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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is a top rated, private, alternative, Catholic school located in Olney, MD. It has 1,200 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $24,215 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$24,215
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

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1250
327 responses
Average ACT
28
95 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Junior Retreat
    21%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Post-Prom
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Culture Day
    11%
  • March for life
    10%
  • Cultutre day
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,200
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$139,524
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,806
National
$949
Median Home Value
$497,600
National
$184,700
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Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Reviews

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Good Counsel is a great academic institution that provides a diverse culture for learning, growth, and engagement. The teachers and administrators are enthusiastic, compassionate, and passionate about what they do. The administration ensures that class sizes are kept small for great student to teacher ratios. They have great clubs for students to become involved in; like the Entrepreneurship Club, the Key Club, Robotics, just to name a few. The cafeteria food was delicious and varied. They offer competitive (championship teams) and non competitive sports activities; football, swimming, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, rugby, and water polo to name a few. GC has a great IB program and a strong college prep and AP program too. I was very prepared for college and did very well making the Dean's List during my freshman year at a top ten university.
Thank you GC!
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I have attended Good Counsel for my entire high school career and have loved (almost) every minute of it! The school is full of helpful teachers and administrators that truly and outwardly care for the well being of their students. There are so many different activities and opportunities for each student, making it easy for new students to find their place to fit in. Every falcon always has each other’s back.
My tie here has been all I expected and exceeded my expectations. The teachers and staff are very involved in not only our academics, also our personal experiences, adjusting to a new school environment and becoming a part of the GC Falcon family. There is such a good feeling of belonging and inclusivity, with countless clubs, sports and organization to serve just about everyone, its almost impossibe not to find something you like and want to be a part of, we also get the opportunity to suggest new activities. Excellent academic, sports, arts, clubs school. A+