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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (North Carolina)

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Kernersville, North Carolina, minutes from downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem. It operates under the direction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
1725 North Carolina Highway 66 South


United States
Coordinates36°4′41″N 80°3′42″W / 36.07806°N 80.06167°W / 36.07806; -80.06167Coordinates: 36°4′41″N 80°3′42″W / 36.07806°N 80.06167°W / 36.07806; -80.06167
School typePrivate, Coeducational Catholic
MottoPraesis ut Prosis
"Excel that you might better serve"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
DenominationRoman Catholic
OversightDiocese of Charlotte
PrincipalTracy Shaw
Age range14-18
Enrollment372 as of 2018-2019
Average class size24
Campus size42 acres (170,000 m2)
Color(s)Navy, Gold, and White
Athletics conferenceNorthwest Conference
Team nameVillains
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper"Villain Nation"
Communities servedGreensboro, NC, High Point, NC, Winston-Salem, NC
Dean of StudentsSister Anne Thomas
Admissions DirectorKim Knox
Assistant PrincipalRandy Quarles
Athletic DirectorJeff Stoller



It is the only Catholic high school in the Piedmont Triad area. Bishop McGuinness was named one of the nation's top 50 Catholic high schools by the National Catholic High School Honor Roll.[2]

Feeder schoolsEdit


The mascot for Bishop McGuinness is the Villain. The mascot comes from the school's predecessor, the Villa Marie Anna Academy.[3]


The boys basketball team won the NCHSAA State Championship in 2009. This team holds the school record for most wins in a season (31) and the best overall record (31-2). Boys Basketball has claimed 5 state championships- 1963, 1982, 1983, 1987, 2009, and 2019.

As of 2014, the girls basketball team (the Lady Villains) have won nine consecutive state championships, the NCHSAA Record, and is also tied for the 2nd longest consecutive state championship win streak nationally.


The Boys' Cross Country team has qualified for the NCHSAA 1A Regional and State meets seven consecutive times since 2005, finishing as low as eight, with their highest finish of third place in the 2011 NCHSAA 1A State Championship at Beeson Park. They have won the NCHSAA Northwest 1A Conference title in 2009 and 2011, as well as having won the NCHSAA 1A Midwest Regional Meet in both 2007 and 2011. They have won the state title twice, in 2012 and 2013.

The Girls' Cross Country team has an even more exceptional record. Although they have only appeared in the NCHSAA State Meet since 2006, they have been awarded runners-up three times. They have won the Midwest 1A Regional and Northwest 1A Conference meets five of the past six years, and holds the NCHSAA 1A State Title for 2008, 2012, and 2013.[4]

Boys' tennisEdit

The Boys' Tennis team won the 2011 NCHSAA 1A State Championship defeating the North Carolina School of Math and Science in the final. In addition to the team championship, Senior Joseph Riazzi won the NCHSAA 1A individual doubles state championship.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ BMCHS. "Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Web Site". Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  3. ^ "Athletics". Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Bishop McGuinness Cross Country: Welcome Web Page". Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.