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St. Joseph School

Private | PK-8


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Posted December 13, 2007

I think that St.Joesphs school is a great school. I went here since kindergarten. It has been great being here with all of the teachers and the principal. Ive made many friends and I want to stay here until I graduate. I love this school!
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 3, 2007

saint Joes used to be a great school but as I look at it now I see how horrible it has become. last year the seventh grade took no field trip. and there aren't many extra curricular activities. my daughter also complains a lot that some of the teachers do not teach well at all. I had to get my brother and husband to tutor her.
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Posted June 22, 2007

St Joes is and alway has been a great school. The teachers are among the most dedicated I have ever seen. I love the changes our new principal has made and our numbers say it all. To have 500 kids in a catholic school in these times where other catholic schools are closing left and right is an acomplishment in itself. My son loves it and we choose to send him to this great school despite the fact that we live out of parish and reside in the best school district in the county. Truley a great school with great people.
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Posted March 11, 2007

My child has been at St. Joe's since pre school. I feel the teachers are great, however, the priest that runs the parish is not very friendly or family oriented!! There are no sports/extra curricular activities for children in K-5 grades.
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Posted June 9, 2004

I do like the school and I feel my children have learned a lot. But they need more programs for the children. They also need to take the childen on more trips.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 74%
Black 10% 16%
Two or more races 5% N/A
Asian 3% N/A
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
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502 Woodlawn Ave
Collingdale, PA 19023
Phone: (610) 583-0731


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