Kuemper Catholic School System

Kuemper Catholic School System is a private, Roman Catholic PK-12 school in Carroll, Iowa. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City. It includes the elementary/middle school division and Kuemper Catholic High School, held in four buildings.

Kuemper Catholic School System
St. Angela Center (grades 4-5 and HQ): 116 S. East Street
Holy Spirit Center (K-3): 201 S. Clark Street
St. Lawrence Center (7-8): 1519 N. West Street
High school & PK-K: 109 South Clark Street

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United States
Coordinates42°03′33″N 94°51′59″W / 42.059152°N 94.866375°W / 42.059152; -94.866375Coordinates: 42°03′33″N 94°51′59″W / 42.059152°N 94.866375°W / 42.059152; -94.866375
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoWe provide a Christ-centered environment where students grow spiritually, academically, and socially, becoming responsible citizens of the world.
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
FounderJoseph Kuemper
PresidentJohn Steffes
PrincipalTed Garringer
ChaplainFr. Behm
Hours in school day7
Color(s)Red and Gold   
Athletics conferenceHawkeye 10
Team nameKnights
NewspaperThe Charger
YearbookThe Lance
Head Football CoachRyan Steinkamp
Head Basketball CoachSean Minnehan
Athletic DirectorChad Klein
DioceseSioux City


The roots of Kuemper Catholic School go all the way back to 1874 with the Mt. Carmel parish began a small pioneering Catholic school. By 1916, each of the 12 area parishes surrounding Carroll built their own Catholic grade school, and eventually Catholic high schools were also established in Breda, Mt. Carmel, Templeton, and Vail.

Fr. Joseph Kuemper (1855-1923) left his mark and an important legacy on Carroll county's 20th century history.

St. Bernard High School in Breda consolidated into Kuemper High in 1979.[1]

The Christ the King School in Breda,[2] along with the Holy Trinity Catholic grade school, consolidated into Kuemper Catholic System in 2003.[1]


The main administrative headquarters of the Kuemper System are on the second floor of the St. Angela Center. The system has four buildings: Holy Spirit Center for kindergarten through grade 3, the third and fourth floors of St. Angela Center for grades 7 and 8, St. Lawrence Center for grades 4–6, and Kuemper High School for grades 9–12. Preschool and optional kindergarten classes are held in the Kuemper High building's first floor although the preschool/kindergarten administration is at Holy Spirit Center. Kuemper High and St. Angela Center are connected to one another.[3]

Campuses in Carroll


The Knights compete within the Hawkeye 10 Conference and are part of the Iowa High School Athletic Association's class 2A in most sports.

Fall SportsEdit

  • Cross Country (boys and girls)
  • Football
  • Volleyball

Winter SportsEdit

  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Bowling
  • Wrestling

Spring SportsEdit

  • Golf (boys and girls)
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Track and Field (boys and girls)

Summer SportsEdit

  • Baseball
  • Softball

See alsoEdit

Notable alumniEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "When schools close". Carroll Daily Times Herald. 2014-03-28. Archived from the original on 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  2. ^ "Education." City of Breda. Retrieved on July 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Kuemper Catholic School System. Retrieved on July 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "404 Page". {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  5. ^ "A familiar face in a new chapter". Carroll Daily Times Herald. 2018-06-15.

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