About Our School

St. James Catholic School

Welcome to St. James Catholic School. Our school has been an integral part of our community since 1910, the year 14 students graduated. Most parents would agree they want a good education for their children but ask what ingredients make up a ‘good’ education. Although there is plenty of room for debate, St. James Catholic School believes that an essential ingredient to that success is teaching our children with Christian values give them a foundation for a strong, healthy life. St. James Catholic School exists because hundreds…


Educational Excellence

St. James is proud of it’s tradition of educational excellence. Students at St. James consistently achieve higher standardized test scores than their public school peers. Students attend classes in reading, writing, math, music, physical education, technology, Spanish, and Religion.

In the fall, St. James tests students for achievement using the Iowa Testing of Basic Skills tests. St. James consistently performs significantly higher than their grade level and higher than local public schools, which test their students the following spring. (source: District 100 Report Card) We are proud of our
students’ achievements. Congratulations to St. James’ students for their excellent test scores! Click the links below to see the results of our tests.

2013-2014 Iowa Test Results 2012-2013 Iowa Test Results 2009-2010 Iowa Test Results 2008-2009 Iowa Test Results

In 2008, the 7th grade class won top honors in the Project Citizen competition, while the 8th grade class has inspired a state legislator to consider an amendment for gun reform. Click to read the details in the Rockford Register Star articleon St. James’ winning entry.

School Fundraisers


Fish Fry Fridays

Every Friday during Lent, St. James Home and School sponsors Fish Fry Dinners in the School Gym at 320 Logan Avenue from 4:00 to 7:00 pm ...
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General Mills Box Tops

Save your General Mills Box Tops and turn them in to your child’s classroom or place them in the Campbell’s can in the back of the Church ...
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SCRIP program

The SCRIP program involves purchasing gift cards for stores that you would normally shop at anyway to raise money for tuition assistance ...
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Good Search Web Search Engine

Every time you search for something on the web, St. James School earns money from Good Search Every time you search for something on the web, St ...
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Labels for Education

We participate in the Campbell’s Labels for Education program which is a program that provides all kinds of things used at a school For more information, visit ...
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Office Depot

Any purchases made at Office Depot can result in a 5% profit paid back to the school. Just mention St. James School in Belvidere while checking out ...
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Sign-Up for basketball now underway. Basketball is open to any parish child in 5th through 8th grade. Call 815-547-0607 to join

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