Student Performance

St. Joseph School ranks among the top performing schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Although test scores are not the only measure of a school’s quality, they are designed to assess an individual student’s performance compared to all students nationally. They do not compare a school’s quality to other schools. Many other factors should affect your decision about which school your child should attend, including: educational philosophy, curriculum quality, teacher credentials, class size, location, cost, availability of resources, discipline policy, opportunities for parental involvement and communications.

What is the Stanford Test?

The Tenth Edition of the Stanford Achievement Test is given to all students in grades 3 through 8 every Spring. It measures students’ performance in reading, language arts, mathematics, spelling, science and social science. All of the items on the Stanford 10 evaluate either Basic Understanding or Thinking Skills. Scores on the Stanford 10 are calculated using national norms.

On average, SJS students consistently perform in the top 20% or better nationwide.

Note: In 2012 the Archdiocese of Baltimore used updated national norms to calculate the scores. Accordingly, test performances this year vary compared to test performance prior to 2012.