Fast Facts

School System Fast Facts

Schools in System: Bishop Heelan High School, Holy Cross School, 
Mater Dei School, Sacred Heart School, Dual Language Academy
: Our Catholic schools united in 1998. Our first school opened in 1881.
High School: A New High School is complete with the new O'Gorman Fieldhouse and our outdoor Crusader Courtyard
PK-12 Enrollment:1,565
Curriculum: Iowa Core Catholic Curriculum Model
High School Curriculum: College Prep with Advanced Placement Courses
Graduation Rate:100%
2022 Graduates:102 Graduates, 40% with honors
College Scholarships: Nearly $10 million offered in academic scholarships.
Service: 50% of seniors honored for serving others
ACT: 22.2 for the 2020-21 School year(22% of 2020 Seniors Scored 30 or higher on ACT) 
FaithEnrollment of Catholic and other faiths
Diversity: 25% Minorities

Our Schools Grade Levels:
Bishop Heelan High School, Grades 9-12
Holy Cross School, Grades PK-8
Mater Dei PK,TK-8
Sacred Heart School, PK-8
Cathedral Dual Language Academy PK-1
Preschools: 5, including a 3 year old Preschool

2022 Successes
• 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
• 2 National Merit Finalists in 2022
• Graduates attending 50 different colleges and universities
Girls basketball qualifies for state, Class 4A runner-up 2022

• Girls soccer qualified for state
• Girls volleyball qualified for state 
• Girls cross country returns to state meet
• Girls on the metro swim team went to state
• Music Department sends 12 vocalists, 3 band members to All-State Festival


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



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