School Details

Good Shepherd Catholic School

148 South Linden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-8601
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 140 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Good Shepherd Catholic School is a private middle school in Beverly Hills. 140 students attend Good Shepherd Catholic School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at Good Shepherd Catholic School is 13:1. El Rodeo Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 49% %
Asian 32% %
Hispanic 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is awesome with the new principal. They have an excellent sports program and every year the eighth grade puts on a play directed by the eighth grade teacher Mrs. Widmann. This year it was The Sound of Music. Also the music program is extraordinary and the school got a new tech upgrade too! Now every student has a school MacBook pro of their own and the younger kids get iPads! Excellent School. Bring your children here.

  • (9 months ago)

    I am very concerned. On one hand my child is happy at this school - the children are sweet and sociable. On the flip side - I have to look at the evidence of children who are being tested against other schools - that they are more than a year behind curriculum and critical thinking wise. What are the reasons for this? I know that there is hardly any emphasis on science critical thinking skills creative writing or problem solving. The administration needs to look outwards at other schools for standards. Figure out why the country is moving towards common core (for critical thinking skills). And not just inwards. Because standards at the moment do appear comparatively low.

  • (10 months ago)

    Took a tour and fell in love with the school tucked away in this lovely neighborhood....their kids are in some awesome high schools and we can't wait to start in the fall!

  • (10 months ago)

    We pulled our son out of Wonderland (LAUSD) this year and enrolled him in Good Shepherd. We are so pleased and wish we had done it sooner. The teachers principal and academics have all been extraordinary and my son already has many good friends.

  • (11 months ago)

    Love Love this school! I feel so connected to my child's classwork staff and principal. Everyone is accessible. My child could not wait to sign up for the minecraft class after school. The athletic director is awesome! My son has been on the football team and the basketball team and has learned so much about being a team player and developed friendships outside of the classroom. His teacher understands him as an individual and works with him to achieve his best academically.

  • (1 year ago)

    Why is a school with so much potential doing so poorly the answer is you have a principal who is dialing it in and parents who are dictating to teachers what the curriculum will is. The new principal has made it very clear to any parent who listened that she took the job so that she could be closer to her children. The principal hired a parent to work on development who is now dictating curriculum to the teachers and is spending funds on fun activities that her fellow parents click think is worthwhile rather than enhancing the curriculum. Needless to say the school has created a perfect recipe for disaster; it doesn t take much prodding to find out how dissatisfied teachers are with both the parent run administration and a principal who will fire anyone who crosses her.

  • (1 year ago)

    Beautiful school! The teachers are so involved and care so much. We have been so happy here.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you want your children to have a good peer group you could not pick a better school. I have two kids here and I have to say that every time we take them on a field trip someone comments on how well behaved they are. They are all so kind and thoughtful and the school's emphasis on service probably has a lot to do with it. I really couldn't pick a better environment for my kids. They have made some great friendships here as have I since the families are wonderful!

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers care intimate environment fantastic experience! We are at this gem of a school for the citizenship and morals that are taught and expected from PK-8. Every single child that attends here is so respectful kind and eager to help...ALL THE TIME!! The academics are top notch although they come secondary to service. They have small classroom sizes. This fosters a positive warm environment where teachers and staff are able to focus on the individual students and truly cultivate them as people. The junior high teachers are phenomenal...(other grades too but it is so apparent in the grade 6-8 students.) The 8th grade teacher has been there for many years and is incredible. The entire eighth grade class got into their 1st choice high schools. The graduating students participate in an annual musical...it's awesome seeing even the boys get involved and play a part! Our kids are so happy here!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has been around for over 80 years and it is still going strong. It has gone through some rough patches and has weathered the storm bravely and fiercely. It has suffered many setbacks due to economic and financial strains. Yet it is still standing brightly in the midst of a secular environment. Currently the school is ushering in a new principal that will lead and guide it in a new direction through innovation technological advancement and theatre/art. Also this school is committed to building strong relationships with the commmunity and it is dedicated to providing service activities to the less fortunate. Also the school is building up its sports program that will eventually produce some great athletes. Through the dedication and hard work of some visionary teachers the sports program will evolve and include a variety of sports. Overall this school is worth looking into becasue it is a force to be reckoned with. Given the limited resources and the overall layout of its premises it has the ability to endure and attract.

  • (1 year ago)

    As an alumni parent of Good Shepherd I can see the long lasting effects the school has impressed upon my son. From extrodinary academics (yea Saxton math!) friendships that carry on past high school and empahsis of service to others in charity - a trio of qualities were were fortunate as a family to have found.

  • (1 year ago)

    I personally saw how an older student (maybe 4th-6th grade) approached a pre-K student to comfort him and make sure he is alright after the younger student took a stumble and fell to the ground. Comforting to see how older kids look out after the younger ones. A simple gesture displaying a sense of community camaraderie and compassion.

  • (1 year ago)

    Good Shepherd is a an amazing little Beverly Hills secret. Our children have attended for four years and still jump out of bed in the morning excited to get to school. The class size is small so they get great attention. It's a very familial atmosphere and a safe environment. We tried the local public school for a year and couldn't get our son to Good Shepherd fast enough. Would highly recommend the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Love this school! Fantastic teachers great curriculum strong interest in the children's success. My son attended Good Shepherd for Pre-K Kindergarten and First Grade...when we moved out of town and enrolled him into another Catholic School he tested spectacularly ahead of his grade level! The enrollment coordinator asked --where did he come from? He came from Good Shepherd! ...a school that has built a solid foundation for our children based on strong academics faith and character. I would highly recommend this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Notice how the enrollment goes down in 7th & 8th grades? The teachers allow bullying and sometimes are the bullies. Wouldn't recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Good Shepherd has a great staff and really nice families...if you want to send your child to a grade school that gives a strong foundation for High School it should be one of your top picks. They have highly educated teachers who are very involved with their students' education as well as a fantastic group of parents who are involved and hands-on. We love the Art program and the musical that the Jr. High puts on every year. WONDERFUL PLACE!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Good Shepherd School is an amazing school. Beautiful and well located building academically challenging with a great sense of fairness that would leave the students with an unique life lessons and experiences. My daughter has grown beautifully sense she has been there and I know as a mother that it has a lot to do with this wonderful school. Ms.Miller is a wonderful Principal consistently on top of every issue that appears always with grace and respect. We could not be more pleased! 7th Grade Parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is no perfect school but by far Good Shepherd is as close as perfect. Teachers have much respect for each student and because of that not one child falls threw the cracks. It feels great to know that my daughter is getting ready for her future in a positive way and not to mention she is happy there.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have attended Good Shepherd Catholic School since Kindergarten and I couldn't be more pleased with the education they are receiving. Good Shepherd is academically challenging spiritually enriching and the teachers and principal are warm welcoming and truly invested in their students' success. The students are also enriched by a curriculum that includes art P.E. Spanish classes and a phenomenal music program headed by the talented Mario Raven. My son who will graduate this year is headed to Loyola High School and I am confident that Good Shepherd has done an excellent job of preparing him for the rigors of high school academics.

  • (4 years ago)

    Now an alumni after 9 years (k-8) and a child in high school GS prepared him for the challenges ahead in both mind and spirit. Most teachers are Master's level and a principal who moved the school ahead technically and physically; this gem is tucked away in a great neighborhood and community.

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