Catholic Central High School

319 Sheldon Blvd Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-0495
     Tel: (616)233-5801
        
   
Grades: 9 - 12 | 676 students
Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School was founded in 1906 as the first Catholic co-educational school in the nation.
At Catholic Central High School (CC) we move from small neighborhood schools to a centrally located downtown school.
Our mission is to promote and provide appropriate student social activities in a drug and alcohol free environment; to provide educational resources and programs for parents and students; and to encourage parent/student and parent/parent communication.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded 1906

Student Body

Total Students 676 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Catholic Central High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, Capstone, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Macroeconomics, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Statistics, US Government & Politics, US History, World History, 
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Potter's House (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Living Stones Academy (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Living Stones Academy (1.4 miles away)
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  • Grand RapidsLiving Stones Academy
      (Christian)
    1250 Sigsbee St Se
    Grand RapidsMI 49506
    (616)819-1902
      (Christian)
    1.4 mi | 71 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • Grand RapidsSacred Heart Of Jesus School
      (Roman Catholic)
    1200 Dayton St Sw
    Grand RapidsMI 49504
    (616)459-0948
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.6 mi | 122 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Grand RapidsSt Thomas The Apostle Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    1429 Wilcox Park Dr Se
    Grand RapidsMI 49506
    (616)458-4228
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.6 mi | 337 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Grand RapidsOakdale Christian School
      (Christian)
    1050 Fisk St Se
    Grand RapidsMI 49507
    (616)574-5700
      (Christian)
    1.6 mi | 259 students | Gr. K-6                      
  • Grand RapidsSt. Isidore Catholic Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    625 Spring Avenue Ne
    Grand RapidsMI 49503
    (616)454-1236
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.6 mi | 116 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

1 month ago
I am alumni of Catholic Central High School. This was a high quality school when I graduated back in the early 2000's and I am amazed and proud of where it is today. The programs and course offerings extend to those that are high achieving to those that need learning support. They offer just as many varsity sports as those schools that have three times their population. The fine arts program is award winning and continues to impress. Students have opportunities to grow in their faith with retreats and weekly Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. I have lived in other major cities around the mid-west and Catholic Central High School is amongst the best secondary education you can find.
- Posted by Student/Alumni
1 month ago
Catholic Central High School provides all students with the opportunity to challenge themselves academically, spiritually, athletically, and socially in a Christ centered environment. As an alumni, I am proud be a part of the teaching staff.
- Posted by Teacher
1 month ago
The academics at Catholic Central are second to none among high schools in West Michigan. Students are extremely well prepared for college and the next step in their lives. The teachers are very accommodating to all the students and willing to provide all the necessary help for students to have success. The teachers are demanding and push students to achieve great things. Extracurricular activities are awesome. Athletics and the arts are as plentiful as the local schools with 3000 students. Participation in all of them is higher then any other school around. Facilities are now in the process of matching every first class experience this school has to offer. The school and athletic facilities are going through major planning for upgrades and will be the best when done.
- Posted by Parent
1 month ago
Catholic Central is a great school , we are blessed to have a defined mission and plenty of resources to accomplish that mission. We have kind, caring and hardworking students and parents that are involved in their children's eduction.
- Posted by Teacher

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