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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
St. James Academy is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Lenexa, KS. It has 901 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Tuition is $10,100 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 90% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
39%
Average Financial Aid

St. James Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
13 responses
Average ACT
28
267 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Hallway Decoraions
    21%
  • Community system
    19%
  • Spirit Weeks for school dances such as prom
    13%
  • School spirit at sporting events
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Red Carpet
    8%
  • The Calling Ceremony
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
901
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
Poll
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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
$84,370
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,089
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,800
National
$184,700
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My favorite thing about St.James is how caring and faith based our teachers are! Everyday they push me academically, but I also feel that I am loved as a whole person. It is still a fairly new school with great facilities, fun traditions, and all rooted in the Catholic Church.Our college readiness and school culture is also something to be proud of. We have stepped up is sports, music, art, and student involvement especially within the last four years. I have grown the most in science, math, and Spanish during my time here. Three of my once most difficult classes have become the ones I most enjoy! The community system is a unique way to meet more students and teachers and spend time together everyday in a relaxed environment. And oh boy, have you tried the french fries!
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I graduated from St. James Academy in May of 2012 and still feel as though my High School experience was one that has positively impacted my life and shaped me into the young adult I am today! The entire administrative staff as well as each and every teacher who contributed to my education was always positive, uplifting, and encouraging while teaching proper discipline. Being able to attend this Catholic School educated me not only in common curriculum, but instilled a deep desire to cultivate an organic and fruitful relationship with God. At St. James Academy, openly having a relationship with Our Lord is not only encouraged but HIGHLY sought after! And for an atmosphere such as this, to have trudged through the awkward high school years in, I will be forever grateful!
I am currently a junior at St. James Academy and have had nothing but a great experience. I have never experienced a more welcoming and community- based atmosphere than at St. James Academy. Not only has St. James Academy provided me with an education that prepares me for college, but also brought me closer to Christ in every aspect of my life. Every teacher at St. James Academy personally cares about you and your success. I would not be the person I am today without the incredibly selfless and kind staff at St. James Academy. The community system at St. James Academy gives students the opportunity to meet peers from every grade level while becoming leaders. Everyone truly cares about each other at St. James Academy. I am eternally grateful for St. James Academy and the blessings it has brought to my life!