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School Profile

Quick Facts

  • St. Joseph School: 1879 founding date
  • Location: Conway, Arkansas (population  65,782)
  • Enrolled Students: 523 PK 3-12
TownEnrolled Students (446/K-12)
Conway387
Bigelow6
Damascus1
Greenbrier17
Heber Springs2
Houston7
Little Rock1
Maumelle2
Mayflower6
Morrilton2
North Little Rock1
Plumerville1
Roland2
Sherwood5
Vilonia5
Wooster 1
  • Catholic Enrollment: 91%
  • Diversity Enrollment: 11%
  • Enrolled Families: 345
  • Faculty/Staff: 80 lay women and men
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Average Faculty Experience: 16 years
  • ACT and College Entrance Examination Board Code Number: 040500
  • 33 faculty/staff members graduated from a Catholic high school: St. Joseph School (17); Carondelet High School, CA (1); Catholic High School for Boys (1); Gross Catholic High School, NE (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

  • Diocese of Little Rock Bishop: Bishop Anthony B. Taylor
  • Office of Catholic Schools Superintendent: Mrs. Theresa Hall
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church Pastor: Father Anthony "Tony" Robbins
  • St. Joseph School Head of School/Principal: Mrs. Diane Wolfe
  • St. Joseph School Assistant Principals:  Mrs. Teri Breeding, Mrs. Courtney Pope, and Mr. Matthew Tucker

ACCREDITATION Organization

Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA)

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 In Spirit and Truth Curriculum Guide applies to all Pre K through 8th grade Catholic schools in Arkansas. 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age and the Arkansas Department of Education Arkansas Academic Standards 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

sPORTS & ACTIVITIES

Mascot: Bulldog

Fall Sports
Winter Sports Spring Sports
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)
Activities
Band (5-12) Choral Music (5-12) FCCLA (7-12)
Quiz Bowl (4-12) Theatre (4-12)

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