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St. Mary’s Academy Charter School


School Story: St. Mary’s Academy Charter School

Threatened by school closings in 2001, a group of dedicated educators and community members applied for and received charter approval quickly. A Board of Directors provides fiscal and program oversight, relying on committed administrators to implement the academic program. A fiscally astute principal and business manager raise money through grants to supplement the state allotment, providing necessary curriculum materials, funding for before-, after-, and summer school programs and counseling services, and expanding the physical plant. Read the transcript of St. Mary’s Charter School Story. Return to the general introduction to St. Mary’s Charter School.

Contact Information

St. Mary’s Academy Charter School
507 North Filmore
Beeville, TX 78102-5000
(361) 358-5601 Fax: (361) 358-5704
http://www.smacs.net

Student Demographics 
2009-2010 Academic Year

Demographic Feature Data
Number of Students K-6 319
Students eligible for subsidized meals 78%
Limited English proficient students  1%
Students receiving special education services 10%
Hispanic students 77%
White students 17%
African American students  4%
Asian students  2%
Average teacher turnover rate, last 5 years  5%
Student:Teacher ratio 16:1