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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted April 21, 2016
- a parent
It absolutely depends on the teacher. Many of the most sought-after teachers chose to leave. In fact, the only teacher I would want my child to have is a third-grade teacher who will retire this year.

St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School 1

Posted April 21, 2016
- a parent
At one time, our family loved this pre-K to sixth-grade school. However, the principal is a tyrant and not an instructional leader. Even sadder is that the priest ignores parents' concerns, despite these complaints being well documented. In spite of these conditions, the teachers attempt to make the school great and welcoming. Obviously, they care very much for their students and growing them as learners. For instance, the librarian fills her students will a love for reading. Many parents were hoping that 6th grade would be moved to the new Catholic middle school and high school just down the road. If it had been, maybe my children would not be attending public school now.


St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted March 22, 2016
- a parent
Mrs. Treadway, third grade, is an amazing, caring, rigorous teacher. Mrs. Zimmerman is the wonderful librarian! Mrs. Smith works in the front office and is very kind.

St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
SJN helps instill a strong moral compass! My children will carry their lessons throughout their life - and THIS school, THESE teachers, THAT principle was the reason.

St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School 3

Posted August 31, 2015
- a parent
SJN parents, has ur son been personally diagnosed by the principal as having ADHD? Last time I checked boys are more active and sometimes need more redirection but it depends on the child. I know the principal is not a Psychologist. She is intolerant of male children. So beware if she insists to put ur child on meds


St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School 5

Posted June 04, 2015
- a teacher
The SACS Accreditation team spent three days with us last week. Such things as academics, faculty, administration, school board, and family and student input were looked at. We came through with flying colors! Please come and evaluate for yourself how our children experience success. We are thrilled with our evaluation and will be glad to share it with you.

St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School 1

Posted May 08, 2015
- a parent
Unfortunately, what you have heard is true. Just yesterday, a second teacher resigned! Teachers and students are leaving, and moving on to bigger and better places. Our family is one of SEVERAL families pulling out after this school year. You need to make your own decision, of course, but it looks to me that the exit is much larger than the entrance!

St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School 1

Posted November 15, 2014
- a parent
I didn't realize great schools was moderated. Obviously nothing here is true, all the real opinions have been deleted.


St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School 5

Posted November 14, 2014
- a parent
I have never seen a successful business just "happen" without solid leadership. This principal does have great expectations of the faculty, staff, parents, and students. Don't see this as a problem. If you set the bar low, you will only have mediocre results. Set the bar high, you can achieve greatness. The principal is very approachable and willing to find a way to make things work for all involved. We have never experienced an issue with our student (who is, incidentally, ADD) not being able to thrive. Communication with the faculty, staff, and principal have always been key. These people love the children here and want to see them succeed!

St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School 5

Posted November 14, 2014
- a teacher
As a teacher and parent, I can say that there is no other school I would send my children.

Nearby schools

St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School
721 Polo Road, Columbia, SC  29223
(803) 788-1367
Last modified St John Neumann Catholic Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
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