Catholic High School For Boys (Little Rock, Arkansas)
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Catholic High School For Boys Little Rock, Arkansas
Catholic High School for Boys
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
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
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]

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.


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 2-time state football champions (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, 2016, 2017)
  • 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, 2017)[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


  1. ^ "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Catholic High School For Boys". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile" (PDF). Little Rock Catholic High School. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "School Profile, Catholic High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2014.
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