Gehlen Catholic High School

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Gehlen Catholic High School
709 Plymouth State NE
Le Mars, Iowa
LeMars, Iowa, (Plymouth County) 51031
United States
Coordinates 42°47′36″N 96°9′20″W / 42.79333°N 96.15556°W / 42.79333; -96.15556Coordinates: 42°47′36″N 96°9′20″W / 42.79333°N 96.15556°W / 42.79333; -96.15556
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Excellence in Education. Leadership through Christ.
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1953
Founder Peter Gehlen
Status Open
Superintendent Dan Ryan
President Father Kevin Richter
Principal Jeff Alesch
Chaplain Father Patrick Behm
Grades 912
Hours in school day 7
Campus Rural
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Fight song Minnesota Rouser
Athletics Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field, Golf, Baseball, Softball
Athletics conference War Eagle Conference
Mascot Jaybird
Team name Jays
Rival Remsen St. Mary's High School
Newspaper Gehlen-Aire
Yearbook Rosarian
Tuition $2,280-$3,510
Athletic Director Tony Gunter

Gehlen Catholic School is located in LeMars, Iowa. Gehlen's athletic teams are known as the Jays. They compete in the War Eagle Conference with eight other teams from northwest Iowa. Their main rival is the other Roman Catholic school in the War Eagle, Remsen St. Mary's High School. Gehlen is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City. Spalding Catholic High School merged with Gehlen at the start of the 2013-14 school year.[1][2] As separate programs, Spalding and Gehlen earned nine Iowa High School Athletic Association baseball championships total.[3]


  1. ^ Gausman, Kayah (August 22, 2013). "First bell rings for merged Gehlen, Spalding school". KTIV. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Christoffel, Ryan (March 11, 2013). "War Eagle Conference accepts Harris-Lake Park". Dickinson County News. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Budlong, Jeff (May 30, 2014). "Tradition-rich baseball programs now combined at Le Mars Gehlen". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved November 5, 2014.