i have been attending this school for three years now and will be graduating in 2009. the teachers here show a great deal of favoritizime they don't teach as much as they sit around and gossip. if you are look for a great education wit a friendly environment well this is not the right school for you. this school lacks school spirit and respec for others.
I have read all the reviews regarding St Augustine. I strongly believe SA was a great school a few years ago. However, I have my doubts regarding 2007/2008. There is a discipline problem and academics is not strong. Nonetheless, my daughter is on the honor roll, has been at SA for 3 years and I have two graduate degrees. I am looking for a new school for her 8th grade year.
I feel that St. Augustine Catholic school faculty does not expect excellence from the students. The hall walls show mediocre work. The teachers congregate with oneanother and gossip about other teachers and/or parents. When trying to communicate with the teacher, I was told I was harrassing her. The teacher acts as it she can't be bothered, progress reports don't come home regularly. Important school news is not posted as needed but when you walk into the school you will see fundraising information everywhere. They have not connection with the colleges in the community.
My God-daughter is a student at St. Augustine Catholic School. She has blossomed into such a well rounded young lady since becoming a member of the St. Augustine Family. Her teacher keeps us informed daily of her progress and the school is so inviting. We attend the weekly mass that is hosted by the students and it is amazing how much compassion for Christ the school has vested within the hearts of the students. I am so glad the Principal opened her arms and welcomed us in this year.
My son is now a sophmore at Virginia Union. I have another son who is currently enrolled at Archbishop Carroll High School. If you are looking for a school who will produce decent productive, educated African American Men St Augustine is the school for you. I look forward to bringing the next generation of my family to this school. My sons learned that it takes a village to raise them into strong men and a village is what I found at St. Augustine School.
I have read the reviews on this site after being referred by a fellow member of the PTA. I must say i am really appauled by the negativr comments some of the parents have posted. I question their true involvment in the educational career of their children. I know for a fact that the curent principal has gone out of her way to welcome parents into the school. However, what the school wont tolerate is disrespect and negative behavior that will impact on the educational career of others. The bottom line is if you are not helping to build up the school then don't tear it down.
I agree that the school used to be a good school three years ago when my daughter first attended, but the school has gone down hill. The teachers, the principal, the entire staff is only about getting a pay check. They're not there in the best interest of the children but for themselves. It's all about the money. I say this because they have several fund raisers during the year and if your late with a payment they're quick to hold on to the child's report card, but if you go up there to find out about your child and how they're doing you have to get an appointment. You can't even sit in on any of your child's classes and they have cameras so that only they see what's going on in each class. If your searching for a school which provides a good education this is not the one.
This school was excellent when I attended 2 years ago but my younger sibling in middle school is having quite a problem.
This is an excellent school! Parensts receive weekly reports, so they know how the child is progressing week- by-week. The staff is great and they work with the students. I am very pleased that we choose this school. My child went from a D.C. public school to this one and the transfermation has been wonderful! He is now a straight 'A' student. If you like homework and to be involved in your child's education.. then consider this school. I plan to keep my son in this school until Jr. High school. Most of they great private schools recruit students from this school, so you can not go wrong. It's a great investment! The displine, hard work and love that the school provides are what makes this school a winner!
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