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St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 122 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2014

I am sorry, but remedying the problem by moving teachers from one grade to another is not remedying at all. Until the leadership on both levels leaves then this school will never be anything but sub par. Also, having two kids in public school that also went to St Clare, the curriculum is not one year ahead as the parent says. In fact, much of their curriculum is old and out dated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

I have been a parent at this school for 4 years now going into our fifth. The parents that say there isn't any parent participation are the ones that's don't make the effort! There are plenty of opportunities and the same parents who volunteer are the same ones each time. Both of my children have excelled greatly at St. Clare. I do agree that some of the teachers are lacking but know that there are changes happening to remedy that situation. The curriculum is quite appropriate and is actually a grade level ahead of the area public schools. I have MANY friends with children in the local schools that are in the same grades as my children that are not on the same level of learning as mine. The school is a small community where all the children know each other regardless of age. The older children help out the younger ones. I know that every school has it's downsides- I believe that St. Clare is the right place for my kids. No school is perfect- they are constantly evolving. I am sorry for the parents that didn't find this school appropriate for their kids. All children learn differently. I hope they found their perfect school for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

In Aug. 2013 the priest abruptly closed the MDO Program 2 wks before the school yr was to begin, displacing about 50 infants & toddlers (future St. Clare students?) and forcing their working parents to hastily find childcare elsewhere. The school has a definite PR problem on its hands.


Posted October 17, 2013

People need to be wary of this school. I have a child that goes here and lately the school has gone downhill in a hurry. The leadership form the school and church is VERY questionable and many teachers are not doing what is best for children. The goal of this school has become more about raising money for their new building they are forced to build than it is about educating children of the Catholic faith. Many teachers do not have any flexibility in the way they teach and do not have compassion. Many teachers are there because they cannot cut it at other schools, especially Public Schools. I would use high caution when sending your kids here. There is a lot of money that comes through the school because of benfactors, but the leadership needs to be changed out if this school is to truly blossom. There are some good teachers here but they are mostly int he lower grades pk-3, and 5. Middle School is hit or miss from what I understand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

This school has some really good teachers , but there are some that are flat out awful. Some can teach only one way and if your child does not learn that way then they will struggle in that classroom. The teachers also run the show and the administration allows them to do what they want even if it is very unprofessional. I had two kids there and had to pull one for that reason. They had problems in the classroom and when it was take to the administration and then the priest, it was said to us that it was our problem and not theirs. The early grades has some really good teachers, the middle grades has some very shaky teachers, of which one in particular is very unprofessional and cannot teach productively. She also thinks she runs the school by some of the things I have seen her say to other teachers and parents. I am not sure on the Middle School teachers. If you are in the early grades then you should be fine. Other grades, then buyer beware. I still have one child at the school so this is based on recent information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

There is a previous review that I agree a 100 percent. The teachers do not have the capability to relate to younger children. I do not have words to explain how painful it was to put my child in this school. I received complains continuously about my child behavior describing situation that I have never seen my child do and I really thought my child had issues. I decided to take my child out and changed schools. The teacher s feedback couldn t have been better (reading and math levels are above grade level) and no behavior complains. This review is more than not just being a good match for my child; this is about the lack of KNOW-HOW and WANT TO that the teachers have. The Principle I don t know who he is, I saw him a couple of time directing traffic at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

this school was not a match for my daugter, I thought about staying a second year but my daughter is much happier this year in another school. I think the academic level is higher than public schools but I thought the teachers are not as understanding, caring or patient as I expected them to be
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

This is an awesome school. I have two girls in St. Clare and both have excelled to the max. The teachers are great and are attentive to each student individually. The Principal is very in-tune with what is going on around the school at all times. Parent involvement is close to 100%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

My daughter loves the school and the teachers and staff there. We could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

My daugther goes to school here. I love the teachers. The class size is small so the education is better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

I love this school! I have been here for 6 years. I think this school is small and secure. Everyone is bonded together my love and faith. We are proud to say we have high moral standards and teach very efficiently. I used to hate reading. After comin here love reading. The teachers are great role models. I feel that everyone has eachother's backs. You do not need to worry about bullies or teasing. We are very welcoming and do not exclude people. The students have strong bonds with their teachers. The freinds you make here will be the best ones you will ever have. We are proud to be called the St.Clare Stars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

My children love going to school at this facility. The teaching staff is highly qualified and coupled with the low student to teacher ratio in the classes allows the teachers the opportunity to really work with each student. The school has phenominal leadership through Dr Al and the facility provides a small safe learning environment for the children. The children are tested using the SAT and the results provide the parents a way of monitoring a childs progress against a standardized measure.
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Posted September 20, 2005

My daughter loves going to St Clare! I know and feel that the teachers have my child's education as their primary focus. The principal, Dr. Al, is just great with the kids and they enjoy being around him. I'm also very pleased to say that along with education... religion, respect,self esteem, and love are also taught. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks to the staff! L. Caballero
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

I have been pleased with the teachers and principal. Instruction is rigorous and well planned. The principal cares about the learning environment and doesn't submit to the pressures of overbearing parents. The home and school association also puts together quality extracurricular activities as well as events that build the school community. My children also enjoy the small, safe environment that is committed to growth, learning, and faith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

The staff/teachers need to be more receptive and positive toward the students ages 6 and under. It seems students in this age group are expected to be more responsible and mature than what is age appropriate. Also, parents weren't allowed, prior to this school year (2004-2005), to 'drop-in' and observe the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 31%
Hispanic 25% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3131 El Dorado Boulevard
Houston, TX 77059
Phone: (281) 286-3395

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