Frequently Asked Questions
Lehman Catholic High School's mission is to educate the whole person - body, mind and soul - for the glory of God and service to others.
1. What percentage of graduates continue their educations in 2 and 4 year college programs?
Over the past four years, 95% of our graduates have continued their educations after matriculating from high school.
2. What percentage of students are offered scholarships and grants for post-secondary education?
2012 - 41/47 = 87% ($2.44 million over 4 years)
2011 - 45/50 = 90% ($2.42 million over 4 years)
2010 - 46/59 = 78% ($2.87 million over 4 years)
2009 - 47/57 = 82% ($2.38 million over 4 years)
2008 - 58/70 = 83% ($2.76 million over 4 years)
2007 - 49/68 = 72% ($3.14 million over 4 years)
2006 - 52/68 = 76% ($2.75 million over 4 years)
3. How do Lehman students' ACT/SAT scores compare to other area schools?
|School||ACT||% Taking Test||SAT||%Taking Test|
|Piqua City Schools||22.0||38.5%||1078||5.5%|
|Sidney City Schools||22.0||42.4%||1026||4.1%|
|Troy City Schools||22.0||57.0%||1086||9.3%|
4. What percentage of students are involved in more than one or more extra-curricular activities?
Currently, 95 % of our students are involved in one or more extra-curricular activities.
5. The average year's of experience of LCHS faculty?
Average teaching experience at Lehman is 20 years.
6. How much is tuition?
Before tuition assistance and/or parish subsidy, the tuition for 2012-13 academic year is $7,150.00 (or $715.00 per month for 10 months). In addition to tuition, course fees are assessed to cover the special materials used in the class (i.e., students taking Chemistry are charged the cost of the materials used in experiments). The average fees charged to undergrads (freshmen through juniors) are $300.00, with seniors paying an average of $800.00 in fees (graduation fee, senior 4-day retreat, etc.). There is a multiple student discount. For the 2012-13 school year, the second student enrolled from the same family is charged $6,793.00, the third student is charged $6,435.00 and the fourth student is charged $6,077.50. Interestingly, students paying full tuition this year pay about the same amount per day that their parents would pay if they were attending pre-school day care. For such students, the cost is about $35.75 per day, or $5/hour.
7. Historically, what has been the ratio of tuition assistance granted to family income? Do you foresee any changes to this ratio?
Eligibility for tuition assistance is determined through information supplied by families to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Independent Schools. The application is processed through their computerized system, using local data.
SSS uses a formula that includes total income less allowances (including variables that include medical expenses, alimony and child support) to calculate a family's net worth. The formula calculates effective income and adjusts the effective income based on family size to determine the parental contribution for each student enrolled at Lehman. The table below provides a glimpse of the average tuition awards this year. To find out how much tuition assistance for which families qualify, the application must be submitted to SSS.
Link for School Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) website: www.sss.nais.org
8. What is the actual count of requests/awards for tuition assistance as compared to total enrollment for the past five years?
|2012 Applicants||105||2012 Awards||92|
|2011 Applicants||114||2011 Awards||94|
|2010 Applicants||99||2010 Awards||92|
|2009 Applicants||98||2009 Awards||95|
|2008 Applicants||101||2008 Awards||72|
|2007 Applicants||109||2007 Awards||82|
|2006 Applicants||115||2006 Awards||109|
|2005 Applicants||116||2005 Awards||109|
As a percentage of our student body, 38% of our students received tuition assistance in 2005, compared to 45% this year.
9. How much does it cost to educate a student at LCHS and how does that compare to a student at other Catholic High Schools and area public schools? (FY2010)
|Troy City Schools||$9202.00|
|Sidney City Schools||$8842.00|
|Greenville City Schools||$9020.00|
|Piqua City Schools||$9377.00|
|Wapakoneta City Schools||$8241.00|
|Lehman High School||$8486.00|
10. How is the shortfall paid (from what it costs and what a family pays in tuition) to educate a student at Lehman?
The revenue from tuition and fees covers only a portion of the cost of educating a student at Lehman Catholic. The remaining costs are covered through supplemental fundraising (bingo, auction, annual fund, etc.), grants (local and national foundations as well as the Lehman Foundation, the Athletic Boosters, the Music Boosters, etc.), and in-kind gifts.
Lehman Catholic High School offers you a rewarding experience, one that as a graduate you will recall with pleasure the rest of your life. You remember the challenge of investigating new ideas and making new friends. The high school years are a time for developing intellectual curiosity, participating in new experiences, and most of all, learning about who you are. The tradition of excellence in Catholic secondary education that you join at Lehman dates back to our first graduates in 1889. You find this excellence alive today in our faculty, our students, and our graduates. We teach you pride in yourself and in what you do. We invite you to consider Lehman Catholic High School and discover the difference a Catholic education can make.
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Note: There is considerable information about all public schools at the Ohio Department of Education website. Click "Finance," then "Finance Related Data," then"FY2010-11 District Profile Reports." The information is not always reported in a way that is easily adapted to the questions asked, but does offer tremendous insights into the operation of each public district. Some of the information represents 2010-11 information from the Ohio Report Cards because the format of the 2010-11 Report Cards have been changed and some of the information is no longer listed.