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Holy Family School

Private | PK-8 | 254 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $340,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,790.

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Posted October 15, 2014

Excellent school. I am in middle school and it has the best principal that I ever had.

Posted July 7, 2014

Do not send your child for pre-kindergarten. Over crowded classroom and dirty. Only one teacher (no sub) in the classroom for 20 something kids for many school days. Children cannot wash hands at school and are only allowed to use hand sanitizers. They should build a bathroom for each classroom instead of sharing with the big kids. Teachers look so tired and do not care much for children. They don't look like they like children at all. There are some nice teachers in this school but this class was terrible.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 28, 2014

The principal is a disgrace. Her clothes are immodest with her cleavage showing. She is a loon. She looks like she is on medication. I pulled my kids out from there. Poor teachers work for nothing and then have her. Is the pool of administrators that weak?
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Posted January 21, 2012

We love the new Kick-Line Class that was added. Even though there was not a lot of interest in it at first the faculty got behind the program. It is in its second year now and has given my children both poise and self confidence they did not show previously.
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Posted December 14, 2010

Made the choice to move my kids to Holy Family last year and I am so glad I did.....great education and great sense of community!
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Posted March 5, 2009

Under the direction of their new principal Mr. Albrecht, this good school now has the energy and vision to become a truly great school. My child is in the 8th grade and has wonderful test scores to enter high school. The 7th and 8th grade math program under the direction of Mrs. Catera is stellar. The need for more after school programs and activities has been corrected with this principal. The school also has an outstanding school nurse of who treats all the children like her own.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 19, 2008

Best School I've ever been to. I never want to leave!
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 10, 2004

hello I am an 8th grade student right now but have know it since I was 4 beacuase my older brother and sisters went there and I think holy family is one of the best schools out there becuase it has taught me somuch.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 9, 2003

I believe that Holy Family has the right amount of good Christian morality and education while providing excellent academics. I was a student there myself as a child and I am proud to have my children there now.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 26, 2003

great school needs more teams and outdoor activities
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 52%
Asian 12% N/A
Hispanic 8% 21%
Black 7% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Maryalice Doherty
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  • Roman catholic
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  • Diocese of Rockville Centre
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17 Fordham Avenue
Hicksville, NY 11801
Phone: (516) 938-3846


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