SJE Facts & Demographics

  • Founded in 1954
  • Three times named National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (1994, 2010 and 2017)
  • The school motto, “Reverence, Respect and Responsibility,” represents core values demonstrated in all aspects of school life
  • Current Principal twice named NCEA Principal of Distinction (1998 & 2008)
  • Three hundred twenty (320) students in Pre K thru 8th grade from 231 families
  • The after school program offers drama, dance, band, chess, etiquette, karate and science club, many of which culminate in school performances and an annual dinner theater
  • Extra-curricular athletic teams include soccer, track, volleyball and basketball
  • Students from 40 zip codes
  • One-third (1/3) students qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Ten (10) countries represented
  • Seventeen languages spoken in the homes
  • Title I, resource teachers, study hall tutoring and after school homework help are available
  • One of our teachers was awarded the Presidential Award for Math and Science Teaching
  • Seventy four percent (74%) of the faculty and staff either hold advanced degrees or are currently enrolled in an advanced degree program
  • Thirty six percent (36%) of faculty have published works and/or facilitated state and national workshops
  • Parents tallied over 10,000 volunteer hours last year
  • Fourteen SJE graduates have been high school valedictorians or salutatorians over the past 10 years
  • Twenty members of faculty and staff are either alumni, current parents or parents of alumni
  • Recent service projects include making over 20,000 sandwiches for local shelters, a coat drive for children of Hapeville, can drives, Operation Rice Bowl and collecting money to purchase mosquito nets for children in Africa
  • Accredited by AdvancED and holds memberships with National Catholic Educational Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Middle School Association, International Reading Association, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta Area Technology Educators and Georgia Independent School Association