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
23%
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
43%
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
100%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Jazz Ensemble, Newspaper, Spanish Club, Speech Team, Student Council, Swing Choir, Yearbook
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  • 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
    60
  • 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
    1251
  • 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
    31
  • 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
    141
  • Mount Pleasant
    Grades: 3-12 | 71 students
    1163.3 miles
    690 Coleman Blvd.
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 884-0902
    1163.3 3-12
    71

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