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15650 East Temple Avenue
La Puente, CA 91744

(626) 336-2821
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May 05, 2015
My daughter has attended St. Joseph for 3 years and I am very pleased with this school. The teachers are amazing. They are genuinely concerned about my daughter's education and go above and beyond my expectations to make sure her educational needs are met. My family has always been treated with kindness and respect by staff and other families at this school. I wouldn't send my daughter anywhere else. :)

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2014
If I could give this school a rating below 1 star I would. I decided to put my child in Kindergarten at St.Josephs, and must say the experience was mortifying. St.Joseph robbed me of my money, and my childs education. Unorganized staff, and their school secretary is one of the rudest person I ever met; very unprofessional; and is extremely mean to the children who attend that school. They keep changing Principles; and every principle they hire is worst then the last one. This school is not consistent. I must say I was very disappointed in the lack of commitment these teachers put towards our children. I've arranged many meetings; and this school has no consideration for parental concerns, or trying to make improvements on their facilities. Moving my child to St.Martha's was the best decision; there is a huge difference. Sorry to say that St.Joseph elementary school, does not follow the guidelines by the Archdioceses of Los Angeles. This school needs to be reevaluated; do not send your child here.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2014
My children are excelling in this school. The teachers are very good and keep them engaged in learning. The principal is not the best and very controlling but she will probably not be back next year. The parents of the students are good people and very friendly. There's no parent group, which is needed. St. Joseph School is very strict on almost everything. The Carmelite Sisters used to be more caring. Good thing is they do switch them. If you are thinking about this school, it's not bad and actually the education of the students is improving year after year, but hold off until this principal leaves.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2014
St.Joseph use to be a great school with academic excellence and a great faculty. Now st. Joseph is a hostile and unhappy learning environment being controlled by a horrible and manipulative principal. Her philosophy on children and parents is "if you don't like it you can leave." I know there were great teachers who have left because of this woman and it makes me very unhappy that she's taking this great school down with her. I personally see her as power hungry and not very caring about the school. I would've loved to send my daughter here but I refuse to while this sister is in control.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2014
For the last person, there was less than 4 students in each grade that made honor roll the last quarter. The 6th grade didn't have any students that made honor roll. Something isn't working at St. Joseph. So disappointing.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2014
I am thinking of sending my son to St. Joseph. My Catholic faith is strong and morality is not an issue. The one thing that the site fails to post is academic standing. Most reviews demonstrate a deficiency. How many students make honor roll and what is that percentage of the school. The school site mentions academic excellence but there are no statistical numbers to support their claims.

- submitted by a community member

February 22, 2014
This is a great school to have your children in. The sisters including the principal really care about the students and teach them wonderful things academically and morally.My daughter has progressed so much and her moral values have gotten better. I see examples at home many times that honestly shes not getting from us but from school and I am very grateful for that. Im glad I took her out from public schooling while she was still little.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2014
The. children have no outlets there are very little school activities were they can be themselves and just have fun. Although they are very strong in religious education the kids do not have activities to where they develop healthy friendships and know what it is to work together. Parents are always willing to help and give new ideas but the principal is not responsive and gives a indirect answer of No. The principles idea of parent involvement is when she asked for volunteers to run her own ideas.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2014
Saint Joseph is a Catholic school but the students do not reflect this theme. There is such a lax policy on bullying, although it is addressed in the handbook, the principal does not always enforce the policy. They are behind technologically and mathematically. The principal has the worst perception of what the best interest for students should be. The principal also has the worst social skills and does not know how to work with parents she knows how to indirectly shut them down.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2013
The administration is not responsive to changing times or valid concerns of parents. Over the years there has been a steady decline in academic excellence. The students are not well prepared for various life challenges, especially rigors of high school

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2012
St. Joseph is a great school. Everybody is friendly and all the students and teachers pretty much know each other. The teachers here are wonderful. They communicate to the parents and have so much compassion with their students. I highly recommend this school.

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July 28, 2009
School environment is very gregarious &amiable that i know every kids here likes. Teachers here have tremendous amount of compassion & are more than willing to give themselves to help a student.They teaches you responsibility, organization & time management. We feel honored to be here & recommend this school to anyone out there.

- submitted by a community member

July 26, 2009
We truly appreciate the education & experience that my kids received here.St. Joseph truly challenged the students to be on their own person & stick out among the crowds. The atmosphere here is friendly,respectful & caring. The setting is peaceful & family-like. Safety has never been a problem.Security is outstanding.Well worth the tuition.

