Dowling Catholic High School

  • Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. Dowling will inspire a Christ-centered love of learning and a respect for fellow human beings through the application of moral principles, a commitment to service, and excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, and extra-curricular activities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1918
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students1428 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade Dowling Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
57%
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Placement Courses: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English and Language Composition, English Literature and Compostition, Environmental Science, European History, Government, Microeconomics, Physics 1 & 2, Pyschology, Spanish, an
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki, navy or black slacks with a DCHS polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesWe have participating and non-participating tuition. http://www.dowlingcatholic.org/15-16%20Tuition%20Schedule-1.pdf
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorTatia Eischeid
Admissions AssociateKelly Lentsch

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Polo, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingFootball,
GolfPolo,
RugbySoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Winter TrackWrestling,

School Notes

  • Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.

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