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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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St. Joseph Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Saint Joseph, MI. It has 2,930 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
3275 Lincoln Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Telephone
(269) 926-3100
Website

St. Joseph Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1260
79 responses
Average ACT
27
158 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,930
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,719
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$41,639,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,155/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

St. Joseph Public Schools Reviews

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My experience has been fairly positive. It offers diverse clubs and classes, and opportunities in and out of the school to help students discover career options. Working hard in and out of the classroom, the middle school teachers genuinely cared about their students. An example of this occurred when my Spanish teacher met with me and concerned students on three occasions to help us study for midterms. In high school, teachers work relentlessly to prepare students for college. They pushed us to the breaking point to show us our capabilities. However, from forcing kids to take tests the day after a funeral to making jokes about shy kids in class, some high school teachers lacked sympathy on multiple occasions. Some consideration of others in the future would be greatly appreciated. In the end, the school teaches students the necessary courses to graduate and excel in college which is what a school is supposed to do.
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Saint Joseph was an excellent school district, it was right on the lake so for us students it was perfect. The teachers all around from k-12 were fantastic, they always were willing to help students achieve and push us to the best we could be. The culture and diversity were great, a lot of different faces in the district which made learning about everyone and what they know better than usual. The things I think St. Joseph could work the food for everyone and how some staff could handle some situations and how they all could solve more problems in a more effective manor.
St Joseph Public Schools was, as I’m seeing now, academically perfect in every way to prepare a student for college. However, the administration and staff (teachers) are very unsupportive of their students and let kids fail without giving any aid, as well as not catering for the student that wants to go into a profession with no need for a college education and need basic life skills, not general education. Instead of focusing everything on education like they are now, I’d like to see SJPS make a morale change in students so that the academically challenged aren’t shamed upon, but rather catered to in a unique way.