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There is a fine line between discipline and closet sadism; some teachers in this school seem to blur it. Academically it is middle of the road with very antiquated teaching methods. Would not recommend this school.

Supports LD students: Neutral


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Don't have any basis to argue either way.


Effective school leaders: Disagree


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Going with the flow for a couple more years seems to be the atmosphere and the guidance. Where everyone thinks the same way, not everyone is thinking.

Develops character: Agree


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It does, but sometime at a huge cost. You do not need to tear people down in order to build them up. Most teachers I've come in contact with do much of the former and little of the latter.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Most are, but there will always be the few that do the most damage by screaming at the kids for everything from texting to skip hopping on the grass!


Amount of homework: Disagree


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Homework for the sake of homework has been shown not to work; quiet, focused study time is better. Too much busy work seems to cram the schedule without any appreciable improvement in knowledge base.



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My ex wife coerced me into enrolling our sons in this school and I am certain that the antiquated teaching methods have been dragging them down. Kids need a secular education in today's world, not a curriculum in fairy tales and irrelevant dogma. Add to that a woefully ignorant staff and a parent-school cloud-based communication platform that doesn't work, and you get a complete cluster of an organization.



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I attended St Joe's from Kindergarten till 8th grade. The expectations for students are very high and the school work can be demanding. Going into high school, I was very well prepared and found myself more advanced academically than many other freshman. However, I didn't find myself to be advanced socially. St Joseph shelters you and some teachers can choose favorites. Certain members of the administration were friends with certain teachers and they could be cliquey; the administration would not listen to the students when a problem arose. Overall, the atmosphere was positive among my peers and my best friends from St Joe's are still my best friends today. Academically, the school should be considered an A school; however, if this review was done based off of other subjects, the school should be considered a C school...




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The administration at the school is lacking. A change in leadership is long overdue. The school is not run in a professional manner. Petty grudges are held by administrators and the children are made to suffer.



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What is telling is that according to this website, there are 191 rated private elementary or middle schools within 60 miles of Mandarin and St. Joseph's is ranked #173 according to the community ratings. That is within the bottom 10% and by far the lowest rating for a Catholic school. Obviously this isn't scientific but it is telling and reflective of our family's experience at the school.

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