About This School
In 2010, Sacred Heart School had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Mississippi average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Sacred Heart School Reviews
No other choice for my GIRLS!
Public schools in DeSoto County are some of the best...but wanting a smaller environment, more hands on with teachers, more learning capabilities for a small price...it is definitely worth it all to me! Wouldnt put my daughter anywhere else! The teachers are AMAZING, loving and will listen if you voice your opinion. Every school has parent/teacher issues, bullying, unhappy parents...you just learn to deal with it. Sacred Heart makes my child WANT to come to school and I wouldnt have it any other way! Just wish it went up to 12th grade!! (hint hint)
Decent value for the tuition
We have two children who attend Sacred Heart School. Here are the pros and cons from our experience:
PROS: small environment, close-knit community, enrichment classes offered (but for a fee), good athletic opportunities, Principal Martin's leadership, affordable tuition, Catholic training (not important to us as non-Catholics but character development is a strong part of the religious education)
CONS: curriculum is not very challenging for lower grades, foreign language education is limited to Spanish only and no Spanish language enrichment classes are offered, no music program, aftercare is expensive with no fee discount for siblings, athletic facilities are limited, parking during student programs is terrible
All in all, we could do worse than Sacred Heart by sending our kids to their zoned public school...but we also could do a lot better by paying more money to send our kids to parochial schools in Memphis.
If your finances are limited, then Sacred Heart is a decent value for the tuition you pay.
Unfortunately my child attended Sacred Heart School during a transitioning period with principals. After voicing my issues with a particular teacher I was basically ignored and led to believe my child was the problem and not the teacher (which is no longer employed by the school) I had to fight a long battle and in the end my child was found to have an IQ of 119 and is a very intelligent child (but the teacher led me to believe my child had a learning disability and would often put my child down which led to discouragement. I was led to believe my child didn't matter so I guess she stepped on the wrong toes (someone whose donations the school did not want to loose and/ or a friend of a friend) and someone finally listened.