We can not give enough praise for this school and we are so fortunate that our child has attended for the past two years. We look forward to her continuing her education there. The faculty, staff and principle have been wonderful and the teachers are outstanding!!!
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Posted by a parent on 06/13/13
Wow so surprised to read these negative reviews. I typically find some parents will not be happy anywhere their children go. Both my kids went to St. Jo's and we were extremely happy with the education there with the exception of how my children wrote papers. Found they were ill prepared for
... Read more Bishop Kenny only in that area. We were a middle class family who worked hard and gave up an awful lot to send our children to a private school as my parents did. My daughter to this day will say she can always tell a public school educated person in college from a private schooled person and thanks us often for her education. I volunteered as often as I could to be involved in my kids education, but I too worked. No one school, church, neighborhood etc. is perfect but I found for 11 years caring and dedicated teachers and staff there and am so happy we chose that school. Lisa Freo Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/05/12
Huge Disappointment. This school is, indeed, all about money. You can try to stay out of the "politics" but it's impossible when they treat your child poorly because you cannot afford to give large donations. The teachers are in major clicks with the wealthy parents who give the large donations.
... Read more Your children will be treated differently. Also, the working parents who cannot be at the school 24-7 volunteering are also treated poorly. This school fails to realize that not everyone is wealthy and some of us have full-time jobs. They only ask for a 2-hour volunteer committment and even when you far exceed that, it's still not enough. The teachers do have major attitudes. I found this school to be very non-Christian in many ways. That's why I moved my children from this school. It's also very refreshing to see other negative reviews on St. Joseph's on here because I thought only I noticed the horrible way they acted!! However, while I was there I did notice many families disappearing from the school. I didn't know why at first. They certainly don't deserve my time, talent and treasure! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/21/12
This school has provided a high quality Catholic education for my three children. The staff, including the principal, are qualified, caring, and hard-working individuals. The school has a strong sense of community, and the St. Joseph Parish parishioners, particularly the Knights of Columbus, play an
... Read more active role in the school and contribute greatly to the sense of community. We have been at St. Joseph for more than 10 years, and my children have gone on to great success in high school. My student who still attends looks forward to school every day. He has great friends, participates in after school clubs, and absolutely LOVED his teachers this past school year. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/19/12
With great regret I can tell you that this school have nothing to offer. They care about one thing only, money. Absolutely no leadership. They need to change the principal who has no skills at all to run a true catholic school. There is no loving environment. No catholic values to mention. Education
... Read more is not better than any regular school. Definitely not an A school, in every way. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/25/12
We have been going to St Joe's for many years and most of my kids have loved every minute. One child is struggling with bullies- though we have received help from the administration with this issue. Overall we ADORE the teachers, have never ever had a problem with them. Office staff is wonderful.
... Read more There are many opportunities to be a part of the school thru volunteering time, talent or treasure. I love that there are so many opps to teach our kids about helping their community. Our first year here the parents were so warm and welcoming. Everyone helped make our transition to a new school smooth. I have found the students to be regular children. There are problem children in every grade, but there is very minimal need for classroom discipline. The only problem has been the cliques-coming from the kids! This seems to start about third grade, but I'm sure it's the same in every school. Kids need to learn that life isn't fair, be kind no matter what, and keep your chin up. We can't blame the staff for some students tight circles. Academically I feel my kids are where they should be. We are happy here with the family atmosphere. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/21/12
If you have the extra money to make a donation to this school great, your child will be treated extra special by the teachers. If you just have the money to send your child to this school for a better then public education, that will be all you get, It s the haves and have not type of school. That is
... Read more the way you and your child is treated, your child will surely be made to feel different. Read less
Posted by a other on 02/07/12
I attend St.Joseph's Catholic School, and i think it is wonderful! They have great teachers that really car about what the students learn, and it is a fun and caring environment for every single student. St. Joes will be my Alma Mater. This will be my last year at St.Joseph's, after 7 great years here.
... Read more I have an A/B honor roll, have won the Academic Fair 2 our of 3 times, and I basically am friends with almost everyone in school! My grades require my effort, but I think i succeed also because of the intelligent teachers that are here for me! All the students are friendly and kind, the school is strict which prepares you for your future, it has a clean and safe environment, and people are always there to help. This school, out of any public or private school, is a stupendous way to go! I love St.Joseph's Catholic School and I will certainly miss this school when I leave. Go Stars! Read less
Posted by a other on 01/24/12
I am very dissapointed in this school. The economy has many of us struggeling and yet our family found the money to send out children to to a christian based school only to find that the gossip and ethics demonstrated are deplorable. Rather than the foucs being on improving accademics and sports it's
... Read more about the teachers gossiping with each other and other parents. In one of my children's classes the children of employees are always given the best roles and opportunities. My children don't feel motivated to try as they have in previous years. I will not be registering for next year. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/02/12
I have one son in this school. I have noticed a decline in values, fairness and morals. Teachers do have negative attitudes towards parents. I have noticed since 2nd grade that teachers discuss parents and students among themselves and with other parents in a very unprofessional and negative way. Children
... Read more are favored if they are of parents in "the click". The more money you give the better chance your child has. That is my opinion. I am looking at other schools for next year. Read less
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Jacksonville schools — St. Joseph Catholic School is located at 11600 Old Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville FL 32258. 11600 Old Saint Augustine Rd is in the 32258 ZIP code in Jacksonville, FL The school district for St. Joseph Catholic School is the Diocese Of St. Augustine. St. Joseph Catholic School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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