School Profile

2016 School Profile

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CEEB School Code: 361:795

School and Community

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School is a Catholic secondary school owned and operated by two religious orders, Society of Mary and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, in conjunction with lay persons. The downtown school has existed for 130 years at its location on Franklin and Ludlow Streets in Dayton, Ohio.
The school is proud of its cosmopolitan composition. Students enrolled in grades 9–12 are 69% Catholic, 58.9% Caucasian,
25% African American, 7.2% Biracial, 4.1% Hispanic,1.9% Asian, .6% African, 2.3% other.
Of this population, 81% receives some form of financial assistance and/or scholarships. In keeping with our founders’ charisms and CJ’s mission statement, last year students contributed over 11,557 volunteer hours to the community. Over 26,915 men and women are graduates of the school.

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School Facts

  • Enrollment: 658
  • Student to teacher ratio:  16.5:1
  • Of certified employees: 76% have a Master’s Degree or beyond
  • Accreditation: State of Ohio, North Central Association (1938), NASSP, and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Assoc.
  • National dual certification in Project Lead the Way pre-engineering and biomedical sciences (CJ STEMM)

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College Attendance

Last year, 97% of our graduates continued formal education, including 87% to four-year colleges and universities and 10% to two-year colleges; 3% entered the military/workforce.

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Testing Profile


CJ Mean: CR 552 M 552 W 553

State Mean: CR 557 M 563 W 537

Students Tested: 41% of the senior class


CJ Mean: Eng 22.7 M 22.2 Comp 24.6

State Mean: Eng 21.4 M 21.7 Comp 22.0

Students Tested: 82% of the senior class

National Merit Program

2012-15: 14 National Merit Scholars

Advanced Placement

Last spring, 177 students took 247 exams in 14 areas; 63% of the scores were equal to or higher than 3.

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Graduation Requirements

All students are required to:

  • pass the Ohio Graduation Test
  • earn 25.0 credit hours

Credit Hour Requirement

Religion (1.0 each year)....




Social Studies....

Foreign Language....

Fine Arts....































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Class Rank

CJ does not assign class rank. Two GPAs are reflected on the transcript. Honors and AP are calculated on a weighted scale. All other courses are on a 4.0 scale, except PE, which is not calculated in the GPA. The overall GPA range for the Class of 2015 is 4.54–1.69.

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Marking System

The quantitative numerical grades used at CJ have the following qualitative meanings:
100–93 . . . A . . . . . . Superior
92–85 . . . B . . . . . . Above Average
84–77 . . . C . . . . . . Average
76–70 . . . D . . . . . . Below Average
69–0 . . . . F  . . . . . . Failure

College recommending mark is C.

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Guidance Staff

Charlene Wheeler .......... Director of Guidance
Jama Badinghaus .......... Counselor
Susan Eichenauer .......... Counselor
A.J. Grimm ......................... Counselor
Emily Saunders ......................... Administrative Assistant

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Colleges and Universities

Chaminade Julienne students (2011-2015)  were accepted to the following colleges and universities:

Adrian College
The University of Akron*
Alabama A&M University*
Alabama State University*
The University of Alabama
American University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Ashland University*
Austin Peay State University
Baldwin Wallace University
Ball State University
Bellarmine University
Bellmont Abbey
Benedictine College*
Berry College*
Bethune Cookman University*
Bluffton University*
Boston College
Bowling Green State University*
Brown University
Butler University*
Capital University*
Canisius College*
Carnegie Mellon University*
Case Western Reserve University*
The Catholic University of America*
Central State University*
Centre  College*
Chaminade University, Hawaii
University of Cincinnati*
Clark Atlanta University*
Clark State Community College*
Cleveland State University*
University of Colorado
Colorado State University*
Columbus State Community College*
College of Mt. St. Joseph*
Columbia College Chicago*
Columbus School of Art & Design*
Creighton University*
University of Dayton*
Defiance College*
Denison University*
University of Denver
DePaul University
Duquesne University*
Eastern Kentucky University*
Embry-Riddle University*
Eastern Michigan University*
Emory University*
The University of Findlay*
Franklin College*
University of Florida
Florida State University*
Florida Southern University
Fordham University
Georgia Tech
Georgetown College*
Hampton University
Heidelberg University
Holy Cross College

