Catholic High School For Boys
Catholic High School for Boys
Address
6300 Father Tribou St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
United States
Coordinates 34°45?21?N 92°20?39?W / 34.75583°N 92.34417°W / 34.75583; -92.34417Coordinates: 34°45?21?N 92°20?39?W / 34.75583°N 92.34417°W / 34.75583; -92.34417
Information
Type Private, All-Male
Motto Virtus in Veritate (Latin)
(Manliness in Truth)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1930
Founder Bishop John B. Morris
Sister school Mount St. Mary Academy
CEEB code 041420
NCES School ID 00047854[1]
Rector Msgr. Lawrence Frederick
Principal Steve Straessle
Faculty 55[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 754[2]
Campus Urban
Color(s)      Purple
     Gold
Mascot Rockets
Accreditation Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association
Average ACT scores 24.6[2]
Newspaper Rocket Times
Yearbook The Rocket
Affiliation Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Football stadium War Memorial Stadium
Director of College Counseling Fred Baker
College attendance rate 98%[2]
Website

Catholic High School for Boys is a private, Catholic high school located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and established in 1930.

Extracurricular activities

The Catholic High School for Boys mascot is The Rockets, with purple and gold serving as its school colors.

Athletics

The Little Rock Catholic Rockets compete in the 7A Classification, which is the state's largest classification, administered by the Arkansas Activities Association. The Rockets compete in the 7A/6A Central Conference. Interscholastic activities include: football, golf, basketball, bowling, cross country running, soccer, swimming and diving, wrestling, track and field, and baseball.[3]

The Rockets have enjoyed numerous state championships in its history including: Baseball: 2 state titles in 1971 and 1972

  • Football: The Rockets football team are 3-time state football champions (1971, 1984, 1985).
  • Golf: The boys golf team are 8-time state golf champions (1964, 1965, 1967, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2006).
  • Swimming and diving: The Rockets swim teams are 11-time state swimming champions (1962, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 2002, 2003, 2004).
  • Soccer: The soccer team are 5-time 7A classification state soccer champions (2002, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011).
  • Wrestling: The wrestling team are 1-time 7A/6A state wrestling champions (2014).
  • Tennis: The boys tennis team are 15-time state tennis champions (1968, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2015)
  • Basketball: The basketball team won the Arkansas 7A State Championship in 2008.

Clubs and traditions

In addition to athletic competition, Catholic sponsors a JROTC unit, which participates in: Drill, Physical Fitness, Academic, and Cyber Patriot competitions, as well as participating in Quiz Bowl, debate and speech competitions. Clubs and organizations include Student Council, REACH, and honor societies such as Beta Club and the National Honor Society.

  • MCJROTC: The MCJROTC unit was founded by Major General Sidney S. McMath (USMC), former Governor of Arkansas, on 27 November 1967, when General Clifford B. Drake (USMC) official presented the unit colors during Charter Day ceremonies, becoming the third commissioned JROTC program in the nation.[] The early cadets who attended the program were refereed to as "Sid's Kids" Marine instructors are Sgt. Maj. R.S. Jernigan (Ret. USMC) and Col. C. Johnson (Ret. USMC). The unit contains female cadets from Mount St. Mary Academy, [4] . The unit as a whole receiving many awards, including:
        Designated Naval Honor School, Program with Distinction (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)[5] 
        Marine Corps Reserve Association, Region V Best Marine Corps Unit (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)[6] 
        JROTC National Physical Fitness Champions ( 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)[7][8] 
        JROTC Academic Bowl, Best MCJROTC Academic team (2016)

The JROTC program sponsors many different teams, such as: Academic, Armed Drill, Armed Exhibition Drill, Cyber Patriot, and Physical Fitness.

Notable alumni

  • Dr. John C. York (Class of 1967) Cancer researcher and Co-Chairman, San Francisco 49'ers.
  • French Hill (Class of 1975), United States Congressman[9]
  • Jake Bequette (Class of 2007), professional football player for the New England Patriots[]
  • Nick Andrews (Class of 2006), Proud Citizen of the United States of America and successful businessman, 3yr football starter, 2x All-Conference, and member of Phi Delta Theta at The University of Arkansas, United States of America

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