School Profile

School Community and Demographics:John Carroll High School is a co-ed Catholic high school serving approximately 375 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 a Diocesan regional high school.

The school is accredited by The Florida Catholic Conference in accordance with Cognia and holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association. Since John Carroll began accepting the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship 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 approximately 55% Caucasian, 24% Hispanic, 14% African-American, 3% two or more races, 2% Asian, and 2% other ethnic backgrounds. The school accepts the Florida Tax Credit, Family Empowerment, McKay, and AAA scholarships. Additionally, nearly 60% of our student body identify as Catholic for the 2021-2022 school year.

Tuition and Fees:
  • $11,100 tuition for 2021-2022 school year
  • 70% of families receive some form of tuition assistance, including the Catholic scholarship
  • $10,100 with Catholic Parish Affiliation Scholarship of $1,000
  • 47% of students receive some form of state scholarship (FTC, FES, McKay, AAA)
Registration fee: $500

Curriculum:

John Carroll High School’s academic program consists 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 college preparatory classes. There are strict guidelines and prerequisites that a student must meet in order to participate in an AP class; the school does this to ensure a high level of academic rigor in these classes and to make sure all students are prepared to meet the demands of an AP course. Four dual enrollment classes are offered on our campus through a partnership with Indian River State College.

The AP classes offered are: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Spanish Language, Statistics, US History, US Government, World History. In 2021, eleven of these classes exceeded the global and state pass rates on their respective exams.

Special Programs:
  • AP Capstone Diploma School
  • Amazon Future Engineer Program

School-wide Testing Program:
  • Grade 12: SAT/ACT (opt’l in grades 10/11/12); AP
  • Grade 11: PSAT/NMSQT; AP; SAT; ACT
  • Grade 10: PSAT; AP; NWEA Measure of Academic Progress
  • Grade 9: PSAT; AP; NWEA Measure of Academic Progress

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 2022 Weighted GPA Distribution after 6 Semesters

GPA Range # of students Percentage (%)
GPA over 5.0 21 24%
GPA from 4.99-4.0 35 41%
GPA from 3.99-3.0 20 23%
GPA Below 2.9 10 12%

Academic Statistics

Graduating Class for 2020-2021:

  • 99% of graduating seniors planned to attend a 4-year college, university, or state college
  • 1% of graduating seniors planned to join the workforce, attend vocational school, or join the military

Florida Bright Future Scholarships for Class of 2020-2021:

  • 14% 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)
  • 13% of graduating seniors received the Florida Medallion Scholarship (covers 75% of tuition and applicable fees)

PSAT Results for Class of 2021-2022 – from October 2020

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 1220 641 579
All seniors 1003 519 484
*Average SAT score for Top 15% of the Class of 2021-2022: Composite = 1336; Critical Reading = 696; Math = 640

Academic Accolades:

School Year # of AP Scholars # of AP Scholars with Honors # of AP Scholars with Distinction # of National AP Scholar # of AP Capstone Diplomas # of students receiving National Merit Recognition
2015-2016 14 2 4 1 6 1 Commended
2016-2017 14 7 5 3 1 Semifinalist
2017-2018 15 3 11 1 2 2 Commended
2018-2019 20 4 8 3 6 1 Commended
2019-2020 19 2 3 6 1 Commended
2020-2021 16 6 4 6 – – – –

College/University Acceptances for John Carroll Graduates Over the Last Five Years:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Auburn University
  • Ave Maria University
  • Barry University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brevard College
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Catholic University of America
  • Chowan University
  • Clemson University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Columbia University
  • Denison University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University
  • Eckerd College
  • Embry-Riddle Aero University
  • Emory University
  • Flagler College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Furman University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Huntington University
  • Indian River State College
  • Jacksonville University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lees-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
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Penn State University
  • Rollins College
  • Saint Leo University
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • Saint Michael’s University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Southeastern University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stetson University
  • Troy University
  • Tulane University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 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 South Florida
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Virginia
  • University of West Florida
  • Villanova University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wingate University