St. Thomas Again Among Most Achieving College Preparatory Schools in Texas

St. Thomas is again proud to be recognized as one of the most achieving college preparatory schools in Texas by a national review.

For the third consecutive year, a study from Pittsburgh-based Niche.com ranks STH among the top-five all-male high schools in the state and among the top-10 Catholic institutions, receiving an A+ Overall Niche Grade, which distinguishes an institution’s overall quality, based on SAT and ACT scores, college admissions, matriculation rates, parent surveys, culture and diversity grades, and student-teacher ratio.

“This latest recognition and all of our all tremendous achievements in recent years are a proud affirmation of what we can accomplish together as an academic community,” president Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB said.  “Certainly it is a positive reflection on our curriculum, the teaching staff and associated support, the professionalism and direction of the counselling department, the athletic and co-curricular programs, always with the goal of educating the complete student and growing our Eagle talents, gifts and abilities.”

Fifty percent of the measure was weighted between standardized college readiness exams, plus the number of students who attend top universities and colleges.  St.Thomas consistently earned A ratings, including the categories for Academics, College Prep, Athletics, and Clubs and Activities.

Among the numerous five-star reviews St. Thomas received within the rigorous analysis of key statistics …

Throughout my years at St. Thomas, I took almost exclusively advanced/AP classes, and this was overall a good experience. I would definitely recommend that, because it puts you among dedicated teachers and classmates.

St Thomas provides a great challenging education to all young men … is welcoming to all ethnic backgrounds and faiths … promotes spiritual, artistic and physical growth of students. The school has a strong core curriculum and electives. The student will be prepared for independent learning and time management that college requires.

St. Thomas was the best high school experience that I could have had. The four years were the fullest and most challenging of my life.

Committed faculty. Great school spirit. Students from all over entire Houston metropolitan area. Strong traditions. Enthusiastic alumni.

Fr. Storey said St. Thomas can “only produce high performance from students if we have a staff with high expectations of themselves and who are dedicated to motivating and challenging students to reach the next level.”

The continued acclaim and distinction by Niche.com comes as St. Thomas begins its 118th year with Aaron Dominguez ‘96 as the 27th principal in the school’s illustrious history.

Dominguez graduated from St.Thomas in 1996.  His being named chief academic officer breaks more than a century of Basilian leadership tradition that dates to the school’s inception in 1900.

 

 

Dominguez returns to campus as the school approaches its next dynamic moment, the much anticipated Joplin Campus expansion which will position STH to provide an unsurpassed college preparatory experience in Houston, bringing academics, athletics and student life together, funded by 4500Forever Finish Strong, the most robust capital campaign in school history.

“Our goal at St. Thomas is to focus our efforts on what brings the greatest good to our community and beyond,” Fr. Storey said.  “In the classroom, on the field and courts, or out in the world, we hope to leave a better place than what we found.  That is at the heart of Basilian leadership.  It is part of our fabric.  This latest (Niche.com) ranking gives us another benchmark to see where we currently stand, and where we can continue to grow our identity, not in an effort to pursue others but to realize the total measure of our Basilian mission.”

Catholic.  Basilian.  Teaching Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge since 1900.

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