Howard University*
Indiana University at Bloomington
Indiana State University*
University of Illinois
Illinois Wesleyan*
John Carroll University*
Kent State University*
Kentucky State University*
University of Kentucky*
Kenyon College*
Liberty University*
University of Louisville*
Loyola University Chicago
Manchester University*
Marietta College*
Marquette University
Marshall University
Mercyhurst University*
Miami University, Oxford*
University of Miami*
Michigan State University*
University of Michigan
Miles College*
College of Mount St. Joseph*
University of Missouri, Columbia*
Muskingham University*
Northern Kentucky University
New Mexico Institute*
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame*
Notre Dame College
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University*
The Ohio State University*
Otterbein University*
Ohio University*
Ohio Valley University
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pittsburgh*
University of Portland*
Purdue University*
Regis Unviersity
Robert Morris University*
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology*
Rice University
Saint Joseph College Ind.*
Saint Louis University*
Saint Mary’s College*
Saint Michael’s College*
Seton Hall University
Shawnee State University*
Sinclair Community College*
University of South Carolina*
University of Southern Florida*
Tennessee State University
University of Tennessee
Thomas More College*
Tiffin University*
University of Toledo*
Tulane University*
USAF Academy*
Urbana University*
Vanderbilt University*
Villanova University*
Virginia Military Institute*
Virginia Tech University
Washington & Lee University*
United States Naval Academy*
University of West Georgia*
West Virginia University*
Wheeling Jesuit*
Wilmington College*
Wittenberg University*
Wright State University*
Xavier University*
Yale University*
Youngstown State University*
*Currently attended by Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School Graduates


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Course Offerings 2015-16



Accounting I, II
Business Leadership and Ethics
Computer Topics
Financial Investing
Sports Management

Community Service

Christian Leadership — FLIGHT
CJ Little Sibs


College Prep English 9, 10, 11
General English 9, 10
Honors English 9, 10, 11
AP Literature and Composition**
English 12: Global Issues and Perspectives***
English 12: Literature from across the Pond
English 12: Creative Reading and Writing in the 21st Century
Graphic Communications I, II
Print Media I, II

Performing Arts

Instrumental Exploration
Concert Band
Honors Concert Band
Percussion Ensemble
Honors Percussion Ensemble
Pep Band
String Orchestra Ensemble
Honors String Orchestra Ensemble
Concert Choir
Honors Concert Choir
Liturgical Choir
Fine Arts Music
Music Theory I, II
Pop A Cappella — Vega
Pop A Cappella — Phoenix
Fine Arts Theater
Acting I, II
Advanced Acting & Directing

Visual Arts

Art I, II, III
Honors Art IV
AP Studio Art***
Introduction to Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Introduction to Photography
Mixed Media: Print Making, Fibers & Glass
2D/3D Design
Introduction to Drawing/Painting
Art Survey

Foreign Languages

American Sign Language &
     Disability Awareness
French I, II
French III***
Honors French IV***
AP French**
German I, II, III
Honors German IV
Basic Spanish I, II
Spanish I, II
Spanish III9
Honors Spanish IV***
AP Spanish**
American Sign Language I, II, III

Health & Physical Education

Health Education
Physical Education
Sports Medicine
Strength Training & Conditioning


Algebra I, A and B
Algebra II, A and B
Algebra III and Trigonometry
AP Calculus B*
Geometry, A and B
Honors Algebra I
Honors Calculus I
Honors Geometry
Honors Algebra II
Honors Pre Calculus
Honors Statistics
Introductory Algebra
Pre Calculus
Transition to College Math


Religion 9
Religion 10
Religion 11: Morality & Social Justice
Religion 12: Church History/Christian Lifestyles
Religion 12: World Religions/Christian Lifestyles


AP Biology**
AP Chemistry**
Biology I General and CP
Chemistry, A and B
Earth and Space Science
Honors Biology
Honors Chemistry
Honors Physics
Human Physiology & Anatomy
Medical Terminology
Physical Science General and CP
Environmental Science
Conceptual Physics

Social Studies

AP United States History**
AP European History**
AP Psychology**
AP US Government**
American Presidency
American History
Honors World Cultures
Post WWII America
American Government
World Cultures
World History

Project Lead The Way

Biomedical Innovations*
Medical Interventions*
Principles of Biomedical Science*
Human Body Systems*
Introduction to Engineering Design*
Civil Engineering & Architecture**
Engineering Design & Development*
Principles of Engineering*
Environmental Sustainability*


ACT & SAT Preparation

**AP Course—possible college credit
**PLTW Course — possible college credit 

*** College Credit Plus—possible college credit

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