Detroit Catholic Central High School

Detroit Catholic Central High School, commonly known as Catholic Central (CC), is a private, Catholic, all-male, college preparatory high school in Novi, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1928 in Detroit, Michigan by the Archdiocese of Detroit, the school is operated by the Congregation of St. Basil.

Detroit Catholic Central High School
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Detroit Catholic Central High School is located in Michigan
Detroit Catholic Central High School
Detroit Catholic Central High School
Detroit Catholic Central High School is located in the United States
Detroit Catholic Central High School
Detroit Catholic Central High School
27225 Wixom Road

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48374

United States
Coordinates42°29′22″N 83°32′26″W / 42.48944°N 83.54056°W / 42.48944; -83.54056Coordinates: 42°29′22″N 83°32′26″W / 42.48944°N 83.54056°W / 42.48944; -83.54056
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TypePrivate
MottoTeach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Congregation of St. Basil
Patron saint(s)Mary, Alma Mater (The Blessed Mother)
Established1928
PrincipalPatrick Fulton
ChaplainJames O'Neill
Teaching staff76.0 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Grades9-12
GenderBoys
Enrollment1,072[1] (2015-16)
Student to teacher ratio14.1[1]
Color(s)Royal Blue and White         
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School League
NicknameShamrocks
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
NewspaperThe Spectrum
YearbookThe Shamrock
Website

The school was originally located on Harper Avenue in Detroit with an enrollment of 280 students; the school has made several moves in its history and now has an enrollment of over 1,000 students at its 60-acre (240,000 m2) campus in Novi.

HistoryEdit

The current campus, built for $30 million, opened in August 2005. At the time it had 920 students.[3]

AthleticsEdit

The Shamrocks compete in the Central Division of the Catholic High School League and in Class A/Division I (largest schools) of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

  • Baseball (3 state titles: 1979, 1987, and 1999)[4]
  • Basketball (2 state titles: 1961 and 1976)[5]
  • Bowling (1 state title: 2010)[6]
  • Cross country (6 state titles: 1983, 1984, 1989, 2001, 2009 and 2010)[7]
  • Football (10 state titles: 1979, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2009)[8]
  • Golf (5 state titles: 2003, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017)[9]
  • Ice hockey (14 titles: 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)[10]
  • Lacrosse (1 state title: 2018)
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Soccer (1 state title: 2017)
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis (3 state titles: 1985, 1986, 2010)[11]
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling (15 state titles: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1988, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)[12]

Catholic Central's athletic rival is Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills.[13]

Notable alumniEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch/school_detail.asp?ID=00638621
  2. ^ "AdvancED - Institution Summary". advanc-ed.org. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "High school's new home rates 'Wow!'." The Detroit News. August 24, 2005. ID det22236488. Retrieved on October 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Yearly Champions - Baseball - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Yearly Champions - Boys Basketball - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Team Champions - Boys Bowling - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  7. ^ "Team Champions - Boys Cross Country - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "Yearly Champions - Football - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Team Champions - Boys Golf - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Yearly Champions - Ice Hockey- MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Team Champions - Boys Tennis - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  12. ^ "Team Champions - Wrestling - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  13. ^ http://detnews.com/article/20101007/SPORTS05/10070356/Brother-Rice-Catholic-Central-rivalry-still-going-strong[dead link]
  14. ^ https://www.osa-opn.org/home/articles/volume_25/july_august_2014/features/tony_siegman_s_legacy_of_laser_education/
  15. ^ "Who Was Jay Sebring?". Detroit Free Press. November 18, 2017.

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