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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B
Saint Francis Catholic Academy is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Gainesville, FL. It has 225 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $8,199 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 93% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$8,199
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
35%
Average Financial Aid

Saint Francis Catholic Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1210
46 responses
Average ACT
28
38 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Senior Privileges
    50%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Student Government Activities
    17%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
225
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$65,486
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,100
National
$184,700
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Saint Francis Catholic Academy Reviews

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St.Francis Catholic Academy is a school that I have attended for four years, I have been there since the beginning, and everyday is always something new, from meeting new people to learning many different things. This school has taught me how to become a man and a leader, it has taught me that working hard everyday can lead me to success. Teachers are very nice and give you a second chance on work that you struggle with or do not understand, they also are always willing to help you whenever. St. Francis brings the positive side of high school instead of the negative.
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The school went through a lot of change during my time there, but as of right now I think it's heading in a good direction. A lot of teachers have come and gone but those who have been apart of the staff for some time are quite good at what they do. There are also a good variety of electives offered to students. The sports and clubs are all excellent, though the funding could be a bit more evenly distributed. Many clubs suffer from lack of funds and assistance while sports thrive in excess funding. Not many parents help out around school but the ones that do are very committed and very nice people. The school has decent resources and they're improving, but at a snail's pace. Despite negativities, I had an excellent experience at Saint Francis, and I feel like I'm prepared enough to succeed in college and beyond.
I really like the atmosphere of Saint Francis. Due to the fact that it is such a small school, everybody feels included. There are no cliques, and no one is singled out. However, Saint Francis desperately needs to step up their curriculum and their teachers. Their school curriculum has been labeled as a "joke" by professional ACT tutors. Not many people excel in mathematics (particularly geometry), because this school hires teachers who do not know how to teach. Nonetheless, there are some good courses and teachers there. I personally think, though, that Saint Francis could do with a bigger selection of more rigorous courses.