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Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School

Private | 9-12 | 1138 students


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Posted January 4, 2014

Solid, Sound, Catholic high school and a rallying point for the Mobile Catholic community. Excellent extra-curricular programs, too, including a good athletic program and excellent fine arts and choral program. Dedicated faculty, staff and administration--all with long average tenures on the job, which speaks well of school culture. Among Mobile's private schools, it's by far the best value for the money.
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Posted March 10, 2011

I went to Mcgill my freshmen year. Although I didn't stay the full year because I switched to murphy(i don't go there anymore either), I really regret ever leaving in the first place! Mcgill's teachers are some of the best of the best, especially in math and science. You can tell in class that if you don't understand something, teachers will go out of their way to help you and make sure you do until you get it right. They all have amazing teaching methods. Mcgill has great Arts programs as well, Theatre & Drama is amazing. Sports are a big part of Mcgill having won numerous championships and titles in every sport. Mcgill also is great with the faith and church aspect. We would have mass almost every week, and each year you take religion as apart of the curriculum, so you really learn about religion and Jesus etc, etc. But overall Mcgill is a great school and if anyone asked me about schools in Mobile to go to, I'd tell them Mcgill-Toolen!
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Posted November 25, 2009

Mcgill Toolen is a grat school the kids grow in their faith. I have never herd a kid that goes to mcgill toolen say they did not like it.
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Posted November 18, 2007

I love it because everyone there is nice and smart

Posted August 23, 2007

My children have benefitted immensely from the qualified, compassionate, and dedicated faculty and staff at McGill-Toolen. They have been challenged and encouraged every step of the way. It has been a positive learning environment and has reinforced the moral and social values we instill in our home.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 58%
Black 15% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1501 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36604
Phone: (251) 445-2900


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