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St Elizabeth Ann Seton School

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Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

This school has a decent elementary school program. Middle school is awful. I have 17 years experience with my kids here and I finally left I COULD NOT TAKE ANY MORE!!! Math teachers that cannot teach math. Bullying by teachers to the students. Rude teachers and administrative staff. Liberal teachers. Many students from Mexico who HATE the USA. No transparency as to how money raised is spent (Keurig for the Teachers? YES!). Sorry athletics program. Not much positive past 2nd grade. Sorry I stayed here as long as I did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2014

The school has a very good elmentary program but the middle school experience we had this past year was horrific. Teachers as bullies; two specifically! Disprectful and rude behavior from these teacher to students; emails about cheating! I would have never believed it could happend. I will not finish out my kids education at SEAS. They will be going to a new school in Cypress. It was very disappointing but I will not recommend this school.


Posted August 10, 2013

This school doesn't have a strong academic program, and the teachers don't do much to punish the students for misbehavior. As an alumni who started from Kindergarten, this school had a strong elementary curriculum. However, this school's management of the middle school program wasn't very good and high school preparatory. Many teachers had multiple subjects to teach in one day and were generally underpaid for such efforts. The students constantly back talked the teachers and I have even reported some students, only to find nothing to be done about it. A large portion of this year's graduates are going to public school and many of the students misbehaved constantly. There was a lot of cussing from the students and a few teachers even told the students to shut up (literally!). The school doesn't challenge students to their full potential and offers little tutoring (I had a math tutor) to help the students. The school gives a weak foundation on academics but gives an alright sports program. The music department is very poor on creating excellent band students and didn't prepare me for high school (I now have a music tutor). The school was very mediocre academic-wise.


Posted June 11, 2013

This is a really bad school.it has alot of problems. For one. The teachers and coaches take favorite all the time. If your child doesn't do so well in either one of them, than they will be looked over quickly by the teachers and coaches. Another problem are the middle schoolers!! They cuss WAAY to much!! They also back talk the teachers a lot. I don't blame them the teachers over react for something as little as clicking a pen. The only reason I'm giving this school a star is because of the lower school program. It's very good!


Posted January 6, 2012

My daughter goes to the daycare/preschool. She is a seedling. She loves going. right now she only goes 2x a week but we will be increasing that soon. Whenever we tell her that she will be going to school, her face lights up and she runs straight for her backpack. The teachers there are excelent. I was a little hesitant at first becasue her teacher mainly speaks spanish but the more she goes the happier she is at school. The administration there are fabulous. everyday they say "Hi' to my daughter and mom. They both feel very welcomed their. I would recommend this program to ANY parent looking to get their child a great pre-education. The fact that they offer spanish, art, dance and music classes at such a young age was VERY appealing to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

My son has attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School for 4 years now. The principal has been negative and in my opinion, done little to improve the academics of the school. The administration is very disorganized. Announcements are sent out to parents with either half the information missing or incorrect information. There are a few really good teachers at SEAS, but as another reviewer said, there's a lot of re-teaching at home. Some of the teachers were fired after the principal finally heard all the complaints from the parents. Too bad the kids had to suffer for months with a teacher that wasn't teaching. Also, I'm all for discipline and being strict with the kids, but I think several of the teachers are just plain rude to the students AND the parents. Socially my son has enjoyed his friends and we have hesitated moving him to another school thinking that each year it might get better. We'll be reseraching St. Cecilia or John Paul II for our yournger kids. They have to be better than what we've experienced as SEAS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

regarding april 7th post- just give yourself more time to figure out the system,lol! been there done that! one year is not enough time to realize what is really going on here.
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Posted August 4, 2011

My children really enjoy SEAS Catholic School. They are challenged daily and look forward to going to class. This will be our third year at the School. I personally have found faculty to be helpful and attentive. I find that the parents really care about their kids and are involved with their children. We are looking forward to another successful year at SEAS and the new programs that are being developed/offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

We love it here! Our daughter is about to finish Kindergarten and we will keep her at SEAS. If you are the kind of parent that likes to be involved in your childs education then you will love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

Glad I could help! I don't ever want another child to go through the kind of treatment my child went through. Told ya!


