Cristo Rey Jesuit High School celebrates 100% of students getting accepted into colleges

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- "A little nervous, but I'm very excited. This just made, I think, my high school career really real," said Ailed Martinez, Cristo Rey Jesuit senior.

A joyful day for one of Milwaukee's newer high schools. Students at Cristo Rey Jesuit on the South Side cheered for their graduating class. Every school has a graduating class, but not every school has the kind of success that Cristo Rey has had.

"100% of our seniors were accepted to college and today we're celebrating their signing day," said Dulce Gutierrez, college counselor at CRJ.

"I will be attending Marquette University with a full ride this fall," said one student.

"Next year, I will be attending Stanford University on a full ride," said another student.

"I'm just very proud of my whole classmates and what we've accomplished this year alone, coming back from a pandemic," said another student.

This will be the fourth year in a row that 100% of Cristo Rey's graduates have been accepted to college.

Cristo Rey opened in 2015, for students with limited financial means, and it mixes rigorous academics with professional work experience to help those students succeed in college.

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