Catholic High School for Boys (Little Rock, Arkansas)

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Catholic High School for Boys
6300 Father Tribou Drive
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
(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 Steven Gregory Straessle
Faculty 40.1 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 739 (2013–14[1])
Campus Urban
Color(s)      Purple
Mascot Rockets
Accreditation Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association
Average SAT scores 1811 (2013)[2]
Average ACT scores 24.4 (2013) [2]
Newspaper Rocket Times
Yearbook The Rocket
Affiliation Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Football stadium War Memorial Stadium
Guidance counselor Br. Richard Sanker
College attendance rate 98% (2011)

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

Extracurricular activities[edit]

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 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).

Clubs and traditions[edit]

In addition to athletic competition, Catholic participates in Quiz Bowl, debate and speech competitions. Clubs and organizations include Student Council, and honor societies such as Beta Club and the National Honor Society.[3]

The Rockets are the 2009 Quiz Bowl state champions.


  1. ^ a b c "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Catholic High School For Boys". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile" (PDF). Little Rock Catholic High School. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "School Profile, Catholic High School". Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 

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