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St Joseph Central High School

Private | 9-12 | 168 students


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Posted March 11, 2014

As a graduate of St. Joseph Central High School I can honestly say that the fact that my parents chose to have me go there for my 4 years as a high school student was one of the best decisions they ever made for me and my future and I can't stress enough how good of a school it was and for the rest of my life I will always be proud of the fact that I was and still am a St. Joseph crusader.

Posted March 29, 2010

Outstanding comradery of both upper and lower classmates with very strong student participation not only in the arts but also in scholastic sports. Wish I had sent my children there, however, am a proud grandparent of a child who thouroughly enjoyed his 12 years of all school functions

Posted September 25, 2009

Saint Joe is an extension of your family...from your first day here you become a lifelong one is ever too busy to share a smile, or help with a problem. A small college prep school with a HUGE heart!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

St. Joseph's HS does a fabulous job of turning out students who are well prepared to face the challenges of citizenship. They think criticaly, write effective, and are active in their community. Each class has at least a 99% college placement rate. Individual attention and excellent teachers serve each student well. Viva St. Joe!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 6, 2009

Our child is currently a senior at Saint Joe. This school has exceeded all our expectations. There is a sense of family and community that DOES NOT exist in the average high school. Secondly, our child has been prepared for college life in the most well-rounded way possible. From the involved faculty to the quality of their academics and the variety of AP and Honors Classes offered, to the sense of community, and giving back both locally and globally that is instilled in Saint Joe students. Students come out of Saint Joe extremely well prepared to take on the top colleges in the country. We are so sad that this is our last year at such an amazing school and indeed an extended family.
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Posted December 18, 2008

I think St Joe enjoys very strong leadership at this time. The teachers are very much bought into the philosphy of preparing these children for college and life. The school enjoys and extraordinary sense of family and loyalty and is very accessible to parents. The extra curricular activities are accessble to all students and the athletic programs are very worthwile. I have two children there and have no complaints.
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Posted August 30, 2007

St. Joe is a school that I am proud to have graduated from. The sense Of community and family is amazing. We students call ourselves the St. Joe Family and are proud of it! Unfortunatly some of the best teachers have left and the new administration is expected to be poor at best. Heres to the days of Downing!

Posted April 13, 2007

POOR language department. Lacks principle leadership. The teachers are hit or miss, meaning there are a few outstanding teachers but the rest are unaccredited and not fit to teach children in an academic environment.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted March 3, 2007

This school is the best school ever! The teachers are great the kids are great! Love it there!
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 7, 2006

I love this school! Its incredible all of the teachers area amazing! I mean evryone is so nice and we all get along.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 9, 2006

St. Joe is a family oriented school. The teachers are accredited and are willing to go the extra mile for the students. I have sent all three of my children to St. Joe, they and most of their friends have just recently graduated college (without going to a two year prep-school first). Unlike the public schools all of St. Joe s classes are college prep and they have a 90%, if not higher, college acceptance rate. Some of the most prominent people in Pittsfield and surrounding towns are St. Joe alum.
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Posted February 23, 2004

Guidance councilors are not involved enough with students. This school is more concerned with how the students look (IE dress code) than with academics. A lot of students will have to go to a Community college to get needed college prep courses. I'm not sure if all teachers are accredited.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
Black 4% 8%
Hispanic 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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22 Maplewood Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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