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St Joseph School

Private | PK-6


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $110,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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Posted May 16, 2014

Oustanding school. Amazing teachers. Safe environment. Everything you could hope for in a GREAT school.
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Posted March 6, 2013

Hi! Wondering what type of PE/Fitness program is offered for students! How is the equipment, and offering of lifetime activities for the children? Is there a good amount of creativity in the lessons, and is nutrition/health incorporated into the program? Thanks!

Posted September 4, 2009

I had 3 children who attended and graduated from St. Joseph school and I am so thankful for that opportunity. The school was then strong academically already and had a very great community atmosphere. Keep it up St. Joes!!!!!
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Posted November 26, 2008

St.joe's is a very excellent school. all the teachers are very great. Dr. brooks the principal finamanal!! highly recommended if you want your children to be educated right.
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Posted February 15, 2008

This is a wonderful school. They have such an amazing staff and the student/teacher ratio is about 20/1. They offer a full-day Kindergarten program as well as a before and after school Y-care program. They have a wonderful computer lab, library and music room. The have specific Music, Computer, Library and PE instructors, as well as Spanish class-time at each grade level. They have even begun offering Preschool classes for 3 and 4 year olds.
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Posted October 30, 2006

I am disappointed with the waning support from the St. Joseph parish towards the school. The support has waned so much that the computer program was discontinued at the beginning of the 2006/2007 school year. Also, monetary support has been cut so much that the music program has gone away as well.
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Posted December 1, 2005

We are very impressed with St.Joseph school,we went to another catholic school and to compare, St. Joseph ranks far ahead. All the teachers are professionals that love what they do and reflect that onto our children. The NO BULLY policy is fantastic. Our child is getting a great catholic education. I highly recommend this school.
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Posted March 8, 2005

St. Joseph's is an excellent school. The teachers are wonderful, the class sizes are fairly small, and the values taught and practiced in the school are invaluable.
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Posted February 15, 2005

St Joseph's is a small catholic school in downtown Salem, Oregon. The staff is extremely dedicated and parental involvement is very high. The music program is excellent, and the school is an active participant in CYO sports programs.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 65%
Hispanic 27% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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373 Winter Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 581-2147


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