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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
About Bishop Ireton High School...
Address
201 Cambridge Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone
(703) 751-7606

Applying

Application Deadline
January 12
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,550
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
From Bishop Ireton High School

Whether your passion is academic, athletic, or something in between, you will find a home at Bishop Ireton, Alexandria's only Catholic High School. At BI, we believe that God calls us to be ourselves and to be the best version we can possibly be every day. For us, that happens through a supportive community where we are challenged, nurtured, and inspired to grow.

We welcome the opportunity to learn about you and share the BI experience during a shadow visit, on a campus tour, or event. Visit us at www.bishopireton.org to find out more information and to apply online.

Bishop Ireton High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1230
203 responses
Average ACT
28
56 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Prom
    27%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Football game vs St. Stevens & St. Agnes
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Freshmen Orientation Week
    8%
  • St. Francis de Sales Feast Day Mass
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
813
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
Poll
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$89,200
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,611
National
$949
Median Home Value
$520,700
National
$184,700

Bishop Ireton High School Reviews

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Bishop Ireton High School is a small Catholic high school in Alexandria, Virginia. The high school has great academics and many different types of extra curricular activities. The school greatly prepares students for college starting from freshman year all the way to senior year. Bishop Ireton is improving every year and plans to make some big renovations soon!
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Bishop Ireton is an average at best school. The only reason I would consider sending my child here is if the public school they are zoned for is below average. The school itself is not diverse. The teachers, with the exception of 3 or 4, are average. If your son or daughter plans on going to a state school, save your money and go to a public high school. In fact, just save your money and just don't attend a Catholic high school, especially if you live in the Fairfax County area. Bishop Ireton is certainly not worth its price tag and actually has less to offer (in terms of AP courses) than many public schools in Fairfax County.
Bishop Ireton is a great school for college preparation but that is it. It along with many other schools across the country do nothing but take away a child's creativity and form them into followers not leaders. Many teachers and almost all administrators think it is their way or the high way. They control when you can go to the bathroom, you can only go when they deem it appropriate just like in Prison.We say we want people to break out of the mold but as soon as a student focuses on another gift they have besides academics they are told no. Teachers are role models but how can they be when they don't take any constructive criticism from their clients, wish injury on professional athletes, make fun of obscure disabilities, and make racist remarks. The students who witness this are told to emulate their teachers can you blame every student to not what to be in school.There are some amazing teachers though and one consular in particular who truly care about the students.