St. Matthias High School

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7851 Gardendale St

Downey, CA 90242

(562) 861-2271

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Catholic

Student Enrollment: 309

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for St. Matthias High School

In all honesty I am saddened by the negative reviews but I am also elated by those that are positive. Many people believe the rumors about our school that are simply not true. Yes, we come from a difficult history, but that has made our school better and we are growing and this school is helping form ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/31/14

Greatly disappointed in this school. Administration allows behavior that is not appropriate in any campus, private or public. I had to pull my child out due to lack of support and academic guidance. But sadly the worst of it all was the lack of empathy and sympathy. I DO NOT recommend this school what ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/14

This Catholic school is in the midst of a rebirth under the leadership of an exceptional Principal and a dynamic and generous Board of Directors. The campus, previously known as all-female St. Matthias High School, is now christened as the coed St. Pius X- St. Matthias Academy. Enrollment is dramatically ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 12/14/13

WOW I hate seeing some of these negative comments because their not true!! St. Matthias is such an amazing school!! This year, with a new principal, it has really stepped up to high standards! The sisterhood is amazing. Teachers are unbelievably awesome, always trying to do what's best for us. Rules ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/02/13

I absolutely have loved SMHS since my first day of school! The environment and sisterhood is something amazing. Dont overlook the school please i promise you it is what you want.

Posted by a student on 11/07/12

I was surprised by seeing the positive feedback on this school. Okay, so I just finished my freshman year here and I already hate it. I feel sheltered, bored, miserable, and annoyed by this school. Some of the teachers are great, let me tell you that; but some of them are unorganized to the max. High ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/07/12

SMHS is a true blessing to be in. The school has challenged so much from the past years, but in a really good way. I am currently a Sopomore, and in my Freshmen year, the school needed to repair and change a lot of things. this year the teachers and staff have done such a great job an i would never change ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/29/12

Fun school I honestly don't believe I would want to transfer anywhere else; SMHS is a good school! :)

Posted by a student on 07/16/09

Teachers are dedicated to the success of all the students. Classes are rigourous and students receive a great, quality, education

Posted by a teacher on 07/16/09

The quality of education at this school is outstanding. The students there are all very friendly, and the teachers helped me to succeed. This school is so fun, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. If you want your daughter to do be put in a good catholic school, send them here.

Posted by a student on 07/11/09

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Downey schools — St. Matthias High School is located at 7851 Gardendale St, Downey CA 90242. 7851 Gardendale St is in the 90242 ZIP code in Downey, CA The school district for St. Matthias High School is the Archdiocese Of Los Angeles. St. Matthias High School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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