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St Joseph Elementary School

Private | K-8 | 262 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2010

Individualized attention, academic rigor, terrific new programs in the 6-8 grades that promote critical thinking, involved parents, experienced teachers and a principal that is a leader among her peers--all achieved in a caring, nurturing environment. On a recent visit to the Garden City middle school I was amazed at the frequency of anti-bullying messages--bullying is not a problem at Saint Joes, perhaps because it is a values-based educational environment that allows kids to embrace and celebrate their faith.
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Posted June 13, 2009

School's grading system is unfair as it does not accurately reflect a student's abilities. School has few people of color and parents are elitists.
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Posted May 18, 2009

Both my children attend St. Joseph and from Nursery School to 8th grade their education has been wonderful. Beyond the clossroom St. Joseph's students thrive in a loving and caring atmosphere which has as its core values discipline, respect for others and most importantly respect for themselves. Academically my son's class has academically performed outstanding in achieving all endeavors and next year all students will go on to the High School of their choice. A fabulous testament to their education.
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Posted November 23, 2008

Saint Joseph School is a great school. It taught me so much and prepared me very well for high school. The teachers and staff were caring and helpful throughout my 11 years at SJS. It has many fun after-school activities such as basketball, soccer, newspaper, drama, and inter-murals. SJS is a great school!
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Posted September 4, 2008

I do not think they put to much pressure on first graders.Test scores and grading system is good.My daughter like this school,teachers and kids.This is great school
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Posted January 19, 2008

I am a studet at SJS, and I have been attending this school for 12 years. It teached kindness, love, and excellent acedemics. I am graduating this year but I will always be appart of this excellent school that I grew up in.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 52%
Black 14% 21%
Hispanic 11% 21%
Asian 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Eileen T. Kilbride
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  • Coed
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  • Roman catholic
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450 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 747-2530

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