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Dowling Catholic High School
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  • Private, Catholic
  • WEST DES MOINES, IA

Report Card

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
1360
40 responses
Average ACT
28
374 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 28 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
  • Prom, homecoming week, rival football games
    24%
  • Anytime we play (and beat) Valley
    22%
  • Candlelighting ceremony and Christmas baskets
    20%
  • Religious retreats (Kairos)
    18%
  • 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
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 31 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 31 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 31 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. 29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 29 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
$74,159
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$228,300
National
$229,800
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  • grade B minus
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