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School Profile

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1879, St. Joseph School is PK 3-12th grade.
  • 522, student body PK 3-12.
  • 345, St. Joseph School families.
  • Average teacher to student ratio is 12:1, with 2 classrooms per grade level K-6.
  • ACT and College Entrance Examination Board Code Number: 040500.
  • 32 faculty/staff members graduated from a Catholic high school: St. Joseph School (17) , Carondelet High School, CA (1), Catholic High School for Boys (1), Mount St. Mary Academy (7),  Sacred Heart Catholic School (4), Trinity Catholic High School, MO (1), and Ursuline Academy, MO (1).
  • 13 current faculty/staff members have had the honor of being recognized by the St. Joseph School Alumni Association as Honorary Alumni.
  • 21 St. Joseph School faculty members hold a master's degree, 1 faculty member holds a specialist degree, and 1 faculty member holds a doctorate degree.

administration

  • Bishop: Bishop Anthony B. Taylor
  • Superintendent: Mrs. Theresa Hall
  • Pastor: Father Anthony "Tony" Robbins
  • Associate Pastors:  Father Jeff Hebert and Father Chandra Kodavatikanti.
  • Head of School/Principal: Mrs. Diane Wolfe
  • Assistant Principals:  Mrs. Teri Breeding, Mrs. Courtney Pope, and Mr. Matthew Tucker

ACCREDITING Organization

Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA)

Other Memberships

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

The School

St. Joseph School is located at 502 Front Street in Conway, Arkansas. The school site encompasses 22 acres in the downtown area of Conway. There are several buildings on the grounds that house different grade levels. The secondary building houses grades 7-12, the middle school building houses grades 4-6, and the elementary building houses grades PreK-3.

Curriculum

St. Joseph School follows the curriculum set forth by the  Diocese of Little Rock. The diocesan school curriculum can be view at the Diocese of Little Rock website:  https//www.dolr.org/schools/curriculum-guide. The "In Spirit and Truth Curriculum Guide" applies to all Pre K through eighth grade Catholic schools in Arkansas. 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  high school curriculum frameworks and the Arkansas curriculum framework documents are used for grades 9th-12th.

Grading

A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = Below 60

  • GPA distribution chart
  • Rank is not weighted

Graduation Requirements - 25 credits required

  • Religious Education 4 Credits
  • Math 4 Credits
  • English 4 Credits
  • Science 3 Credits
  • Social Studies 3 Credits
  • Electives 3 Credits (Minimum)
  • Communication 1 Credit
  • Health and P.E. 1 Credit
  • Fine Arts 1 Credit
  • Computer Science 1 Credit

Athletics

Mascot: Bulldog

Fall
Winter Spring
Cross Country (7-12) Basketball (7-12) Baseball (9-12)
Boys Golf (9-12) Bowling (9-12) Soccer (9-12)
Girls Volleyball (7-12) PeeWee Basketball (4-6) Softball (9-12)
PeeWee Spirit (4-6)
Spirit (7-12)

St. Joseph School alumni presently attend or in recent years have graduated from the following colleges and universities:
Arkansas State University
Arkansas State University - Beebe
Arkansas Tech University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Benedictine College
Central Baptist College
Christian Brothers University
College of the Ozarks
College of William and Mary
Dartmouth College
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Grantham University
Harding University
Henderson State University
Hendrix College
Ithaca College
Liberty University
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
Louisiana Tech University
Lyon College
McLennan Community College
Missouri State University
North Arkansas College
Oklahoma State University
Purdue University
Rockhurst University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seton Hall University
Southern Arkansas University
St. Gregory's University
Saint Louis University 
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
United States Air Force Academy 
University of Arkansas 
University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
University of Arkansas Fort Smith 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
University of Central Arkansas 
University of Louisiana at Monroe 
University of Mississippi 
University of the Ozarks 
University of Saint Mary 
University of Tennessee 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry 
University of Texas at Dallas