School Details

St. Luke Catholic School

5521 North Cloverly Avenue, Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 291-5959

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 160 students 20 student/teacher

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About this school

St. Luke Catholic School is a private middle school in Temple City. The principal of St. Luke Catholic School is Ms. Yvette jeffreys, whose e-mail is 160 students attend St. Luke Catholic School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Luke Catholic School is 20:1. Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography


  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% %
White, non-Hispanic 30% %
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    As an alum I have seen St. LuKe making great strides this year. In addition to the great education the children receive the spirit of the school is better than it has been for years. The School I very much a part of the Parish And civic communities. Students and parents are happy. Students are welcoming polite well-spoken and genuinely happy to be there. It is an uplifting experience for anyone whe comes to the school.

  • (6 months ago)

    St. Luke Catholic School provides a well-rounded Catholic education. The strong academic curriculum and the plethora of extra-curricular activities enhance the family atmosphere and Christian community. We are one of the only schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese to offer Robotics. Our Robotics students learn how to design build program and drive robots. Our Graphic Design students take pictures edit and ultimately create our school yearbook. No matter what area your student excels in St. Luke Catholic School has something to meet the needs of all of our students. Go Lions!

  • (7 months ago)

    As graduate of the school and still a member of the parish I am sorry that the person in the previous e-mail is so upset with the school. From my vantage the school has improved so much this year. The students teachers and administration are present to the parish and are wonderful. The parish is aware of all the good things that the school is doing with and for their students. The students are articulate faith filled safe and happy. What more could parents want for their children?

  • (8 months ago)

    wow i find it funny how all the comments that reflected how the school really is were all removed and called "slander" yet has anyone seen the news today? to the parent that made all those comments over the summer regarding this school and how bad it was and how this year would be a bad year for the school-you really called it!

  • (1 year ago)

    I highly recommend this school for any parents who want to invest in their children's faith and strong catholic foundation. I have two children attending this school and I am very happy with the overall school performances.

  • (1 year ago)

    We chose this school for our children for the commitment that the staff and parish has made to the children. It is a faith led school where the children do come first. Respect and kindness are not just words but actions. My children are very comfortable in their school environment and are happy. The academics are challenging and my children are learning to be critical thinkers. I know we made a great choice in choosing to send our children to Saint Luke Catholic School.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Luke School is being led by the most caring teacher at the school. My daughter had Ms. Jefferys this year and we were blessed and fortunate to have someone who cares about our children so much! She went above and beyond day in and day out. It was a breath of fresh air to have someone who greeted us cared for our children was an amazing teacher and lived a faith-filled life all wrapped into one! It is sad to see negative osts from people who are unhappy in life and just want to see others fail. They are obviously jealous that someone was able to wrap circles around them in only one year. What a difference ms. Jefferys has made in the lives of nine children.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Luke has been a positive presence in our parish since 1947. It is sad that one person who wishes to slander one of the new administrators chooses to do so with partial truths and angry words. As a graduate parishioner and former parent of the school I look at our school as the hope for the future of the parish and a blessing for our neighborhood and beyond. Graduates of St. Luke Catholic School are not only educated individuals but young articulate men and women with poise and grace and faith. The pastor is an educator who values the school in his parish. Teachers come and go but the basic core of educators who are still at St. Luke are strong faithful teachers who value their role in education young Catholics for the future.

  • (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately the so called parent in the previous post is a faculty member who chose to leave. St. Luke School is a wonderful community with a great administration now in place. Both Co-principals are highly recommended and educated. It was the snow job of the previous administration that caused the downfall of the school over the past six years. As for the Pastor he himself is an educator with degree in educational administration and has consistently appealed for the school faculty to better themselves. If this parent truly tried to approach Fr. Mark he would have responded quickly as has been seen in his transformation of the overall community. And if this parent who claims to be a member of the St. Luke community really "knew" Fr. Mark then they would not have to wonder about his reputation...but would know it. So as for the false claims in the previous post just check their spelling....they need to be re-educated.

  • (1 year ago)

    Has anyone heard of teachers leaving? good teachers at that...Im concerned about a few things- the fact that this new principle has no background in administration and has had complaints regarding her teaching and interaction with parents and students. Now I am hearing that the school is in financial trouble and may not make it through the new year and that the school is in debt for over 250 000. Another issue is that they are cutting teachers pay in half-cutting back on programs- cutting back on scholarships- and are planning aggressive programs to get more money in order to remain open. Now I'm seeing that teachers are leaving- I have attempted to speak with father Mark however he is either clueless lying in denial or just completely callus to the whole situation and from what I hear regarding his reputation....he is not a nice man....How sad...I'm very sad and hate to move...but I am pulling out our children.....and more than likely looking for a new parish for a home.... So...just be may close by christmas...tuition will be going up...and teachers will be poor....and the principle is not qualified..... so sad!

