CJ Receives an "A " Grade from Niche.com

The Chaminade Julienne community continues to show their support of CJ by giving the school high marks, which resulted in an “A” grade from ranking website Niche.com.

65% of Niche’s private high school ranking sources are based upon self reports by Niche users, which is something Principal John Marshall ‘86 says is very humbling.

“These numbers are affirming, as we look at the overall success of our students during their time at CJ and beyond,” Marshall noted.

“Receiving an “A” for the overall grade is wonderful; however, we hope that families will dig deeper to learn and understand the community behind it,” added Brandon Meyer, Director of Admissions. “Ranking websites can be useful on many levels; the great advantage to organizations like Niche is that they organize a massive amount of data, evaluate it using specific parameters, and produce a scoring system that we can use to make comparisons. At the same time, the scoring system only provides a snapshot; it is unable to fully capture lived experience, mission, identity, atmosphere, and other non-quantitative aspects.”

CJ was ranked by Niche as the following:

  • #2 most diverse private high school in the Dayton area (#6 in the state)
  • #4 best college prep private high school in the Dayton area
  • #4 best private high school in the Dayton area
  • #4 best high school sports in the Dayton area
  • #29 best Catholic high school in Ohio

How CJ ranked in more categories in the Dayton area, Montgomery County, Ohio and the nation can be found here

“One of the areas I enjoy being recognized in is diversity,” shared Marshall. “It speaks to our intentional efforts to have a diverse community at CJ.”

Meyer added that receiving an education with a diverse student body will help students as they go forward in their college and professional careers.

“CJ students have the opportunity for a well-rounded high school experience that prepares them to be life-long learners centered on compassion, integrity, and service,” Meyer said. “Our world is looking for intelligent students — intelligence both in the classroom and beyond."

Learn more about the methodology behind all 2019 best private high school rankings here.

Posted August 22, 2018