St Joseph Catholic School

706 High Street, Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 844-3781

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 202 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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About this school

St Joseph Catholic School is a private middle school in Aurora. The principal of St Joseph Catholic School is Nancy Coughlin. 202 students go to St Joseph Catholic School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St Joseph Catholic School is 17:1. C F Simmons Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 30% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Joseph is awesome!! I went their and now my kids go their. No other place I would send them.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love my school it is so fun and nice and I have gone there since 1st grade and going on to fifth made a lot of friends and they do lots of fun stuff

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been teaching at St. Joseph Catholic School for 10 years. If you want your child to receive a world class education but who also teach your child as an individual St. Joseph is the school to be at. I teach your child's mind and spirit. I take full responsibility for my students' education. I give all my students a quality education by teaching them to "master" the material. I also understand each child and understand that they are individuals ... I do not compare them to another student or a sibling I have taught. We got a new principal this school year and she has incorporated several positive changes. Come and tour our school. I look forward to teaching your child. Mrs. Kathy Kamphaus 7th Grade Teacher

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Great staff and principal. We just had our Preschool teacher nominated and featured in our local newspaper The Beacon News. She's a fantastic lady as are the other teachers. If you are moving to Aurora IL and can afford a private education for your child(ren) please look at St Joseph Catholic school. You can not go wrong. Schedule a tour today.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have worked at St. Joseph School now many years. I have worked in many different roles within the school. I believe this to be and outstanding environment to work with. The staff I work with is fantastic. I believe our teachers always go the extra mile to work with each and every student and their needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school with great families and a wonderful staff. I have been a teacher at Saint Joseph since 2004. I am always willing to talk to any new family with questions about Saint Joe's. Please come see for yourself all that Saint Joseph has to offer.

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe St. Joseph to be a great school. It is so nice to see teachers in the school who believe in the message St. Joseph is sending out. It is wonderful to see past graduates of the school come back and teach at the school. This shows great dedication and devotion to the school. I currently have my young child enrolled in preschool and cannot wait to send my other children to this school in the years to come. I only see good things coming with the future of this outstanding school!

  • (5 years ago)

    its a very great school it has good education

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a hard time with a school where no real social studies is taught until grade 4 except in a very vague way. Math is taught in the lower grades in a class environment. Reading scores are low. The principal has been at the school since 1968 and has been principal for over 15 years. Parents are not friendly except to alums. Favorites are played. There are 4+ other Catholic schools in the area that do a better job than St. Joseph. I urge parents to consider them instead of St. Joseph.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my daughters have been there since preschool and I just love the enviroment and the advanced education that the teachers and principal provide but specially the good principals

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