Award Year: 2014

St. Joseph Catholic School

1722 N Starr Drive
Fayetteville, AR, 72701-2937

(479) 442-4554

Mr. Jason Pohlmeier, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Marcia Diamond, Current Principal

Catholic Diocese of Little Rock

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Mission

St. Joseph Catholic School brings students closer to Christ through academic excellence, respect for life, and community service.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 11%
  • ELL: 18%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
SJCS students live the school mission of serving others.

SJCS students live the school mission of serving others.

St. Joseph Catholic School, a PreK-8th grade school located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, brings students closer to Christ through academic excellence, respect for life, and community service. A dedicated team of over 30 teachers and staff members educates 330 students from 200 families. 8th grade was added in August, 2014, and the school is organized into pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and junior high instructional teams. St. Joseph students are achieving great heights academically. Of the 176 students tested in grades 3-7 in 2013, not one child scored in the bottom quartile (25%) on the complete battery of tests on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT10). At St. Joseph, no child is left behind! When analyzing assessment data for every grade level over the past five years, the school averages at least 20 points above the national average in every major subject area and every grade level. That is sustained excellence! Developing servant leaders is at the heart of what St. Joseph strives to accomplish. Students develop leadership skills and practice service learning throughout their SJCS experience. Past beneficiaries have included 7 Hills Homeless Center, Loving Choices Pregnancy Care Center, EOA Children’s House, and local food pantries. Parents in northwest Arkansas are taking notice of the school’s family-friendly atmosphere, high expectations for academics and behavior, growing athletic and extracurricular programs, and daily focus on the Catholic faith. Enrollment has increased 20% in three years (+50 students). Middle school attrition has been reduced from over 30% to 10% in the past five years.