St Joseph Elementary School

Tel: (515)266-3433
Grades: PK-8 | 289 students
  • "St. Joseph Catholic School opened its doors in 1949.
  • The Precious Blood Sisters were our first teachers, ministering 23 years.
  • In 1971, the Sisters of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary began their ministry to students which continued for the next 18 years.
  • Today we are extremely proud of our highly dedicated, spiritual, and talented teaching staff.
  • Our educational program includes Kindergarten through Eighth, in addition to an exceptional preschool program for three and four year olds.
  • We also offer an alternative to Kindergarten within the preschool program; Developmental Kindergarten.
  • This program is designed for those students who may miss the September 15th cut off date for Kindergarten enrollment, or for those families who simply elect to wait another year.
  • Our mission, as well as that of the Diocese of Des Moines Schools, is to provide a meaningful educational experience for our children and adolescents, in an environment integrated with Gospel values which nurture faith, community, prayer and service.
  • We believe that we provide a warm and caring environment for students and that they are challenged to learn the essential curriculum regardless of learning rate or style.
  • We teach the value of human dignity and the concepts of peace and justice, which therefore enable our students to become involved participants in our global society.".

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 289 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 12%
Students by Grade St Joseph Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
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