St. Joseph School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 10,643 students in St. Joseph School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
Public Schools in St. Joseph School District have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Missouri public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in St. Joseph School District are Field Elementary School, Ellison Elementary School and Pershing Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. St. Joseph School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Missouri.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Missouri public school average of 30% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

St. Joseph School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Missouri for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
St. Joseph School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MO)
# Schools
24 Schools
2,460 Schools
# Students
10,643 Students
878,097 Students
# Teachers
683 Teachers
66,519 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

St. Joseph School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 553 school districts in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MO)
Overall District Rank
#400 out of 557 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of St. Joseph  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of St. Joseph  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of St. Joseph  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of St. Joseph  School District and public school graduation rate of MO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.49
0.49
# American Indian Students
31 Students
3,241 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
227 Students
18,050 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,086 Students
63,182 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
7%
# Black Students
679 Students
134,802 Students
% Black Students
7%
15%
# White Students
7,487 Students
611,654 Students
% White Students
70%
70%
# Hawaiian Students
150 Students
3,148 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
983 Students
43,176 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
196
26,281
# Students in K Grade:
766
59,583
# Students in 1st Grade:
823
62,527
# Students in 2nd Grade:
761
62,577
# Students in 3rd Grade:
790
63,368
# Students in 4th Grade:
817
64,113
# Students in 5th Grade:
811
65,454
# Students in 6th Grade:
821
66,738
# Students in 7th Grade:
842
69,231
# Students in 8th Grade:
827
69,708
# Students in 9th Grade:
839
70,304
# Students in 10th Grade:
786
68,237
# Students in 11th Grade:
821
65,688
# Students in 12th Grade:
743
64,288
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,771 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,182. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,839 is higher than the state median of $11,663. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MO)
Total Revenue
$125 MM
$7 MM
This chart display total revenue of St. Joseph  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$126 MM
$6 MM
This chart display total spending of St. Joseph  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,771
$12,182
This chart display average revenue per public school student in St. Joseph  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,839
$11,663
This chart display average spending per public school student in St. Joseph  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best St. Joseph School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Field Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2602 Gene Field
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4130
Grades: K-6
| 291 students
Rank: #22.
Ellison Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
45 Se 85th Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 667-5316
Grades: K-6
| 356 students
Rank: #33.
Pershing Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2610 Blackwell Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4320
Grades: K-6
| 292 students
Rank: #44.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4901 Cook Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4290
Grades: PK-6
| 695 students
Rank: #55.
Central High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2602 Edmond
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 671-4080
Grades: 9-12
| 1,705 students
Rank: #66.
Lafayette High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
412 Highland Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4220
Grades: 9-12
| 775 students
Rank: #77.
Hyde Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
509 Thompson
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
(816) 671-4210
Grades: K-5
| 351 students
Rank: #88.
Carden Park Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1510 Duncan
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 671-4160
Grades: K-6
| 604 students
Rank: #99.
Bode Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
720 N Noyes Blvd
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4050
Grades: 7-8
| 535 students
Rank: #1010.
Pickett Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3923 Pickett Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
(816) 671-4330
Grades: PK-6
| 293 students
Rank: #1111.
Skaith Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4701 Schoolside Ln
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
(816) 671-4370
Grades: PK-6
| 379 students
Rank: #1212.
Coleman Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3312 Beck Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4100
Grades: K-6
| 322 students
Rank: #1313.
Parkway Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Duncan
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 671-4310
Grades: K-6
| 383 students
Rank: #1414.
Spring Garden Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5802 S 22nd
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
(816) 671-4380
Grades: 6-8
| 502 students
Rank: #1515.
Mark Twain Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
705 S 31st St
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 671-4270
Grades: K-6
| 310 students
Rank: #1616.
Benton High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5655 S Fourth
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
(816) 671-4030
Grades: 9-12
| 709 students
Rank: #1717.
Robidoux Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4212 St Joseph Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4350
Grades: 6-8
| 418 students
Rank: #1818.
Edison Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
515 N 22nd
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
(816) 671-4110
Grades: PK-6
| 313 students
Rank: #1919.
Lindbergh Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2812 St Joseph Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(816) 671-4250
Grades: K-5
| 473 students
Rank: #2020.
Truman Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3227 Olive
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 671-4400
Grades: 7-8
| 451 students
Rank: #2121.
Hosea Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6401 Gordon St
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
(816) 671-4180
Grades: K-5
| 486 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alt. Resource Ctr.
3510 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 387-2320
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Buchanan Co. Academy
4720 Green Acres
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 387-2320
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Hillyard Technical Ctr.
Vocational School
3434 Faraon
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 671-4170
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • St. Joseph
  • 925 FELIX, ST JOSEPH, MO, 64501-2706
  • (816) 671-4000
  • sjsd.k12.mo.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 10,643 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in MO)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49

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