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Xavier High School

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Posted August 18, 2011

Not going to lie, I wasn't expecting to like Xavier. I actually wanted to go to a different, public, high school because a school like Xavier I thought was too uptown for my family. I was completely wrong lol! I have tons of friends here, everyone is nice, teachers are good (not the best but very nice), academics are a little harder but you'll manage if you study enough. It's pretty awesome here, not too big and not too small. The lunches are AMAZING here too. It's a race to get to lunch every day, that's how good the cooks are. My little brother is going here when he's old enough. No questions asked.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 9, 2011

A character assination school which acheives mediocre academics given the amount of money poured into it.

Posted December 21, 2010

The BEST school I could ever hope to go to. Through my time at Xavier I have come to be a more complete person in every aspect of my life. Academically, Xavier ranks among the best in the state. The atmosphere there is incredible positive and supportive. The music and athletic programs are also among the elite anywhere. Catholicism permeates throughout the entire school and Christ's presence is felt everywhere. I could not imagine having gone anywhere else and I will certainly send my children to Xavier in the future. However, anyone should know that even though the high school is fantastic, sometimes the Xavier community (high school and middle school parents) is arrogant and full of themselves. They think they are more important then the school they support. But, don't let this dissuade you from sending your children there. The high school community is amazing and unique in the state.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 21, 2010

I love Xavier High School. I know im only a Freshman but so far it's truly great. My sister is a senior. Everything is top notch!
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 8, 2009

An excellent school academically. Athletics take a priority at the expense of other programs and some students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 10, 2008

Terrible teachers and academics, not a good place to go if you want to challenge yourself!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 7, 2007

Academic program: you dont have to be in the xaviers upper half of gpa to go to college, the colleges see what a great school it is and send there children there, (2) Sports illustrated ranked Xavier the top Athletic school in the State in 2007, xavier has one 8 state championships this year for athletics, (3) parent involvement is HUGE, the parents as well also sign a pledge card involving them with the xavier kids e.g: not to serve alcohol, not to have parties without parents, homework, drugs and narcotics,drinking,workinghard etc.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 14, 2005

This is among the best high schools in the midwest. They are student centered, with high expectations. Most importantly the faith element is stressed and is lived by the staff. My student could not be better prepared for the rigors of college.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 5%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6300 42nd Street Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
Phone: (319) 294-6635


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