St. Joseph High School

10900 West Cermak Road
Westchester, IL 60154-0601
Tel: (708)562-4433
Grades: 9-12 | 597 students
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St. Joseph High School is a Catholic, Christian educational community formed in the Lasallian tradition whose mission is to provide a Christian education for young women and men of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
We inspire these young women and men to discover their God-given talents, empower them to be lifelong learners and challenge them to achieve their potential as compassionate women and men of faith.
St. Joseph High School believes in developing the God-given talents of its members.
We recognize the dignity of the person and seek to develop a climate which encourages achievement.
Created in God's image, we strive to become aware of our individual worth and to be spiritually vigorous, strong in faith, morally responsible and committed to Christian values.
St. Joseph High School, guided by the spirit and heritage of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools, provides a human and Christian education for young men and women through a curriculum which is spiritually and intellectually challenging.
We provide an opportunity for students of diverse economic, intellectual and cultural backgrounds to develop into informed, self-motivated individuals and responsible Christian members of society.
We seek to develop a sense of democracy, and a knowledge of and a respect for the democratic system of government.
As such, we seek to be responsible United States citizens, socially aware and committed to the welfare of all persons and to the promotion of peace and justice.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 597 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
65%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Joseph High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
57%
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP English IV, AP Spanish IV, AP US History, PACC
Average ACT score 22
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Black pants, white shirt, black tie for boys-black skirt or black pants, with a white polo top. )

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $9,745
Tuition Notes tuition + mandatory laptop yearly lease = $9745
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,200
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Tricia Devereux
Admissions Associate David Kanak

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Team, Art Club, Beginning Band, Campus Ministry, Chess Team, Concert Band, Cultural Awareness Club, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), International Club, Jazz Band, Marching Band, National Honors Society, National Italian Honors Society, National Spanish Honor Society, School Newspaper, Speech and Debate Team, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Students for Peace and Justice, Theater, Yearbook Academic Team, Art Club, Beginning Band, Chess Team, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Theater, Yearbook, Campus Ministry,
Cultural Awareness Club,
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America),
International Club,
National Honors Society,
National Italian Honors Society,
National Spanish Honor Society,
School Newspaper,
Speech and Debate Team,
Student Council,
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD),
Students for Peace and Justice,

School Notes

  • St. Joseph High School is a Catholic, Christian educational community formed in the Lasallian tradition whose mission is to provide a Christian education for young women and men of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. We inspire these young women and men to discover their God-given talents, empower them to be lifelong learners and challenge them to achieve their potential as compassionate women and men of faith. St. Joseph High School believes in developing the God-given talents of its members. We recognize the dignity of the person and seek to develop a climate which encourages achievement. Created in God's image, we strive to become aware of our individual worth and to be spiritually vigorous, strong in faith, morally responsible and committed to Christian values. St. Joseph High School, guided by the spirit and heritage of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools, provides a human and Christian education for young men and women through a curriculum which is spiritually and intellectually challenging. We provide an opportunity for students of diverse economic, intellectual and cultural backgrounds to develop into informed, self-motivated individuals and responsible Christian members of society. We seek to develop a sense of democracy, and a knowledge of and a respect for the democratic system of government. As such, we seek to be responsible United States citizens, socially aware and committed to the welfare of all persons and to the promotion of peace and justice.

Profile last updated: 01/17/2016

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School Reviews

We have been very happy with our experience at St. Joe's. The teachers and guidance staff do whatever they can to help. Not our top priority but the athletic teams are competitive and the coaches give the kids a fair chance. Our child has been offeered many scholarships at highly ranked universities. Thank you St. Joe's !
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
My oldest will be gradulating from St. Joes this coming spring, and has had so many college acceptance letters to chose from. The staff is dedicated, inovative, and caring. The guidance department goes above and beyond. The sports and the extra cirricular activities keep everyone involved and active. I would highly recommend!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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