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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    A-
Bishop Watterson High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Columbus, OH. It has 1,033 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Tuition is $10,195 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 88% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
99 E Cooke Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
Telephone
(614) 268-8671

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,195
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

Bishop Watterson High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
56 responses
Average ACT
28
174 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Football games
    34%
  • Senior class retreat
    26%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Theater Shows, Band and Choir concerts
    5%
  • Parties
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,033
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Poll
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
Poll
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$49,478
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,500
National
$184,700
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Bishop Watterson High School Reviews

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Exemplary focus upon Christ and serving the world by evangeling others to Catholic Christianity with thought, word, and deed. The commitment to the mission is apparent from administrators, teachers and staff. Parents and other family members are highly involved and effective in transmitting the culture of dedication to the faith. Students are engaged, successful and appreciative. Our senior has had the best high school experience we could have imagined. We are forever blessed by, and grateful for, the "Watty" years!
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My kids loved bishop watterson! The teachers are great and so are the rest of the faculty. I choose Watterson instead of our public school because Watterson offers better scholarships for college and a better impression on their college applications.
Bishop Watterson prepares its students for college well, but lacks in emotion and social needs. The administration is strict on clothes such as: no shorts at all and no leggings during dress down days, and the color of socks. The school is homophobic and its teachers have many scandals but are rarely fired. The school pretends to care about its students well-being but does not. If you or your child needs special care, the school and especially the teachers treat you like less of a person. If you have a mental disability, then the teachers will pretend like you dont need extra help. The work every night is much to high and very stressful especially if you play a sport and/or work. If the teachers do not like you then they make sure you know it. Not worth the 10,000 dollars, and the kids aren’t that nice either.