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Marquette Catholic High School

Private | 9-12 | 372 students


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Posted June 5, 2009

Great school, my daughter is doing wonderful thanks to all the dedicated teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 27, 2009

My daughter is finishing her first year at Marquette and she loves it. She loves her teachers and she has learned a lot.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 1, 2008

My sister and I all attend this school. Yes it is amazing if you are a good old boy. This is a small school in which the teachers love to play favorites. My mother got so frusterate with this school that she pulled me out and I was home schooled for the last two years of high school. I would stay away if at all possible.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 31, 2008

It is a small school, but that is what makes it amazing. Everyone knows each other, it has the BEST ACT scores in the whole area (23). I Love it.

Posted February 1, 2007

As a parent, Marquette offers a great education in all facets of high school life. MCHS is just big enough to offer nearly all the amenities of a big school, but small enough that a student can be involved in as much or as little as they would like. The plays, musicals are very well done, and sports are widely supported by students, parents, and the community at large. Parents are very involved and have an opportunity to get as involved as they want. A family atmosphere is apparent at Marquette. The coursework is rigorous, and has been shown to develop students for success in college. Although located in Illinois, MCHS is close to STL, North County, etc. and offers a great value in comparison to any of its rivals. MCHS can also offer bus service if required. Check the test scores and you will see MCHS is a great place to be.
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Posted April 4, 2006

My son is a senior, and just got accepted to the University of Notre Dame, his first choice. I think the school prepares students well. The small size allowed him to play sports he would not have, in a bigger school.
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Posted September 13, 2004

I am a recent graduate from Marquette. It is a great school with wonderful teachers who really care about their students. I received such a great education from there and felt prepared when I went to college. There are so many things to get involved in at this school and so many friends to make. By the time you leave, you will be close to your class and since its a smaller school, you will know so many people in the entire school. You couldnt ask for a better high school.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 10, 2003

I happen to be a recent graduate of Marquette and I just wanted to say that it's an excellent school. The teachers are fun, friendly, and helpful; your fellow students - if cliquish to begin with - gradually become your second family; the sports program is wonderful. If there's anything about this school that needs help, it's the lack of funds for a proper computer and art program. Heh but otherwise each student receives a proper education from teachers who really care about their kids and their subjects. You can't ask for much more!!
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 51%
Black 8% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 24%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Michael E Slaughter
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Library
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  • Diocese of Springfield
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219 East 4th Street
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: (618) 467-0580


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