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1718 El Monte Ave
Sacramento, CA 95815

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(916) 925-1465
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December 19, 2014
Wow! The person who wrote the last review sure shows the great results of sending your kid to St. Joseph School! Look at what you produced...foul mouthed, unkind graduates! How embarrassing!

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February 09, 2013
The school does NOT have low enrollment as the one parent stated in the review. The enrollment is higher than it was last year. There are many new families and the teachers are awesome here and the children are happy!

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November 19, 2012
The school is under new leadership. The new principal in just a few months has brought in Internet, computers, music, document cameras, projectors, laptops, hot lunch program, cleanliness, organization and efficiency. She communicates with parents, teachers, and the students really enjoy her enthusiasm. She has raised the bar in many areas and we are thrilled to be a part of this faith filled environment!!

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2012
School has changed ever since Rick Maya took over as Executive Director. I am taking out my children in this school. Leadership of Rick is very bad. I used to like Don Pugliesi as the head of Catholic Schools in Sacramento. In the coming school year, they will have low enrollment because of the changes made by Rick. Mrs. Peterson and Sr. Aster were very good with people and Rick just took them out. I hope you guys don't enroll your children here.

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March 12, 2012
I am a college level educator , and I enrolled my 2 children in St. Joseph 1 1/2 years ago. The school has implemented a lot of changes in their teaching method and curriculum. The new staff of teachers from 2010 to current are highly educated and come from well known educational institutions, such as the University of Notre Dame etc... They are very knowledgeable and current in their teaching methods. The school has made some great changes in their academic program. I am very happy I enrolled my children in this school because they provide them with a good education along with good Christian values. I do feel that the parents need to be more involved with fundraising and other school activities. As far as the location being undesirable, some of the best Christian schools, such as Christian Brothers, Our Lady of Grace, Presentation, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Patrick, Presentation etc.. are located in undesirable locations because they were built many years ago. In addition don't judge a book by its cover :)

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May 04, 2009
We put our kids in St Joseph as there was no other acceptable public schools in the area. We were impressed by promises made at registration but few have been met. The teachers do not provide successful teachings, they use unorthodox ways that do not work. I believe the teachers care a lot about the children but maybe they do not have the skills to teach them. I also agree that the environment is not the greatest and if other options are available they should be looked into.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2009
The academic standards are low. The environment is of steel gates, no natural habitats such as trees for shade in the hot summer months, grass to roll on or flowers to smell. The teachers are nice, however the communication between parents and the school is vague.The nuns are can not relate to the children and seem to sometimes have a hard time guiding them. St. Joseph asks for at least 40 hours of volunteer work per family plus funds on top of the tuition you already pay. The school gets by, but there are plenty of other schools that are by far greater.

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January 10, 2009
Wonderfully loving environment. Actually has religious staff (nuns) and the Pastor is there every afternoon.

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May 25, 2006
I went to St. Josephs School. The teachers are very friendly, and the kids are awesome. It's like one big happy family. You learn a lot aswell.

- submitted by a student

January 27, 2005
The academic program is adequate. More effective implementation of the Catholic Faith in the students lives needs improvement. For a Catholic School there is minimal involvement with the pastor other than mass every Friday. The expectations of parent involvement is unclear as the communication within the school system and to the parent activities committee needs updating.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Joseph School
1718 El Monte Ave, Sacramento, CA  95815
(916) 925-1465
Last modified St. Joseph School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Joseph School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top