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Cardinal Pacelli Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 370 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $167,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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Posted April 9, 2014

Cardinal Pacelli offers an excellent, well rounded education as well as a supportive and engaged parent community. We are not Cincinnati natives and when we chose Pacelli for our children the welcoming community was a key part of our decision. We definitely made the right decision! We have children in 2nd, 4th and 8th grade. My 8th grader has had an amazing experience and is very well prepared for high school. All of my children enjoy playing sports for fun and being a part of a team. The teachers are dedicated and work with the parents to facilitate character development along with academic achievement. Our children have had opportunities at Pacelli for service projects, International travel and great Scout programs. Our experience has been extremely postive - we have happy, engaged children who are excited about going to school day after day.
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Posted October 21, 2013

Do not be fooled, Pacelli is NOT a good school! Most of its teachers are veeeery below average and hate teaching. The school revolves entirely on who is a "good Cincinnati family" and if you are not a part of a said family, you will be mostly excluded. The school also revolves around sports, and if you do not play a sport, you will also be excluded. It is EXTREMELY cliquey and the students aren't bright at all. If you're thinking about sending your child here, please look at other options.

Posted June 26, 2008

Our son just graduated from Cardinal Pacelli School, and we have daughters in fourth and sixth grade. We are very pleased with the school, and in fact, our graduating son was admitted to McNicholas, Moeller, and St. Xavier--all with highest honors. The school just finished a beautiful renovation/addition, including a great new science lab. Cardinal Pacelli has caring teachers, active parents, excellent extracurricular activites, and a safe, nurturing learning environment.
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Posted June 24, 2008

Cardinal Pacelli School offers a great learning atmosphere, with newly renovated facilities and a welcoming parish community. The student/teacher ratio is excellent and their students routiniely graduate and continue at the HS of their choice (St. X, Ursula, Moeller, Ursuline, McNick, Summit, and Walnut Hills). My sons, in 1st and 3rd grade, are ahead of the curve academically and are well-mannered, resepctful children, due very much in part to Cardinal Pacelli School.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 77%
Two or more races 4% N/A
Black 2% 19%
Asian 1% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Kimberly A. Roy
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (513) 533-6113


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  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati
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927 Ellison Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone: (513) 321-1048


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