Holy Family Performance Profile

Holy Family Catholic Schools is committed to providing a faith-rich environment, dedicated to academic excellence and a culture of service. The Holy Family performance profile provides an at-a-glance view of system-wide performance measures, indicators of college and career readiness and more.

We hold ourselves to a higher standard.

Wahlert Catholic High School has a 100% graduation rate.

Ninety-three percent of Wahlert Catholic High School graduates go on to post-secondary education.

Wahlert is ranked #7 on the Iowa AP Index, which identifies the top AP high schools in the state.

Enrollment Summary

Certified K-12 Enrollment

Wahlert Catholic High School 446
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School 338
Our Lady of Guadalupe 255
Resurrection Elementary 254
St. Columbkille Elementary 288
System 1,581

Student Ethnicity

Wahlert 2% 2% 3% 1 92%
Mazzuchelli 3% 3% 5% <1% 89%
Our Lady of Guadalupe 2% 8% 9% 1% 80%
Resurrection 2% 5% 2% 1% 90%
St. Columbkille 1% 3% 3% 93%
System 2% 4% 4% 1% 89%

Families Receiving Financial Assistance

Fifty percent of our students received some form of tuition assistance in the 2020-2021 School year.

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K-12 Academic Achievement Indicators

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Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) (grades 3–11)

ISASP is s a grade-level summative assessment of students’ knowledge of the Iowa Core Academic Standards.

Advanced or Proficient in English Language Arts Advanced or Proficient in Mathematics Advanced or Proficient in Science*
20-21 HFCS State HFCS State HFCS State
3 74% 50% 92% 71% n/a n/a
4 93% 74% 86% 67% n/a n/a
5 93% 66% 85% 63% 79% 54%
6 94% 73% 88% 67% n/a n/a
7 88% 64% 85% 64% n/a n/a
8 93% 75% 90% 69% 85% 65%
9 91% 72% 75% 61% n/a n/a
10 94% 75% 85% 64% 65% 64%
11 88% 74% 76% 65% n/a n/a

*  Science is assessed in grades 5, 8 and 10

ACT Aspire (Grades 9–10)

Percent of students who are nearing, achieving or exceeding the ACT readiness benchmark.

English Reading Science Math
Needs Support Close Ready Exceeding Needs Support Close Ready Exceeding Needs Support Close Ready Exceeding Needs Support Close Ready Exceeding
9 9% 17% 32% 41% 23% 31% 24% 22% 33% 20% 30% 17% 32% 27% 15% 25%
10 9% 16% 26% 48% 34% 28% 22% 16% 41% 23% 19% 17% 41% 25% 27% 6%

College and Career Readiness

High School Graduation Rate

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College Credits Earned

There are at numerous courses for college credit consistently offered at Wahlert Catholic High School including AP, PSEO, PICC, and dual-enrollment courses. Additional opportunities are identified with students who express special interests or demonstrate advanced programming needs. Personalized academic plans are designed to meet all students' needs.

2022 1,380 108
2021 1,613 142
2020 1,090 108
2019 945 132
2018 903

ACT Readiness Benchmarks

The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT test scores required for students to have a reasonable chance of success in first-year credit-bearing college courses at the typical college.

The data reported here demonstrate the percent of Wahlert Catholic students ready for college-level coursework.

English Math Reading Science All
School State* Nation* School State* Nation* School State* Nation* School State* Nation* School State* Nation*
2020 88% 62% 58% 50% 40% 37% 61% 50% 45% 52% 40% 36%
2019 82% 67% 59% 61% 44% 39% 68% 52% 45% 57% 44% 36%
2018 91% 70% 60% 63% 44% 40% 77% 54% 46% 67% 45% 36% 51% 30% 27%
2017 89% 71% 61% 59% 45% 41% 69% 55% 47% 58% 45% 37% 41% 31% 27%

ACT Composite

With a substantially higher number of students taking the ACT than the state norm, Wahlert Catholic High School's average ACT composite still exceeds the state average ACT composite by two percentage points.

2022 22.1 21.4 19.8 91% 49% 36%
2021 23.1 21.5 20.3 83% 47% 39%
2020 23.4 21.1 20.6 88% 68% 49%
2019 23.6 21.6 20.7 92% 66% 52%
2018 24.3 21.8 20.8 87% 68% 55%

Iowa AP Index

The Iowa AP Index for a given high school is the ratio of AP exams taken by its students (any grade) divided by the number of its graduating seniors.

Source: iowaapindex.org 
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In 2022, Wahlert Catholic High School ranked seventh on the Iowa AP Index, which recognizes the Top 50 Iowa accredited public and nonpublic high schools for providing Advanced Placement opportunities to Iowa's high school students.

AP Scores

More than two-thirds of tests taken by Wahlert Catholic students result in scores of three or more (out of five) -- scores which may be applied for college credit at certain institutions.

2022 270 54%
2021 289 55%
2020 305 80%
2019 216 56%
2018 224 71%
2017 299 62%

Iowa Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a district to recognize students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English, by high school graduation.

Class of 2022
Earned the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy
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2021 141 90% 90%
2020 109 90% 92%
2019 132 94% 96% 94%
2018 118 91% 91% 97%
2017 127 92% 94% 94%
2016 137 92% 95% 98%
2015 139 91% 93% 94% 77%
2014 127 88% 88% 98% 75%

Student Involvement