Holy Ghost Elementary School is comprised of 7 early childhood centers, 4 grade schools, a middle school and a high school within the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa.
The members of Holy Family Catholic Schools believe that families are domestic churches and the foundation of a Catholic way of life; children are gifts from God and have the right to know the nurturing love of their Creator; parents are the first and primary educators of children; each parish and its programs of Catholic education are an extension of the family and assist families in their mission.
Holy Family Catholic Schools, in partnership with parents, will excel in providing high-quality, Catholic school education, permeated with Gospel values, for the Dubuque-area community.
Our mission is to effectively form and support families and students in understanding and living the Catholic way of life through message, community, worship and service.
Holy Family Catholic Schools partner with families, integrating an academic curriculum with religious truth and values.
Students engage in learning and living the Catholic faith through experiences of message, worship, community and service.
Faculty, staff, parents and students bring faith to life and life to faith through information and formation opportunities.
Encountering Christ's presence in scripture, sacrament and community, we transform and are transformed.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 166 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5

Student Body

Total Students
166 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
Holy Ghost Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Holy Ghost Elementary School is comprised of 7 early childhood centers, 4 grade schools, a middle school and a high school within the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa. The members of Holy Family Catholic Schools believe that families are domestic churches and the foundation of a Catholic way of life; children are gifts from God and have the right to know the nurturing love of their Creator; parents are the first and primary educators of children; each parish and its programs of Catholic education are an extension of the family and assist families in their mission. Holy Family Catholic Schools, in partnership with parents, will excel in providing high-quality, Catholic school education, permeated with Gospel values, for the Dubuque-area community. Our mission is to effectively form and support families and students in understanding and living the Catholic way of life through message, community, worship and service. Holy Family Catholic Schools partner with families, integrating an academic curriculum with religious truth and values. Students engage in learning and living the Catholic faith through experiences of message, worship, community and service. Faculty, staff, parents and students bring faith to life and life to faith through information and formation opportunities. Encountering Christ's presence in scripture, sacrament and community, we transform and are transformed.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 166 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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