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About This School

John E Joy Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rome. The principal of John E Joy Elementary School is MS. ANDRIA LACEY, who can be contacted at 234 students go to John E Joy Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 12% of the John E Joy Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 234 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John E Joy Elementary School is 16:1. Louis V Denti Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 80% 87%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Asian 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 52%
Limited English proficiency 12% 1%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandchildren attended Rome Catholic School for 4 years. This year they began school at John Joy. The first thing I observed was the totally unprofessional dress of the teachers. The majority dress daily in blue jeans. Granted the education is of the utmost importance but what happened to the 'setting a good example?' Jeans are not for work. Apparently Rome Catholic has a dress code. In four years I never saw a teacher in blue jeans; only professional looking and caring people. After three months there is still chaos with the children getting on buses and parents being reunited with their children after school. (John Joy) Also there was no Christmas program at John Joy. What's the story? This school educates through grade 4. I'm in high hopes of my grandchildren returning to Rome Catholic to finish their education despite the high cost.

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