My wife and I are both both teachers in public schools (which is why our kids go to private school). While I believe there are many high-quality teachers in our public schools, the deck is simply stacked against them. I teach at a public high school in Dallas County where over 90% of students are on free lunch program, my 15 & 16-year-old students read and write on a 3rd-6th grade level (some lower), parent support is negligible to non-existent, and average class size is 35 students.
American public schools have been on a constant decline for at least the past four decades and there is no evidence that this freefall will end any time in the near future.
St. Maria Goretti has provided an environment for our children to receive a high-quality education, with an average class size of 18, where they have ample opportunity for one-on-one teacher instruction. Our kids will be prepared for the rigorous demands of Catholic High School and the college years that follow because of the quality K-8 education they received at SMG.
Administrators with fake graduate degrees from diploma mills like University of Phoenix, et al. do not exist here. At SMG, you can rest easy knowing that your kids are in the hands of qualified and competent teachers and adminstrators and not public school lackeys who have been passed down from one failing school to the next. If you can afford it, it is well worth the money for the well being of your children's future success.