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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    A-
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.
Address
3231 W 9th St
Waterloo, IA 50702
Telephone
(319) 233-3358

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$6,290
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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1230
5 responses
Average ACT
25
38 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Football games
    33%
  • Sports
    20%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Plays and musicals
    13%
  • Band class
    7%
  • Show choir events
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
287
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,429
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$716
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,700
National
$184,700
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Columbus Catholic School Reviews

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All fine arts programs are underfunded. We have a stage, but it is not safe to perform on. Some of the teachers are phenomenal, while others are absolutely awful. We are constantly expanding the number of clubs and organizations we have. Just two years ago we created a First Robotics club that has done very well in competitions so far. The programs that get the most funding are our sports teams, especially football. We are historically bad at football, so that make no sense. Some of our other sports teams, though, are very good, such as volleyball, tennis, and basketball.
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Overall, the curriculum and classes offered could be more extensive compared to other schools nearby. Some classes just offer busy work that could have more assignments with more knowledge that is not just to be memorized for a short amount of time then not be put into use. There are a lot of sports offered considering a smaller school which is really nice. They could have more clubs included after school. Staff cares for well being and safety of students.
For me Columbus Highschool has helped me so much in my preformance in academics. I came to Columbus my junior year after transferring from the public school system here in Waterloo and it was probably the best decision that I could have ever made for myself. The teachers are so nice and they take that extra mile to make sure that your going to succeed. They truly care about you and that always made me feel good knowing that I'm always going to have someone in my corner no matter what. The students here are very nice and welcoming as well. Overall Columbus is just a great school to be at. Although I would like to see a better variety of classes that would be available for students to take.