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St John Lutheran School

655 Wayne Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 782-1751

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 180 students 15 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

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About this school

St John Lutheran School is a private middle school in Defiance. The principal of St John Lutheran School is James M. Saxton, whose e-mail is 180 students attend St John Lutheran School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St John Lutheran School is 15:1. Defiance Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% %
Hispanic 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% %
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)

    Love it! Wouldn't want my kids going anywhere else. The whole school is just so powerful and uplifting.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had children in the SJL school system for going on 6 years now. There are so many different things that appeal to us in making our decision to send our children there. The Christ-Centered education is at the top of our list. This world is such a jaded and ugly place sometimes. We feel like we are giving our children the best chance at success by arming them with good Christian fundamentals as a foundation to carry them through the rest of their lives. The small class sizes ensure that they receive individual attention. My kids love that the students all know each other from the preschool level all the way up to the 8th grade. We feel like we are part of a family at SJL not just another number or a face in the crowd. The before and after school care really is a fantastic added feature as well. We are a family with 2 working parents and having our kids stay in one building from the time we drop them off until we can pick them up after work is really fantastic. We love SJL and recommend it to all of our friends!

  • (7 years ago)

    My children attended St. John Lutheran and excelled in high school sports and all attended colleges from Concordia University to The Ohio State to the University of Akron. The teachers practice tremendous care and guidance. The morals we expect in our home were all reinforced daily in the classrooms and in extra curricular activities. The love of God and His presence is recognized throughout the educational process. 'Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.' Parent

  • (8 years ago)

    St. John Luther school is an amazing education center. Not only do the students learn academic curriculum but they are also building a faith foundation starting in preschool. The staff are devoted to the students and very open to parent involvement. With the smaller class size there is more individualized attention and the teachers are in tune with each student. The students are not looked at like just another name. I am a teacher myself with most of my teaching experience being in the public schools and I would not have my children in any other school than St. John Lutheran.

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