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Why SJS?


We provide a balanced curriculum that includes art, music, and physical education.

Test Scores & Achievements

Each February our 5th and 8th grade students take the NCEA IFG: Acre Edition (Assessment of Children/Youth Religious Education (ACRE).

This program was developed by the National Catholic Educational Association to:

  • Serve as a tool for assessing the effectiveness of catechetical / religious education programs
  • To summarize how well students in grade 5 (Level 1), grade 8 (Level 2) have learned the basic teachings of the Catholic church in the preceding years
  • To assess the religious beliefs, attitudes, practices, and perceptions of students in these grades
  • To provide information about areas of strength in catechetical/religious education programs as well as areas of weakness that may need additional attention or improvement.

5th Grade Score Summary : Pillars of The Catechism

Creed (Profession of Faith)

National Average
73%
SJS 2013-14
88%
SJS 2014-15
88%
SJS 2015-16
88%

Morality (Life in Christ)

National Average
73%
SJS 2013-14
84%
SJS 2014-15
83%
SJS 2015-16
87%

Liturgy and Sacraments

National Average
71%
SJS 2013-14
84%
SJS 2014-15
84%
SJS 2015-16
89%

Christian Prayer

National Average
67%
SJS 2013-14
88%
SJS 2014-15
84%
SJS 2015-16
87%


8th Grade Score Summary : Pillars of The Catechism

Creed (Profession of Faith)

National Average
72%
SJS 2013-14
80%
SJS 2014-15
81%
SJS 2015-16
75%

Morality (Life in Christ)

National Average
81%
SJS 2013-14
85%
SJS 2014-15
85%
SJS 2015-16
80%

Liturgy and Sacraments

National Average
72%
SJS 2013-14
77%
SJS 2014-15
84%
SJS 2015-16
80%

Christian Prayer

National Average
75%
SJS 2013-14
83%
SJS 2014-15
81%
SJS 2015-16
78%


NWEA MAP

St. Joseph School and all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Owensboro administer NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). At St. Joseph School the test is administered to Grades Kindergarten through Grade 7. This test is a computerized test that is completed in the computer lab or on Ipads. All students complete tests in the areas of Reading and Math. In addition, Grades 3 through 7 complete tests for Language Usage and Science. The test is administered before Fall Break, in January, and after Spring Break. Teachers use the results to individualize instruction and to monitor student growth.


ACT ASPIRE

The ACT Aspire Test was administer to Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade students in the spring 0f 2016. This test is part of the college readiness program from the publishers of the ACT test. This test is web-based. Students complete the test in the computer lab or I-Pads. The National Percentile Rank below shows how each group performed in comparison to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in the nation.

St. Joseph School
National Percentile Rank
Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
English 72 77 73
Science 69 72 73
Mathematics 68 69 73
Writing 62 67 72
Reading 50 64 71