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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
Kernersville, (Forsyth County), North Carolina 27284
United States
Coordinates 36°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 type private, Coeducational Catholic
Motto Praesis ut Prosis
"Excel that you might better serve"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded 1959 (1959)
Oversight Diocese of Charlotte
Principal Tracy Shaw
Grades 912
Age range 14-18
Enrollment 372 as of 2018-2019
Average class size 24
Language English
Campus size 42 acres (170,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue and Gold and White             
Athletics conference Northwest Conference
Nickname Bishop
Team name Villains
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average SAT scores 1950
Newspaper "Villain Nation"
Communities served Greensboro, NC, High Point, NC, Winston-Salem, NC
Graduates 7056
Dean of Students Sister Anne Thomas
Admissions Director Kim Knox
Assistant Principal Randy Quarles
Athletic Director Jeff 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. The 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.

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.

See alsoEdit

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.