St Thomas More School

  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 647
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  • Address
  • 1040 Flexer Ave
  • Allentown, PA 18103
  • Phone
  • (610) 432-0396
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School Description

St Thomas More School enrolls 647 elementary school students from grades KG-8. It is located in Allentown, PA, which is a highly populated city with a median household income of $32,016.

School Operational Details
  • Students Have Access to a Library or Media Center
School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 180
    Note: Kindergarten Operates Five Days Per Week
  • School Hours Per Day: 7
    Note: Kindergarten Operates on a Full Day Schedule
School Religious Orientation
  • Roman Catholic
    Diocese of Allentown, PA
School Associations
  • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
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1 review for St Thomas More School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 05, 2006
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended STM from grades K-8.

    Advantages: students are pushed to succeed more so than at a typical public school, there is a strong sense of community, and it is difficult to "fall between the cracks" in terms of academics or discipline because STM is a strict place.

    Disadvantages: There's a lack of curriculum breadth and depth in comparison to a larger school. Also, if you aren't one of the students who can succeed in an environment of overachievers (e.g., you are an average student), you might feel a lack of confidence after a while because there are lots of strong students at STM who are constantly praised (in my opinion, average kids are not always given positive reinforcement at STM). The school's extremely conservative rules and culture might cause students to act out or possibly dissuade students developing a sense of individualism.
    I must say, however, that STM students do very well in life; most attend well-respected colleges like PSU, Lehigh U, Georgetown, Cornell, etc. However, most tend to go to local or state colleges (Kutztown, PSU, DeSales) as opposed to "branching out" to other places. I'm a graduating senior from a top-tier college and I plan on going to law school. Many of my STM buddies have gone to solid colleges and have plans to attend medical, law, or business school. If you can make it at STM, you are prepared for most academic challenges. In many ways STM was more difficult than both high school and college because of its academic rigor.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 647
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 38.6
    Full-Time Teachers: 33
    Part-Time Teachers: 9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.8
  • Percent Minority Students: 6.0%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 359 (55.5%)
  • Females: 288 (44.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
St Thomas More School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black40.6%
Asian253.9%
Hispanic101.5%
White60894.0%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For St Thomas More School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten7511.6%
1st Grade7211.1%
2nd Grade7812.1%
3rd Grade6810.5%
4th Grade7711.9%
5th Grade7411.4%
6th Grade6710.4%
7th Grade6510.0%
8th Grade7111.0%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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