Posted January 8, 2011

WE recently moved to the Houston area, and were on the look out to find a good catholic school as we believe in the catholoc school system. After reading all the reviews that I could find I decided to still give them a chance an called them up to inquired more information about the school. I have to say that all the reviews about them being rude where actually true. From the very begining when the lady answer the phhone until she finally hang up on me, she was plain rude. After going through that I did not need to hear anything else. Anybody thinking about joining this school should think about twice.


Posted December 13, 2010

We are in our second year at SEAS and our first year in middle school. It seems like all the accountability is on the students not the teachers??? How can they make a final worth 2 test grades, covers all the material taught for a semester, and NOT be required to write REVIEWS!!! Conferences seems to be a listing of what is wrong with my child, who was a GT kid in CyFair, with NO learning disabilities. I'm all for holding them accountable, but teach them some skills, PLEASE. I would do it myself but no one will communicate with me and there is limited information on teacher websites. The social life is great and it is a safe place, but will the skills be there for high school??? Any advice?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

I have to say it is a wonderful school. The children are being taught to become good catholic role models and functioning members in society. Isn't that the point of a catholic education? Also would you rather your principal be competent or smile more. just saying.


Posted February 19, 2010

I am teacher and removed my child from public school due to the extreme drugs, gangs, and sex going on. When I enrolled my child at SEAS I truly believe I was in the right but lately I'm an no longer sure. The teachers seem to extremely demanding on the students, (lots of teaching done at home). There is a big lack of communication between school activties and parents. As a parent you are constatnly asked for money, beyond the tution. I will keep my son enrolled there becuase local public schools cannot offer a safe environment. I have heard many parents complain, about admin and yes they are rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2010

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has been part of my life since I was 4 years old, and continues to be even in my high school career. During my years there, I was blessed to find friends that will be with me for the rest of my life. SEAS truly instills the idea of 'family' inside each one of the students, and for me, that was an important part of growing up. Regarding the academics, the school does have both strong and weak points; but, I can imagine that this is common in most schools. After graduating, I attended a College Preparatory High School, and felt extremely prepared, and was placed in almost all honors classes. I do have to say that the English program is one of their weakest, but I quickly recovered in high school thanks to the organization and study skills, and the love of learning instilled in me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2010

This is a great school to protect your child from the public school negatives, however they lack a strong academic program and the teachers lack the ability to get the job done especially on the jr. high level in preparation for high school. The staff and principal is more interested in the moral fiber of the school than core subject training. If your child is a self starter and highly driven with natural academic talent they will succeed at seas....if not, don't expect the staff to give additional help or tutoring. An average student at seas is looked over quickly. Staff is looking for star students to boost their reputation. I don't regret sending my child to seas...they are protective and teach moral and ethical behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

Some of the teachers here do not know how to treat parents. They are rude and ugly! And the principal does nothing about it! The school does have a great academic program for junior high but the some of the staff needs to be schooled on how to talk to parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I have worked with many different schools, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is among the best! I am impressed with the administration, teachers, students and parents. They truly do educate the entire child, spiritually and academically. The students are polite - they hold doors open for you, smile and say hi when they pass you and always seem to be happy to be there. This is a great school and I would recommend anyone sending their child here!


Posted February 8, 2009

This school has an amazing academic programs! My son graduated from here with a scholarship to Strake Jesuit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

I totally agree that this school has ridiculous rules that are too over protective. And if i do really try to look back in my mind and see what i have learned i go blank. Because i cant find anything that i have learned so far through this year. They dont have their own gym, or their own stage, or their own locker room, or their own field. And the teachers at seas treat you very rudely. But the thing that bothers me the most is the language that has been spoken in this school. I have been to a public school before and in this school the students here cuss more then the students that have been to the public school i've been to. And sadly the teachers dont do anything about it. I would suggest not to bring your child to this school!
—Submitted by a student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 31%
Hispanic 22% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 8% 0%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6646 Addicks Satsuma Road
Houston, TX 77084
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