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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
About Central Catholic High School...
Address
300 Hampshire St
Lawrence, MA 01841
Telephone
(978) 682-0260

Applying

Application Deadline
December 13
Application Fee
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$14,485
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
25%
Average Financial Aid
From Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic High School (CCHS) is a coeducational, college preparatory high school of excellence founded by the Marist Brothers in 1935. CCHS provides rigorous custom academic pathways for students offering 27 Advanced Placement courses, an Honors Program and 2 additional levels of college preparatory coursework. The 1,200 students hail from over 60 regional diverse communities and internationally and are actively engaged in a myriad of 60+ co-curricular activities, 29 championship athletics, music, art and theatre programs.

Central Catholic remains dedicated to developing an educational community built on faith, learning, service, and inspiring students to make the world a better place. An accessible 14:1 student/faculty ratio supports CCHS’ 100% college acceptance rate. Over 17,000 CCHS alumni have distinguished themselves in successful careers in medicine, business, technology, government and academia. Alumni proudly share that they are members of the CCHS Family of Raiders.

Central Catholic 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
100%
Average SAT
1210
340 responses
Average ACT
29
58 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 156 responses
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  • Catwalk4Cancer
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Pep rally
    15%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • Varsity games
    13%
  • Spirit Day
    13%
  • Liturgies and Christmas Prayer Service
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,200
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    12:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 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
    90%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
    Living in the Area
    D+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      C-
    3. Housing
      D-
    Median Household Income
    $39,627
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,067
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $238,200
    National
    $184,700

    Central Catholic High School Reviews

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    CCHS was the best high school experience I could have asked for. Yes - it is a high school & there will be cliques and good and bad days.. that happens everywhere, but the sense of community created by the faculty and students is unparalleled to any other. When speaking about high school experiences with college friends, a lot of my CCHS peers agreed we had a much more positive experience than our friends that went elsewhere. Not only were we getting a fresh start in high school, but meeting people from a variety of surrounding towns and different backgrounds was an eye opening experience having come from a small town.....It was beneficial during such key years of adolescent growth. Your grade became like a family- whether you were all best friends or not, there was no bad blood ever and everyone came together for events, sports, projects, etc. The teachers/coaches always took on more than what was asked and you could tell that they truly cared. Lucky to be a raider!
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    I went to public schools my whole life until coming to central for freshman year and right now I’m a junior at central.Honestly, it feels like a public school who worships Jesus and wears a uniform. Academically speaking, I don’t feel any more or any less challenged than I did when I was at public schools and as far as athletics go, we even compete in a public school conference. All-in-all, central is definitely not the prep school it makes itself look like before you come. They also pride themselves way too much in their racial diversity and always try to make it look extra diverse for the pictures. In reality it’s predominantly white with a decent sized Hispanic population.
    As I transfer student, I cannot say enough great things about Central. The students and faculty have been nothing but helpful in helping ,e to adjust to my new surroundings. From ensuring my success academically, athletically, and spiritually Central has truly been an amazing experience thus far. The teachers take their jobs incredibly seriously and strive to push students to be the best that they can be. Central is not just a school, it's a family. From sporting events to retreats, Central provides various opportunities for the student body to connect with each other and be involved. I'm very proud to be a raider!