Arlington Catholic High School

73 reviews
  1. Arlington, MA
  2. 9-12
  3. Private, Catholic
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
16 Medford St
Arlington, MA 02474
Telephone
(781) 646-7770
Website
Data not available

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
Data not available

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

Arlington Catholic High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
Data not available
Average SAT
1150
85 responses
Average ACT
29
11 responses

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Football, hockey and basketball games!
    18%
  • Senior cruise
    18%
  • Senior teacher basketball game!
    18%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
729
Free or Reduced Lunch
Data not available
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses

Reviews

73 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    28
  • Average
    24
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    2
Student involvement : Most students are genuinely involved with one or more after school activity offered (clubs or sports)

Peer pressure : Most students participate in drug use (marijuana and alcohol), but would not force someone to participate if it is outside of their comfort zone.

Acceptance: Students are very judgmental at Arlington Catholic. It is hard to be accepted by others if you aren't "cool" (wearing expensive clothes, have a loud personality, always look perfect).

Challenges: There are many students that come from Asian countries that attend Arlington Catholic. They travel overseas, alone, and live with a host family during the school year. Students generally do not associate with the international students. As a result, international students usually eat lunch together, talk with one another during class, and hang out with one another after school. They also talk to one another in their native language - to avoid having students overhear their conversations or gossip.

Sexual orientation is also a challenge at Arlington Catholic. However, the problem is located within the faculty. Students generally support one another's sexual orientation. For example, there is an openly gay student who wanted to start a LGBT Alliance Club within the school - the principal refused. He stated that Arlington Catholic is a Catholic school, and will only participate in activities that are accepted by the Church. I, myself, am a Christian and actively go to Church. However, the principal's refusal angers me because as humans, we are supposed to accept one another.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 14 2015
It is high school, so you can not expect it to be an amazing experience. Kids fight, classes get harder, and there are always scandals. But the staff and faculty are extremely nice and approachable, and the majority of the kids that attend here are friendly. I have yet to hear of many bullying experiences at this high school. Overall I am pleased with the education that I have received at ArlingtonCatholic High School.
  • High School Senior
  • 9 months ago
Helpfulness and Involvement: The teachers are the most active ones within the school. In my experiences, guidance counselors were not helpful at all and did not continuously check in to see how the college application process was going. The principal does not concern himself with problems within the student body, but tries to be friends with the students instead.

Bullying: Bullying occasionally occurs at Arlington Catholic, mostly online. The principal never participated in the problems that occurred between students.

Dress code: The dress code was an Arlington Catholic polo, dress pants, and a pair of appropriate shoes. Dress code was the only issue that faculty concerned themselves with. If a girl wore a pair of yoga pants rather than appropriate pants, she would then be sent to the principal's office who would give her a detention. However, no "punishment" occurred if there was a second offense.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 14 2015