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St Ambrose School

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Posted May 22, 2014

The social environment is very very poor with bias between the leadership of the school and their "favorite" kids or parents. They have their "picks" with students. Academically it is fair but this school does not provide a good learning environment for the student. The facility is very very old. The good side is that the teachers are all well equipped with advanced degrees but the learning environment is still poor.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 16, 2012

We have been at the school for six years now. The teachers are very loving, caring and personalize curriculum for the children who need it. It has a low teacher student ratio. Everyone is like family there!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 23, 2010

Well i'm a student at St. Ambrose School (SAS). Since I've been here I've made a lot of friends this school is great with caring teachers who care for every student. I would recommended SAS for every child.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 7, 2009

Great students, parents, teachers and staff!
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Posted February 25, 2009

this school is nice . the ratio of teacher to student is lovely but,the school has a lot of kinks . for one it does not prepare a child well for high school.the school has so many fundraisers but where does all that money go? the social enviroment can be unhealthy , several people have left because children were too mean to them.the interior is old and hasnt changed much in decades. all and all the school is great and i'd send my children here.

Posted November 23, 2008

My son has attended St. Ambrose for 7 years. Overall, we have been happy with the school. The pricipal is professional and personable t the parents. I will say the school interior needs to be updated--has not been changed much since the 1970's. Also, there have been complaints from some parents that at the junior high level, the teachers are not preparing children for the rigorous standards of a private high school. I will say that my son has excelled academically at this school and finds the curriculum to be, for the most part, challenging. I do believe that some parents will always find a reason to complain. There is no perfect school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 1, 2007

my son has only been going here for one year - i am very impressed with the unending willingness to help and attention the staff continues to offer our family - the principal is a wonderful person and committed to ensuring an everchanging and evolving environment in order to keep the staff in a fulfilling role - although the class size could be smaller to better fit the image of a private school, the attention to each individual has not been affected and i am confident that my son is being given the personal focus he deserves - we have decided that this is the best environment for our son - and we have tried everything from personal child care to montessori school - st ambrose has shown us what a committed team can do for a young family with a very boyish boy
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Posted June 11, 2005

my child has been goin to st.ambrose for 8 years . I have been fairly happy with it.
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Posted January 2, 2005

Although St. Ambrose isn't perfect academically, the social environment is healthy. Because of the small community, teachers and staff can easily work closely with students with personal issues and help keep them out of trouble. At public high school, since the number of students is clearly way too large, the teachers and staff can not work as close with students as in private school. Therefore my son grew quickly and learned to be independant in the public high schools environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 18, 2004

this is the best cathloic school that you can send a child to.
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Posted December 18, 2004

my name is megan and i attend st. ambrose i am currently in 6th grade. i love the school because the school is in a good enviroment for kids to be in.
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Posted September 7, 2004

Our daughter is currently enrolled in the pre-k program. This is her second year. The school is excellent. The teacher to student ratio is 10 to 1 which we feel is great. The personal touches that we get from the private school environment cannot be beat. Our daughter has special needs which are met every day by everyone at the school. Even other older students know our daughter and help her out. We could not be more pleased with St. Ambrose Catholic School.
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Posted March 30, 2004

My son attended this school for his Pre-K year and I was absolutly satisfied he learned how to read in 5 months do to their way of teaching I love St Ambrose they are totally great with what they do and how they do it. Unfortunately I had to pull my son out do to my work ours and he has regressed greatly in the Cy fair school district St. Ambrose is the best school. The is other private schools but no other have the same way of teaching.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 31%
Hispanic 37% 51%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Black 4% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4213 Mangum Road
Houston, TX 77092
Phone: (713) 686-6990


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