Fast Facts

School System Fast Facts

Schools in System: Bishop Heelan High School, Holy Cross School, 
Mater Dei School, Sacred Heart School, Cathedral Dual Language Academy

: Our Catholic schools united in 1998. Our first school opened in 1881.

High School:
A recently-built high school is complete with the new O'Gorman Fieldhouse and our outdoor Crusader Courtyard

PK-12 Enrollment

: Iowa Core Catholic Curriculum Model

High School 
Curriculum: College Prep with Advanced Placement Courses

Graduation Rate

2023 Graduates
:122 Graduates, 40% with honors

College Scholarships:
Nearly $9 million offered in academic scholarships.

50% of seniors honored for serving others

22.2 for the 2020-21 School year(22% of 2020 Seniors Scored 30 or higher on ACT) 

Enrollment of Catholic and other faiths

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

2023 Successes
• 92% going onto college, 72% to four year colleges and universities
• Forty-five students graduated with a 3.75 GPA or above and were enrolled in an honors course
• Sixty students received Silver Cord community service honors
• $9 million in scholarship awards offered to graduates
• Graduates attending domestic and international colleges and universities
• Seven students scored a 30 or higher on ACT
• BHCS had 12 seniors who earned the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy this year. 

Girls basketball and boys basketball return to state, make semifinals
Four wrestlers qualified for the state meet. Ethan DeLeon '23 earned runner-up honors for the second straight season.
• Britton Patee '25 qualified for the state swim meet
• The school's top show choir group, Harmonia Mundi, made it the finals in every competition they entered this year winning many awards. Delaney Andreasen '24 won three best solo awards. 
• Holy Cross Quiz Bowl teams placed second and third at state. 
• Eight BHCS students were recognized by Siouxland Catholic Radio at the 2nd Annual Juried Youth Art Festival. 
• There were 19 high school student-athletes who competed at the state track and field meet. Sean Schaefer '24 placed 2nd in the long jump, while Jaron Bleeker '24 got 3rd in the high jump. 
• The boys and girls soccer teams each made it to the state tournament. The Crusader boys made it to the semifinal round, while the girls won the second state championship in program history. 


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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