About This School
In 2010, St Frances Of Rome School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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St Frances Of Rome School Reviews
SFR - Where F.A.I.T.H. grows and tradition thrives.
St. Frances of Rome is a TK - 8 school and is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful city of Azusa. There have been some changes in the last couple of years, however these changes have been great for the school.
The new principal - Dr. Wagner - is positive, spiritual, dedicated, and resourceful. He implemented Common Core Standards in Reading and is incorporating Math Common Core Standards next year. The teachers work together as a team and the principal is very supportive. All teachers are fully credentialed and some have their Master Degree.
Our new priest has a long term vision that may be difficult for all stakeholders to see but he is organized, open, and hard working. He has been instrumental in bridging the relationships between school and parish. He is a strong leader and gives spectacular homilies at Mass.
Many wonderful changes have also taken place in the school office. The office manager has always been an asset to our school but she has definitely shined now that the previous principal is gone. She goes over and beyond what her job description asks for.
The Art, Accelerated Reading, and Computer programs are extremely strong. Spirituality is increasing and last year the school had several prayer services and school wide rosaries, in addition to penance during Advent and Lent, weekly masses, daily prayers, and stations of the cross.
Although many changes have occurred, many amazing things are happening at SFR. Our song says it all: We have the spirit, we're SFR, We're number one, we are do our part. As we grow in F.A.I.T.H. together, we are a family.
At SFR, students learn to be Faithful catholics, Aware citizens, Innovative students, Thinking persons, and students who Honor life.
I think this school has potential but change is needed. The principal has much to learn about getting along with people and telling the truth. Most of the teachers do not have full credentials and the principal has an MBA not an education degree. That is why she is great in making environmental changes but not academic changes. In previous years the teachers employed were much more dedicated. Those teachers are no longer with the school. The new junior high math teacher needs to learn to use the curriculum that was in place prior to her date of hire. The new second grade teacher should learn to speak louder so her students do not have to strain to hear her. I'm sure this is a clever ploy to keep the students listening but is it fair?
I do9n't understand why first grade has reading groups and no other grade has them? It was a concern last year but not this year.
The school has a nice bunch of children and great parent support. Lucky for the principal and teachers.
It was academically run better with the former principal. I think much has to do with the experience of the last principal. Age has its privilege. Fr. Gustavo is not as involved with school decisions as he should be.