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St. Helen Elementary School

Private | K-8 | 353 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $105,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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Posted March 25, 2014

The principal appears to allow the parents to dictate how the school is to be run. She doesn't seem to take responsibility for what her teachers are teaching. Then when she is questioned she places the blame on the teachers. Ultimately, she is the one responsible for lesson plans and content taught to the students.

Posted August 3, 2013

I don't know where all the great reviews are coming from. The teachers as well as services are being cut. Parent involvement has dropped drastically. The # of kids on vouchers has reached almost 50%. The # of catholic students is soon going to be lower than non-catholic students due to Dayton public school vouchers. I finally made the decision to pull my kids from this school after attending for 6 years. The school is on a downward spiral.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 31, 2012

Outstanding teachers. Outstanding parent involvement. Outstanding results. it provides a loving, caring and structured environment. Lifeskills are taught, well round child developement. Highly recommended.
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Posted October 18, 2010

The teachers show their enthusiasm for teaching, respect to each other and the children. The children are taught to do their best with their God given talents, use some of their time for service to others and that prayer makes a difference.
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Posted March 20, 2006

We are an active duty military family and St Helens welcomed us and our first grader. The teachers and staff are wonderful and the quality of education is right on par with where we came from and has met or exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend this small private Catholic School to anyone who wants an alternative to the more crowded public school system.
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Posted November 10, 2005

St. Helen is a great school. The principal is very caring and personal. The computer/student ratio is unbelievable. The teachers are very caring and I dont feel like a number. I feel that my kids (4) are getting the best education available.
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Posted March 27, 2005

St. Helens is a good enough school for the tuition rate, I believe it's the cheapest in the Dayton area for both parishoners and non-parishoners. Teachers are good, they take an active interest in your child and give regular feedback on your child's progress and needs. If your child has special needs like services for an IEP like speech therapy or to meet with a psychologist, it will be in an unattached trailer on the school grounds. Bottom line is the school is satisfactory for most students given the tuition, but for special needs, seriously consider a public school as they will have to provide an special needs in compliance with the law.
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Posted September 9, 2003

This school is wonderful for teaching your children values and education.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 77%
Black 7% 19%
Two or more races 7% N/A
Asian 3% N/A
Hispanic 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55am
School end time
  • 2:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Barbara J. Markus
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (937) 254-4614


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  • Religious


School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • soccer

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  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Classroom aide library aide cafeteria monitor playground monitor individual tutoring pto member education commission member
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  • Accelerated math program -- eighth graders have the opportunity to attend Carroll High School for algebra and get high school credit for the class. There is also and advanced seven grade math class that is held at our school.
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5086 Burkhardt Road
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