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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+
Cardinal O'Hara High School is an above average, private, Catholic school located in Tonawanda, NY. It has 259 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $9,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 75% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
About Cardinal O'Hara High School...
Address
39 Ohara Rd
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Telephone
(716) 695-2600

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$9,000
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

Cardinal O'Hara High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1150
35 responses
Average ACT
25
12 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Homecoming, Blackout game,assemblies,Greccio,trips
    50%
  • Prom, pep rally, talon show, halk walk
    30%
  • Hawk-tion, Post Prom
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
259
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,936
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$792
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,200
National
$184,700
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Cardinal O'Hara High School Reviews

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After my first day Cardinal O'Hara High School, I knew for a fact that it was without any doubt the right decision, and over time, that opinion grew more and more validated. The teachers are wonderful, and are able to convey their prestiged knowledge about the subject to students in perfectly clear fashion, and are always willing to help a student after class if it is necessary. In addition, our sport programs provide a fantastic balance it competative nature and enjoyment. I obviously cannot speak for all our sport programs, but I can definitely say that from hearing student-athletes speak about their athletic participation experience, it is 98% of the time very positive. In addition, Cardinal O'Hara has a large amount of diversity, including people who are white, African American, Asian, and Latino, which greatly adds to the community and the culture of our school.
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Cardinal O'Hara High School has a great student environment, and all students and faculty are very close due to a small community. However, new administration staff have failed to make necessary changes to things throughout the school. Classrooms, bathrooms, windows, the heating system, technology, and other things of this type are quite problematic. Certain restrictions for students have been put into place unfairly in the past year or two as well, and administration failed to listen to the input of its students and parents.
Money, money, money. Always needing or asking for money, even to dress down! Auctions, donation baskets or money for the school to put together something for the kids. If you can't contribute, you pay. If you don't sell enough "tickets" you pay. The biggest extort of money is that Hawk production!! My goodness $$$ and more money! Staff with blantly straightforward ask for Vacations, large ticket items, Time Shares for a raffle!! Don't have an emergency happen within your family either because they will not care and you will find no sympathy or any help. Financially- you are on your own. Pay them! - or your child will be asked to leave. Very selfish, money grubbing, not realistically Catholic human beings. This high school belongs straddling on the back of the horse riding a pyramid scheme.