Archbishop O'Hara High School

Archbishop O'Hara High School was a Catholic high school in Kansas City, Missouri. It was located in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The school was also associated with the De La Salle Christian Brothers, and was one of the ministries of the Midwest District of the Brothers.[2]

Archbishop O'Hara High School
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United States
Coordinates38°57′40″N 94°29′35″W / 38.96111°N 94.49306°W / 38.96111; -94.49306
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PrincipalJane Schaffer
Enrollment360 (2012)
 • Grade 981
 • Grade 1081
 • Grade 1184
 • Grade 12113
Average class size20
Student to teacher ratio14:1
Color(s)Green and Gold   
Athletics conferenceWest Central
Team nameCeltics
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperThe Celtic Sword

Background edit

Archbishop O'Hara High School was established in 1965. It was named after Archbishop Edwin Vincent O'Hara, former Bishop of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.[3]

O'Hara was a college preparatory high school offering AP courses and university credit through Rockhurst University and the University of Missouri–Kansas City. 100% of its students attended post secondary education with approximately 75% enrolling in four year colleges and universities. O'Hara had great success in sports since its beginnings with state championships in a variety of sports. Sports offered included football, basketball, swimming, soccer, tennis, golf, wrestling, track, cross country.

History edit

November 2013 saw a Catholic brother at Kansas City's O'Hara High School fired after police confirmed an investigation of suspicious photographs on a school computer that he used.[4][5] Investigators said that a student had borrowed the brother's computer to print a document. When the student was finished, they closed the application and a suspicious file popped up. The student reported what they saw to the principal and the brother was placed on administrative leave.

The school was closed following the 2016–2017 school year.[6] A new high school, St. Michael the Archangel High School, opened in Lee's Summit in 2017,[7] and some of the faculty moved to the new school.[8] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.[9]

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Notes and references edit

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ De La Salle Christian Brothers of the Midwest, Archived 2008-08-01 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  3. ^ Archbishop O'Hara High School, Retrieved October 12, 2008.
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  6. ^ Troutman, Caitlin (25 May 2017). "Alumni Are Nostalgic As Archbishop O'Hara High School Closes In South Kansas City". KCUR. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  7. ^ "New Catholic high school opens in Lee's Summit". FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports. 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  8. ^ Mike Genet (2014-04-24). "New Catholic high school expected to open in fall of 2016". The Examiner. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
  9. ^ "Weekly listing". National Park Service.