Academics

Individualized attention! That's what separates Gehlen Catholic from other schools.

Gehlen Catholic ensures each student achieves his/her fullest potential by integrating the following strategies into the classroom:

* An average of 16:1 student to teacher ratio;

Jays Time - additional assistance from caring faculty at the end of each school day;

Technology, outside projects, labs, field trips, and volunteering activities;

Trained volunteers;

Talented and gifted offerings;

Resource Rooms (also known as the Success Centers);

Strong core curriculum (reading, math, science & history); and

Infinite Campus Student Information System (online grading and electronic communications between students, faculty and parents). 

Together these experiences provide students a broader understanding, greater knowledge, and a strong foundation to prepare for the post-secondary education of their choice.

Don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself!

Six out of nine grades (3-11) scored in the 90th percentile or higher compared to other schools nationally on the Iowa Assessments composite score in fall 2017;

* 87% of the graduating class of 2018 took a 4-year college entrance exam (ACT or SAT). The average ACT score for the class was 24.3 which is higher than both the national (21.0) and state (21.9) average;

The graduating class of 2018 earned $28,050 in scholarships from locally based businesses, organizations, and individuals. They earned another $137,636 from the colleges and universities they will attend.

99% of graduates over the past 10 years have gone on to pursue a post-secondary education or join the military.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22:6

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