Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

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What is the ethnic composition of the student body?
  • 84% Latino/ Hispanic
  • 11% African American /Afr. immigrant
  • 5% Other

What is the average family household income? 
Family income information is only collected from families upon enrollment. We do not collect income data each year. The average household income of our 9th grade families in 2016 was $36,717.
 
What is the retention rate of students? 
95% of potential returning students enrolled for the following school year, as of October 2016.
 
What percent of graduates go to college?
Each year, 100% of our graduates have been accepted into college or the military. However, not every graduate enrolls. On average, 85% of our graduates enroll in a 2- or 4-year college the semester after graduating from Cristo Rey Jesuit. 
 
What percent of graduates are in college? 
We have 345 graduates. As of October 2016, 80% were enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college or university, or had already completed a post-secondary degree or professional certification. 

Is the school open to students of all faiths?
Yes. We are a Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition, and we welcome students of all faiths. Regardless of faith background, all students enroll in a religion class each semester; attend a monthly, all-school Mass and other chapel services; and participate in retreats and service projects. 

What is the religion curriculum?
We follow the religion curriculum set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and integrated by the Cristo Rey Network.   

How is the school connected to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis? 
All 28 high schools in the Cristo Rey Network open, and continue to exist, with the approval of their local bishop. Yet, most schools are officially sponsored by one or more religious congregation/s. In the case of our school, the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) provides financial, professional, and spiritual resources to the school, including the connection to the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA).
 
What is the academic curriculum? 
We have a standards-based curriculum and grading system developed in collaboration with the Cristo Rey Network

How many students do you have?
As of the 2015-16 school year, we have 455 students. 
 
How do you recruit students?
We have an Admissions Team who works with members of our local community to inform students and families about the school. We have strong relationships with feeder-schools (public, charter and private) who refer families to our school. We also work with local church communities and nonprofits that work with students and families.

Are all students accepted?
No, not all students are accepted. On average, 70-75% of 8th graders are accepted as 9th graders. 
 
Does every student have to work? When do they start working? 
Yes, every student must work. Participation in the Corporate Work Study Program is mandatory for every student in the Cristo Rey Network as outlined in the Mission Effectiveness Standards.
  • Work begins the first week of school for all grades, 9th to 12th.
  • All students work 5 days a month during the school year. 

How is the school funded?
We have four sources of funding: our Corporate Work Study Program; family contributions, averaging $800 per student per year; philanthropic donations (individuals, foundations and corporations); and government subsidies/ reimbursements. 

Does the school receive money from the federal government? 
Yes. We receive transportation and textbook reimbursements. We benefit from Title 1 and Title 2 services. We also receive lunch reimbursements through the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. 
 
Is Cristo Rey a tax-emept organization?
Yes. We are a tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Tax ID number is 20-4548714. We are eligible to receive tax deductible contributions according to IRS group exemption number 0928