U.S. Department Of Education Blue Ribbon School Of Excellence
DCHS A Cappella Choir First To Perform For Pope Benedict The Xvi At His Initial Papal Audience
2 National Merit Semi-Finalists - 201612 AP Scholars with Distinction - 201615 AP Scholars with Honors - 201618 AP Scholars- 2016Largest Certified Project Lead the Way program in IowaMaroons in Health Sciences and STEM Careers161 students took AP courses; 81% scored three or higher to receive college credit
1,407 (August 2016)31 Des Moines area communities, 50 zip codes represented92% Catholic; 8% non-Catholic79% Caucasian; 21% minorityNearly 40% receive tuition assistanceAverage class size: 21-25
100% graduation rate97% attended post secondary educationNational Honor Society grade point average 4.14332 took the ACT test with a composite score of 24.5; 86% scored 20 or higher compared to 68% in Iowa & 55% nationwide SAT average scores: Reading 988, Math 1073 and Writing 946Received $12.5 million in scholarship offers47,405 service hours donated
99 lay instructors15.4 average years of experience11.3 average years at DCHS45 have bachelor’s degrees54 have master’s degrees 14:1 Student-professional staff
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Dowling Catholic High School | 1400 Buffalo RD. | West Des Moines, IA | 50265 | (515) 225-3000