Cardinal Gibbons High School (Raleigh, North Carolina)

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Cardinal Gibbons High School
Cardinal gibbons logo.png
Cum Deo Omnia Possum
Address
1401 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, North Carolina, (Wake County), 27607
United States
Coordinates 35°48′10″N 78°43′44″W / 35.80278°N 78.72889°W / 35.80278; -78.72889Coordinates: 35°48′10″N 78°43′44″W / 35.80278°N 78.72889°W / 35.80278; -78.72889
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1909
CEEB Code 343205
Principal Jason D. Curtis
Chaplain Romen Acero
Faculty 79
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,277 (2013)
Color(s) Green and gold         
Mascot Crusaders
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Average SAT scores 1146
Newspaper The Crusader
Yearbook Landmark
Tuition $8,850 (Catholic rate) $12,500 (non-affiliated rate)
Affiliation Diocese of Raleigh
Art and Literary Magazine Repeater
Athletic Director Todd Schuler
Website

Cardinal Gibbons High School (CGHS) is a private coeducational college-preparatory Catholic high school in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cardinal Gibbons and St. Thomas More Academy are the only Catholic high schools in Raleigh, and two of three high schools in the Diocese of Raleigh.

Cardinal Gibbons was founded in 1909 and has an enrollment of about 1,225 students. There are 79 faculty members, 70 percent of whom possess at least a master's degree or higher.

The school is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools. Jason D. Curtis is the principal.

History[edit]

Cardinal Gibbons was originally called Sacred Heart High School, and was the first Roman Catholic High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. The school was originally at the Pulaski Cowper mansion, which was later transformed into Sacred Heart Cathedral, the smallest cathedral in the continental United States. The school was later named "Cathedral Latin High School." In 1962 a new school building opened on Western Boulevard in Raleigh and the school was renamed "Cardinal Gibbons Memorial High School."[2] The site was used for an orphanage until the 1950s.[3] Cathedral School still exists as an elementary and middle school which feeds into Cardinal Gibbons High. The school currently occupies a campus on Edwards Mill Rd. which was completed in 1999.[2] The former school site is the new location for Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.[3]

Feeder schools[edit]

Cardinal Gibbons High School draws most of its enrollment from the surrounding Roman Catholic lower schools in the Research Triangle area. These are:

Athletics[edit]

  • Boys sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling
  • Girls sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance Team, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Cardinal Gibbons High School's Athletic Department has state championships in over nine men's and women's sports. Since 1998, the volleyball team has won 11 state championship titles.[citation needed] The men's soccer team won the NCHSAA 2A state championship from 2006–2008 and won the 3A title in 2010[citation needed]. The cheerleading team is a three-time national champion squad and won the North Carolina state championship in 2007, 2010 and 2011.[citation needed] Both JV and varsity teams brought in a first place title in their classifications during the end-of-year state competition in 2013. The team is also a two-time winner of the Carolina Cup, which is awarded to the top overall squad across all school classifications.

Cardinal Gibbons High School's varsity swim team has brought home seventeen state championships from 2001 to 2013. The women's team won from for nine consecutive years, from 2001 to 2009. The men's team won in 2004 and 2005, and from 2008 to 2013.

Cardinal Gibbons High School's football team qualified for the NCHSAA playoffs every year from 2009 through 2013. Both the men's and women's cross country team have produced star collegiate runners and are two of the winningest teams at the high school [4][5]

Fine arts[edit]

Cardinal Gibbons has visual arts and performing arts, such as drama, chorus, guitar, percussion, photography, and dance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b Quillin, Martha (3 January 2015). "Raleigh diocese breaks ground on new cathedral". News & Observer. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mid-State 2A Conference Meet". MileSplit North Carolina. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "High School OT.com - School - Cardinal Gibbons". HighschoolOT.com. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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