School Profile

School Community and Demographics:John Carroll High School is a co-ed Catholic high school serving roughly 400 students in grades 9-12. The school is located in the city of Ft. Pierce, FL and serves students from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In fact, JCHS is the only Catholic high school within an hour radius of Ft. Pierce. The school originally opened as part of St. Anastasia Catholic School and opened under the name John Carroll High School in 1965 as Diocesan regional high school. The school is accredited by Advanced and holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association.

Since John Carroll began accepting the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship through Step Up for Students in 2012, our student body is now more representative and reflective of our community. We embrace our growing diversity and consider our unique cultural pluralism one of our greatest strengths. The student body is roughly 72% Caucasian, 11% African-American, 13% Hispanic,and 1% other ethnic backgrounds. The school accepts the Florida Tax Credit scholarship (StepUp for Students and AAA), theGardiner Scholarship, and the McKay Scholarship.

Tuition:
$9,060
Catholic rate
$10,080
Non-Catholic rate

Registration fee:$800

48% of families receive some form of tuition assistance

25% of students receive some form of state scholarship (FTC/SUFS, McKay, Gardiner)

Curriculum:

John Carroll High School’s academic program is comprised of seven, 45 minute class periods a day, with the option to add additional fine arts classes during a “zero hour” before school. John Carroll maintains high academic standards and expectations for all students; therefore, the school offers Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, honors, and academic classes. There are strict guidelines and prerequisites that a student must meet in order to participate in an AP classes; the school does this to ensure a high level of academic rigor in these classes and make sure all students are prepared to meet the demands of an AP course. Eight dual enrollment classes are offered on campus through a partnership with Indian River State College, and students can also elect to take additional dual enrollment classes off campus.

The AP classes offered are: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Physics, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Spanish,Statistics, US History, US Government, World History.

School-wide Testing Program

  • 12

    GRADE

    SAT/ACT (optional in grades 10/11/12); AP

  • 11

    GRADE

    PSAT/NMSQT; AP

  • 10

    GRADE

    PSAT; AP

  • 9

    GRADE

    PSAT; AP

Grading System and GPA Overview

Grading System/Class Rank:

Class rank is attained by cumulative, weighted GPA over semester periods. A conversion scale for quality points is used (see below).

Grading Scale:

  • A=100-90
  • B=89-80
  • C=79-70
  • D=69-60
  • F=59-0

Weighted GPA Scale with Quality Points

Grade AP/DE Honors Non-honors Grade AP/DE Honors Non-honors
100 6.5 6.0 5.0 79 4.4 3.9 2.9
99 6.4 5.9 4.9 78 4.3 3.8 2.8
98 6.3 5.8 4.8 77 4.2 3.7 2.7
97 6.2 5.7 4.7 76 4.1 3.6 2.6
96 6.1 5.6 4.6 75 4.0 3.5 2.5
95 6.0 5.5 4.5 74 3.9 3.4 2.4
94 5.9 5.4 4.4 73 3.8 3.3 2.3
93 5.8 5.3 4.3 72 3.7 3.2 2.2
92 5.7 5.2 4.2 71 3.6 3.1 2.1
91 5.6 5.1 4.1 70 3.5 3.0 2.0
90 5.5 5.0 4.0 69 3.4 2.9 1.9
89 5.4 4.9 3.9 68 3.3 2.8 1.8
88 5.3 4.8 3.8 67 3.2 2.7 1.7
87 5.2 4.7 3.7 66 3.1 2.6 1.6
86 5.1 4.6 3.6 65 3.0 2.5 1.5
85 5.0 4.5 3.5 64 2.9 2.4 1.4
84 4.9 4.4 3.4 63 2.8 2.3 1.3
83 4.8 4.3 3.3 62 2.7 2.2 1.2
82 4.7 4.2 3.2 61 2.6 2.1 1.1
81 4.6 4.1 3.1 60 2.5 2.0 1.0
80 4.5 4.0 3.0

Class of 2019 Weighted GPA Distribution after 6 Semesters

GPA Range # of students Percentage (%)
GPA over 5.0 23 23%
GPA from 4.99-4.0 36 37%
GPA from 3.99-3.0 33 34%
GPA Below 2.9 6 6%
Class of 2019 GPAs range from 5.847 – 2.23 after six semesters

Academic Statistics

Graduating Class for 2017-2018:

  • 98% of graduating seniors planned to attend a 4-year college, university, or state college
  • 2% of graduating seniors planned to join the work force, attend vocational school, or join the military

Florida Bright Future Scholarships for Class of 2017-2018:

  • 15% of graduating seniors received the Florida Academic Scholarship (covers 100% of tuition and applicable fees and $300 for both fall and spring semesters for additional educational expenses)
  • 14% of graduating seniors received the Florida Medallion Scholarship (covers 75% of tuition and applicable fees)

PSAT Results for Class of 2018-2019 – from October 2017

Average total score (out of 1520) Average PSAT Reading Score(out of 760) Average SAT Math Score(out of 760)
Top 15% of current seniors 1280 650 630
All seniors 1009 525 485
*Average SAT score for Top 15% of the Class of 2018-2019: Composite = 1330; Critical Reading = 670; Math = 660*

Academic Accolades:

School Year # of AP Scholars # of AP Scholars with Honors # of AP Scholars with Distinction # of National AP Scholar # of students receiving National Merit Recognition
2015-2016 14 2 4 1 1 Commended
2016-2017 14 7 5 1 Semifinalist
2017-2018 15 3 11 1 2 Commended

Colleges/Universities Acceptances for John Carroll Graduates Over the Last Four Years:

  • American University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Auburn University
  • Ave Maria University
  • Barry University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brevard College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Chowan University
  • Clemson University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davis & Elkins College
  • Denison University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University
  • Eckerd College
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aero University
  • Emory University
  • Ferris State University
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Franciscan University
  • Full Sail University
  • Furman University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Technology
  • Guilford College
  • Huntington University
  • Indian River State College
  • Jacksonville University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Kansas State University
  • Lafayette University
  • Lee-McRae University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Lynn University
  • Mercer University
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Michigan State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • New York University
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Northwood University
  • Norwich University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Penn State University
  • Providence College
  • Rollins College
  • Saint Joseph’s University (PA)
  • Saint Leo University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • Saint Michael’s University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Seton Hall University
  • Southeastern University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stetson University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Towson University
  • Trinity University
  • Troy University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • University of West Florida
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia State
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Washington State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wingate University