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About This School

St. Mary Elementary School is a private middle school in Bellevue. 236 children attend St. Mary Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Mary Elementary School is 12:1. Bellevue Mission Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 80%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Faculty and administration are friendly and interested in education. Parents and families are active and support the school and parish.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am the mother of two graduates of this fine school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was unsure about spending the extra money on private school but I have found that it is well worth it. All the parents are very involved the education has been great for my gifted child and I LOVE that the faith he learns about at home is being reinforced at school. GREAT SCHOOL!

  • (5 years ago)

    First-rate both academically and spiritually. Academically St. Mary's consistently excels on the annual Iowa Basic SKills test. This is due to the quality of instruction received at the school as well as the dedication of the teachers to go the extra step in ensuring student success. Spiritually the school is certainly 'Christ-centered' and all instruction revolves around this philosophy. We had two sons graduate from St. Mary's. The older son went on to graduate high school with honors and received numerous scholarships for college. The younger one received a scholarship at a private high school and is currently attending there.

  • (6 years ago)

    St. Mary's is a great school. All three of my children attend St. Mary's. The teachers and administration are very much involved in the students success academically and socially.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our child transferred to this school as a second grader in sept 04. She previously attended another area catholic school. I can't tell you how easy the transistion was. I had mixed feelings about moving her 2 1/2 weeks into the school year but the teacher and staff went out of their way to make our entire family feel welcome here. My only regret is that she did not start here as a preschooler. The principal is a dynamic forward thinking leader who has the vision to see things through. I also think he is a great motivator and works well with staff and parents. Please make an appointment to visit this school if you are looking for a faith based education in the bellevue area. Our daughter completed first reconcilliation and 1st communion this year and was well prepared. There is a very caring staff at this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter recently graduated from St. Mary's. Educational speaking it is an excellent school. Math is the weakness of the upper grades but gets better each year. Socially it leaves some to be desired. It can be difficult for new transfers to fit it to such a small group of kids already bonded. Especially for the girls. I would suggest getting to know some before making the descision to enroll. I was disapointed in the lack of christian values being enforced that I would expect from a Catholic school. I was equally disapointed in the principal's lack of motivation to correct or ackowledge social issues affecting my child. There is now a new principal. The school does have a resource teacher but is not the best choice for children with disabilities even minor. Bellevue public is excellent. I would still recommend this school even with the issues we had.

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