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K-8
Private
Dallas, TX
Students enrolled: 343

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3030 Gus Thomasson Road
Dallas, TX 75228

(972) 279-2339
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February 28, 2014
SPX is a hidden treasure waiting for you to discover us. I attended St Pius School as a child and decided it was the best choice for my own children. SPX is a diverse community that strives to meet the needs of all who meet the acceptance requirements. The courses are academically challenging. The teachers are dedicated and truly care for each child.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
We transferred to SPX 3 years ago and it was the best decision we ever made for our children and our family. The environment is very loving, the staff truly cares about my children, and the parish involvement in the school is extremely positive. Staff from the surrounding schools send their kids to SPX as well, which says a lot, and most of the staff have had children who went through or are currently enrolled here. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2014
I currently have 2 children at the school one in junior high and one in the elementary. Both our children are continuously challenged in their academics and believe it or not in their sports. The teaching staff is available for after school tutoring(at no cost) , they volunteer to help the kids with extracurricular activities and always are helpful. We appreciate the principal for all the hard work as we see her first thing in the morning during drop off and after school. I highly recommend this school to parents willing to allow their children to work hard.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
I Was a student here and it was awesome. I was here from 4th to 5th and it was ok for me

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2013
I was very happy in the beginning as the kindergarten teachers are truly amazing but besides that I am not at all impressed with the staff or the principal. The food is expensive and poorly prepared. The teachers seem insensitive and indifferent to the needs of their students and parents as well. They do not welcome parental input, especially if they are at fault. They act like little disciplinarian robots. They continue to hire younger teachers that look like kids themselves that do not seem prepared at all. The principal is never on the parents side. The school priorities seem to be money and strict discipline but they do not seem to care about a child's well being, like their self esteem, at all. The teacher's children receive preferential treatment even if they do not deserve it. I do not recommend this school and will be looking for another one for the next school year.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
I have 3 children attending St. Pius X and am very happy with the school. The academics are at a much higher standard than what my kids experienced in the public school system. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities available for the kids, but the majority of those start for grade 5 and up. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged and I noticed that it helps. The other students there are very courteous to when I'm on campus..."yes sir', "hello mr. xyx", etc. This is the first year that my kids are attending the school and I feel I've made the right decision to enroll them at SPX. It is a very good return on my investment.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
This school used to be great. The teachers are wonderful but because of lack of leadership they are not happy. The leadership for this school needs to be changed. Current leader is a bully, isn't consistent in punishment, and generally doesn't care about the children especially the older ones. She puts on a good act but once she has her hooks in you see the real deal.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
This school unfortunately has gone downhill. What used to be a school with high academic standards has become a school with teachers that will just pass kids through so they will not be harassed by the principal. her interest is just to fill a school and not to challenge the students. IT USED TO BE a good school. The teacher morale is at a all time low and discipline has become virtually non existent for the principal's picks. When checking out their promotional material and doing some basic research it is clear that the information is either exaggerated or downright false.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
I went to SPX as a child in the '80s and it really prepared me well with challenging academics. I decided to send my kids in hopes that they too can get both a good academic and Christian education/training. With a change in administration and no more nuns teaching at the school, I didn't know what to expect. So far, I've been satisfied. Parent involvement is very important at this school, so it seems to be a family commitment. It seems all the children who attend the school come from good families whose parents are willing to make a sacrifice for the benefit of their children and families. That really adds to the learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
Amazing school with a great history. Challenging faith based curriculum, dedicated teachers, excellent facilities. I can't say enough about this place. Generations of families have gone and are continuing to go to St. Pius X.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
St Pius is a fabulous school. My kids have gone from kindergarten through 8th grade. The school has such a strong community of teachers, parents and administrators who care about the students. I would recommend this school to anyone. The education is top quality, and it truly preparded my kids for college-preparatory high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
My daughter is attending St.Pius X for her first year in the Pre-K 3 program. I am very pleased with her as she is excelling tremedously this year a lone. I have to thank the wonderful staff especially Mrs.Chappell and new principle Mr.Demming for all their hard work and dedication they give to the Kids and their Education. I highly encourage any family to visit this School due to the excellent teacher quality, principle leadership, and PARENT INVOLVEMENT!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2011
St. Pius X Catholic School has been a wonderful investment in our children's education. Our older attended the school kinder to eight and is currently at Bishop Lynch High School in high level classes. Our younger is still at the school and is excelling in all classes. The academics are challenging so commitment by the parents and students is a must, but well worth the effort. I highly encourage any family looking for an excellent education to visit this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
I transferred all of my children from public school and found that St. Pius was an excellent preparation for High School and College. They gave me what the public schools were missing for me...accountability and responsibility. Each of my boys participated in several extracurricular activities ranging from Band to sports. Parent involvement is high and it has continued to be a community for my family.

