Academic Achievements

St. Joseph School’s Math Program

St. Joseph School is proud to continue a history of mathematics success among our Junior High students.   Due in part to committed students and talented faculty who nourish and encourage a love of math, St. Joseph graduates leave our school well prepared for high school academics.

                     St. Joseph School High School Placements

St. Joseph Graduates

Repeat Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Honors Algebra 2

Geometry

Honors Geometry

Unknown

Total

2008

3

3

0

5

3

4

18

2009

6

0

4

7

3

0

20

2010

8

0

0

6

8

2

24

2011

8

0

2

1

6

0

17

2012

7

0

5

7

5

2

26

2013

8

0

0

5

15

0

28

2014

14

0

0

9

1

0

24

Total

54

3

11

40

41

8

157

 

Promoting differentiated learning in the classroom, St. Joseph School recognizes students who excel in math concepts and is able to challenge them both in-house and support them in attending accelerated programs available in the community.  St. Joe’s consistently has 7th and 8th grade students taking advanced placement math at New Trier or Loyola Academy. In the 2014/2015 school year, we have 4 students taking honors Algebra, 4 students taking honors Geometry and one student taking Algebra 2 at Loyola. Three of these students had been admitted to the New Trier math program but elected to go to Loyola.

Statistics for our graduates attending New Trier High School:

 

St. Joseph Graduates

Placement in Algebra

Placement in Geometry or Algebra II

 2008

0

5

2009

0

7

2010

1

7

2011

5

7

2012

0

2

2013

0

14

2014

2

4

Total

8

46

 

The vast majority of our graduates who attend New Trier place out of Algebra as freshmen.

Math Competitions

Every year St. Joseph School sends a team to the North Suburban MATHCOUNTS Competition. In March 2011 our team placed #5 out of 28 teams including several hundred students representing public and private schools. Currently in their 27th year, MATHCOUNTS is one of the country’s largest and most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students. President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald W. Reagan have all recognized MATHCOUNTS in White House ceremonies. The MATHCOUNTS program has also received two White House citations as an outstanding private sector initiative.