%
Asian 4% N/A
Black 3% 21%
Two or more races 2% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Samuel Zalacca
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  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Diocese of Buffalo
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