Fast Facts

Honors and Highlights

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 - 2016
12 AP Scholars with Distinction - 2016
15 AP Scholars with Honors - 2016
18 AP Scholars- 2016
Largest Certified Project Lead the Way program in Iowa
Maroons in Health Sciences and STEM Careers
161 students took AP courses; 81% scored three or higher to receive college credit

Enrollment

1,407 (August 2016)
31 Des Moines area communities, 50 zip codes represented
92% Catholic; 8% non-Catholic
79% Caucasian; 21% minority
Nearly 40% receive tuition assistance
Average class size: 21-25

Class of 2016

100% graduation rate
97% attended post secondary education
National Honor Society grade point average 4.14
332 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 946
Received $12.5 million in scholarship offers
47,405 service hours donated

Faculty Facts

99 lay instructors
15.4 average years of experience
11.3 average years at DCHS
45 have bachelor’s degrees
54 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