- submitted by a community member
February 18, 2011
Tired of your school teaching to the middle? You will love St. Pius X Catholic School. A wonderful school that teaches academic excellence and traditional Catholic values. St. Pius is a school that produces scholars. A school where the teachers are professional and caring. With a terrific principal that actually takes the time to learn your child s name. My granddaughter is in kindergarten and already reading on a 1st grade level and doing 1st grade math. Wish all of my grandchildren were at SPX.

- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2010
Excellent, dedicated staff. Curriculum is at least two grades ahead of any public school. 98% of St. Pius students go on to Bishop Lynch and other top rated high schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
St . Pius is a wonderful school that offers challenging academic programs. It well prepares student for academic success in high school. The parental involvement adds to our strong sense of community. My husband and 3 children all attended the school and are all successful professionals now.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
Very well rounded school .Has prepared our son for next level of education.He attended Pius from pre-k thru 8th grade ,now our daughter is right behind him.We feel blessed to have fond such a great community of parents, teachers, friends and highly recommend our school to anyone who is commited in giving their children a great place to learn .Great academic and atheletic programs.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
My son currently attends St. Pius X School. I am very excited abou this year and years to come with our new principal. She is very upbeat and positive both with students and parents. She has many new ideas and, likewise, pays close attention to all of the parent's ideas and concerns. St. Pius is a wonderful community filled with very active parents. The children are academically challenged by experienced and caring teachers. I can't imagine finding a better place for my child to receive not only a great education but an emphasis on being an outstanding Christian member of our society.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
I have been really happy with this school. I have a 3rd and Kindergarten child attending this school. I feel they are well prepared each year as they continue their education. The teachers are always easy to reach and know their curriculum when asked a question. Teacher/Parent communication is their top priority along with the student learning. Their standard of learning is always higher than most schools I have seen. You are the best!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
I have had children in this school for 17 years and I just enrolled a kindergartener. I will have children in this school for a total of 26 years. I love IT!!! The teachers are first rate, there are many wonderful programs and they really work with the slower learner.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
I am a grandparent who attended and graduated from SPX in 1961. I have a grandson who is currently a 7th grader who came to live with me when he was going into the 2nd grade. There was never a doubt in my mind where I would send him to grade school. All of my best memories are of SPX. He needs the discipline and the encouragement they offer. As a matter of fact, all four of my grandchildren attend SPX. It is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
I am a grandparent whose children and grandchildren have gone to St. Pius. I have seen the encouragement offered to students and teacher involvement to offer help and support to each student. Yes, there is discipline and I believe that is part of the success of the school. My children and grandchildren have blossomed, even the most shy and introverted child, because of the attention given to each child as an individual. The parents are very supportive of the school, the administration, and the teaching staff. It is really a family, looking out for each other.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2010
I was hesitant to switch my children from the public school system over to St. Pius, but after a few years there, I can say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I watched my children benefit from the smaller class sizes, as well as the personal attention given to their individual strengths. I love the interaction between the parents and the school, but the parents truly look out for one another's children. It is great to be part of this community!!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
Strong efforts to mold young people into moraly strong and well prepared for high school. Unfortunately many well meaning parents want to influence policy without putting in an effort to be part of the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2010
St. Pius was a fantastic environment for both of my kids. My daughter is a high achiever but was not bored. My son has ADHD and has required more patience and support from his teachers. Not only his 1st and 2nd grade teachers, but also the principal, went above and beyond to encourage my son, rather than just criticizing as some school do with these kids. My daughter enjoyed the excellent library and art instruction, played flute in band, and was in choir. We left due to a job opportunity in another state, otherwise we would definitely have stayed through 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
Awesome Christian environment! The teachers are through, disciplined in their craft, and really support the students. We are not practicing catholics, but we have been accepted and respected as a Christians. Excellent campus for your student to grow and develop in confidence.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
St Pius X is a great school with a strong Catholic environment. The school is well-structured, without being overly strict. Teachers are easily accessible and more than willing to help children with individual needs. Staff is awesome they always have an answer to your question and you don t feel bad for asking! Extra-curricular activities are encouraged to promote a well-rounded education. Parental volunteerism and involvement is expected. The sense of community at St. Pius X is like no other parish or school anywhere. While my two children have certainly had their growing pains, this school has given them a great educational base. They have the confidence to succeed and the freedom to be themselves thanks to their St. Pius X experience. I d recommend this school to anyone who believes it takes a village to raise a child.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
The school is very disappointing. There is no communication with the staff there. All they care about is the money and are closed minded to ideas for the school. It seems to me that with the amount of money being paid to the school that they would have their priorities strait which should be the children. All they see are dollar signs and are not up to par in their educational skills for schooling. There principal is very closed minded when it comes to other activities and clubs for the children.Apparently SPORTS is better and more fun! All they do is fund raising and none of the money goes to what the money claims to be for. This saddens me because the tuition goes up every year and nothing gets resolved or improves. It is all promises, promises, promises, and nothing. Please think twice before sending your children there!