- submitted by a community member

May 03, 2009
Decent & very modest school we've ever been. Your children will learn a lot esp. dealing with different kind of people in a real world! They have an all around principal.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2009
Peaceful environment.They have a very strict uniform policy(which is a good idea) Children are surrounded by good people,you're very sure that they're in good hands~~~~~~Teachers give a huge amount of hmwrk. but not overwhelming.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2009
A very great improvement done this year!Esp. in strict discipline. your children will be in good hands. Children who doesn't follow rules will not be in this honorable school.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2009
It's a great school with a lot of potential if parents are willing to get involved both at school and at home. It's a partnership bet. parents,faculty & teachers that makes one excellent school to be better.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2009
St, J's had really changed,I'm responding to those parents who 're judging too quickly. They have a new principal which does'nt have a laxed policy on bullying, In fact, If the student we're doing that kind of attitude they will get suspended or immediately be out of this school. My son graduated here and he's taking honors & accelerated subjects at Bishop amat.I believe wherever we go, Parents are the 1st educators/teachers of our child, isn't it????

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2009
St. Joseph has a New Principal who is really open for a Big Changes! If there's a partnership between parents and school Why not? We're giving her a chance & we knew she can do it.

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2009
I had hoped that things had changed at this school since my last child was there. I read the online reviews & felt that maybe I was too quick to judge. I should stick to my gut feelings. St.J's does not prepare kids for high school ! My child went to Bishop Amat & boy did we have a challenge on our hands! We spent so much money on math tutors! And I was not alone,several parents from my childs class were in the same boat. My second time around my little one was there a very short time. I can't beleive that a school that preaches 'Christian Love' has such a laxed policy on bulling. We wereout of there in less then 3 months. Not only are we happier at our new school, but I truly feel that my childs best interest is the main focus at our new school.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2008
Thank you to all the wonderful staff esp. the principal for their excessive goodness,excessive in your christian example for the students.We knew that our children will not only be successful with their Academics but with your guidance, They learned how to love & live in the excessive mercy of Saint Joseph!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2008
Arguably, an excellent catholic school! Teachers are dedicated and demand excellence from their pupils. Academics are balanced with a plethora of after school programs & christian community services.

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August 03, 2008
This school is very welcoming and warm. They have teachers that really care about their students. The whole school is as one big family.

- submitted by a community member

July 28, 2008
Outstanding education in a healthy child-centered and a very Catholic atmosphere! We really recommend this excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2008
we recommend this school to all family . a parochial , small group of students, family like environment. they really had a huge improvement since the last principal left.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2008
This school have a caring,nurturing teachers. Parent-teachers association are really great. A lot of parent are involved forming extracurricular activities for the school. There's a lot of improvement this year....

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2008
This is the place where children would grow in faith. A small disciplined but very focused school. It's not a tuition free,parent involvement highly recommended, Their new principal has a new policy to do mandatory Bingo. She is always there in the campus & very knowledgeable.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2008
This school will going to have a lot of improvement esp. In math, reading & foreign languages.We believe because they have a new administration who is aware of these.They are doing a lot of research academically.Thank you principal!

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2008
They have a new principal this year.She's the one that the school really needs.Very fair to all parents and she really knows how to handle a good school. Academically speaking,she's really doiing a great job about this, Way to go Sr. Anne Marie!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2008
They have a splendid principal & experienced,caring teachers who could ask for more????

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2008
Amazing,safe , nurturing school I've ever been you'll grow up here with caring teachers and principal.academics and FAITH are #1!

- submitted by a parent

December 24, 2007
Principal is the best.However, some students are not.Teachers are not so experienced

- submitted by a community member

December 20, 2007
St joseph seems to focus more on helping students who are below or at grade level. Those students who are above grade level are left unchallenged & bored. For my child's needs. This school leaves much to be desired.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2007
Students are average.Behavior of some students doesn't reflects the catholic school.Principal is good but some of the curriculum are not challenging enough!!

- submitted by a student

October 12, 2007
Religion is the #1 curriculum here.If you want your kids to be prepare for the rigors of high school this is not the school for you. They have a great principal.They need more experienced teachers.

- submitted by a parent

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St. Joseph Elementary School
15650 East Temple Avenue, La Puente, CA  91744
(626) 336-2821
Last modified St. Joseph Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Joseph Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top