About St. Joseph School

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1879, St. Joseph School is PreK-12th grade and is one of four high schools in the Diocese of Little Rock.
  • 451, student body K-12
  • 12:1 faculty:student ratio
  • ACT and College Entrance Examination Board Code Number: 040500
  • 32 faculty/staff members graduated from a Catholic high school: St. Joseph School (19) , Carondelet High School, CA (1), Catholic High School for Boys (2), Mount St. Mary Academy (7), or Sacred Heart Catholic School (4).
  • 9 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 have master's degrees and 1 faculty member has a specialist degree

ACCREDITING Organization

Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA)

Other Memberships

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)


St. Joseph School is located in Conway, Arkansas. Conway is the county seat for Faulkner County. The  city of Conway is a vibrant community which has a population of 65,000 residents. Conway is home to three institutions of higher learning , earning the name "City of Colleges".

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. Each grade level building has a computer lab/chrome lab/cyber cafe', library media center, music, and art room. The middle and high school both house a science lab. The cafeteria and gym are free standing. There are two playground areas.


The curriculum of St. Joseph School is supportive of the school’s mission and philosophy and includes the following subject areas at the elementary level: religion, math, science, social studies, art, language arts, music, physical education, and technology. The St. Joseph School curriculum is aligned to the Diocese of Little Rock curriculum guidelines (In Spirit and Truth Curriculum Guide) grades Kindergarten-8th and Arkansas curriculum frameworks grades 9th-12th.


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


Mascot: The Bulldog

Boys & Girls Cross Country (Varsity & JV)
Boys Golf (Varsity)
Girls Volleyball (Varsity & JV)

Boys & Girls Basketball (Varsity, JV, & 7th Grade)
Boys & Girls PeeWee Basketball (4th-6th Grade)
Boys & Girls PeeWee Spirit (4th-6th Grade)
Boys & Girls Spirit (Varsity, JV, & 7th Grade)

Boys Baseball (Varsity & JV)
Boys & Girls Bowling (Varsity)
Boys & Girls Soccer (Varsity)
Girls Softball (Varsity)

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 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
Pulaski Technical College
Purdue University
Rockhurst University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seton Hall University
Southern Arkansas University
St. Gregory's University
Saint Louis 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 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