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Mater Dei High School
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  • Private, Catholic
  • SANTA ANA, CA

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Report Card

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

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Mater Dei High School is a top rated, private, Catholic school located in SANTA ANA, CA. It has 2,159 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $18,850 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 80% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,850
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
55%
Average Financial Aid
$5,400

Mater Dei High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
592 responses
Average ACT
28
513 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 77 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 77 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 292 responses
  • Rally
    21%
  • Sporting events
    19%
  • Welcome dance
    13%
  • Clubs
    10%
  • Mass in the grotto
    8%
  • Special Games
    8%
  • Basketball. NIke Extravaganza
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,159
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 83 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 83 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 83 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 96 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 96 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 96 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  
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 65 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 65 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 65 responses

Living in the Area

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D
Median Household Income
$94,849
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$2,053
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$492,439
National
$229,800
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