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St Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 481 students


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Posted November 10, 2010

First and foremost, the family atmosphere and dedication from each and every teacher. Each of our 2 children have attended since at least Kindergarten and we will graduate 8th grade here. We wouldn't have had it any other way.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 9, 2010

My grandchildren attend there and it is a great school. They are very interested in the education of the children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 3, 2010

St. Francis/Holy Ghost School is wonderful for our children. Education, faith, respect, manners, trust, fun, challenging, caring, rewarding, leadership....the list continues. Thank you to all of our staff!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 3, 2010

this school offers the best education in the area. Our kids are polite well behaved and intelligent. Our teachers are great and very supportive of the children and seem to really care about the kids and their success.
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Posted October 31, 2010

St. Francis/Holy Ghost is an amazing school. They have a great education.
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Posted October 28, 2010

It's about being catholic, It's about being academically challenging, I't's about learning morals and growing physically and spiritually all in one place.
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Posted October 27, 2010

Daily religion lessons. Challenging curriculum. Smaller class sizes. Great sports program. History of graduating future valedictorians/salutatorians.
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Posted October 27, 2010

Great educational experience!
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Posted October 26, 2010

SF/HG is a great place to send your children. Quality education!
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Posted October 24, 2010

This school provides a great education and enstills good values in our children.
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Posted October 24, 2010

The kids get and excellent education and structure in there life.
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Posted October 23, 2010

I love St. Francis Holy Ghost school because of what it represents. The children are well respected in the community. They show good sportmanship, kindness and try to good in life. The teachers at the school are Top Notch. The kids love and respect their teachers and the teachers have the same love and respect for the kids. Our school is one of the largest in our diocese, due to the trust and respect the parents give the school. And our school is growing every year. Our love our school, it truely one the best.
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Posted October 21, 2010

The faith, discipline and respect my children are taught on top of a great education with caring teachers.
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Posted October 21, 2010

great education for the kids, VERY dedicated teachers and staff.
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Posted October 20, 2010

St. Francis/Holy Ghost is a wonderful school with wonderful teachers and administrators.
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Posted October 20, 2010

Great school, great teachers, great education
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Posted October 19, 2010

My 2 daughters both graduated from St. Francis/Holy Ghost School. They got a great education and were also taught discipline and respect for others.
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Posted October 19, 2010

My 2 younger sisters & I enjoyed our time at St.Frances/Holy Ghost back in the day. It's a good education! I already have my 2 year old, 1 year old & 6 month old signed up to go there.
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Posted October 19, 2010

It is a great school. Great teachers that care about our childrens education.
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Posted October 19, 2010

It provides a great learning environment that also teaches the children about respect, discipline, and morals.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Janet Goben
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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  • Diocese of Springfield
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412 South State Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: (618) 498-4823


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