Fast Facts

Honors and Highlights

U.S. Department Of Education Blue Ribbon School Of Excellence

DCHS A Cappella Choir First To Perform For Pope Benedict The XVI At His Initial Papal Audience

2 National Merit Semi-Finalists - 2017
15 AP Scholars with Distinction
8 AP Scholars with Honors
15 AP Scholars
Largest Certified Project Lead the Way program in Iowa
Maroons in Health Sciences and STEM Careers
140 students took 217 AP exams; 83.5% scored three or higher to receive college credit

Enrollment

1,380 (September 2017)
35 Des Moines area communities, 46 zip codes represented
91% Catholic; 9% non-Catholic
76% Caucasian; 24% minority
Nearly 40% receive tuition assistance
Average class size: 21-25

Class of 2017

100% graduation rate
97% attended post secondary education
National Honor Society grade point average 4.09
97% of seniors took the ACT test with a composite score of 23.8; 71% scored 20 or higher
SAT average scores: Reading 665, Math 685 and Writing 665
Received $12.8 million in scholarship offers
49,700 service hours donated

Faculty Facts

105 lay instructors
13.97 average years of experience
11.95 average years at DCHS
45 have bachelor’s degrees
58 have master’s degrees
2 have doctorate degrees
14:1 Student-professional staff

Full Dowling Profile

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Dowling Catholic High School  |  1400 Buffalo RD.  |  West Des Moines, IA  |  50265  |  (515) 225-3000