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Faith Christian Academy

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $86,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $590.

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Posted July 2, 2014

The staff is great, some teachers are good people, some good teachers and some bad teachers and people. Some good students and a lot of bullies. At your own risk!


Posted June 5, 2014

Faith Christian Academy has a long-standing track record of over 30 years in the El Paso community. The education is top-notch with small class sizes that allow time for teachers to work with students, 1 on 1. The curriculm is challenging and stacks up favorably when compared to alternative options. The school has graduated hundreds of students over the years that have been accepted (and in several cases received scholarships) to reputable colleges such as UTEP, Texas, St. Mary's, Pepperdine, Notre Dame, NMSU, Baylor, and many more. Our daughter has excelled and grown leaps & bounds since attending from Pre-K - 2nd grade, she is already reading at a 4th-5th grade level! My family has looked at several other options and FCA definitely comes in as the top option for your return on investment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

I started my son from the first grade all the way up to the fourth grade when my daughter was ready to start school we also put her in from the first grade to the second grade. Although we got along great with the teachers and there was also great communication with us and every teacher my son and daughter had. I would have to say there was very poor Communication between the office that and parents and although I cannot verify for sure seem like there was poor communication between the teachers and the office. There was a lot of favoritism in the school. It also seemed like every time they had the chance they were asking for more money. I did not realize how bad the academics were until we moved out of town and change the kids school then found out my son was two grades behind in reading and my daughter was one and a half years behind in reading. It has been challenging for them to catch up. From what I understand the school know longer has a principle and if so who do you hold accountable for mishaps in the school. I would not recommend this School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

This school has improved a little since the school principal Mr. C. Ramirez is not longer there. They still need better high school teachers not only cool teachers but knowledgeable about their corresponding subject and who know how to teach and are willing to teach.


Posted April 27, 2014

I went to this school from the 1st- 7th grades and always felt that it was very geared towards how much money you have. I remember being put down by the principle at the time, as she told me I was an "Ugly Duckling." Back then they would not send us to a nurse, when sick, and instead we would have to go to a "Healing room". This school is terrible in every way and the level of indoctrination makes me sick. I would not send my kids to this school if they had free tuition.


Posted November 30, 2013

I would like to say that Faith Christian Academy has been and is the best school by far. The economy forced our family to move to Houston and needless to say the private schools we had to encounter will never measure up to the christian standards, lesson planning and teacher dedication this school in El Paso has to offer. We more than recommend it! My child loved and continues to love this awesome school! God Bless this school and its students! FIVE STARS!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

this school year is the third year my children have attended FCA. This school is mainly a Hispanic school, from the front office to the teachers and the students. They tend to play favorites among the students and families. The teachers in elementary are great and spend a lot of time helping their students. I wish I could say the same for the Middle and High School teachers. I had one teacher tell me they wanted my child to hit rock bottom in his class so he could learn a lesson. If your child has to attend summer school good luck with that. I believe that in a private school the teachers should keep in touch with you often regarding your child, i mean you are paying for it...right?!! You pay an arm and leg for your child to basically teach themselves. I love the fact that they teach the word of God but that's all they do well. It's almost like you are paying for public school. By the way it is very expensive!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

Es triste que hay muy poca seleccion en El Paso en cuanto a escuelas privadas a nivel high school. Yo registre a mis hijos pensando que iban a recibir una buena educacion y fue todo lo contrario. Los maestros no estan preparados para ensenar el mismo maestro de educacion fisica es el que ponen para dar "clases" de Latin o historia y no les ensena absolutamete nada! Sin importar el grado de los ninooles ponen los mismos conceptos y tareas mis hijos estan en 7 y 11 grado tienen los mismos maestros y les dan las mismas tareas sin ningun cambio por ser diferente grado o si es clase A de avanzados o clase B. Existe mucho bullying en fca y si su hijos no practica deporte entonces no es nadie para el director R. es mas importante el deporte q lo academico y permite q hayan discrepancias en la institucion La escuela no parece seguir ningun concepto cristiano mas bien lo contrario.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

Le doy una estrella pero se me hace mucho para la poca calidad educativa que ofrece. FCA no sabe ofrecer un ambiente sano de aprendizaje se promociona el hostigamiento y la rivalidad entre companeros y el school principal hace caso omiso a las quejas de estudiantes y padres.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

I've been in this school for 2 years now and i have not yet learned a new thing. Most of my teachers have no idea what they are doing the teach 3 or 4 subjects and just write whatever they see in a book. This school also has ALOT of favorite students. Only send your children to this school for elementary school were they only have one teacher.


Posted December 7, 2011

Beware do not send your child to this school. My child had been going to this school 6 yrs and when I fell on hard times and go a little behind on payment they kicked my child out of school a week before Christmas break. Our family is scheduled to PCS in Jan and would not return to the school anyway but to kick my child out one week prior to christmas was cold. Is that the "Christian way"? My child also delt with bullies and racism this year and no one delt with the issues. The principal is arrogant and will only talk to parents that are well off or of his same race. The woman 3rd grade teacher is equally unconcerned about non mexican children. Im shocked on the unbecoming non caring attitude. This school does not care about the children only about MONEY. Don't send your children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

I have had my three children at FCA for the past 5 years. I really can't say enough about the teachers and the staff. They have always loved and supported our family and the teachers have always made themselves available. The education is top rate. As a Junior, my son began receiving letters from colleges and universities for academic scholarships. I highly encourage anyone in El Paso looking to look at FCA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

I graduated from fca been there since 1st grade. kindergarden to 8th grade awesome school to put your kids in. realy recommend fca for kindergarden - 8th grade. Do not! Do not! recmmend there high school. They play favorites BIG time. And do not prepar you for the real world. If your son or daughter big about sports, put them in another school where they can have a chance to get recognized. unless they like to play in a kindergarden league. i played all 4 years started all 4 years football, basketball, and track. good grades. got offerd nothing from any collages. So remember do not send them to high school there. From experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2008

When I first went to this school I really hated it. But over the four years that I went to high school there, I realized what a great school it was. I learned more at Faith than I had learned at any other school. One of the things that most made a difference in my perspective was the fact that the teachers really care. They want you to learn, and more than that, they believe in you, that you can do it. There is a very positive atmosphere. Also, problems are dealt with promptly. The fact that it is a small school makes it easier to keep things under control.


Posted February 17, 2008

I graduated from FCA in 07 and I had been there since K4 and I am very grateful to the teachers and staff there.


Posted October 2, 2007

I have two great kids ages 12 and 13. They have been at the school since k-5 and I'm very happy with the school because the staff and faculty respect, love and constantly encourage the students to do their best at everything they set their minds to do. The classrooms are spacious and in neat condition and the most important thing is that they have a small amount of students per class. overall Faith Christian Academy is a great school were your child will feel respected and motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

I love this school. My son is in pre K and the entire school is top-notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2006

If I had to do over again, I would choose another school. The level of conflict resolution is really bad. The teacher didn't resolve the issue. I think there are some serious integrity issues. These values exhibited was definitely not what I had in mind when I enrolled my children there. I don't think this was appropriate response, especially when I'm paying over a thousand dollars a month sending my kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2006

best school for parents who want a private school and a christian enviroment and education
—Submitted by a former student


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Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 51%
White 13% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
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8960 Escobar Drive
El Paso, TX 79907
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