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

Applying

Application Deadline
December 10
Application Fee
$135
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,840
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
30%
Average Financial Aid
From Bishop O'Dowd High School

O’Dowd is a Catholic college preparatory school that develops young people of competence, conscience and compassion through integrated academic, spiritual, athletics, arts and other co-curricular programs. Guided by gospel values, O’Dowd educates its diverse student body to build a more just, joyful and sustainable world.

Bishop O'Dowd High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1240
338 responses
Average ACT
28
184 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
  • Spirit week
    32%
  • Kairos Retreat
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Senior Night
    8%
  • Grad Night
    8%
  • Football/Basketball/Volleyball games
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,243
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
    85%
    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
    13:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
    Poll
    90%
    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
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
    53%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
    76%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      D+
    Median Household Income
    $68,442
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,354
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $627,800
    National
    $184,700

    Bishop O'Dowd High School Reviews

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    Bishop O’Dowd is a very welcoming and diverse high school. They have a variety of sports to play, and they are many opportunities to be placed in advanced classes. The classes are very organized with amazing teachers who are understanding and fully educated in their subject. The cafeteria has such great food that comes in many options (vegetarian, pescatarian) and changes every day. There is also a snack bar just outside the cafeteria with delicious snacks such as ben and jerry’s ice cream, gummy rings, smoothies, and curly fries. Unfortunately, some problems arose this summer of r*sism and s*xual harassment from the staff and students at the school. There were accounts on instagram anonymously sharing students’ experiences with r*cism and s*xual assult. In response to this, the current principle acknowledged the students’ interactions and stated that he would be altering the school to actively fight r*cism and s*xual assult.
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    I love the community. Everyone there is so supportive and truly has a passion for teaching and learning. They provide endless amounts of resources that help us through the process such as peer tutoring, academic support systems, health and awareness, etc. I'm so glad that I go to a high school where I can be myself and have fun! They constantly put our safety and education first. Overall it is an amazing school!
    LOVE everything about this school! Top-Notch academics and athletics in a very diverse, inclusive, welcoming and socially conscious environment. My son is a senior and I feel he not only received a great college-prep education but is an extremely well-rounded young man and kind citizen due to the atmosphere, challenges and opportunities provided by Bishop O'Dowd. We hope to send our younger son there too!