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St Joseph Elementary School

Private | PK-8

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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $81,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $584.

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Posted October 31, 2011

Amazing school!!!! Great atmosphere, teachers go above and beyond for our kids, students are challenged in the class room everyday, caring staff and amazingly caring principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

St. Joe's has been a blessing for my daughter and myself. When we came here four years ago, I almost sent her to ERES because I knew I would not be able to afford tuition. I thank God everyday for such a wonderful principal as Carol Potter who stepped in and told me that if I sent my daughter to St. Joe's, that she would make sure that her tuition would be taken care of for the school year. She is a blessing in disguise for me and so many others that she does not know. My daughter has grown so much over the past four years that I can't see her going to any other school than St. Joe's She gets great grades, has many friends, and enjoys going to school everyday. I can't ask for anything more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

We have the best school in the world! We have wonderful teachers that care so much about each individual child, a principal that knows each child by name and cares about each one of them and an awesome curriculum that includes God in it! We thank God for our school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

This truly is an amazing school! Our children love the teachers and their classmates. It's obvious that our teachers really care about each child. The atmosphere is just a place that you enjoy being in. A wonderful group of families who share many of the same values, beliefs, and work hard to make this school unbelievably AWESOME . GO... ST. JOE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

St. Joseph School provides an education for the whole child. The staff commitment to academic excellent and faith formation is inspiring. I am also impressed that 43% of the faculty have advanced degrees. I am proud to be an alumnus and parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

I like sending my children to a school with an atmosphere that encourages making lifelong friends. I think it's important to place a big emphasis on both academic and character education, and I think St. Joe does this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

The teachers and staff work their hardest to teach our children the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

We love the small class sizes. They have a great principal, teachers and staff. They are a wonderful school family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I love the weekly mass celebration!
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Posted September 29, 2009

Smaller classes, more hands on, and a great positive learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

My son has done such an excellent job since coming to this school!! Everyone is super caring and it's more like a family than school. It's the best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

This place has an amazing learning atmosphere with wonderful children and teachers. They share the joy of learning in a unique student oriented classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

I love the freedom and the rights our children have at St Joe, they can express themselves with pray.
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Posted September 24, 2009

We are new to St. Joseph school this year, but have already seen the impact of the school being so family oriented. The entire faculty, parents, and students are like one big family.
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Posted September 23, 2009

I was a student at St. Joe many years ago. From kindergarten to 8th grade, I spent the majority of my childhood there. I greatly look forward to sending my children to St. Joe as well.


Posted September 23, 2009

Our school offers a Christian foundation in a loving family type environment. The staff, students, and parents are amazing. I couldn't imagine teaching anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I am always impressed by the sense of family and community that St. Joseph school instills in its students and staff.
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Posted September 20, 2009

St. Joseph School puts students first!
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Posted September 18, 2009

Wonderful, loving familes and teachers.
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Posted September 18, 2009

St Joe Elementary School in Olney, IL is a great school because it gives kids a great education, individual attention, great values and a progressive and scoially responsible view of life.
—Submitted by a teacher


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • State Cross Country - Girls (2010)

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  • Painting
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Performing and written arts
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Carol M Potter
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (618) 395-8500

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Belleville
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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520 East Chestnut Street
Olney, IL 62450
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Phone: (618) 395-3081

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