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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Sports
    A-
Bishop McNamara High School is an above average, private, Catholic school located in Kankakee, IL. It has 315 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Tuition is $8,195 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 65% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
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Address
550 W Brookmont Blvd
Kankakee, IL 60901
Telephone
(815) 932-7413

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$8,195
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1190
5 responses
Average ACT
24
56 responses

Culture & Safety

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  • Fall Football
    40%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • Sports
    20%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
315
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
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83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,601
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$786
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,800
National
$184,700
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I appreciate my high school’s commitment to getting us into the college of our choice and preparing us for college. I also think the small school experience is nice. It’s easy to get involved and to get the help you need. However, I feel that our main problem is just some of the staff. While I do feel that most of them are good people at heart, there is a huge problem with following through and just doing the job right. We also can not communicate with our students and families very well.
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My experience at Bishop McNamara was not the greatest socially. Personally I did not agree with many of the students that made up my graduating class. However, the school was excellent in the form of academics. The teachers were all knowledgeable in their courses and wanted the students to achieve. Furthermore, the school was preparing students with a more vigorous curriculum for when they entered college.
Bishop McNamara is a great school if you are looking for close relationships with students and faculty. Its a smaller school that has a strong family atmosphere. The percentage of students going off to college post graduation is well over 90%. Every teacher and faculty member make it their sole purpose to help you succeed!