St James Catholic School

  • St. James School, Rockford's first Catholic parish, was founded in 1853.
  • Our school was founded in 1886, at the time there were 3 teachers and 85 students.
  • We now have a full staff and over two hundred eighteen students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • St. James School strives to provide our students with a curriculum that enables academic excellence, while instilling the basic skills necessary to succeed.
  • Instruction in Reading, Math, Language, Science, Social Studies, and Handwriting are the foundation of our academic curriculum.
  • We recently added a new science lab, art room, computer lab, and school chapel.
  • The students also have weekly access to library skills/resource education and physical education.
  • Our students receive religious education at every grade level; this is the foundation of their spiritual preparation.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in school masses and prayer services held throughout the year.
  • Our goal at St. James School is to foster a gospel-centered learning environment supported by parents, students, and staff as a team effort.
  • As a Catholic community, it is important for every member to demonstrate fair treatment of one another.
  • In an effort to encourage positive Christian behavior, we recognize responsible and acceptable school behavior with our "Pride" program and on an individual basis.
  • Our discipline policy can be found in the student handbook.
  • Uniforms play an important role in the philosophy of our Catholic School.
  • They minimize the importance of competition or preoccupation with what we wear, and help reduce the financial burden on parents.
  • This policy can also be found in the student handbook.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students155 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St James Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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