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Luke School has been overall an awesome school. The staff is very welcoming and my child loves this school. The staff is academic driven and understands the needs of families. We moved from another private school to Join St. Luke and have been pleased with the results. If you are looking for a school for your child or children this is the place! I know you would be happy. =)!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a graduate of Catholic schools I feel I am particularly fussy when it comes education--especially Catholic education--of my children. My child is blossoming at St. Luke. The community is amazing; they are very loving and supportive. As one parent reviewed while things are not perfect we find that the school is a perfect fit for my child and his parents' fussiness.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a child I went to public school in a very well respected school district and while the academics were good there was a lack in the opportunity to develop spiritually and form a more well rounded foundation. I know as soon as I had children that I wanted to have them attend a private parish school. I have 2 children who currently attend St. Luke. We've been with the school now for 3 years and our family can't be happier. The quality of education is top notch the campus is beautiful and secure the teachers and adminstrative staff are kind caring and fair. The sports programs and other extra curricular activities as amazing for a smaller school. We love the classes sizes not too large so that the children get the indvidualized attention to help them reach and go beyond their potential. All of the children who attend the school are taught to love and care for one another. To watch how the junior high school students love and attend to the lower grades is amazing and the little ones beam with pride when they see their friends from the upper grades. The sense of community you get from the parents teachers student and parish staff is unsurpassed.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have three children attending this school and I would not have it any other way. I feel safe leaving my children at school knowing that I'm leaving them with teachers and administrators that truly care for the kids. The teachers have been there a while and are very professional. They teach them to be caring human beings that live by Jesus' teachings. Life at St Luke school cannot be compared to other schools. I love the way the school teaches the children to be caring with one another and to watch fir one another. The junior high kids are very loving towards the little ones and the little ones love the attention. We truly are blessed to have a great principal and a great staff a beautiful and clean campus and a very loving St Luke School family because that is what we are a FAMILY.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Luke School is family oriented and has a well rounded and competitive academic program. My 21 year old graduated from this school in 2005 and graduated from college this past December 2012. She was very young when she entered college but she adjusted very well. She handled the college level classes without any problems. I think her success came from having a good foundation at St. Luke school. Being in a family oriented environment and surrounded with excellent teachers helped her adjust socially and academically. My two young children are currently attending the school and they are having fun learning and socializing with their classmates. Catholic education at St Luke school really is an education for life.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hi Yo. Our son has been attending this school since Kindergarten. He is in 2nd Grade this year. The teachers have great personality. Our second grade teacher teaches children very good in Academy and morality.The staffs are caring. Principle works well in all situations and willing to help the children. The participated parents are kind and cooperative. This school is the greatest in this territory. The students will be successful in the future.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started the newly formed TK class this year and both him and I love it. Teachers are loving caring and I really feel like part of a team working as one to not only teach him his A B C but also how to be a caring human being. The principal is also one of the most understanding people who really will work with whatever your situation is so your child could get a catholic education. Could not ask for a more well rounded school for my child.

  • (1 year ago)

    St.Luke is a great school with an excellent faculty and staff. The academics are solid and almost every teacher has been teaching over 10 years.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son is in the second grade and he enjoys going to school every day. The teachers and staff always place our children first. The support of the other families is great. We are so happy we choose St. Luke and feel very blessed.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Luke School is a wonderful school offering classes from transitional Kindergarten (pre-K) through 8th grade. This span connects older classes through a buddy system to the younger classes allowing the students to live what they are learning. Student involvement strengthens the connection to the community as a whole caring for each other & their school. Entrusting children to St. Luke is a choice made knowing our children will be afforded the values we advocate including their religious academic & social development. Family involvement in school & Church activities shows our children that we are part of a whole. Academics are strong & can be attributed to the dedication of the teachers & our family s commitment to maintain homework reading and extracurricular learning a priority. The school also offers extra-curricular activities including but not limited to Robotics Speech & Debate Academic Decathlon Graphics Design Choir Scouts Spirit/Cheer & Sports. The education of our children is a team effort where the children faculty leadership & parents continually work together ensure our school addresses concerns & offers new & exciting opportunities.

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