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 is ranked #8 on the Iowa AP Index, which identifies the top AP high schools in the state.

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

Wahlert Catholic High School has a 100% graduation rate.

Enrollment Summary

Certified Enrollment

Wahlert Catholic High School 438
Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School 341
Our Lady of Guadalupe 239
Resurrection Elementary 256
St. Columbkille Elementary 293
System 1,567

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.

2021 1,613
2020 1,090
2019 945
2018 903
2017 948

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.

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%
2017 24.1 21.9 21.0 87% 67% 60%

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 2019, Wahlert Catholic High School ranked eighth on the Iowa AP Index and the top-ranked Catholic School in the State.  

This data was not compiled in 2020 or 2021.

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 2021
Earned the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy
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Student Involvement