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

Enrollment of Catholic and other faiths

 34% 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

2023-24 Successes

  • The Bishop Heelan football team made it all the way to the 2023 Class 3A championship game, winning 11 games. Four players earned All-State status. 
  • The Crusaders girls cross country team qualified for the state meet in October and placed 10th in Class 3A. 
  • Maliyah Hacker was one of four juniors statewide to be named as an Iowa Girls Coaches Association first-team All-State member.
  • The Fine Arts students sent 18 vocalists and two band members to the IHSMA All-State Festival in November. That broke a school record. 
  • Five Crusaders helped the Sioux City co-op high school girls swim team make it to state. 
  • In December, the Marching Crusaders will play at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. The choir will travel to Italy next June.
  • Renae Callaghan earned the Sioux City Rotary Club Student of the Month in December. 


    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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