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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    A
Archbishop Alter High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Kettering, OH. It has 632 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
940 E David Rd
Kettering, OH 45429
Telephone
(937) 434-4434

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Archbishop Alter High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1290
30 responses
Average ACT
28
191 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Retreats
    25%
  • Fairmont game
    21%
  • Themes for football games
    16%
  • Going to mass
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep Rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
632
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
Poll
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$53,708
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,900
National
$184,700
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Archbishop Alter High School Reviews

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I have loved attending Alter! The environment is very welcoming and all of the students and staff are friendly and encouraging. The academics are challenging and will prepare you well for college. The staff is excellent and supportive, although, as with every school, there are a few disappointing teachers. However, my overall experience had been immensely positive.
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I really enjoyed my experience at Alter High School. As with any school, there were many up and downs of high school. Alter High School provided me with the essentials and assistance to send my classmates and I to the next level. I think something I would change is the overall concept that everyone here is rich, just because it has a tuition fee. Some students do not have the basic necessities at home such as food and water to succeed in school. I think that too often the school turns a blind eye to those in need because the majority here has everything they could ever need. But, when we turn a blind eye we are leaving our classmates to suffer and not allowing that to occur is something that has become very dear to my heart.
I love the community and tradition. Some things that really stood out to me were those to topics. Whenever alums talk about Alter, they always mention the tradition surrounding Alter. It is unmatched. Since 1989, we have done a ceremony called the giving tree ceremony. During this, people all come and pick tags off of a tree. On these tags, there are things to buy for little kids for Christmas. This just shows the great tradition of Alter that I love.