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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
    A+
Bishop O'Connell High School is a top rated, private, Catholic school located in Arlington, VA. It has 1,185 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $16,535 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 90% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
6600 Little Falls Road
Arlington, VA 22213
Telephone
(703) 237-1433

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$16,535
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
35%
Average Financial Aid

Bishop O'Connell 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
99%
Average SAT
1220
298 responses
Average ACT
28
94 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
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  • Superdance
    24%
  • School pep rally's
    20%
  • Giving back to the community in doing service hour
    18%
  • Senior priviledges
    16%
  • Soup Drive and Living Rosary
    8%
  • Football games, basketball games, etc.
    6%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,185
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$172,997
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,100
National
$949
Median Home Value
$737,508
National
$184,700
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Bishop O'Connell High School Reviews

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O'Connell's class sizes are reasonable and teachers care a lot about the students they serve. Coaches are supportive. Athletic Facilities and science labs are well equipped. They lack some depth in the Math department, but teachers are usually qualified to teach the classes they are assigned to. They have wonderful engineering teachers. The school provides learning supports for students who need extra help, which made a big difference in my daughter's learning. The students are also very supportive of each other. The building is under renovation and will be lovely when it is complete. While we had some bumps along the way, we are happy with the experience our daughter has had there.
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Bishop O'Connell provides students with a good education while in a faith based environment. O'Connell can accommodate all types of students. Everyone is encouraged to strive to reach academic excellence. The teachers and coaches truly care about the students and try to create strong relationships. The students here are kind and treat everyone equally. Bishop O'Connell has an expanded services program that helps students with intellectual disabilities learn in a normal high school environment with a few modifications. Like every school, O'Connell does have its ups and downs. Currently the school in under renovation and other aspects are struggling.
I graduated from a 400 student elementary/middle school. I was nervous attending a highschool with 1,400 students. I can easily express I can not imagine going to any other highschool than Bishop O'Connell. Classes are offered in 3 levels. College prep, honors, and AP. This gives students the availability to study at their individual level. They also offer the Mueller Center for students that need extra help. All of my teachers have been fantastic. They are always willing to help. Teachers offer one on one help before school, after school, and during knight time (study hall) Bishop O'Connell offers hundreds of clubs and activities. If they don't have one you are interested in they are open to adding it. My high school is very diverse which allows different cultures to feel welcome. The administration is top knotch and they offer a great program with meetings to prepare the students and their families for college. I am proud to be a Knight!