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K-8
Private
Toms River, NJ
Students enrolled: 624
 

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711 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 349-2355
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May 25, 2015
Poor kids don't have a playground to play on. All worried about the way u look not how Much you learn. The older grades they have lockers with names and just babyish stuff. It's nothing like a real middle school for these kids to grow. The assistant princaple is selfish and rude. Not a school I recommend there's nothing fun to let the kids grow. The poor kindgergarteners get 10 minutes outside and 30 minutes lunch! Who does that!!! It's ridiculous!! No markers in school? Still got the old chalk boards!!! Please send your kids to the public school it is much better!!!!

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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
May 25, 2015
The assistant principal for the younger grades is so very rude I can't even explain it

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Develops honesty: Disagree
May 25, 2015
I do not think the school offers and developed honesty integrity and fairness and students because the way it is so strongly focus on one thing which is mostly moneymaking and checking uniforms all the time on my poor kids it's not necessary for all these things to interrupt the academics because they should be learning how to teach correctly

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May 25, 2015
Horrible school. Rude people and bad role models not somewhere I would want to send my kids

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March 03, 2012
St Joes is a wonderful school that provides an an outstanding Christ-centered education. An excellent, supportive learning environment has been provided for our child.

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February 28, 2012
The teachers at St. Joe's are really caring. We're a military family moving around from school to school. Catholic schools is one of the stabilities I can give my children. I must say from the review before this one I have encountered several problems with my one son in the lower grades, but the teachers, assist prinicipal Ms. "J", Ms."D"& Rainbow Group Ms."M" is an asset that can trumph the other things that happen here. Parents of some of the children might have them here for reasons other then the christian-catholic environment, for status or traditions, so they forget/or don't know what Catholic schools have as their center core values. My daughter is in 6th grade & having a fabulous year. What we learned as a familiy the schiool is only as good as it's community. The children are products of their homelife and as the saying goes a few bad apples can spoil the barrel. So, as for a school that is founded on catholic-christian morals, it would be a great place for a child to grow. Maybe your child can be the example of a well mannered, unspoiled catholic respectful student where ever you choose for them go to school

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September 17, 2009
Love the feeling of family and having Jesus in my childrens life every day

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no rating
September 16, 2009
Our school is great because we educate the 'whole person'...academically and spiritually. It is a loving community that our children flourish in.

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August 31, 2009
As a parent of 4 children 3 graduated from St Joes and one still in St Joes I have been very very pleased with the education and values my children have learned in their many years spent at there. Two are now in college and are very intelligent, hard working kids with a compassionate heart towards others. There are things they receive there that you cannot put a price tag on and that is 'GOD'. I have one child with a learning disability as well that has flourished to be an honor student in high-school and am most thankful for the compassionate teachers he had at St. JOes. As far as the playground my children have had many memories made on recess playground. I have found that when people pay tuitition they want to run the school their way and have more of a say. I luv stjgs.

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no rating
June 13, 2009
I am a student at st. Joseph's grade school . I have been there since the 3rd. Grade. All of the students are very welcoming and every teacher is different. The classes are so so. Not to difficult not to easy. I have to say the principal does worry about us but not as much a she should. The best part about the end of the year is that they give you a booklet to post all your comments, concerns, and requests.

- submitted by a student

June 17, 2008
Saint Joseph Grade School excelled in teaching excellent moral Catholic values. But I feel that the acedemics were taught overall poorly and the teachers would rather keep the children quiet than teach thm studies. Also, as the tuition is rising, it is becoming extremely hard to possibly afford to send chilren there. On top of the almost impossible tuition there are constant fundraising papers being sent home plus the cost of uniforms. Some teachers I felt really strived to give the childeren a good education, others were just looking forward to retirment! I definetly preferred public school.

- submitted by a community member

May 29, 2008
I have 2 children that attend the grade school and 1 now in the high school. I believe my children have truly been blessed with a amazing group of teachers, administration and fellow students. Overall I would have to say I am very pleased with St. Joes for the most part. I would have to agree with the previous comments about the principal though. She does leave a little to be desired. And the fact that the children don't have a playground. But the majority of the staff at this school makes up for a few bad eggs.

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May 01, 2008
Not the best for all families. I have two children, One with a mild learning disability, the other who is in need of no extra help. School is not prepared, nor does it want to deal with learning issues. As a school, the class sizes are too large, and teachers deal with disipline problem children as well as teach. Very Hard for them to do their job. Some extrodinary teachers, and some teachers who should not be dealing with children. Principal is too concerned about money and fundraising, can not provide quality when you are concerned with quantity. Improvements have been made on the text books, and curriculum in language and science very strong. Math needs to be improved. Good foreign language program, other specials are available. There is no playground, but space available for children to play. Research before your child attends. Not for all children.

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September 06, 2006
I love Saint Joe's. My son has been going since kindergarten. He is now in the 7th grade. I had no choice but to send him out of town because I live in Lakewood. The school has been great.My son is always complimented on what a great young smart man he is.(very smart). I love Saint Joe's keep up the good work. There is no school that is perfect. As there are no human beings that are perfect.Proud parent of St.Joe's

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February 26, 2006
Not very welcoming and friendly to new students. My child brought home fundraisers constantly.Class size was way too large, rigid atmosphere which is great if your child needs that type of environment. My child is a straight A student who is always willing to follow the rules and with all the constant class discipline, negative attitude of the teacher and rigid atmosphere, he was losing his desire to learn. All around, a very negative experience for a place we had hoped would be a wonderful learning environment for our child.

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May 10, 2005
My daughter has been at St. Joseph's since kindergarten. The school provides an education that allows students to learn in the disciplined environment of a private school. Academically inclined students are provided with opportunities to attend advanced placement classes. Faculty is available before and after school for student coaching. The school does lack ethnic diversity. Although racial tensions are not an issue, understanding the differences in culture can cause difficulties.

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April 02, 2004
Good values and discipline. Most teachers are very helpful. Those children needing extra help or extra challenges are left out. They need more computer knowledge and less playtime on the computer. The Principle has been a disappointment and jumps to conclusions; is unapproachable to the children and lacks in caring communication. It would be very nice if the children had a place to play at lunch other than the parking lot and were allowed to blow off more steam at lunch time. It is very regimented.

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St Joseph Grade School
711 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ  08753
(732) 349-2355
Last modified St Joseph Grade School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St Joseph Grade School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top