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October 15, 2008
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March 11, 2008
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no rating March 10, 2008
When our children started attending school there years ago, we were very pleased with the quality of education that they were receiving, however in the past few years the quality of the school s leadership has deteriorated. The same is true of the physical facility itself. At this point, the school seems to be collapsing into chaos without good leadership. Tuition has gone up each year and yet good teachers are defecting. Parents as well as students are unhappy. The school s top administrators seem rigid and closed. They are not in tune with the needs of today s students and don't appreciate points of view other than their own. It s very sad to see the direction that the school has taken.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2008
Excellent school. My four children graduated and excelled at Bishop Lynch H.S. and in college. Two have graduated college, one law school. The other two are still in college. I highly recommend St. Pius X because this school gave my children the academic foundation to be successful.

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February 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
Google this school and do your homework before you put your child in this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
This school requires alot of parent involvement but is well worth it. Very structured environment is what kids need and that is what they get here. This is my first year to have any of my children at the school and it was a great decision I made.

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November 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2005
St. Pius seems to be more concerned with the money than with the children. There is no appropriate place for the children who are in daycare to work on their homework afterschool. There is little or no supervisory help, they just put all the kids in one big room and let them go wild.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
This school has growing pains. It is not a bad school but new ideas seem to be pushing public school ideas on to a Catholic school mentality,causing a lot of stress for both students and staff. The K thru 3rd grades are outstanding, with dedicated teachers. The rest of the grades one has to be really careful about which teacher your child gets. SPX has adopted the book The Essential '55' as its rule guide. It would be a good thing for a new parent to read this book before deciding if SPX is the right school for their child.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
Good private school in East Dallas provides education in a traditional Catholic environment. Most teachers are great and very dedicated. Heavy parental involvement and student discipline are expected. Extracurricular activities include Chess Club and 'Destination Imagination'. Big on football and basketball, but no soccer team.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2003
Teachers in the primary thru 6th grade are beyond fantastic. Imaginative, enthusiastic, and very, very positive. The best you will find anywhere. The 4th grade teachers are legendary. My children really loved their teachers and loved school... until lthey hit 7th grade. There seems to be a lot of turnover among the 7th and 8th grade teacher--except for a couple of the teachers you pray will leave, but don't. The school has a problem finding enlightened, helpful math and science teachers. I have been unimpressed and disappointed in the quality of the instruction in these areas in the 7th and 8th grade. The school has e-mail set up for each of the teachers, and for the most part it's a great way to stay attuned to what's going on. Most of the teachers are very good about responding, either by e-mail or by phone if the matter requires more extensive conversation. St. Pius also has web pages set up for the teachers so each one of them can post weekly what's coming up, what they're working on, so parents can stay on top of their child's schoolwork and homework. However, some teachers are really good about posting their week's agenda, others are really lax. This was new in the 2002-03 school year so maybe some teachers just are not comfortable yet. Maybe an edit from the principal and some decent training will get the less-web-inclined up to speed. This is a very useful too. All in all, St. Pius is the best school in this area--and the least expensive of all the private schools. I've sent 4 children thru the school (two have graduated, two are still there), and the graduates have done very well in high school (both in private high schools), except in math, where they tend to be behind the curve. So I know they are preparing the kids well. Just wish they could get their act together on the 7th & 8th grade math and science teachers. Parents are very involved in every facet. Volunteerism is very high on the list of priorities. Great group of people.

- submitted by a parent
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St Pius X Catholic School
3030 Gus Thomasson Road, Dallas, TX  75228
(972) 279-2339
Last modified St Pius X Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St Pius X Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top