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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
5451 S Flamingo Rd
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
About Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,610
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
34%
Average Financial Aid
$2,500
From Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School

Archbishop McCarthy is a Catholic college preparatory high school. Our forty-eight acre campus provides a safe and structured environment for our students with an emphasis on faith, family and education. The school is recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School and is an Apple Distinguished School.
We are committed to excellence in education and embrace a mission of innovation in Catholic education. Through community service and mission work, our students learn to serve and offer their time and talents to help others.
The school fosters a culture of innovation in teaching and learning, with the goal that our students are independent thinkers and global citizens. Technology is an integral part of the curriculum, and students and teachers are challenged to work creatively and collaboratively. The curriculum offers honors, advanced placement and dual enrollment opportunities in every department.

Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1220
537 responses
Average ACT
27
262 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.60 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.60 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 231 responses
  • Maverick games
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    16%
  • Religious retreats
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Christmas Week
    8%
  • Mav Zoo
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,596
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.67 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.67 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    23:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.75 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    91%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
    68%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
    84%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $104,083
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,893
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $627,700
    National
    $184,700

    Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School Reviews

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    As a current junior, I have so far enjoyed my time at Mccarthy. Overall, the education is really good, I enjoy the atmosphere, and I feel very safe there at all times. As an Apple Distinguished school, we use our IPads for almost all of our assignments. Although there are difficulties sometimes with the technology, I like the fact that everything we need for our classes is right at our fingertips. The school is quite challenging, especially if you are in AP and honors classes, however Mccarthy does a great job at providing many resources for you to succeed. Many teachers have YouTube channels to review lessons. There are office hours available for every class as well as student and teacher led tutoring for free for every subject. As far as extracurriculars, Mccarthy has a variety of clubs and appeal to everyone’s interest. If you want to, you can even start your own club with administrative approval! I would consider Mccarthy as a whole a great college preparatory school!
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    Many average and below average reviews, in my humble opinion, have been deleted, including the one I had written prior. Consequently, hundreds have been added to the excellent category.......Decide carefully when choosing a Catholic High School. Ask in the Theology department; who holds a Theology/degree or Master's and if not, who is then teaching your child? There is no Honors or AP program in the subject of Theology, when asked it appears the school does not think it fair that some student should excel when other's do not! I wonder why the same discrimination of high achievement in a subject area, was not applied to ALL core subjects, especially at a Catholic High School within the Archdiocese of Miami.
    Archbishop McCarthy had some good and some not so good things about it. Some good were that the teachers were very involved in the students’ success. Many platforms and tools were instilled in the students academic careers and on online resources from service hour opportunities to scholarships. The school was very technologically savvy and helped accelerate the process of learning and assessing one’s educationally standpoint. Some not so good were that school attracts many students who weren’t always the kindest and, though were always considering bullying as not tolerated, didn’t really take precedent of an individual student’s wellbeing. There was also little diversity. The student body consisted of a majority of white students, then hispanic, then very little African-Americans and Asians. Though the school has its good and bad, its a wonderful college-prep institution that help students achieve their academic goals and steer them towards the path of success.