Fast Facts

School System Fast Facts

Schools in System: Bishop Heelan High School, Holy Cross School, 
Mater Dei School, Sacred Heart School
History
: Our Catholic schools united in 1998
School: A New Fine Arts Center opened in 2014 and new classrooms in 2018
PK-12 Enrollment:1,600
Curriculum: Iowa Core Catholic Curriculum Model
High School Curriculum:College Prep with Advanced Placement Courses
Graduation Rate:100%
2018 Graduates:129 Graduates
Average ACT Class of 2017: 23.1
Parish Affiliations: 4 Parishes
FaithEnrollment of Catholic and other faiths
Diversity: 25% Minorities
ChoiceArea’s only private multi-school system
Alumni:14,000

Our Schools Grade Levels:
Bishop Heelan High School, Grades 9-12
Holy Cross School PK & Grades K-8
Mater Dei PK & Grades TK-8
Sacred Heart School, PK & Grades K-8
Preschools: 3

2018 High School Graduates
• 2 National Merit Finalists and a Semi-Finalist
• 95% going onto college, 82% to four year colleges and universities
• 84% took online college credit courses
• 52% received Silver Cord community service honors
• $12.3 million in scholarship awards offered to graduates
• Graduates attending 51 different colleges and universities

Other 2017-18 School Year Highlights:
Quiz Bowl State Champions
Football Winning Season
Girls Volleyball to State 
Cross Country to State
Wrestling Winning Season

Basketball Winning Season
Track athletes to State

Girls Soccer State Champion Runner-up
Boys Soccer Winning Season 

Baseball in progress
Girls Softball Winning Season

Accreditations and Memberships
Diocese of Sioux City
North Central Accreditation
Iowa Department of Education
National Catholic Education Association
Iowa High School Athletic Association
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
Iowa High School Music Association
Iowa High School Speech Association