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- College PrepB
- Clubs & ActivitiesC+
Columbus Catholic School is an above average, private, Catholic school located in Waterloo, IA. It has 287 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $6,290 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 60% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
- Football games22%
- Plays and musicals11%
- Spirit Week11%
- Band class8%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Columbus Catholic School Reviews
I am proud to be a graduate of Columbus Catholic High School. While Columbus certainly is not perfect, there’s a number of factors that still make it a great place to be. While there a couple of teachers that are completely terrible, there a more teachers that are phenomenal, both as educators and as people. They teach invaluable information about academics, life, and Christ, and they helped me grow in many ways. As far as the facilities, clubs, etc, the school is changing and improving every year, so while it may not be great at the moment, it’s definitely getting better. Christ is an integral part of school life, and the community is incredibly close-knit. Your class becomes like your family, and the school helps facilitate those relationships. Columbus has a lot of work to do, but it’s still a great place to learn and worship in. Plus the food is awesome, so that’s a positive!
Columbus High School has a very small amount of students, meaning everyone knows everyone. You never pass by someone you’ve never seen before. Majority of teachers are excellent and well relate to students. There’s always room for improvement when it comes to equality and fairness within the school, many students tend to receive special treatment over others.
I enjoyed having a smaller class size so that it was easier to get one-on-one attention with a teacher when needed. The smaller student population also meant more opportunities for students to be more involved in specific roles they wish to partake in like varsity sports, roles in drama, pronounced music recognitions in solos, etc. I would like to see Columbus have more clubs and activities students could choose to do and having more advanced classes to take to challenge some students who wish to be challenged.