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St Joseph's Catholic School

Private | 6-12 | 610 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2014

I highly recommend St. Joseph's Catholic School if your primary objective is the personal and academic success of your child(ren). St. Joseph's is a true college preparatory school and it's graduating students are rewarded for their academic successes. The 2014 graduating class amassed nearly $10 million in college awards and scholarships. St. Joseph's does emphasize academics over athletics. If you are more inclined to appreciate athletic success or The Athletic Director's Cup over academics, then perhaps you should consider giving your money to "that school down the road"! St. Joseph's Catholic School is First Class and the students follow suit. I disagree with a "May 2014" post...our experience has been that St. Joseph's exhibits and embraces a higher level of class with respect to how they treat others. It's not uncommon to portray someone in a negative light when you have been on the "less favorable" side of a disagreeable situation. If any student is engaged in an activity that is expressly not tolerated in the Student Handbook, that student risks the possibility of expulsion. St. Joseph's expects much from their students and everyone is expected to follow the rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2014

Disturbingly backward. Headmaster preaches Christian values, however, cheating and racism is common in this school. Typical, primarily white, Southern big fish in small pond mentality among the teachers and many of the parents. Teachers are average. Many teach there to obtain reduced tuition. Problems with the teachers are swept under the carpet, and the administration supports the teachers even when their behavior is clearly out of line. Very disappointing. Very white, Southern, bubba attitudes. Average intelligence for the most part. Not many geniuses in this school, however, making large financial contributions pretty much ensues your child will be able to behave as badly as they choose with no repercussions. If that is what you are looking for, this is your school. Teachers often switch subjects with or without the required expertise. Some are just horrible. Overall, a poor to average environment. And, definitely don't be different -- meaning -- don't dare not be a white elitist or school will be very stressful. Racism is tolerated. It's like 1950. No IQ tests to enter, and the school is more interested in money than in the brainpower or lack thereof of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

St. Joseph's prepared me well for college. I feel like I've gotten a solid education out of it, and ultimately that's all you can ask for from a school. There's some great people there who are always willing to sit down and listen in every department. Be that as it may, there's so much drama within the administration. I wasn't ever bothered by it as a student, but I can tell you that we were all very aware.


Posted May 16, 2013

A remarkable learning environment that is geared toward preparing students for success in college and beyond. Teachers, staff and administration are outstanding: challenging, caring and incredibly supportive. There is a great deal of structure, and the faith-based nature of the school is present in all things without being overbearing. About 1/3 of the students are non-Catholic. Expectations are through the roof, the academics are rigorous - but the kids rise to the occasion. They learn to honor, respect and support one another. The contrast between this school and the local publics is astonishing. I have been impressed with almost every aspect of St. Joe's every step of the way, and consider enrolling our child here to be one of our best parenting decisions.
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Posted February 23, 2004

St. Joseph's Middle School and High School is the best education in the upstate. It provides great academics with a caring faculty and staff. The students are happy and motivated in a safe and caring environment. St. Joseph's High School produces graduates with character and great work ethics.
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Posted August 25, 2003

St. Joseph's is the highest rated high school in the entire state of South Carolina. This high school involves religion and friendly students.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 53%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 2% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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  • After school
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (864) 234-5516

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Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Charleston
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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  • Drawing / sketching
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  • Photography
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100 Saint Joseph S Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
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