students are from Anaheim?? Although MD does have a program for students from the Catholic Elementary
Schools in Santa Ana--Our Lady, Immaculate Heart, St. Anne, and St. Joseph. Also the other Large Catholic
Elementary School in Huntington Beach St. Simon and Jude sends many students to MD. But no school from the
past could equal St. John the Baptist, Costa Mesa, where almost EVERY 8th grade student would take
the entrance exam at MD. With the increase in tuition I don't know what the stats are now but I do think
that over 1/2 students entering the freshmen year are from the Catholic Elementary Schools.
And when WantTheNFLBack714 says, "Very few MD students are Santa Ana residents", he is 100% wrong. Every year since the school opened, it has had more students from Santa Ana than from any other city. The same is true of the football team.
of the older academic buildings are going to be replaced with hi-tech two story academic buildings
as the enrollment will eventually be increased to 2500 students, as MD has waiting lists every year
but not enough room to comfortably fit more students,that is why the new parking structure is so
massive to account for future school expansion and increased enrollment, fyi
The parking structure opens in August of this year, I think the next expansion will be the
two-three story performing arts center which will also be available to Santa Ana elementary
schools for events/performances. additional land acquisition is always in the plans.
MD packs a lot of juice with city officials over the many, many years.( I'm thinking probably a few send their kids to MD)
JSerra now has long wait lists for 9th and 10th grade.
Daughter loved it when she toured-if she could have got there easier she probably would have went there. 35 minutes from south OC made no sense when there were legitimate options a lot closer.
Yes, that's the impression a lot of people get, but not the case at all - MD is the most diverseWantTheNFLBack714 wrote:interesting, for many years, I was under the impression that only a small percentage of MD students are Santa Ana residents.
private high school in the OC. FYI - MD's enrollment profile for the 2018-19 school year is:
Caucasian - 41% (surprising, no?)
Hispanic - 28% (surprising, no?)
Asian - 15% (surprising, no?)
African American - 3% (only because the pool is limited in the OC)
Other/mixed/undeclared, etc. - 13% (surprising, no?)
And, yes; MD does have a lot of well to do family kids that attend MD but it's not the real picture
that a good number of people think....
On a side note - only 50% of MD's enrollment come from catholic elementary schools while the
other 50% come from public schools or other private schools.
MD has students from EVERY city in OC, plus students that come from LA, Riverside and San
and also they have been looking at buying a portion of the shopping center across the street for athletic field area, I believe - I think the Santa Ana bowl serves MD well for the FB
team, (10,000+ capacity) - the IMG game last year was sold out, they let fans sit on the dirt
hill under the scoreboard.
16 - Santa Ana
11 - Newport Beach
8 - Irvine
7 - Costa Mesa
6 - Huntington Beach
5 - Anaheim
5 - Orange
All other cities have four or fewer.
Didn't MD Boys Basketball have a player that lived in Fontana? I think I also remember, the MD QB of the earlier 2000's, Jason Forcier, he lived in Carlsbad I think.