Walsh Jesuit High School

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Walsh Jesuit High School
Logo-WJHS.jpg
Men and Women for Others, Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam
For the Greater Glory of God
Address
4550 Wyoga Lake Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44224-1059
United States
Coordinates 41°11′33″N 81°29′46″W / 41.19250°N 81.49611°W / 41.19250; -81.49611Coordinates: 41°11′33″N 81°29′46″W / 41.19250°N 81.49611°W / 41.19250; -81.49611
Information
Type Private, Co-educational, college preparatory
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1964
School district Detroit Province of the Jesuits
President Karl Ertle
Principal Mark Hassman
Vice principal Jane Rafferty & Sean Lynch
Faculty 80
Grades 912
Enrollment 1300 students (2011)
Campus size Over 108 acres (0.44 km2)
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Athletics Baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling
Mascot Warrior
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average SAT scores 546 (Verbal); 549 (Math); 543 (Writing)
Average ACT scores 24.7
Publication The Sketch (Literary magazine)
Newspaper Pioneer
Tuition $9935.00 (2012-2013)
Affiliation Jesuit (Detroit Province)
Dean of Students Dan Larlham (effective 2012-2013 school year)
Website

Walsh Jesuit High School is a private, Jesuit high school in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Founded in 1964, the school was funded by a gift from and named after Cornelius and Jane Walsh. It has been recognized fifty times as a Green Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.[2]

Academics[edit]

Graduation requirements require coursework in English, mathematics, social studies, science, foreign language, fine arts, physical education, and theology with additional courses in computer science available. As an accredited college preparatory high school, Walsh Jesuit also provides an Advanced Placement program, preparing students to take over 18 AP tests with an 81% of test scores qualifying for college credit.[citation needed] 100% of students continue to higher education; 99.5% of graduates attend four-year institutions throughout the United States. More than 90 percent of the class of 2007 received merit scholarships totaling nearly $20 million. Nearly 80% of Walsh's faculty members hold at least a master's degree. The average teaching experience for a Walsh Jesuit teacher is 17 years. There are 80 members of the professional staff, including five Jesuit priests.

The latest available median SAT (math + verbal) was 1136/1600; the median ACT was 25/36—both well above state and national averages.[citation needed]

Capital Campaign[edit]

Walsh Jesuit High School officially launched a $10 million capital campaign on Saturday, September 24, 2006. The campaign — For the Greater Glory of God — will raise nearly $2 million toward the educational endowment and more than $8 million toward construction and renovation of the school and chapel.[3] Some improvements include:

  1. Add $1.7 million to the current endowment, meaning an additional $85,000 in financial aid would be available each year
  2. Allocate $8.3 million toward physical changes, including the:
  • construction of a new entry and two administrative wings, complete with a statue of St. Ignatius, skylights, and display cases
  • construction of a new fine arts center, featuring expanded backstage areas, new dressing rooms, and centralized facilities for the school’s choirs and bands, all anchored by a renovated theater
  • construction of a new fitness center on the mezzanine level of the Ricco Fieldhouse that would be open to all students, faculty, and staff
  • renovation of the school’s commons, with updates to the kitchen, restrooms, and bookstore
  • renovation and expansion of the chapel to accommodate the entire student body, while maintaining the chapel’s structural integrity

Athletics[edit]

Walsh Jesuit has won 35 Ohio High School Athletic Association team state championships, 4th most in Ohio history.[4] Walsh Jesuit is currently in the North Coast League, since the beginning of the 2011–12 school year.

The girl's soccer team won national championships in 2000,2006, and 2010.[5][6][7]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

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