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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B minus
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade A+

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Dowling Catholic High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in West Des Moines, IA. It has 1,405 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $7,986 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 96% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$7,986
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
40%
Average Financial Aid
$4,500

Dowling Catholic High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
34 responses
Average ACT
28
312 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
  • Prom, homecoming week, rival football games
    26%
  • Anytime we play (and beat) Valley
    22%
  • Candlelighting ceremony and Christmas baskets
    20%
  • Religious retreats (Kairos)
    17%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Church League Basketball and Intramurals
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,405
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 28 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 28 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 28 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 26 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$76,368
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,017
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$218,500
National
$217,500
Schools like Dowling Catholic High School
  • grade B minus
    Woodward Academy
    • Private School
    • Woodward, IA
    • 6-12
    • Rating 5 out of 5  1 review

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