School Details

St. Mary Catholic School

1601 East Edgerton Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 735-1931

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 242 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

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About this school

St. Mary Catholic School is a private middle school in Goldsboro. The principal of St. Mary Catholic School is Lynn E. Magoon and can be contacted at 242 children attend St. Mary Catholic School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Mary Catholic School is 15:1. Wayne Middle/High Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% %
Hispanic 7% %
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school. The staff is fantastic and the environment is both challenging and caring. My children have been at another private school in the area for a couple of years and the change in them and their attitude about school and their community is amazing. They are not only learning the cirriculum but also learning how to be a postive member of our local community.

  • (3 years ago)

    I've been a student here for about 5 years; 2nd grade to 7th grade. I remember the first day coming to this school. Everyone was generous and welcoming to the fullest extent possible. All teachers were nothing but happy eager and excited. Throughout the years I've been here my grades and knowledge - even my wisdom - went through the roof! This school really knows how to teach responsibility and mold you from average to above average. Sadly I had to leave for military reasons. And yes I was extremely reluctant to leave. I am biased about one thing but continue to keep the 5* because of the lack of possibility in this area; but the school I attended prior to this one had an academically gifted program to which I was involved. After moving to SMS I felt as if my academic abilities were not recognized and I was just as everyone else. However I can understand them not having this system due to lack of teachers and rooms. Overall This school is amazing. Great and welcoming staff and student community and teachers who certainly do their job well! And while doing all of this they still manage to keep spirit and faith in education.

  • (3 years ago)

    My husband and I both work for the North Carolina Public School System. We currently have two children enrolled at St. Mary School and are EXTREMELY impressed with their strong academic standards. There is no comparison between SMS and most of the other private or public schools in the area. The principal faculty and staff provide an enriching and nurturing environment for our boys. We are not Catholic but are very encouraged by the acceptance of our children and family.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to St. Mary's for two years. In my time there I met friends encoutered great teachers built upon my Catholic education and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. the classes are a good consistent size and about 3/4 of each class are totally welcoming. You'll always have the groups that like to stay to themselves but that is in no way a reflection of SMS that's the personalities of those children. They like to stick together so they do just that. I know that I've made life-long friends and I can't wait to visit my school. I know that there's always an open door to welcome me when I visit St. mary's

  • (8 years ago)

    I am an 8th grader at St. Mary School. I am really glad I go here. I have been there for nine years and I think I am prepared for highschool. The teachers teach exceptionably well and it is a very good environment. If you feel queasy because it is located near a bad neighborhood you have nothing to be worried about. In my nine years of going here I haven't had any encounters with any thugs. There is only one thing I don't like about our school; the uniforms have to be bought at a place in Cary which is about an hour away. They aren't the most comfortable uniforms in the world. We have a basketball tournament every year and that is one of the times I am proud to say I am from St. Marys. Our level of sportsmanship is very high. Saint Marys is a phenomenal school.

  • (8 years ago)

    St. Mary School has been a blessing to my family. Our daughters have been there for the past six years and we have been extremely pleased with the education they are receiving. From the teachers to the principal St. Mary School offers the best in educational opportunities for all children. We would highly recommend St. Mary School.

  • (9 years ago)

    I just adore Saint Mary's school. My daughter has been going to this school for 4 years now and its so nice to be able to go to this school and be recognized. My daughter has learned alot at this school and the teachers take time to actually teach. I have to commend the reading teacher the most. She has helped my daughter read so much better and be confident in pronouncing words. This was the first year my daughter played basketball so she didnt know anything. The kids never made fun of her and made her more confident. The parent involvement is great as well. I went on one field trip with the class and I got to meet most of the other moms from the class. Its just a well rounded school and great participation from everyone. The teachers even get involved in the sports.

  • (10 years ago)

    Saint Mary's is a wonderful small school with talented teachers and principal. As a parent I'm always impressed with how kind and courteous the students are. Since the school is smaller the kids all know each other and so do the parents. It's a close supportive and involved community. The curriculum is very challenging and the environment is firm fair and consistent. The school is very neat clean and well organized. We are a military family that has experienced many different schools and we have been very pleased with SMS at all levels. I highly recommend it.

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