Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic High School Photo #1 - Central Catholic High School is a 4-Year, College Preparatory School located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley.
Central Catholic High School Photo #2 - 100% of Central Catholic's graduating students matriculate to colleges and universities across the country and around the world. The Class of 2016 earned more than $9 million in college scholarships.
Central Catholic High School Photo #3 - Faithful to our Catholic Tradition, our mission is to witness to the Gospel while building an educational community that inspires the spiritual, academic, and social development of young adults.
Central Catholic High School Photo #4 - Our fundamental Core Values are Faith, Academic Rigor, Family, Community, and Integrity.
Central Catholic High School Photo #5 - A Central Catholic graduate is a spiritually-developed person, an academically-prepared student, a socially-responsible leader, and, a globally-conscious citizen.
Central Catholic High School Photo #6 - WE offer 22 honors and AP courses. In addition, two college courses are offered on our campus each year. Central Catholic seniors earned 87 college units prior to graduation.
Central Catholic High School Photo #7 - WE currently have 18 sports on campus. Our sports teams compete in the Valley Oak league and have won multiple league, section, and state championships.
Central Catholic High School Photo #8 - WE have 17 clubs and co-curriculars. 90% of our student body participates in co-curricular activities.
Central Catholic High School Photo #9 - WE have a Scholarship Program totaling more than $600,000 designed to help families send their children to Central Catholic High School.
Central Catholic High School Photo #10 - WE donate more than 15,000 hours to the community each year while supporting over 100 organizations and charities.
  • Central Catholic High School provides 4-year College Preparatory education.
  • A Central Catholic graduate will be spiritually-developed, academically-prepared, a socially-responsible leader, and a globally-conscious citizen.
  • We offer 22 Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses.
  • Through a college partnership, college courses are offered on our campus each year. Last year, our seniors earned 87 college credits prior to graduation.
  • The average SAT score is 1568 and the average ACT score is 23.
  • The Class of 2016 earned over $9 million in college scholarships and 100% of our graduates go on to college.
  • We currently have 17 clubs and 18 sports on campus and over 90% of our student body participates in co-curricular and sports activities.
  • Each student is required to complete 100 hours of Christian/ community service prior to graduation.
  • We have a growing International Student program with more than a dozen students from Asia and South America attending our campus.
  • We offer a variety of scholarships to incoming and current students.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students379 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Advanced Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Government and Politics - United States, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP United States History,
Average SAT score1140
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants/shorts, polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,690
Tuition NotesCentral Catholic High School offers more than 50 scholarships to incoming and current students. Roughly 40% of our current student body has received more than $550,000 in scholarships to assist with tuition costs.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorJodi Tybor
Admissions AssociateChris Hancock


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, ASB (Associated Student Body), BETA (Academic Achievement Club), Blue Crew, Book Club, Bowling Club, Christian Athletes, CSF (California Scholarship Federation - Academic Club), Interact Club, International Club, Key Club (in conjunction with Kiwanis), Math Bowl Team, NHS (National Honor Society - Academic Club), Running Clubb, Science Olympiad, Social Justice Club, Speech and Debate Teams, Student Marketing, Technology Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Creative Writing Club, Drama Clu

School Notes

  • Central Catholic is a 4-year, College Preparatory High School that offers students a rigorous, diverse curriculum rooted in the traditions of the Catholic faith. Central Catholic`s faculty is comprised of highly skilled and devoted educators who understand the vital role they have in shaping each student while preparing them for the challenges they are sure to face as college students and as global citizens in the 21st century.
  • Classes are designed to promote critical thinking, effective communication and strong reasoning skills. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves in their course selection and, for those students who seek a more rigorous course of study, Central Catholic offers honors and AP classes in English, social studies, mathematics, science and foreign language.
  • All courses offered meet or exceed the admission requirements for both public and private universities nationwide.
  • It is our ongoing goal for 100% of our seniors to attend college. 
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