St. Marys School

  • St. Mary's School is committed to integrating Christian values with life skills; providing a strong staff development program that encourages implementation of research-based strategies in all curricular areas especially reading, writing and science; encouraging an academic climate conducive to improving student achievement; increasing the exposure of success stories of St. Mary's students and programs to all businesses and cultures in the Storm Lake area and beyond.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1912

Student Body

Total Students264 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade St. Marys School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • St. Mary's School is an accredited PK-12 Catholic school system operated under the auspices of St. Mary's Catholic Parish and the Diocese of Sioux City.  St. Mary's is located in Storm Lake, a rural area in northwest Iowa, serving students from Buena Vista and surrounding counties.  St. Mary's remains the only Catholic school in Buena Vista County.
  • Enrollment at St. Mary's is approximately 290 students.  The school's ethnic population if approximately 35%.  St. Mary's is accredited by the State of Iowa.  St. Mary's has a 100% graduation rate with 97% attending a two-year or four-year college.

Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to St. Marys School is St Mary's School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Storm Lake
    St Mary's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 310 students
    0 miles
    312 Seneca St
    Storm Lake, IA 50588
    (502) 452-1712
    0 PK-12
  • Pocahontas
    Grades: K-5 | 86 students
    27.3 miles
    305 Sw 3rd St
    Pocahontas, IA 50574
    (712) 335-3603
    27.3 K-5
  • Paullina
    Zion-st John Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 74 students
    33.9 miles
    103 W Bertha St
    Paullina, IA 51046
    (712) 949-3915
    33.9 PK-8
  • Spencer
    Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School
    Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School Photo
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K-6 | 83 students
    35.8 miles
    1311 E. 18th St
    Spencer, IA 51301
    (712) 262-8237
    35.8 K-6
  • Danbury
    Danbury Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-6 | 58 students
    38.4 miles
    602 Peach St
    Danbury, IA 51019
    (712) 883-2244
    38.4 PK-6

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