St. Joseph Elementary School

15650 East Temple Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 336-2821

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 196 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

St. Joseph Elementary School is a private middle school in La Puente. The principal of St. Joseph Elementary School is Sr. Mary John Schik and can be contacted at 196 students attend St. Joseph Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Joseph Elementary School is 20:1. Sierra Vista Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Latin


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% %
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian 19% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    If I could give this school a rating below 1 star I would. I decided to put my child in Kindergarten at St.Josephs and must say the experience was mortifying. St.Joseph robbed me of my money and my childs education. Unorganized staff and their school secretary is one of the rudest person I ever met; very unprofessional; and is extremely mean to the children who attend that school. They keep changing Principles; and every principle they hire is worst then the last one. This school is not consistent. I must say I was very disappointed in the lack of commitment these teachers put towards our children. I've arranged many meetings; and this school has no consideration for parental concerns or trying to make improvements on their facilities. Moving my child to St.Martha's was the best decision; there is a huge difference. Sorry to say that St.Joseph elementary school does not follow the guidelines by the Archdioceses of Los Angeles. This school needs to be reevaluated; do not send your child here.

  • (1 year ago)

    St.Joseph use to be a great school with academic excellence and a great faculty. Now st. Joseph is a hostile and unhappy learning environment being controlled by a horrible and manipulative principal. Her philosophy on children and parents is "if you don't like it you can leave." I know there were great teachers who have left because of this woman and it makes me very unhappy that she's taking this great school down with her. I personally see her as power hungry and not very caring about the school. I would've loved to send my daughter here but I refuse to while this sister is in control.

  • (1 year ago)

    For the last person there was less than 4 students in each grade that made honor roll the last quarter. The 6th grade didn't have any students that made honor roll. Something isn't working at St. Joseph. So disappointing.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am thinking of sending my son to St. Joseph. My Catholic faith is strong and morality is not an issue. The one thing that the site fails to post is academic standing. Most reviews demonstrate a deficiency. How many students make honor roll and what is that percentage of the school. The school site mentions academic excellence but there are no statistical numbers to support their claims.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school to have your children in. The sisters including the principal really care about the students and teach them wonderful things academically and morally.My daughter has progressed so much and her moral values have gotten better. I see examples at home many times that honestly shes not getting from us but from school and I am very grateful for that. Im glad I took her out from public schooling while she was still little.

  • (1 year ago)

    The. children have no outlets there are very little school activities were they can be themselves and just have fun. Although they are very strong in religious education the kids do not have activities to where they develop healthy friendships and know what it is to work together. Parents are always willing to help and give new ideas but the principal is not responsive and gives a indirect answer of No. The principles idea of parent involvement is when she asked for volunteers to run her own ideas.

  • (1 year ago)

    Saint Joseph is a Catholic school but the students do not reflect this theme. There is such a lax policy on bullying although it is addressed in the handbook the principal does not always enforce the policy. They are behind technologically and mathematically. The principal has the worst perception of what the best interest for students should be. The principal also has the worst social skills and does not know how to work with parents she knows how to indirectly shut them down.

  • (1 year ago)

    The administration is not responsive to changing times or valid concerns of parents. Over the years there has been a steady decline in academic excellence. The students are not well prepared for various life challenges especially rigors of high school

  • (3 years ago)

    St. Joseph is a great school. Everybody is friendly and all the students and teachers pretty much know each other. The teachers here are wonderful. They communicate to the parents and have so much compassion with their students. I highly recommend this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    School environment is very gregarious &amiable that i know every kids here likes. Teachers here have tremendous amount of compassion & are more than willing to give themselves to help a student.They teaches you responsibility organization & time management. We feel honored to be here & recommend this school to anyone out there.

  • (6 years ago)

    We truly appreciate the education & experience that my kids received here.St. Joseph truly challenged the students to be on their own person & stick out among the crowds. The atmosphere here is friendly respectful & caring. The setting is peaceful & family-like. Safety has never been a problem.Security is outstanding.Well worth the tuition.

  • (6 years ago)

    Decent & very modest school we've ever been. Your children will learn a lot esp. dealing with different kind of people in a real world! They have an all around principal.

  • (6 years ago)

    Peaceful environment.They have a very strict uniform policy(which is a good idea) Children are surrounded by good people you're very sure that they're in good hands~~~~~~Teachers give a huge amount of hmwrk. but not overwhelming.

  • (6 years ago)

    A very great improvement done this year!Esp. in strict discipline. your children will be in good hands. Children who doesn't follow rules will not be in this honorable school.

  • (6 years ago)

    It's a great school with a lot of potential if parents are willing to get involved both at school and at home. It's a partnership bet. parents faculty & teachers that makes one excellent school to be better.

  • (6 years ago)

    St J's had really changed I'm responding to those parents who 're judging too quickly. They have a new principal which does'nt have a laxed policy on bullying In fact If the student we're doing that kind of attitude they will get suspended or immediately be out of this school. My son graduated here and he's taking honors & accelerated subjects at Bishop amat.I believe wherever we go Parents are the 1st educators/teachers of our child isn't it????

  • (6 years ago)

    St. Joseph has a New Principal who is really open for a Big Changes! If there's a partnership between parents and school Why not? We're giving her a chance & we knew she can do it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had hoped that things had changed at this school since my last child was there. I read the online reviews & felt that maybe I was too quick to judge. I should stick to my gut feelings. St.J's does not prepare kids for high school ! My child went to Bishop Amat & boy did we have a challenge on our hands! We spent so much money on math tutors! And I was not alone several parents from my childs class were in the same boat. My second time around my little one was there a very short time. I can't beleive that a school that preaches 'Christian Love' has such a laxed policy on bulling. We wereout of there in less then 3 months. Not only are we happier at our new school but I truly feel that my childs best interest is the main focus at our new school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Thank you to all the wonderful staff esp. the principal for their excessive goodness excessive in your christian example for the students.We knew that our children will not only be successful with their Academics but with your guidance They learned how to love & live in the excessive mercy of Saint Joseph!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Arguably an excellent catholic school! Teachers are dedicated and demand excellence from their pupils. Academics are balanced with a plethora of after school programs & christian community services.

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