St. James School

249 S Webster Street
Decatur, IL 62521-0625
Tel: (217)422-7031
Grades: K-8 | 106 students
St. James School is dedicated to providing a Catholic education rooted in the Gospel message.
Our school is in touch with the community, accepting children for who they are, and helping them become all they can be.
We seek to help students become aware of God's love for them and to develop a positive and healthy self-concept.
Realizing that God created each of us equal in relationship to each other as children of God, but with different gifts, we are compelled by the Gospel to reach out to welcome all children who wish to receive a Christian education that is holistic in its approach.
We strive to develop the academic and human relations skills of each student and promote an educational atmosphere that fosters growth in the life of the spirit, the mind, and the body.
We work to develop a feeling of confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth in our students, so as to enable them to be creative in the learning process.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 106 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St Teresa High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Patrick School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Patrick School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur
    St Patrick School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 193 students
    0.4 miles
    412 N Jackson St
    Decatur, IL 62523
  • Decatur
    Grades: K-3 | 28 students
    1.8 miles
    555 W Imboden Dr
    Decatur, IL 62521
  • Decatur
    Grades: PK-8 | 246 students
    1.9 miles
    2400 S Franklin Street Rd
    Decatur, IL 62521
  • Decatur
    St Teresa High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 286 students
    2.3 miles
    2710 N Water St
    Decatur, IL 62526
  • Decatur
    Grades: PK-12 | 52 students
    2.7 miles
    1306 N Stanley Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526

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