Central Catholic Middle & High School

  • Central Catholic was founded in 1956. For the past 45 years, we have been proud to serve the Grand Island area.
  • Central Catholic began as a four-year high school for grades 9-12.
  • Grades seven and eight were added later to form a junior-senior high school.
  • In 1997, a $1-million building expansion was completed and sixth grade was added to the school.
  • Today, Central Catholic consists of a middle school for grades 6-8 and a high school for grades 9-12.
  • Central Catholic is fully accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education and North Central Association of Colleges & Schools.
  • All members of the administrative and teaching staff are certified by the State of Nebraska.
  • Central Catholic is primarily a college preparatory institution. The school seeks to meet the needs of all students through a diversified curriculum.
  • At the middle school level, emphasis is placed on learning basic skills and exposing students to a wide variety of learning opportunities in a highly structured environment.
  • At the high school level, a broad range of courses are offered to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Religious instruction is an integral part of the curriculum for both middle school and high school students.
  • To promote moral and spiritual development, Christian principles based upon Catholic Tradition are incorporated into every phase of daily school life.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences, Language-based
Year Founded1956
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students289 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Central Catholic Middle & High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size47 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP English Language and Composition, AP World History
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(spirit wear-casual uniform-Khaki or navy blue pants, Dark or royal blue, white, gray shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Jazz Ensemble, Newspaper, Spanish Club, Speech Team, Student Council, Swing Choir, Yearbook
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Island
    Heartland Lutheran High School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 9-12 | 60 students
    3.3 miles
    3900 W Husker Highway
    Grand Island, NE 68803
    (308) 385-3900
    3.3 9-12
  • Lincoln
    Pius X High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1251 students
    90.7 miles
    6000 A St
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    (402) 488-0931
    90.7 9-12
  • Glendale
    Life Development Institute
    Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 31 students
    911.5 miles
    18001 N 79th Ave Ste B42
    Glendale, AZ 85308
    (623) 773-2774
    911.5 9-12
  • Fort Mill
    Grades: K-12 | 141 students
    1030.8 miles
    375 Star Light Dr.
    Fort Mill, SC 29715
    (803) 547-3223
    1030.8 K-12
  • Mount Pleasant
    Grades: 3-12 | 71 students
    1163.3 miles
    690 Coleman Blvd.
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 884-0902
    1163.3 3-12

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The average private school tuition in Nebraska is $2,992 for elementary schools and $7,158 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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