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St. Pius X High School (read as "Saint Pius the Tenth") is a Dominican, Catholic co-educational secondary school in Houston, Texas. St. Pius X High School, informally known as St. Pius or SPX, enrolls students in grades 9 through 12 and is administered by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

St. Pius X High School
St. Pius X High School is located in Texas
St. Pius X High School
St. Pius X High School
St. Pius X High School is located in the United States
St. Pius X High School
St. Pius X High School
811 West Donovan Street


United States
Coordinates29°50′36″N 95°24′49″W / 29.84333°N 95.41361°W / 29.84333; -95.41361Coordinates: 29°50′36″N 95°24′49″W / 29.84333°N 95.41361°W / 29.84333; -95.41361
TypePrivate, Co-educational
MottoVeritas ("Truth")
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
PrincipalDiane Larsen
Head of schoolCarmen Garrett Armistead
Enrollment638 (2017–2018)
Average class size19
Hours in school day7.5 Hrs. (8:00AM – 3:30PM)
Color(s)Black, White, Gray, and Orange                 
Athletics conferenceTAPPS
MascotBeppo the Panther
Team namePanthers
RivalSt. Thomas High School (Houston, Texas)
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperThe Torchbearer
YearbookDel Sarto
Tuition$15,200 per student



St. Pius X High School was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Houston in 1956. The school was named in honor of Pope Pius X, who was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1954. Pope Pius X was born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, and his family name was taken as the name of the school's official yearbook, Del Sarto. Pope Pius X's nickname, "Beppo," was also chosen as the name of the school's panther mascot.


St. Pius X teams are the Panthers. The school's football stadium is named after Gary Kubiak, an alumnus who quarterbacked the team for three consecutive state championships.[2]

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  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ Matt Wyatt (November 10, 2017). "St. Pius X renames football arena Kubiak Stadium". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Jeff Jenkins (March 5, 2010). "Baseball: Veteran-led Panthers focus on repeat bid". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Matt Musil (July 31, 2013). "Kubiak's HS coach visits Texans practice". KHOU. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013.
  5. ^ McTaggert, Brian (July 19, 2010). "Hurler Majewski joins hometown team". Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Chris Harrington". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Barnes, Michael (May 22, 2010). "How Do I Know You, Jackson Hurst?". Austin American Statesman. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  8. ^ Graff, Chad (June 6, 2013). "Twins draft prep pitcher/QB Kohl Stewart, insist he'll pick baseball". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Meet Tony Braunagel '67". St.Pius X High School. September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.

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