GCHS At A Glance
- Approximately 560 students in grades 9-12;
Approximately 45 students in grades 7-8
- Sending Area
- The student body of this comprehensive high school consists of students from more than 50 parochial and public schools. There is a great deal of diversity in demographics, as well as ability.
- Gloucester Catholic maintains accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
- Gloucester Catholic is located in southern New Jersey in Gloucester City, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.
- Curriculum Highlights
- Students follow a core curriculum. Although remedial and business courses are offered, very few courses are not college prep. Students who are designated as “accelerated” in their freshman year follow a more rigorous academic program, consisting largely of honors and Advanced Placement courses, throughout their four years.
- Liturgical program
- Special masses and Penance services are scheduled for the student body during the school year.
- There is a priest who is our Director of Catholic Identity. Forty-seven percent of the faculty are graduates of GCHS. The faculty is composed of 1 priest, 1 deacon, 1 religious sister, and lay personnel. Of these, 24 have a bachelor’s degree, 1 has a masters in fine arts, 14 have one or more master’s degrees, and 1 has a JD. All personnel are encouraged to continue their education through degree-seeking programs as well as professional workshops.
Profile of our Graduating Class of 2016
100% of seniors (127 graduates) took the PSAT/SAT and/or ACT before leaving GCHS.
|CR + M|
|Top 10% of class||1298|
|Top 20% of class||1261|
|Top 50% of class||1133|
Over three years, percentage of students accepted to:
4 year colleges and universities – 62%
2 year colleges/tech schools – 27% (including NJ STARS)
Military and Tech schools — 11%
You can click here to see a listing of the 4 year colleges that are accepting our
students (you’ll need Adobe® Acrobat Reader® to view the file).
The amount of scholarship and grant money offered to this class surpassed $11.5 million.
For the 2015-2016 school year, our students logged in excess of 26,000 hours of
community service for the entire student body.