At the moment, St. Joseph accommodates one thousand eight hundred students and known for its academic excellence. This school produced many leaders and successful individuals. Many priests and a bishop are alumni of this school. Different congregations and two eparchies of Eritrea (out of four eparchies), send their minor seminarians to this school.


On September 2, 2019, the government officials informed the Catholic secretariat that they would come the next day to take over the school. The next day on September 3, 2019, around ten government officials from the ministry of Education, Police, National Security and Regional administration office came to the school and simply informed the Brothers that the school is taken over. Consequently, they have taken keys of the school and appointed a new school director.