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Notre Dame Catholic School

Private | PK-12 | 245 students

Notre Dame Catholic School prepares students for life by providing a superior an

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $71,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $650.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
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Posted yesterday

I love this school and everything it stands for! We are blessed with an incredible community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted yesterday

Notre Dame is such a wonderful school. The teachers & staff love & care for the students as if each child was their own. Not only do the students receive a wonderful Christian education but grow into amazing people that are rooted in their faith, love their family, great stewards of their community and outgoing responsible adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted yesterday

My children are very happy at ND. The elementary PE program is outstanding which is hard to find these days. The PE teacher is top notch and like a Saint. The current 4th grade teacher is the best you can find. She too is likened to a Saint and also teaches with the highest quality you could ask for. There certainly could be some updates with the physical appeal of the school and a more positive/joyful Religious program would be nice in the middle school/high school. There needs to certainly be a computer/technology class in the elementary more than anything since we live in a technology age. But, for the most part Christ is able to be spoken about and learned about. Therefore, there is a beautiful atmosphere and freedom to be who God created you to be in academics, sports and extracurricular activities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted yesterday

I rate this school with five stars. They have won awards for being the best in many things. With the finiest teachers that use great ways to teach the children. As like other teachers, they sacrifice much, get little resouces to get the big things done. It is the best place and the only place I would send my Grandchildren.


Posted yesterday

Notre Dame Catholic in Wichita Falls is a wonderful school. The administration and staff truly care about each and every student. My daughter has flourished there academically and personally. The small class sizes are key. I would recommend this school to anyone in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

Wonderful, safe school where everybody cares. Well mannered kids. Great school! Perfect school for my kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

We have been at Notre Dame Catholic School for 10 years. My daughter just graduated with honors, earned a 4.0 and 27 hours at Midwestern State University while taking her regular coarsework at ND. She was admitted to 3 well respected universities and earned $150,000 in scholarships. We love Notre Dame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

When we enrolled our children in the elementary school we had high hopes based on recommendations from others however after attending for 2 years we pulled them from this school to homeschool. We couldn't believe how behind our children were! They took a scholastic test at the beginning of our homeschool experience and both scored below grade level in math. And once I received the curriculum we would be using to homeschool I needed to back track and cover a lot of the basics. We felt we were "paying for the environment" and didn't feel it was worth the $12,000 a year. For that kind of money, I expect superior academics and lot's of "extra" classes like art, music (besides once a week for 20 minutes), computer classes and language arts. That being said, I believe this school is worth the money once your kids are in middle school, but not for the lower grades. I also have to mention there are some wonderful teachers at the elementary school that made our overall experience wonderful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2012

I was disappointed with our experience at this school. As a military family we have to relocate often. We had 2 children attend the elementary campus. While they attended this school they received above average grades, Honor Roll status. When we relocated to a different base in Texas we had to move in the middle of the school year. My children went from Honor Roll to FAILING!!! I quickly found out that many of the grades my children received in class were "given" to keep academics looking superior at this school. It was disappointing to learn that both of my students were behind in academics because of the 2 and a half years we spent at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

Notre Dame school is head and shoulders above any other school in our city. It has rigorous academics that prepare the students for college. The athletic and academic teams are routinely competing at the state level. And best of all, the school is unequivocally Catholic. Our oldest began attending ND eight years ago, and now we have four in the school. It is a loving community willing to accept anybody. All of our children have attended the preschool classes, and there has always been an aid in the classes. It truly is an amazing program. The elementary school prepares the students to be successful in the upper campus as well. The upper campus teachers and staff go out of their way to teach our children not only academics but how to be a good citizen and Christian. We couldn't be happier with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2012

Over crowded classrooms. It advertises a small school environment. It is a small school but the classrooms are over crowded because they take as many students as they can get. But instead of getting the "promised" one on one attention from the teacher your child is in a classroom with 23 other students. No individual attention is given and the school does not provide the teachers with an Aide to help in the class. For the amount of money that is paid in tuition for this school it does not give you the individual attention is advertises.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

