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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
St. Francis DeSales High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Columbus, OH. It has 811 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $8,975 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$8,975
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

St. Francis DeSales High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1300
40 responses
Average ACT
26
166 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
  • Football and Basketball games
    33%
  • Spirit Day
    33%
  • Dances
    22%
  • Hockey games
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
811
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
Poll
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$51,612
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,000
National
$184,700
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St. Francis DeSales High School Reviews

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My daughter had challenging classes that included AP courses and College classes offered at the school . She learning in both traditional classroom settings as well as on group projects. She broadened her knowledge of Christian principles and of the Catholic faith. School spirit runs high and sports opportunities are outstanding. I highly recommend the school because it prepared my daughter for college!
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I loved every part of Saint Francis DeSales High School including how amazing the faith basis is throughout the school. The morals of the school were also by far my favorite- faith, family, tradition. I could not agree more with these!
Overall, I do like DeSales.. but if you don’t already know people or have somewhat of a clique then you will struggle for a friend group. I know people, but I do not “know” people. The academics are great but many teachers and faculty have attitudes. Not saying all! I love many of them, but from experience I could not go to 3 of them because every time I asked a question in class they would give me this look.. like a “are you kidding me?” look which made me unmotivatedin those classes. I had to get a tutor for them. People are very cliquey, it is kind of ridiculous. Also the school is a big sports school. We have clubs and different stuff but I mean 1 out of 3 students at DeSales plays some kind of sport. If you’re big in sports or know people at the school, or both, you’ll be fine, but I’m not big in sports and I don’t have many friends, but I have been doing okay and still thriving. We are big in our faith too.