ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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529 MADISON ST
LOCKPORT, IL 60441
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Phone: 815-838-8173
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 25:1
  • Students/Grade: 28.1
  • Number Students: 281
  • Number Teachers: 15
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Lynne Scheffler
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (18 ratings)
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    School Reviews (23 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-13
    "I have a graduate from St. Joseph school who is well on his way to success! Jr High at St Joseph was the time to build on the foundation built in K-4th. I took a moment to let the staff do their job and take the time to listen to what they had to say. When I did this, I created an avenue that opened communication between my child and I. As some children begin to feel the natural struggle and fear that any Jr. High student feels, an open communication and respect for the staff, led to my child being excited to tackle Jr. High vs. fear it. The teachers really do their homework to prepare your child for highschool while encouraging your child to learn responsibility, time management and be confident in a society that challenges our children in numerous ways.The Principal continues to stay on top of everchanging standards of curriculum and technology. The Jr High staff believes that your child can succeed! My child has expressed to me that they felt that the involvement of parent volunteers and a Principal that was hands on, was one aspect that made him call St. Joseph his second home. There is compassion, discipline and academic success all under one roof at St. Joseph School."
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    Posted 2014-08-12
    "Once we passed through the younger grades (experienced and compassionate staff) and moved to the dreaded older grades upstairs, we realized that the principal actively undermines the teachers there in front of the students. She runs the school like a dictator. Having watched her bully adult volunteers to tears and having seen the tears of my own children (who regularly begged to stay home from school), we are much happier in another catholic school where discipline and academics are balanced with compassion. No more requests to stay home from school either! And our testing scores improved. Don't let the blue ribbon fool you."
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    Posted 2013-11-04
    "We had 3 girls go through St Joe's and couldn't have been happier. From the education to the extra curricular and sports, our daughters loved every minute. They went to public high schools and were well ahead of the curve because of the preparation they were given at St Joe's."
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    Posted 2013-10-26
    "Exercise caution when deciding to send your child here. If your son or daughter is young, in grades 1-4, you probably won't experience much of an issue. Later, or if your child is in the junior high, get ready for a storm. Students, parents, and even staff have been harassed, for lack of a better term, for exercising their First Amendment right in disagreeing with the principal on certain issues, for speaking out, and for freely thinking. Whole classes have been punished for the actions of a few. As the majority of you will probably not kiss up to the principal, I suggest you look at St. Dennis or another grade school. It would preserve your sanity in the long run. There are, or at least, have been, dedicated teachers. But the principal is a large factor that must be considered. -Class of 2011 Alumni"
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    Posted 2013-07-08
    "School has high standards for both students and parents. Great academics, encompassed spiritual learning, tough policy on bullying, tight family community, and beautiful gym. Principal is very personable and involved; I think that s her nature. Some feel she is overbearing. we like the detail. She partners with parents to make the school and the students a success inside and outside the classroom. I do think she takes the school to very high levels, and that s why my kids are there! Some downers, tuition is high, compared to other schools, lots of attached fees - go up every year. The school tech lab is old, 90 s look and feel. some lower grades had 36 students to 1 teacher and 1 aid. this is high. The school library (in a basement hallway) has ancient books. Books brought home are usually old, faded, and very dusty. However, my kids brought back books at their level of advanced reading. I applaud this. Overall, compared to other high achieving schools, St. Joe s stands very tall. One of the best decision I have made."
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