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St. Joseph High School

St. Joseph High School is an all-female private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Founded in 1964 our "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence" has a dedicated faculty and staff who are strongly committed to academic excellence built on sound contemporary pedagogy appropriate to each discipline. Both parents/guardians and faculty/staff prepare students for life-long learning by providing a college preparatory curriculum, as well as opportunities in life skills. Further, the school provides opportunities to enhance the moral and intellectual development of each student by offering a variety of co-curricular activities that embrace the importance of cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity and that promote spiritual growth.Saint Joseph High School acknowledges the dignity, value and uniqueness of each student. The school is committed to enabling each young woman to become "all of which woman is capable" and to view herself as a positive force that contributes to the global community in "a spirit of excellence, tempered by gentleness, peace and joy." INTERnullTIOnullL STUDENTS Saint Joseph High School welcomes international students to join our school community. Students from China, South Korea, and Vietnam are currently enrolled. Our faculty and staff understand the unique challenges these young ladies face and are committed to their academic success. Our college counselors work closely with international students to insure they are on track for meeting all California State, UC and private school requirements. Upon graduation international students are overwhelmingly accepted to the universities/colleges of their choice.We are a day school located in the southern part of Los Angeles county in the city of Lakewood.Application Process/TimelineAn applicant must submit the following to begin the application process:A SJHS application with the non-refundable $250.00 fee.A copy of the student’s official transcripts (3 years) and two recommendations.Transcripts and recommendations must be translated to English prior to submission.Discipline and attendance record (3 years).A copy of the student's passportTwo Recommendations - (one must be from an English instructor)For additional questions, please contact Mrs. Nancy Swartout, International Student Coordinator at




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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 679
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 155
10 181
11 160
12 183

St. Joseph High School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Joseph High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 100% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 16%
Multi-racial 14%
Hispanic/Latino 55%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


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