School Details

Seton Catholic Elementary School

117 E 4th St, Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 682-8826

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Private Grades PK-6 120 students 8 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

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About this school

Seton Catholic Elementary School is a private elementary school in Ottumwa. The principal of Seton Catholic Elementary School is Julieanne Gentz, who can be contacted at 120 children attend Seton Catholic Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Seton Catholic Elementary School is 8:1. Ottumwa Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Hispanic 14% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Our son recently transferred to Seton from a public school and in a very short time we've already seen improvements being made. When he was younger he was able to get special help with his reading and fine motor skills at the public school he was in. Now he's reading very well but his math and writing skills needed improving. We had forgotten how amazing Seton was (from when our older child attended). He brings home papers from what they have been working on that day. He's studing things that my eighth grader is currently reviewing. They teach science social studies math reading and writing (as well as music art and P.E.). To parents who are considering Seton for their child I would say "Run don't walk!" Take a look at their test scores. Their scores are far and above anything else in town and probably some of the highest in the state. The teachers are very kind and can work more closely with your child because of the smaller class sizes. They will have more projects and tests because this is part of their learning so much in a short time. It also helps develope excellent study skills for later in life. It's one of the best investments we've ever made!

  • (1 year ago)

    I transfered my daughter after 1 1/2 years at the "best" public elementary. It has been wonderful. The teachers are excellent and the coursework adjusted to the student even when the student is excelling!

  • (5 years ago)

    We recently moved to Ottumwa from the Quad Cities/Pleasant Valley School District. We love Seton! Our daughter has really grown academically as well as socially. Kids at Seton not only learn to be good students but also good people. We were a little worried at first about the small class sizes and making friends but the great thing about Seton is that the kids all play together no matter what grade they're in. It's kind of like a big family. If you would like to be active in the school the Home and School (PTA) is very friendly and offers many opportunites to participate. The principal and staff are very professional and they really care about the kids. Be sure to check out the ITBS scores for this school- very impressive. If you are moving to Ottumwa you owe it to yourself- and your kids- to check out Seton.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school where one on one attention can be provided to those students who excel or need extra help. The teachers are top notch and very caring about every aspect of your child's developement. Manner and respect for others are encouraged and taught here. Every child is reminded to say 'please' and 'thank-you'. Keep up the great work seton!!

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