Holy Ghost Elementary School

507 N Oak St,
Hammond, LA, 70401-0704
Tel: (985)345-0977
Holy Ghost Catholic School founded in 1912, was opened by five Dominican sisters as St. Thomas Aquinas School.
Holy Ghost School was named from the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Ghost / Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is symbolic of peace and security.
The members of our community ask in prayer, schoolwork, or in leisure that the Holy Sprit guides us and is the center of our school life.
Our school has always been ruled by the Dominican Order.
The founder of the order was St. Dominic Guzman who was born in Calruega, Spain, in 1170.
The purpose of creating this order was to preach the good news of Jesus and the salvation of souls.
The Dominican Order was approved by the Church in 1217, when Pope Honorius III gave Dominic the title of "Order of Preachers." There are currently about 800,000 members of the Dominican Family world wide.
This includes sisters, nuns, priests, brothers, laity, and associates.
Dominicans are found on every continent.
The four pillars of the Dominican life are: prayer, preaching, contemplation, and community.
Our religious teachings at Holy Ghost School help us to learn about the gifts of the Holy Ghost.
There are two kinds of gifts.
The first gifts specially intended for the sanctification of the person who receives them.
These gifts include wisdom, understanding, council, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
To Continue the tradition of developing well-educated, responsible Christian individuals through a strong academic program and a warm, caring environment that fosters self-esteem and compassion for all people.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 769 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 4%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Holy Ghost Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emmanuel Sda School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Joseph Catholic School (4.9 miles away)
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  • Hammond Emmanuel Sda School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    702 N Cherry St
    Hammond , LA , 70401
    (985)345-7713
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    0.3  mi  |  9  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Hammond
    Oaks Montessori School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    43283 S Range Rd
    Hammond , LA , 70403
    (985)345-8088
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1.6  mi  |  71  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Hammond
    St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    14520 Voss Dr
    Hammond , LA , 70401
    (985)542-7662
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.9  mi  |  358  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Hammond
    Harvest Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    43052 Yokum Rd
    Hammond , LA , 70403
    (985)429-0422
    (Christian)
    2.3  mi  |  146  students  |  Gr.  3-9
  • Ponchatoula St. Joseph Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    175 N 8th Street
    Ponchatoula , LA , 70454
    (985)386-6421
    (Roman Catholic)
    4.9  mi  |  452  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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