My child has attended Our Lady of Sorrows school since Pre-K 4 and has loved every minute of it. All of the students take care of each other and treat each other with respect and love, like family. I am so glad we have a new principal as of last year. Ms. De Leon has made many positive changes to the
... Read more school. I worry about where I will send my child after 8th grade. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/12/14
I was new to OLSS this 2013-2014 school year to the 8th grade and really loved it! As many schools it has a few flaws. Most of the teachers are great! Only one or two that many students had issues with as well as I did. In the other hand the rest of the teachers and staff are nice and welcoming. If you
... Read more need someone to talk to the teachers are there for you. Even though I only attend one year and didn't get to finish it was an awesome experience! I truly learned what real friendships are all about and felt stronger as an individual. My moral standards feel much better as well as my self-esteem. 8th graders as well as 7th and 6th graders do get a lot of projects. If you are lazy or a procrastinator you won't make it. As for the athletic department it still needs work a swim team would be great! If your kid is in need of help to getting to know who they really are as a person this school is great for them to develop their self image. As for the demerits it does get a little ridiculous sometimes the school just needs to work on a few things. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/02/14
I am an OLSS graduate, and I have to say that this school is pretty cool. The students begin to bond with each other when they are young, and the K-3 program up to first grade is amazing. In elementary, kids might have a so-so education. In junior high: best years of my education. ACE teachers are really
... Read more cool, and I believe we still have one. I have been in OLS since first grade with good grades, but I can't help but notice they are nice to the wealthy families. Field trips and events... a bit too much, fun, and yet expensive. Religion classes become fun, and boring classes become interesting. I am now in high school, and most of the concepts are complicated, yet when I was in OLSS, we learned the same thing in a simpler way (in a good way), meaning I'm ahead of my class. In junior high, students are required to take at least Spanish 1 and 2, knocking two years of Spanish in high school. I took Advanced Tech for my eighth grade year, and it really helps. This school is good in technology, and they encourage students in typing (good skill). All in all, this school's performance is better than what I hear from my public school friends. Read less
Posted by a other on 12/25/13
I have been a parent at OLS for 6 years now. This is a wonderful school! And although sadly our last principal ran the school down, I have to say our current one Mrs. Deleon, is amazing! She has been a part of OLS school for many years and knows what our school needs and requires. I do think that some
... Read more of our teachers may be weak, but education begins and ends at home. And as for our catholic identity, our school does an excellent job! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/29/13
We have been at the school for several years and was very disappointed with the previous principal and the direction they took the school. However, after hearing the church hired a new principal, I had to go in for a visit and hear for myself. I had similar concerns about the staff and teachers, however
... Read more I can say with great certainty that things have really changed for the better at OLSS. I am very excited for new principal and her amazing vision and knowledge of what needs to change at the school. I will be keeping all my children at OLSS!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/12/13
There are many new and good changes going on with this school. They have a new principal as of June 1, 2013. There are already visible changes present and things looking very positive for the coming school year!
... Read moreRead less
Posted by a parent on 06/26/13
My child has attended since pre k4 and school was great up until 2nd grade. is now in 5th grade and totally lost in math and science. They have the worst teachers after 4th grade. Especially math and science. The new principal is just terrible. . The teachers run the school and pick on students that
... Read more are not their favorites. They are nice only to the wealthy. They issue demerits to some students for minor things and not to students who do bad things. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/24/13
Great for PK4-3. 4th grade, the teachers don't help much. 5th grade, half the teachers help and the other half get annoyed if you ask for help. I recommend PK4-5 for OLS, and then Cathey Middle School or Vanguard Academy
... Read moreRead less
Posted by a other on 05/13/12
My son is in his second year at OLSS and we all LOVE his school. The montesorri method in preschool is great because they can learn at their own pace, plus they get to interact and meet students that are up to 2 years older than them.
... Read moreRead less
Posted by a parent on 09/25/10
Our children have attended OLSS for seven years. I believe that the school is great pre-K through second grade. The teachers in these levels are great. However, administration is fair. They do not handle discipline issues well and do not communicate well with the parents.
... Read moreRead less
*The resources listed are programs that the institution is staffed to support. Staffing for a program does not guarantee that it will be offered. This content is provided by the institution and may be incomplete. The institution may offer programs not listed here. Please contact the school directly for additional details.
Mcallen schools — Our Lady Of Sorrows School is located at 1100 Gumwood Ave, Mcallen TX 78501. 1100 Gumwood Ave is in the 78501 ZIP code in Mcallen, TX The school district for Our Lady Of Sorrows School is the Diocese Of Brownsville. Our Lady Of Sorrows School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
School information provided by GreatSchools. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer
These reviews include feedback from parents, students, former students, administrators and other staff. This feedback
may help you further evaluate and compare schools, along with other information such as test scores, academic programs,
school resources, classroom and teacher ratios, etc. The reviews are provided by GreatSchools.
Ask a question about this school on Trulia Voices to learn more
about this school or district from residents and other local experts.
Test Score Ratings
Test score ratings are based on the most recent standardized test results reported by this state. These ratings may help
you compare similar schools in this district or area. For example, a rating of 8 indicates that, on average, students in
this school scored better than 70% of the students in the state on the same tests. We have indicated below which tests
were used in calculating these ratings. Other factors should be considered when comparing schools, including teacher
experience, academic programs, extracurricular activities, resources for special needs students, etc. These ratings are
not provided by the state Department of Education, which may have their own rating systems.