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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  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.

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Archbishop Alter High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1300
32 responses
Average ACT
28
212 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
  • Retreats
    25%
  • Fairmont game
    22%
  • Themes for football games
    15%
  • Going to mass
    10%
  • 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
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$56,893
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$787
National
$949
Median Home Value
$129,700
National
$184,700
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I love the Christian environment, however, the lack of diversity is disappointing. Being a predominately white school, the black, Latino and Asian community is sparse. Many students of color feel isolated due to being one of few black people in a "rich white school". Alter is also a poor working environment for LGBTQ+ teachers. My overall experience with Alter High School is bittersweet. The school as a whole tries to attract more black, Latino, and Asian students, but fails. These students would much rather be surrounded by people that look like them at schools such as Fairmont, Centerville, and Dayton Public High Schools. The Catholic education is outstanding, however, many students find themselves feeling "churched out". The emphasis on God is so strong that it can be overwhelming for for students coming from public schools. These students often transfer to a different high school after 1 year.
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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.
Alter High School is such a great school to send your child to. Their motto is sustained by spirit, preserved with pride, and founded by faith. All such amazing attributes in life. Alter teaches us that if we hit a rough path in life, that we always have God with us. This is really nice to know because sometimes we don’t always have people to lean on, especially if we are starting college. Alter has also done an above average effort in preparing us for college. We have a Taylor Center that is all about college, and how to apply. They are always ready for us, and are there to answer any questions we might have. I am so blessed that I have the opportunity to come to Alter, and I know I have the made so many memories here that I will never forget. I hope someone else has the experience like me because they will be so lucky.