Creighton Preparatory School

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Creighton Preparatory School
Creighton Preparatory School crest.jpg
Address
7400 Western Avenue
Omaha, (Douglas County)
Nebraska, 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
Type Private, all-male
Motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
(For the Greater Glory of God)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Jesuit
Established 1878; 139 years ago (1878)
President Fr. Tom Nietzke, S.J.[1]
Principal Jim Bopp[2]
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,029[3] (2014)
Average class size 22.3
Student to teacher ratio 13:1
Color(s) Blue and White         
Mascot Bluejay
Team name Junior Jays
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Average SAT scores 1281[4]
Average ACT scores 26.2[4]
Website
Creighton Preparatory School logo.jpg

Creighton Preparatory School ("Creighton Prep" or "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 1,029 students.[3]

History[edit]

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.[5]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Creighton Preparatory School's athletic teams are known as the Junior Jays; 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 Junior Jays have won over 130 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] An assault-and-battery charge against Nizzi was dropped following his completion of a diversion program.[7]

State championships[edit]

State Championships[8]
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[9][10]
Cross Country 3 1973, 1974, 2014
Tennis 34 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,[11] 2015, 2016
Winter Swimming 22 1930, 1931, 1932, 1961, 1969, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,[12] 2016
Basketball 12 1924, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1945, 1964, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1994, 2009, 2015
Spring Golf 11 1932, 1941, 1951, 1952, 1973, 1991, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014
Track and Field 4 1977, 1987, 1992, 2015
Baseball 12 1927, 1928, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2012[13]
Soccer 8 1988, 1989, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2012
Total 133 [14]

Notable alumni[edit]

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