CJ Receives High Marks by Niche

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School was once again recognized by Niche.com as a 2017 Best School, with the school ranking in the top 5 in the state for diversity in a private high school and in the top 15 for the best Catholic high schools in Ohio.

"I'm excited to see these rankings because it brings a holistic view of the school," said Principal John Marshall '86. "This is not just a ranking on academics and achievement scores, although it's important because it shows growth, but rather it speaks to the experience that the students have at a school including athletics, activities, and clubs."

According to the Niche website, the organization analyzes "dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college and neighborhood in the U.S."

"There are a lot of ways to measure outcomes for success," shared Director of Admissions Brett Chmiel '02. "One interesting methodology Niche uses is going directly to graduates and polling their experiences. What we found out is that we consistently get high remarks by the students."

Niche ranked CJ in the following categories in the state of Ohio:

  • #34 out of 121 in Best Private High Schools
  • #15 out of 70 in Best Catholic High Schools
  • #42 out of 121 in Private High School College Readiness
  • #3 out of 96 in Most Diverse Private High Schools
  • #46 out of 164 in Largest Private High Schools

When only focusing on the Dayton-area, CJ was ranked in the top five in the Best Private High Schools, Private High School College Readiness, Most Diverse Private High Schools and Largest Private High Schools categories.

"Every year Niche changes their methodology slightly and even creates different breakout categories," Chmiel noted. "No matter what their process is by which they define success, we continue to be consistent with high marks. It's a continued affirmation of the success of the school."

Marshall added, "If you look into the comments, overall, they are authentic, they are positive. The kids are speaking honestly and overall it's fun to be a part of an organization that is spoken positively about."

You can see CJ's complete listing on Niche.com here.

Posted November 29, 2016