We had to remove both our students from this school because of Uncontrollable Bullying in the upper campus. The principal refused to take appropriate action to stop the bullying because the students who were bullying others were from a rich family. So many of these students were able to basically get away with everything because they knew they would suffer No consequences. When we attended a different school we learned that our students were behind the public schools in our area in academics. We also learned that the books used at Notre Dame were outdated from over 10 years ago. Many of the students did not have a book because the school did not want to purchase books. I suggest looking at other private and public schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Good teachers; good discipline;dedicated teachers and parents; turns out children well prepared for college -preparatory school


Posted March 1, 2009

notre dame school is like home away from home. the kids are so well behaved with one another.they have such great manners. everyone is like family here and of course, most important is their education. i'm so amazed at how much my kids learn. they are so advance. i don't even understand their homework most of the time. the teachers really care about their students. i have 2 daughters in elementary and 1 son in high school. my son used to be very shy and now he's just everywhere, to sports to band to ACTING! amazing!!! if for any reason we have to leave, it will be because of tuition. it's expensive but you know what...it's worth it! i can't tell you how much my kids enjoy being here and how much they adore the staff and teachers. we especially love the elementary school secretary. she's GREAT! thank you ND
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

My children have been at Notre Dame since age 4. I have one daughter in 9th grade and another in 7th grade. I have been happy with ND. I feel my kids are being educated in a caring environment. They are being challenged with large projects, ...science fair projects, world map layout (locate 600 places on the globe) & geneology. Although my children grumble while doing these class projects, they walk away with a feeling of accomplishment. I love the way the teachers communicate via ' teacherease' & email. You can really keep on top of your kid. I enjoy the family feeling, I don't hessitate asking another parent for help. I don't feel limited to only the parents of the 7th & 9th grade. Having no family in town, this has certainly been a plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

My child has really excelled at Notre Dame. I love the security of a small school and the loving, Christian environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

We have been fortunate to be involved as parents of Notre Dame students for 16 years. We could not ask for a better education for our children. Our son was accepted to his first choice college largely due to his excellent education at Notre Dame. Our daughter is in high school and thriving in the outstanding academic environment. The students are challenged to excel in all they undertake and given the tools to meet the challenge. The faculty and staff take a personal interest in the students and we couldn't have asked for a better administrator! Our principal is an alumnus and truly has a heart for Catholic education. The students at Notre Dame are involved in community service as well as school activities. The extracurricular activities are vast and as the motto says 'Play them all at Notre Dame'. Come see ~ you won't be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

This is a wonderful school! I have just begun teaching at Notre Dame and it was just like coming home. The students are accepted no matter what their likes and dislikes are.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 10, 2008

Our daughter has attended NDCS for 5 years. We are not Catholic, but I cannot imagine putting her in any other school. The morals and values that we instill at home are reinforced at Notre Dame. The students act with respect and dignity for others, as well as themselves. We are all one big family (faculty, students, parents) and are very active in the school. What a great place to get an education (with family involvement) and be able to pray aloud if you so choose!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

This is our fifth year as part of the Notre Dame 'family' and we love it! Our kids are receiving an excellent education, learning discipline and respect, with an emphasis on Christian values, and our family can be as involved with the process as we want. We are impressed by the teachers and appreciate the diversity, including children from other countries. Lunch costs about $12.50 a week, while tuition is a few hundred dollars a month, but our children being able to pray in school, with their teachers and classmates is PRICELESS!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 37%
Hispanic 22% 47%
Asian 11% N/A
Two or more races 4% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 14%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Texas A&M University
Midwestern State University
Texas Tech University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Nurse(s)
Music teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • TAPPS 1A Overall Henderson Championship Cup Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Dance club: Royals
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Latin Club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Doug Jones
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (940) 692-2811

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Ft. Worth
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club: Royals
  • Foreign language club: Latin Club
  • Gardening
  • Key Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Texas A&M University
Midwestern State University
Texas Tech University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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2821 Lansing Blvd
Wichita Falls, TX 76309
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Phone: (940) 692-6041

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