St. Joseph Elementary School

The staff at SJS works together with the parents to assist the children in becoming everything God expects them to be.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Christian School Association (NCSA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1958
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students186 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade St. Joseph Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,250
Tuition NotesNo child is refused admission due to inability to pay.Students that are not Catholic pay $500 more.

School Notes

  • The staff at SJS works together with the parents to assist the children in becoming everything God expects them to be.Religion is taught daily and the children are blessed to be able to attend mass twice a week. The average class size is 17 students.  Physical Education is offered three times a week and Music is offered twice.  . 

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Joseph Elementary School is Windswept Academy (61.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pierre SDA School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Francis Indian School (89.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pierre
    Pierre SDA School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: 1-6 | 9 students
    0.7 miles
    1206 E Robinson Avenue
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605) 224-9891
    0.7 1-6
  • Eagle Butte
    Grades: K-10 | 94 students
    61.4 miles
    121 Cedar Street
    Eagle Butte, SD 57625
    (605) 200-1857
    61.4 K-10
  • Chamberlain
    St. Joseph Indian School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 1-8 | 167 students
    63.2 miles
    1301 N Main St
    Chamberlain, SD 57325
    (800) 341-2235
    63.2 1-8
  • Chamberlain
    Grades: 1-8 | 154 students
    63.9 miles
    1301 N Main
    Chamberlain, SD 57325
    (605) 234-3317
    63.9 1-8
  • Miller
    Grades: K-12 | 81 students
    67.4 miles
    400 Sunshine Dr
    Miller, SD 57362
    (605) 853-3071
    67.4 K-12

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