Our family has multiple students at SHCS. The teachers are second to none and I feel strongly that our children will be academically prepared to be successful in the future. Academics are only a smart part of what makes this school so great. Our children are also being spiritually prepared to go out into the world. We love that our children attend weekly Masses with their classmates and teachers, pray together every morning and afternoon, and see Priests and other religious members in the hallways everyday. I applaud the wonderful teachers for not only being great in the classroom, but also being role models outside of the classroom.
Let's be realistic, this school does not promote the best atmosphere. As a matter of fact it very closely resembles that of the public school system. The only benefit my child receives from going to Sacred Heart Catholic School is religion. I've noticed that a few teachers carry the wait of the school. The front office is extremely unprofessional and lack the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing when met with adversity. The candor responses that were previously posted by other parents is not an accurate depiction of what is going on in our school. However, I believe with the proper leadership Sacred Heart has the platform to be an outstanding Christian School, but it currently lacks candor, honor, and above all loyalty to its staff and families. In short, the school is in dire straights of leadership and desperately needs an ecliptic group of individuals to help spearhead the future of Sacred Heart Catholic School.
As a whole, we have some phenomenonal (individuals) teachers. You can always tell the ones that care. Generally when we pick the kids up from after school we see the same teachers. These teachers have the drive and determination that I hope my kids aspire to be like.
We have had 4 kids go to this school. We knew it was a great school. We had that confirmed when our oldest not only tested into the highest Math and English classes in a great Catholic High School but is also getting outstanding grades in those classes.
I have several children many years apart who have attended SHCS. At one time SHCS was a good school, but the current administration has created an environment where incompetence, bullying and nepotism flourishes while integrity, character and academic standards have fallen to an all time low. The current administration does not have the education or experience necessary to provide true leadership. The teachers are put in a very difficult situation with classroom overcrowding, lack of textbooks, and zero guidance from the administration. Parent/teacher meetings are discouraged making it impossible to have any sort of meaningful dialogue between parents and teachers. Bullying, on all levels, has become rampant. Teachers are permitted to call students stupid or slow and the principle claims that this is just teasing. Hidden fees, such as a $100 mandatory lottery ticket purchase, are common. The office staff is simply rude. This is the same staff the school has had for years so I blame the current administration for not requiring more professional behavior.
From the outside the school looks wonderful, but it is a façade, all show with very little substance. Unfortunately the public schools in the area are not consistent in providing quality education so parents are left with few educational options.