Mater Dei High School

Private, Roman Catholic, 9-12

 1202 W Edinger Ave
       Santa Ana, CA  92707

 (714) 850-9500

Student/Teacher Ratio:  14.7
Number of students:  2,090

Racial breakdown:


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by a parent
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Open Quote This school is amazing. Great parent participation. Staff expects students to learn and to be responsible for themselves. College prep excellent. Sports participation competitive. Extracurricular activities outside of sports are available. My son was accepted to every college he applied for because of the preparation this school expected of him. He even received a congressional nomination to West Point Military Academy and a full academic ride to five other high ranking private colleges. If you want your child to find the best in themselves, send them here. It is worth the investment of money, time, sweat and yes, a few tears. The ability to supply your child with the best possible opportunities for their future is priceless. They offer scholarships and other financial aid to those that qualify. My daughter went to a public school and there wasn't a soul to be found after 3pm to speak with. The counsellors at the public school could care less to take the time to encourage her to attempt college. They actually said to her, "college isn't for everyone" Bologna. One actually laughed at her during college night for coming. I was appalled. She did go to college, she went to a Jr. College for two yrs and then accepted to Chapman University theatre program for two yrs, graduated, and eventually won an Emmy. So even if your child isn't a scholar or the least bit athletic, Mater Dei is an excellent academic choice and a great place to provide your child with self esteem and the desire to achieve. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Mater Dei High School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 1344 46 243 565 13 n/a n/a 0 2211
2006 1422 44 0 509 0 n/a n/a 324 2299
2008 1334 52 342 572 11 n/a n/a 0 2311
2010 1144 54 344 512 11 10 102 0 2177
2012 861 53 273 538 30 16 278 0 2049
2014 835 71 320 601 61 30 172 0 2090

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Student/Teacher Ratio Mater Dei High School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 2211 155.0 14.2 n/a
2006 2299 159.0 14.4 n/a
2008 2311 162.1 14.2 n/a
2010 2177 153.8 14.1 n/a
2012 2049 134.0 15.2 n/a
2014 2090 141.9 14.7 n/a

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

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