Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
|Bishop McDevitt High School|
|1 Crusader Way
Lower Paxton Township
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
|Motto||"Moral and Catholic, Challenging, Diverse"
(In Religion's Garden Grows Wisdom)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Diocese of Harrisburg|
|Principal||Sister Mary Anne Bednar, I.H.M|
|Chaplain||Rev. Kevin Coyle|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Color(s)||Blue and Vegas Gold|
|Sports||football, basketball, baseball, soccer, field hockey, baseball, softball, wrestling, golf, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, and track and field (previously bowling)|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||The Twin Towers|
|Principal of Academics||Catherine Pagliaro|
|Principal of Student Services||Cheryl Reider|
|Admissions Director||Jill Hanes|
|Athletic Director||Tom Mealy|
Bishop McDevitt High School is a private, coeducational Catholic high school of the Diocese of Harrisburg, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The school was founded in 1918 and renamed in 1957 to honor the memory of the Most Reverend Philip R. McDevitt, fourth bishop of Harrisburg and founder of the school. Bishop McDevitt has an enrollment of over 850 students in grades 9th through 12th and around 60 full-time faculty. On January 7, 2013 the new Bishop McDevitt High School opened on 1 Crusader Way. It replaced the historic building at 2200 Market Street after 70 years. Since the new facility's introduction, there have especially been several long time staff members and teachers who have left the school. The school's decisions have also been very controversial recently, causing the school to make national headlines several times.
Bishop McDevitt is a part of PIAA District III. McDevitt is known for its athletics especially the football team. Other sports at McDevitt include: Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Soccer, Coed Cross Country, Coed Track & Field, Coed Golf, Field Hockey, Boys & Girls Tennis, Wrestling, Coed Swimming, Coed Bowling, Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, and Lacrosse.
- 1995 State AA Football Champions
- 2005 & 2006 District 3 Football Champions
- 2009 State AA Boys Track & Field Champions
- 2010, 2011 & 2012 District 3 Football Champions and State Runner-up
- 2010 MidPenn Champions Girls Track and Field
- 2011 District 3 AA Girls Track & Field Champions
- 2011 Conference Undefeated Title Girls Track and Field
- 2011 MidPenn Champions Girls Track and Field
- 2012 District 3 AA Girls Soccer Champions
- Michael Behe (1969) - biochemist and intelligent design advocate; department colleagues have posted a position statement indicating that, "... While we respect Prof. Behe's right to express his views, they are his alone and are in no way endorsed by the department. It is our collective position that intelligent design has no basis in science, has not been tested experimentally, and should not be regarded as scientific."
- Aaron Berry (2006) - NFL cornerback, Detroit Lions, New York Jets and Canadian Football League
- Margaret Carlson, née Bresnahan (c:a 1962) - journalist
- Larry Conjar - Notre Dame and NFL running back
- Don Falcone (1976) - musician
- LeRon McCoy (2000) - NFL wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
- LeSean McCoy (2006) - NFL running back for the Buffalo Bills
- Jaimie Thomas (2004) - NFL offensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts
- Steven Pasquale (1995) - actor, Sean Garrity on FX's Rescue Me and star of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
- Stephen R. Reed (1967) - longest-serving Mayor of Harrisburg; currently under indictment for more than 450 separate counts including more than 100 felony counts associated with his latter years in office
- Ricky Watters (1987) - former San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Seattle Seahawks NFL running back, 5-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl XXIX champion
- Carmen Finestra (1965) - producer and TV writer, three Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations; producer and writer on The Cosby Show;
- Andrew Panko (1995) - professional basketball player
- Connor Maloney (2012) - professional football player for Columbus Crew
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- "History of Bishop McDevitt". Bishop McDevitt High School. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-08-19. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
- Private School Review (2006). "Bishop McDevitt High School profile". privateschoolreview.com/. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
- Biological Sciences, Lehigh University. "Department position on evolution and intelligent design". Retrieved 2016-01-03.
- Matt Miller. "Ex-Mayor Reed corruption case to be back in court next week". Retrieved 2016-01-12.