Cristo Rey Dallas College Preparatory School

Thank you Corporate Work Study Partners:   Ambit -  AmWINS -  AT&T  -  BDO  - Benchmark Bank -  Bellomy Energy -  Boston Consulting Group  -  Carlson Capital - CBRE - City Electric Supply - CitySquare - Civitas - Clarion Partners - Condon Thornton Sladek - Corgan - Cristo Rey Dallas -  Dallas Heritage Village - The Dallas Morning News - Dallas Theater Center - Dal-Tile Corporation -  Deloitte - Dieste - Ed Bell Construction - Ernst & Young - Firebird Restaurant Group - Forest City - Fish & Richardson - Grant Thornton - Greyhound - HFF - HKS - Hunt Oil - Hunton & Williams - Invesco - ISNetworld - Jackson Walker - John Eagle Honda - Jones Day - Jones, Lang, LaSalle -  KDC Holdings - KoonsFuller - KPMG - Lincoln Property - Locke Lord - Matthews Southwest - Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch, & Ungerman - McClure Law Group - McDermott, Will & Emery - McKool Smith -  MHBT - Mi Escuelita Preschool - MoneyGram  International - Moss Adams - Northmarq - Norton Rose Fulbright  -  Omni Hotels -  Perkins & Will - Polsinelli - PwC - RealPage - Santander Consumer - Schmidt & Stacy - Shackelford - Sidley Austin - Southcross Energy - Spark!  - Taxco Produce - Thompson & Knight - United Way of Metropolitan Dallas - Vinson & Elkins - Vogel Alcove - Walters, Balido & Crain

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

 
Cristo Rey Dallas
  • A private, independent Catholic high school to be accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference (TCCED), located in the Pleasant Grove area of Southeast Dallas
  • 30th school in the Cristo Rey Network
  • A proven, revolutionary model of college preparatory high school curriculum accessible to those of limited financial resources
  • Opened August 2015
    • Students attend VIVA! Summer Institute, a required three-week job training and school preparation program
  • Student Population
    • Exclusively for students whose adjusted household income is at or below the Federal Poverty Line
    • Student population to reflect the neighborhood
    • 2017-2018 enrollment: 378 (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors)
    • One class will be added until full capacity
    • Capacity for approximately 550 students by 2018-2019
  • Admissions
    • Applications available at Cristo Rey Dallas offices or online
    • Individualized and bilingual assistance available for families throughout the admissions process
  • Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP)
    • A key component of the fiscal sustainability of the Cristo Rey model
    • Students work to earn the majority of their tuition
    • Students work in professional settings five days per month, building self-confidence and a resume that includes some of Dallas's most prominent companies
    • 100 job partners in the 2017-2018 school year
  • Faith-based
    • Endorsed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame
    • Religious education is included in the curriculum, with students of all faiths welcome
  • Tuition and Funding
    • Families contribute to the cost of education based on financial ability
    • Corporate Work Study Program funds close to 63% of the cost of education and parents pay less than 10%, with the balance funded by private donations
    • Cristo Rey Dallas receives no government funding for school operations
  • Pleasant Grove Population
    • 244,600 residents within a 5-mile radius
    • 64.5% Hispanic, 39.5% African American
    • 55% of families earn $34,000 or less per year
  • Pleasant Grove Educational Profile
    • 4% of the population graduated from college (compared to 18% in Dallas overall)
    • 44% of the population over 25 have not graduated from high school
    • High school graduation rate is currently 71%
    • Only 42% of Pleasant Grove seniors in Dallas ISD have taken the ACT or SAT

 

The Cristo Rey Network
  • Mission: Transforming urban America one student at a time
  • Founded by Jesuit priest John Foley, S.J. in Chicago in 1996
  • 9,000 students nationwide 
    • 32 schools in 29 cities in 20 states and the District of Columbia
    • Students often come from failing schools, many with dropout rates as high as 50%. Students sometimes enter as many as two years behind grade level.
    • 100% of graduates were accepted into a two-year or four-year college, with a 90% matriculation rate
    • 90% sophomore college persistence rate, compared to a national average of 60%
    • Four times the college completion rate of their public-school peers
    • Average family income of $34,000
    • 72% of freshmen qualify for free and reduced lunch
  • 2,000 Corporate Work Study Partners, representing the nation's most prominent corporations
  • In 2015 students earned $50 million toward their education
  • 46 national University Partners