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Overview

St. Elizabeth Catholic School provides a faith based education for students from Pre 3 to Sixth Grade. We have a rich history of over 65 years of academic excellence. We encourage our students to grow in knowledge, faith, service and love. Students receive instruction from highly qualified teachers in reading, math, science, social studies, English, and language arts. 

Our student body is diverse and close-knit, averaging about 100 students from many backgrounds. These numbers, approximately a 1 to 12 teacher to student ratio, allow our teachers to work closely with each student. Individual attention is given to each student to ensure academic, spiritual and personal growth. 

In August 2002, St. Elizabeth Catholic School moved into our present facility at 150 Florence Avenue. This state-of-the-art building has a computer lab, library, cafeteria, and a full court gymnasium. Located in Clarksdale, Mississippi, St. Elizabeth Catholic School is part of the Coahoma County school district and fully accredited with the state of Mississippi. It is also a member of the National Catholic Educators Association and ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development).
 
Facts About St. Elizabeth Catholic School
 
  • 67% of students performed in the 96 percentile on the Stanford Achievement Test
  • All teachers hold certified teaching certificates issued by the Mississippi Department of Education
  • 50% of the staff members have a Masters degree or higher
  • Pre 3 and Pre 4 programs are taught by certified teachers, and taught on an accredited curriculum with a full day program
  • St. Elizabeth is currently implementing the Common Core Standards
 
Christian Environment
 
  • Daily prayer and weekly mass
  • Christian morals and values taught along with character education
  • Service projects throughout the year
  • Safe and disciplined atmosphere
 
Advanced Technology
 
  • Computer Lab and computer courses for all grades
  • SMARTBOARD and SMARTBOX systems create interactive classrooms
  • NEO 2 SmartOption Mobile Lab with a laptop for each student
  • SchoolReach Instant Parent Contact automated telephone system informs parents of any emergency closings, special announcements or reminders
 
Enrichment Opportunties
 
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Art
  • Certified Librarian
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Intramural sports program offering Basketball and Volleyball
 
Beneficial Programs
 
  • Accelerated Reader (over 138,000 web based titles)
  • Education City
  • Essential Skills
  • Duke University Talent Identification Progam (Duke TIP)
  • Speech program
  • Gifted program for grades 4-6