John Carroll Catholic High School Reviews
Rating 3.97 out of 5 120 reviews
John Carroll is a private, Catholic that centers academics and extracurriculars around faith and morals. The pillars that John Carroll bases their morals and try to reflect are Catholic, Scholarly, Innovative and Loving.
John Carroll has given me amazing opportunities to shine and lead others and I'm so thankful for that. There have been times I've been disappointed in the school - racist remarks from administration and failure to discipline correctly. Overall, they have amazing teachers that go above and beyond the job description.
They need to add more extracurriculars but it is a good community to be around! You really do feel at home when you are there and you can pray.
John Carroll Catholic High School does their best to improve feelings of inclusivity, however, the majority of their attempts fall short. I feel as though their academic programs are strong, but they favor relationships with teachers over what is best for the students. The education offered is often mixed with religious teachings (something to expect from a religious school) but on occasion, this can interrupt the academic point of view. Aside from these things, the school is good.
I like that it is diverse and most of the students are nice. Some of the teachers will help you after school and before school if you need help.
Just of few of the positive aspects of John Carroll are 1. challenging academic curriculum, 2. caring and supportive faculty, 3. diverse student population, 4. welcoming community environment for both students and parents, 5. inspiring school spirit from students, parents and alumni, 6. loving way in which the students serve one another and are challenged to grow in their faith, 7. opportunity for students to participate in many great sports and activities, and 8. the preparedness of the students going into college. JC went to distance learning in Mar. & my son never missed a beat because JC is a 1:1 Chromebook school. The students & faculty were well prepared to transition into distance learning & the students completed their entire school year (unlike most in the Birmingham area who cut the school year very short of complete). If you value the education of the whole person then you will be giving your son or daughter the best possible start in life by watching them grow at JC.
My experience at John Carroll was an overall great one. The college readiness is excellent as I feel the teachers has done a wonderful job in prepping the students for their next step in life. The diversity I would say as an important part of JC, as there are flags from all the different countries come from. There are not many changes I can come up with for the school to implement, but I can say the school would be a good option for anyone to attend looking to further their academic career.
This school has really let me grow as the person that I am. You blend in pretty quickly with the surroundings and people take you in fast.
John Carroll Catholic School was an okay experience.I got a good education and had the typical high school experience
I went to John Carroll to receive a high level of education as well as learn about the Catholic faith. After my first year at s University I was reassured that John Carroll prepared me well for my future studies. The size of the school as well as the family-centered values made it easy to build relationships with fellow students as well as administration and faculty. John Carroll felt like a community and I know that the entire staff genuinely cared about each and every student’s achievement and success.
I enjoyed my time at John Carroll. I made great friends that will last a life time. I feel prepared for college and I have learned so much from all of my experiences. My teachers were very helpful along the way with studies and academics. There were many great opportunities to get involved at John Carroll and receive one on one relationships with the teachers. John Carroll has really created an environment that is friendly and welcoming to all students. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a John Carroll student, as well as being proud of graduating in May from John Carroll. I believe John Carroll has really helped me prepare and better myself for the college experience. I believe John Carroll has prepared me better for the world of college.
I liked the academics and the sports have great programs, but what really makes John Carroll what it is, are the intimate connections everyone has. John Carroll is a school of tradition and is a fairly small school. Knowing most students and teachers on a personal level is not something all students from other schools can say. Many current students hold a long legacy here, including myself, and there is something beautiful about that.
My daughter is a junior at JCCHS. She is having the absolute best possible high school experience. The teachers are excellent, supportive, and encouraging. The students have great school spirit and community service. I'm excited my younger daughter will be there next year.
This school is awful. The teachers do not care about the students and their path throughout life. It is so expensive and not worth it. Do not send your children here. The students Juul in the bathrooms and is not a safe environment. I do not recommend this school.
As a Varsity Cheerleader, member of the Varsity Track and Field team, Art Club member, and 3-time Spanish award winner at John Carroll, I believe I experienced a variety of the things that this high school had to offer. My time at John Carroll will always be one that I look back on positively, and the memories and friends that I made during those four years are things that I will forever cherish. I am proud to have graduated as one of the top 10 students in the Class of 2017 with a 4.43 GPA, and I am beyond thankful for the teachers and classmates that provided me with the tools that I needed for this success. John Carroll is a special school that gifted me not only with academic knowledge and success strategies, but spiritual and religious guidance as well. As a graduate, I will always cite John Carroll as the source of much of my successes, and for that I will continue to say "Go Cavs!"
Honestly, I do not like John Carroll. I do not like it because I feel like the teachers don't care about the students. I also feel like that the teachers are just there to get their paycheck. If you are not Catholic then you might feel excluded from everyone else. In mass, which is every Thursday, if you are not Catholic you can not take the Eucharist. I think that if you believe in God you should be able to take the Eucharist. If you don't live in the Birmingham area/haven't come from a feeder school, (ols, pop, olv, sfx, and many more) you can not play any sport for your freshman year. I have had a few problems with bullying at this school. I was bullied for a lot of stuff and I feel like the administration/guidance counselor has done nothing about it. If you are about to send your child to John Carroll, do your research first.
My time at John Carroll was pretty good. The school is very small, so everyone knows everyone and there is an overall loving atmosphere. It is very Catholic centered with daily theology classes and weekly masses. The administration could be better, but it is overall a very good school to be at.