School Details

Bishop Dwenger High School

1300 East Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 496-4700

(out of 10)

Private Grades 9-12 1034 students 19 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Indiana state average

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About this school

Bishop Dwenger High School is a private high school in Fort Wayne. The principal of Bishop Dwenger High School is Mr Jason Schiffli. 1,034 children attend Bishop Dwenger High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.4% of the Bishop Dwenger High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 1,034 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bishop Dwenger High School is 19:1. Northrop High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% %
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Hispanic 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% None%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love the fact that Bishop Dwenger has a great sense of family. Our son a sophomore has adjusted very well and is very happy. That is always a good thing. We are blessed!

  • (4 years ago)

    I've been going there for three years and just love it I have my bad days hust lke everybody else but it's still a great place to met people and have new experiences!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child graduated from Bishop Dwenger in 2008. When you send your child off to college you want to know in your heart they are well prepared academically socially and emotionally and spiritually. Mr. Tone the coaches and his faculty share their faith by example; they give children the attitudes dispositions and skills required to move on in life. BDHS is a very special school with a very special faculty and principal. I know young adults who return to Fort Wayne Indiana because of the value of the Catholic schools. This school is simply off the charts.

  • (5 years ago)

    The art department has the best teachers I have ever met. They really know what they are doing.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of 3 I have been thrilled with the education my children have gotten from Bishop Dwenger. My oldest has graduated and I currently have 2 in High School now. Faith Family Academics community involvement all rolled into one.

  • (6 years ago)

    I wish I had gotten the education my children are getting at BDHS. They are getting strong academics and learning to live their faith.

  • (7 years ago)

    Bishop Dwenger has been one of the best three years of my life. I can't wait to enjoy my Senior year there. Although some people there try to ruin the place but I just enjoy my time and have fun. Bishop Dwenger is a school to cherish.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am an alumnus of BDHS and I believe that it was the best education in Secondary school I could have been given and I will definately send my kids there. The teachers care about the students and they love their jobs not to mention there is still a sense of discipline that is lacking in most public schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    Bishop Dwenger is an all around excellent school. I am impressed by the fact that each and every teacher expresses often how much they love their job and that they wouldn't want to teach anywhere else. Considering these are not high paying teaching positions I think that says a lot about the administration and the student body. Dwenger is an excellent school academically and spiritually and our children truely are 'Citizens of Two Worlds'. If your child is involved in sports they cannot do better than Dwenger. While the principal has earned the respect of the parents he is also loved by the students. He maintains an admirable balance between understanding and discipline. I am a Bishop Dwenger graduate and I wouldn't consider any other school to send my boys.

  • (10 years ago)

    I had 4 children go thru Bishop Dwenger and I have been very very pleased. It is an excellent school. The Principal Mr. Tone really and truly cares about all his students. It is a great school

  • (11 years ago)

    I am an alumnus of the class of 1997. Bishop Dwenger gave me the best quality education I could have received in Fort Wayne. BD prepared me academically socially and spiritually for the following years in college. The staff is truly caring and involved in every aspect of the students' high school careers.

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