St Joseph School

  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 90
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4.5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
  • Address
  • 71 E Main St
  • Gowanda, NY 14070
  • Phone
  • (716) 532-2520
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School Description

St Joseph School enrolls 90 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-8. It is located in Gowanda, NY, which is a medium sized city with a median household income of $29,565.

School Operational Details
  • Students Have Access to a Library or Media Center
School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 176
    Note: Kindergarten Operates Five Days Per Week
  • School Hours Per Day: 6
    Note: Kindergarten Operates on a Full Day Schedule
School Religious Orientation
  • Roman Catholic
    Diocese of Buffalo, NY
School Associations
  • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
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4.5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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6 reviews for St Joseph School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 11, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • St. Joseph School is a great foundation for our young children. The low student to teacher ratio means our children are receiving greater quality education and no child is being left behind. Teacher dedication & commitment is evident in our children's enthusiasm in all aspects of school, educationally, socially & spiritually. A wonderful alternative to public school at a great value.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 09, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • We originally started with our children in the Pre-K program. We honestly didn't plan on staying back then. Here we are now with two students in the middle school grades. The teachers have won us over with their dedication, knowledge and compassion for teaching. We continue to grow together as a school keeping up with the demands and standards of our educational system without losing the basic fundamentals that are still necessary. The special area teachers are fantastic and keep our children enthusiastic about learning. It will be very hard to leave this family when our children graduate.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 18, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • St. Joseph School is a wonderful alternative to public school education. It provides a challenging curriculum that meets NY state standards all while insuring that children receive it in a christian value based environment.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 17, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • St. Joe's is top notch! The individual attention that our children get is second to none and the faith based environment is wonderful. So far we have had two graduates, have two enrolled currently and two more to go. What a beautiful way to raise a morally sound child!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 17, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school has a music program like no other elementary school directed by SUNY Fredonia. It is in the process of upgrading it computer lab with all new computers. The dedicated and loving teachers treat their students as if they were like there own children. There is a wide range of extracurricular activies & sports. The building is clean and safe with a large outdoor and indoor area to play. Students who graduate from St. Joe's excel in both public and privite high schools. My 9 year overall experience with St. Joseph School in Gowanda has been very's like being part of one big family.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 19, 2006
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school needs better cleanliness, more money, and it needs help

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 90
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 12.8
    Full-Time Teachers: 10
    Part-Time Teachers: 6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 6.0
  • Percent Minority Students: 4.4%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 42 (46.7%)
  • Females: 48 (53.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
St Joseph School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian44.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For St Joseph School
  Number Percent
1st Grade88.9%
2nd Grade910.0%
3rd Grade910.0%
4th Grade1112.2%
5th Grade1011.1%
6th Grade1011.1%
7th Grade44.4%
8th Grade88.9%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010
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