Divine Child High School

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Divine Child High School
Divine Child High School logo.png
Address
1001 North Silvery Lane
Dearborn, Michigan 48128
United States
Coordinates42°19′7.3″N 83°16′58″W / 42.318694°N 83.28278°W / 42.318694; -83.28278Coordinates: 42°19′7.3″N 83°16′58″W / 42.318694°N 83.28278°W / 42.318694; -83.28278
Information
TypeParish school, Coeducational
MottoVirtus Cum Scientia
(Virtue With Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1958
PrincipalEric Haley
Teaching staff65.0 (on a FTE basis)[1]
Grades912
Enrollment811[1] (2015-2016)
Student to teacher ratio12.5[1]
Color(s)Red and grey         
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School League
MascotFreddy Falcon
NicknameFalcons
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
YearbookClarion
Website

Divine Child High School is a parish Catholic high school in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, United States.

History[edit]

Divine Child was founded in September 1958 by Herbert Weier. Initially, it consisted of 84 freshmen, two Bernadine Sisters, and an athletic coach. The Class of 1962, the first graduating class, consisted of 69 students. The original building consisted of 37,478 square feet (3,481.8 m2) of space including ten classrooms, two science labs, a small library, a typing and office machines room, and a study hall room. Since then, eleven additions have significantly increased the size and facilities of the school.

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 811 students enrolled at Divine Child in 2015-2016 was:[1]

  • Native American/Alaskan - 1.0%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 4.8%
  • Black - 2.3%
  • Hispanic - 4.3%
  • White - 81.4%
  • Multiracial - 6.2%

Bands[edit]

The bands in the school are the marching band, pep band, symphonic band, and jazz band.[3][4]

Athletics[edit]

The Divine Child Falcons are members of the Catholic High School League. The school colors are red and grey. The following MHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:[5]

  • Baseball (boys)
    • State champions - 1992, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010[6]
  • Basketball (girls and boys)
    • Boys state champions - 1973, 1977[7]
    • Girls state champions - 1986, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2011[8]
  • Bowling (girls and boys)
  • Competitive cheer (girls)
  • Cross country (girls and boys)
  • Football (boys)
    • State championships - 1975, 1985[9]
  • Golf (girls and boys)
  • Ice hockey (boys)
    • State champions - 2002[10]
  • Lacrosse (boys)
  • Soccer (girls and boys)
  • Softball (girls)
    • State champions - 1975[11]
  • Swimming and diving (girls)
  • Tennis (girls and boys)
  • Track and field (girls and boys)
    • Girls state champions - 2010, 2012, 2013[12]
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Bill McCartney, college football coach and minister, coached basketball and football at Divine Child early in his career[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Divine Child High School". nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  4. ^ "dchsbands". sites.google.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  5. ^ "MHSAA > Schools". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Yearly Champions - Baseball - MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Yearly Champions - Boys Basketball - MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Yearly Champions - Girls Basketball - MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Yearly Champions - Football - MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Yearly Champions - Ice Hockey- MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Yearly Champions - Softball - MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Team Champions - Girls Track & Field - MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d "Cranes Take On Their Biggest Challenge Of The Year", MLive.com, September 15, 2017.
  14. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cervemi01.shtml
  15. ^ "Dearborn Baseball Star Signs with Cleveland Indians". patch.com. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  16. ^ Mark Snyder,"Bill McCartney has deep ties to both Colorado, Michigan football", Detroit Free Press, September 16, 2016.

External links[edit]

Official website