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425 East Washington Street
Howell, MI 48843

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(517) 546-0090
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February 19, 2015
My 3 boys have thrived here for 5 years. This is a community of Christ. Children are nurtured to be academically sound and are guided by the staff to embrace their Catholic faith values in everyday life. The school truly is working with us in our parental goals as our boys develop successful academic skills while becoming Christian men! Thank you St Joes!! We love this school, Mrs Doyle, and all of the staff!!

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January 07, 2015
I can't say enough great things about our wonderful school! Mrs. Doyle is an amazing principal and has turned our school around. If you are looking for a great Catholic education, look no further.

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December 09, 2014
Earlier negative reviewz are from parents who had an issue with the previous principal. This is a fantastic school for my children. The staff is helpful, the teachers are fantastic and the new principal has been great. Our children are happy to go here and we are happy with the education they are receiving. If you are looking for a school in Howell this is the best place to send your children.

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November 10, 2014
We couldn't be happier with st Joseph's school & principal Doyle! They have exceeded any expectations we had prior. Our child attended preschool there & is a kindergartener currently. He LOVES school & is already starting to read!

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August 28, 2014
St. Joseph catholic school is a great place for children of all ages to learn and grow. All the teachers are amazing and care about our kids and families. I am blessed to be a part of it.

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June 17, 2014
New principal Susan Doyle is already making major changes, the changes are bad for students but good for the school's bottom line. Some teachers are teaching 3 subjects. The music teacher is teaching music, religion, and math. Not acceptable. Enrollment continues to drop. VERY SAD

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April 28, 2014
As a longtime parent of this school, I pulled my child out this year as I didn't like the direction the school had gone under the direction of Principal Judy. Boy what a difference to be in a school that values consistent discipline, and academics. When my child was tested after leaving St. Joseph she/he tested well below benchmark standards in reading and writing but now after 8 months of a positive classroom and great staff he/she is at grade level for all academics. St. Joseph did not give my student any standardized tests so I had no way of knowing how he/she measured up to grade level standards of achievement. I am so glad I left St. Joseph despite missing so many nice families that I have gotten to know over the years. .

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March 28, 2014
My daughter attending this school years ago and it was by far her best year. My son attended as well and loved it. He left for a few years and came back recently. Unfortunately, there is a new administration. Things have changed...and not good changes!! It is taking everything I have to allow him to finish this year. The principal...she is rude, unfriendly, and extremely lacking in personal skills. She also has a very dry demeanor. The behavior blue cards they have to carry are absolutely ridiculous! My son is not perfect but overall is a good kid. Some of the things that he has had his blue card signed for are completely unnecessary and again ridiculous. Nothing more than him being a boy. I am beyond disappointed with the school overall and can't wait for the school year to be over.

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August 25, 2013
I thankfully just graduated. When i attended st. joseph's last year i hated it.I hated waking up every morning just because i knew that when i walked through those doors i would be yelled at for something. en ever we did something wrong we would get circles on our blue cards. after five times of being told what terrible students we were, we got to attend worship wednesday. where we prayed for punishment and yet again were told if we kept making little mistakes that we would get no where in life. i think st joes should highly consider a new principle that actually is pleasant and kids look up to.

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May 19, 2013
The current principal is sorely lacking in communication, leadership and people skills. While the middle school is staffed with energetic, smart and capable teachers, the elementary school is not very well run. The student count has declined during the last five years and it is not strictly due to economics or demographics. Many school families have left because their concerns are either not being addressed or worse, ignored by the principal, parish priest, and the Lansing Diocese. While it is a parish, the church and the school operate as two distinct factions. I don't feel a "community" bond at all. It's a shame because it once was a great school.

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March 08, 2013
Complete lack of leadsership. There is no communication and direction. The school overall is unfriendly, principal yells at the children, and there is not anything special about the school anymore. Prayer in the school is limited, religion is hardly taught. We wont be returning. This school is a sinking ship.

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February 16, 2012
St. Joseph is a wonderful year. The teachers are caring, compasionate, wonderful teachers who have been at this school for 15+ years. A new principal has reorganized this school and is updating all technology. If you are looking for a truly great Catholic Educaton come to St. Joseph!

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July 24, 2011
School Administration is disorganized. Lost our tuition payments 3 years in a row. Very traditional and narrow minded philosophy. Some of the teachers care, but there is limited educational resources with the expensive tuition. We finally pulled our two children from the school.

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October 21, 2010
This school was not good at all. These reviews are outdated. The treatment has changed as the staff has changed. The classes are so small that if one person does not like your child for a day no one will. The staff only punishes physical bullying not social. They all pick favorites and if it is not your child they will be treated unfairly. My daughter went there from Preschool to fifth grade and it all went bad in third. This school does not motivate students to do well either. DON'T SEND YOU CHILD HERE!

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August 31, 2010
Our kids LOVE the school. Here are some facts: -70th year -Highest MEAP scores in the county for several years (amongst highest in MI) -Art, Music, Computers, Religion & Spanish for every student -STRONG athletic program -Many extra-curricular programs -Latchkey, hot lunch, bus transportation available -Low class size -Low teacher turnover (avg 13 year seniority!)

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March 05, 2010
This school is top notch. My oldest daughter entered St. Joseph in the 2nd grade, and is now attending Franciscan University of Steubenville She and I are very thankful for the solid Catholic teaching that she received from St. Joseph School, not to mention the academic excellence. I have had four children go through St. Joseph, with the youngest still attending. I would not have traded our experience for anything, and would highly recommend the school to anyone looking to not only prepare their child for the future, but for eternity.

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January 12, 2010
My two children are now in their second year at this incredible school. Transfering from a public environment they were welcomed with open arms by the staff and students. The structure of the classes have provided my children with the one on one attention that was lacking in our former school district. They are no longer just a number. High moral standards and the christian way of life are reinforced daily. Worth every penny.

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September 25, 2009
The school is terrible. Staff is incompetent. The atmosphere is unfriendly and the kids gossip as much as the parents. This is not a christian atmosphere!!!!!!!

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January 23, 2008
Academic gem of a school. Great character focus.

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March 28, 2007
We moved to Howell from Redford where my children attended another Catholic School. St. Joe's is by far a better school from the way it is run to the curriculum. My children have expanded not only their minds but their social outlets. My children have scored above the national and state average on all subjects. They are provided a spiritual well rounded place to learn. The principal at St. Joe's really cares about the students and the school and it shows. The parents are happy to be involved. This is truly the best school my children could be enrolled in. Just my opinion

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St Joseph Catholic School
425 East Washington Street, Howell, MI  48843
(517) 546-0090
Last modified St Joseph Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Joseph Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top