School Details

Holy Spirit Elementary School

1960 University Ave, Bronx, NY 10453
(718) 583-1570

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 236 students 30 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Holy Spirit Elementary School is a private middle school. The principal of Holy Spirit Elementary School is Virgillio Ogando, who can be contacted at 236 students attend Holy Spirit Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at Holy Spirit Elementary School is 30:1. Ms 390 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% %
Black, non-Hispanic 34% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    La Escuela Holy Spirit es una escuela excelente que esta dirigida por personas muy capaces y preparadas para fomentar una educacion academica excelente que contribuya al desarrollo de los valores humanos y espirituales de los ninos que asisten cada dia.

  • (4 years ago)

    i feel that this school is all about taking parents money nd not help the kids i had put my daughter in this school thinking it would be better then a public school well we was wrong i feeel that school is just a rip off everything is about money... so i dont reccomend no body to spend there money on that no good waste of education school Submitted by a parent

  • (6 years ago)

    school is clean teachers are kind but tough as a parent it is just what my child needed structure and rules.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think Holy spirit is a good school. They are so organize academic speak but I think they need to have new extracurricular activities...

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is wonderful from pre-k the teachers are caring and professional..they have just recieved 2 grants and are starting a new reading program and its is quite amazing.. They have a new a great music program computer program and overall this school has changed my son for the best.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very good school.. lower grade teacher care upper grad teacher are tough and the school is safe. plus scores are hig what more could a parent want.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child went to this school for many years I found the staff to be completely professional well informed and caring while some parents may disagree with the pricinpal they cannot dispute the scores the discipilne compared to other schools in the area and the caring of all the nuns pastor and community.

  • (7 years ago)

    You are so right the nuns are the only supportive team the principal avoids the issues the teachers are mean to the students they dont show the students any respect they yell at the students they are disrespectful to the students especially the upper grades they have no patience for the students especially with the little children

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school ! I have been there since kindergarten the teachers are nice and help you when you need it. Mrs.Lucie is a great principal. I was raised and taught right in this school. And if any teacher from this school is reading this.... thank you all the work that you guys have done has really helped me in high school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very good School and very high test scores also a very good enviroment

  • (8 years ago)

    excellent academic programs high standardized test scores achieved caring and well ordered environment environment

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is terriable there is no support coming from the staff the principal does not listen to the worries and questions of the parents and student. The rooms are overcrowed and often too hot or cold for the children. The only supportive staff were the Nuns and the kindergarden teachers.They do not have any art or gym teacher and they lied about no having a grant program to help parents. Not a school i would send my children too. If you are smart you will not let your child go there. I worked as a stuent teacher and left in good terms with them but will not send my own children there EVER. Stay away...

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended Holy Spirit School and the teachers were very caring and the classes were small enough that the teachers were able to work with children individually.

  • (9 years ago)

    Over all I was not happy with the school at opted to pull my children off from their. There is no parent support group at the school and no music or art programs. The children reported the room being very hot and stuffy in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. There is only one techer per grade and some of them are rude and made me feel rushed and bothersome. The only ones that were nice were the nuns and the pre k and kindergarden teachers. I would not recommed this school to anyone. The plus side is the school being less costly and small in size. But other than that nothing else is postive about it.

  • (11 years ago)

    Holy Spirit is a fantastic school. Where you know your children are going there to learn and to learn well. The teachers here care about the students.

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