ST. GABRIEL'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

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2500 WIMBERLY LN
AUSTIN, TX 78735
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Phone: 512-327-7755
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: Diocese Of Austin
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 43.5
  • Number Students: 435
  • Number Teachers: 44
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Daniel Mckenna
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  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
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School Ratings (33 ratings)
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    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    Posted 2014-01-26
    "The only reason I did not give SGCS one star is because of the beautiful grounds and good cafeteria food. Admin fired some very good folks last year for no apparent reason and the behind closed doors decisions are disturbing. It was a better school before all the changes last year that made things more conservative. The diocese has many schools in trouble and it is their fault for handing things the way they do. Time to replace the folks at the top and fill schools with teachers who actually care and not just play the game to keep their jobs. "Train and retain" would be my advice to those who act like the teachers with such arbitrary disrespect. The students who do best are the ones who have parents with deep pockets, but it is still a closed circle. I would advise any parent to look at some of the elite public school offerings. And teachers beware. It is not a safe environment. And that is not good for anyone!"
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    Posted 2013-11-22
    "SGCS is a beautiful place with a great athletics program and super kids with fabulous parents and hard working teachers, but it suffers under the weight of bureaucracy and politics and bad HR policies. I had expected more from a Catholic institution."
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    Posted 2013-10-26
    "I had the honor of teaching at Saint Gabriel's Catholic School for over ten years. Families who attend SGCS receive an exceptional education. The faculty and staff are professionals, who truly care about each student's academic and spiritual growth. Saint Gabriel's will always hold a special place in my heart, and I cannot recommend it highly enough to families who are searching for a place to call "home"."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-24
    "After 10 years and 3 kids attending St. Gab's I am still impressed! Our oldest has just graduated 8th grade, and we still have a 7th grader and 2nd grader following in the footsteps of their older brother. The teachers have been an absolute blessing! The leadership has been responsive, proactive, and open. The parents are SO involved, talented and supportive, that it really feels like you have a 'village' helping watch over your children. We have loved this school for 10 years now and recommend it highly. It offers a very challenging academic environment. They promote public speaking starting in 1st grade, teach strong writing skills, and are very technologically advanced with iPad's used in elementary and laptops in middle school. If a faith based school is important, St. Gab's should be considered. They are very open to ALL faiths, and celebrate Mass weekly. A gem in south Austin."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-02
    "Just to provide a little insight to the "interim" principal mentioned below, i want to provide you a little background at how professional and amazing and revered Dr. Knotts is. She is an amazing leader who brought St.. Gabriel's to the caliber it is today. She led the school a year after it opened and maintained her position from 2000-2008. The Middle School building is named after her and she is a continued leader in the community and a board member. Which is why she was called back to step in to make positive changes. Now she is moving to St. Michael's to do the same. Google her name, Dr. Judith Knotts. You will find her many successes and recognitions and pedigree even outside the st. Gabriel's community."
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