St Joseph Elementary School
- "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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||289 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 11%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||17 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||17:1|
National avg.: 13:1
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Des MoinesGrades: PK-8 | 275 students
4320 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
- Des MoinesGrades: PK-8 | 329 students
5810 Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
- Des MoinesGrades: PK-8 | 356 students
16 Columbus Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
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