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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
4720 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone
(412) 208-3400

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,300
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
37%
Average Financial Aid
From Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic High School, a college preparatory school for boys, is guided by the educational principles of St. John Baptist de La Salle. The school strives to provide a challenging, relevant and diverse program of studies and extracurricular activities in an environment that fosters a life of faith and learning that develops leaders rooted in the Gospel values of integrity, respect, service, justice, and peace.

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
1240
282 responses
Average ACT
29
54 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Football games
    29%
  • Senior ties on Jesus statue
    25%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Plays as well as faculty basketball game
    12%
  • Walking the Quad
    11%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Nothing
    2%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    825
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    12:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    70%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
    Poll
    74%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
    Poll
    78%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    85%
    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
    62%
    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
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A-
    Area Feel
    Urban Suburban Mix
    Median Household Income
    $102,502
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,076
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $437,353
    National
    $184,700

    Central Catholic High School Reviews

    137 reviews
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    I’m a Senior at Central Catholic High School. The school focuses a lot on extracurricular activities including community service, clubs, and sports. Central Catholic is a college preparatory school, which they do a sufficient job at. School spirit is a large part of Central Catholic and the whole school take part in it. The teachers are well educated, and some are very good at their job, but most, but there equally the same number of teachers that can’t perform to their applies.
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    I loved how the teachers and students really cared for each other. Another thing I liked is how the teachers make class interesting and fun! I'd definatley come back to Central if I had to again, I really learned a lot and was a great place that you enjoy yourself meeting new people.
    After attending Viking for a day and the orientation, Central made a great impression on me from day one. I noticed a sense of pride and tradition from the teachers and students that made an immediate impact on me. It was clear that the teachers loved their jobs and truly cared about the students. This was evident with the students I have been able to interact with through my first semester. Everyone seems to want to help each other succeed. On the other hand the all boy environment is not for everyone. At times the atmosphere might be overwhelming but the support system in place is great. The school consists of boys from many different backgrounds and this is probably the main reason it proves to be such a special place for so many people. I’m enjoying my time there and will be sure give back in the ways that Central has given to me.