Helias High School

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Helias Catholic High School
1305 Swifts Highway
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
United States
Coordinates 38°34′06″N 92°11′32″W / 38.568230°N 92.192100°W / 38.568230; -92.192100Coordinates: 38°34′06″N 92°11′32″W / 38.568230°N 92.192100°W / 38.568230; -92.192100
Type Parochial, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1956
Founder Ferdinand Helias
Status Open
President Stephen Jones
Principal Kenya Fuemmeler
Teaching staff 52
Grades 912
Student to teacher ratio 16:1
Color(s) Navy Blue and Old Gold         
Mascot Crusader
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average ACT scores 23.0
Newspaper The Crusader Raid
Affiliation Christian Brothers and The School Sisters of Notre Dame
Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction Barbara Neist

Helias Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.


Helias High School opened for the 1956-57 school year. This interparish Catholic school became necessary when St. Peter High School (built in 1930) was sorely overtaxed by the baby boom in this area after World War II. Named after the Jesuit missionary Ferdinand Helias, the school was designed for 600 students and located on Swifts Highway. It was staffed by the Christian Brothers , School Sisters of Notre Dame, diocesan priests and lay-staffers. Until 1969, Helias was co-institutional, meaning that the boys and girls had separate classes. The sisters taught the girls and the brothers taught the boys. In 1971, James L. Rackers was the first layman to direct a Catholic school. In 2010, Helias High School changed its name to Helias Catholic.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-23.