School Details

St Mary's Catholic School Belen

Church and 10th Sts, Belen, NM 87002
(505) 864-0484

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 149 students 14 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

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About this school

St Mary's Catholic School Belen is a private middle school in Belen. 149 children attend St Mary's Catholic School Belen and identify mostly as Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St Mary's Catholic School Belen is 14:1. La Promesa Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 22% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    St. Mary's elementary teachers are terrific! They really challenged my child to work at above grade level. The middle school math program could be stronger. I don't think that students should receive full credit for classwork that they received a 'D' on. This does not prepare them to do well on the tests. I also wonder when the school is going to build the new gym/cafeteria. The priest promised to start building several years ago and we are still waiting.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is currently going to this school and has been since kindergarten. She is now in the 7th grade and the teachers principal and administrative staff have been great with her and our family. My daughter is an honor roll student and an accelerated reader. This school is great in my book!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is great! The computer lab instruction was lacking until a change in teachers in January 06. Students now are able to use most software packages with great success. The math throughout is outstanding and getting better every year. The students are welcoming of new students and the staff is supportive too.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both of my children graduated from St Mary's which provided a good moral environment. It is Preschool - 8th grade. The Lower grades are excellent however the middle school (grades 6 7 & 8)is lacking especially the math and computer curriculums do not prepare students for high school.

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