Creighton Preparatory School

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Creighton Preparatory School
Creighton Preparatory School logo.jpg
Creighton Preparatory School crest.jpg
For the Greater Glory of God
Address
7400 Western Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska, (Douglas County), 68114-1878
United States
Coordinates 41°16′16″N 96°1′37″W / 41.27111°N 96.02694°W / 41.27111; -96.02694Coordinates: 41°16′16″N 96°1′37″W / 41.27111°N 96.02694°W / 41.27111; -96.02694
Information
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Jesuit
Patron saint(s) St.Ignatius of Loyola
Established 1878
Founder John A. Creighton
President John Naatz (acting)[1]
Principal John Naatz[1]
Vice principal Chris Searl
Grades 912
Gender Male
Enrollment 769[2] (2013)
Average class size 22.3
Student to teacher ratio 13:1
Campus Urban
Campus size 40 acres (16 ha)
Houses Kanne, Hindelang, Niemman, Laughlin, Auer
Color(s) Blue and White         
Fight song The White and the Blue
Athletics conference NSAA
Mascot Bluejay
Team name Junior Jays
Rival Westside High School (Omaha), Millard North, Omaha Central.
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
Average SAT scores 1281[4]
Average ACT scores 26.2[4]
Newspaper The Jay Journal
Yearbook Jay Junior
Dean of Students Joe Ryberg
Athletic Director Daniel Schinzel
Website
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Creighton Preparatory School (often referred to simply as "Creighton Prep" and "Prep") is a private, Jesuit high school founded in 1878 for young men. The school is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha, at 7400 Western Avenue in central Omaha, Nebraska. It has an enrollment of 769 students.[5]

Creighton was founded in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1878, later separating into Creighton Preparatory School and Creighton University. The school was named after Edward Creighton, an Omaha businessman whose wife, Mary Lucretia, left their fortune to the Roman Catholic Bishop to build a school for boys. At that time, the school was given to the Society of Jesus, known more commonly as the Jesuits. The initial enrollment was 120 students.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The Creighton Prep athletic teams are known as the Bluejays; they compete in NSAA District A-1 for football, District A-4 for wrestling and cross country, and District A-2 for track & field. The Bluejays have won over 120 state championships in various sports. The school offers 10 sports throughout the school year, along with four club sports and a comprehensive intramural program.

In 2014, head football coach Chris Nizzi resigned after receiving a misdemeanor assault citation for allegedly punching a 17-year-old girl. The alleged assault took place shortly after Creighton Prep had won a semifinal game in the state football tournament.[6]

State championships[edit]

State Championships[7]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 27 1932, 1933, 1934, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2004
Cross Country 3 1973, 1974, 2014
Tennis 33 1927, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1984, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Winter Swimming 20 1930, 1931, 1932, 1961, 1969, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Basketball 9 1924, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1945, 1964, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1994, 2009
Spring Golf 11 1932, 1941, 1951, 1952, 1973, 1991, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014
Track and Field 3 1977, 1987, 1992
Baseball 12 1927, 1928, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2012
Soccer 8 1988, 1989, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2012
Total 123

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Governing Board 2014-2015". Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  2. ^ https://nsaahome.org/textfile/about/1213enroll.pdf
  3. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Academic Excellence". Creighton Prep website. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  5. ^ https://nsaahome.org/textfile/about/1415enroll.pdf
  6. ^ "Prep Football Coach". Lincoln Journal Star. Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Creighton Prep State Titles" (English). Retrieved 2012-06-18. 

External links[edit]

[1]

  1. ^ http://journalstar.com/sports/high-school/football/creighton-prep-s-football-coach-hit--year-old-girl/article_7659da93-a49d-5e50-93db-b8e7a6f82bee.html