Hackett Catholic Prep High School

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Hackett Catholic Prep
Hackett Catholic Central High School logo.png
1000 West Kilgore Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
United States
Coordinates 42°14′45″N 85°35′51″W / 42.24583°N 85.59750°W / 42.24583; -85.59750Coordinates: 42°14′45″N 85°35′51″W / 42.24583°N 85.59750°W / 42.24583; -85.59750
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1964
Chaplain James Adams
Grades 912
Enrollment 265 (2014)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Kelly Green and White         
Fight song Onward Hackett (On Wisconsin)
Athletics conference Southwestern Athletic Conference (MHSAA)
Mascot The Fighting Leprechaun
Nickname Fighting Irish
Rival Kalamazoo Christian High School, Schoolcraft High School

Hackett Catholic Prep High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo.


Hackett Catholic Prep (formerly Hackett Catholic Central High School) was originally established in 1964 as Monsignor John R. Hackett High School in a joint agreement between the Diocese of Kalamazoo and the Society of Mary (Marianists). Originally an all-boys school, it became co-ed in 1971 with the closure of the all-girls Monsignor O'Brien High School. [1] Hackett Catholic Prep was originally staffed by the brothers and priests of the Society of Mary. Hackett continues to emphasize the characteristics of Marianist Education: formation in faith; integral, quality education; service, justice and peace; adaptation and change, and family spirit. Hackett Catholic Central has a current service area encompassing 20+ area school districts, providing a diverse background for the student body. Students enter the ninth grade from 30+ different junior highs and travel up to 55 miles to attend HCP. The name was changed to Hackett Catholic Prep in the summer of 2014 to more closely reflect the secular portion of the educational mission of the school. The name change does not change the focus on Catholic education.[2]


2006 Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) Results[edit]

%M (Met or exceeded standards)

Subject Area  %M (Hackett)  %M (State)
Math 85 52
Science 86 57
Reading 91 70
Writing 76 55
Social Studies 47 37
Language Arts 86 62

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Notable alumni[edit]

  • Megan Ganz ('02): Writer on the NBC series Community and a former editor of The Onion.[3]

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