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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
St. Joseph Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Saint Joseph, MI. It has 2,964 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

St. Joseph Public Schools Rankings

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  • High

Elementary Schools in St. Joseph Public Schools

Middle Schools in St. Joseph Public Schools

High Schools in St. Joseph Public Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
187 responses
Average ACT
28
200 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,964
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,734
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$41,639,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,411/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$65,127
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$949
Median Home Value
$159,000
National
$184,700

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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The school recently went through some renovations and it looks phenomenal. The library is wonderful. It is a BYOD school, so lots of technology. Most of the teachers are good--there are some duds. There's a good class selection. The lunch options are decent but not many vegetarian options. The principal is a jock and therefore favors athletes. It's a school very much based on sports and reputation. It's in a safe neighborhood and within walking distance to the beach. It is a nice facility with tennis courts, a pool, a track, and a football field. It is well managed.
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.