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Jesuit High School Profile

Jesuit High School of Sacramento is a Roman Catholic college preparatory dedicated to forming competent young men into conscientious leaders in compassionate service to others for the greater glory of God. The school’s purpose is to service the young men of the wider Sacramento area, from every ethnic and socio-economic background and a broad spectrum of academic achievement. Enrollment is at capacity and includes a senior class of 269.  Traditionally, 98-100% of our graduates go immediately to college, 84% to four-year institutions, approximately 40% to private colleges and universities. Sixty percent of the Jesuit professional and certificated staff hold a Master’s Degree or higher.


Jesuit High School of Sacramento is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). The current term of WASC accreditation is six years, through 2020. Jesuit is a member of the College Board, the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (60 high schools in the United States) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Community Profile

The school’s campus straddles the dividing line between the city of Sacramento and the suburban district known as Carmichael. It draws students from more than 70 local elementary and junior high schools. Twenty percent of the student body commutes a distance greater than 20 miles. Nearly 300 students receive tuition assistance and participate in a work-study program. Jesuit has an ethnically diverse student body with a 37% minority population.

Graduation Requirements

Jesuit’s graduation requirements include:

  • 8 semesters of English 
  • 6 semesters of World Language
  • 6 semesters of Mathematics (90% take eight semesters or more, 30% take Calculus)
  • 6 semesters of Laboratory Science (90% take seven semesters or more)
  • 7 semesters of Social Sciences
  • 7 semesters of Theology 
  • 3 semesters of Physical Education or Music
  • 1 semester of Health Education
  • 2 semesters of Visual and Performing Arts 
  • 8 semesters of Christian Service
  • 2 semesters of other college prep electives

Honors and AP Courses available to the Class of 2018


Algebra II Spanish III Pre-Calculus    
French III French IV Latin III Band Chamber Choir

Advanced Placement

Art History Biology  Calculus AB/BC
Chemistry  English Language Physics
Spanish US History Latin
Econ (Micro/Macro) US Government  English Literature
Computer Science Computer Science 
Music Theory

Grade Point Average / Class Rank

Upon request, the school will report a cumulative grade point average based on all academic work accomplished at Jesuit High School from grade nine onward. This GPA will be given on either a traditional 4 point scale or a weighted honors scale (additional grade point for each AP or honors class). We do not compute student rank. A student’s decile rank in class can be determined by his regular or honors GPA (for reference, see Class of 2017 distribution below).

Decile Hon GPA Reg GPA
1st 4.38-4.94 3.92-4.00
2nd 4.17-4.37 3.76-3.91
3rd 3.95-4.16 3.67-3.75
4th 3.76-3.94 3.52-3.66
5th 3.46-3.75 3.37-3.51
6th 3.29-3.45 3.19-3.36
7th 3.11-3.28 3.02-3.18
8th 2.81-3.10 2.76-3.01
9th 2.60-2.80 2.56-2.75
10th 1.63-2.59 1.63-2.55

College Admissions Scores: 2016-2017

SAT Reasoning Test (176Jesuit students)

Crit. Reading 25% = 550 Crit. Reading Mean = 600 Crit. Reading 75% = 670
Mathematics 25% = 525 Mathematics Mean = 590 Mathematics 75% = 670

SAT Subject Tests (Mean Scores – number of test takers in parentheses)

American History:  646 (13) Chemistry: 644 (23) Biology (M):  707 (9)
English Literature:  632 (13) Mathematics IIC: 684 (37) Biology (E): 659 (9)

ACT (Mean Scores – 169 Jesuit Students)

English  26.5 Mathematics  26.0 Reading  27.3 Science  23.3 Composite  26.4

Advanced Placement

Over the past two years (2016 and 2017) 501 students sat for 1105 AP tests with 83% receiving grades of “3″ or better.

National Merit Program

In the last five years, 2 members of the Classes of 2013-2017 were named National Merit Finalists. 8 members were named National Merit Semi-Finalists and 38 seniors were named Commended Students. The National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program recognized 32 Jesuit students, and two students were named African-American National Achievement Scholars.

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