Lumen Christi Catholic High School

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Lumen Christi Catholic High School
3483 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, Michigan 49203
United States
Coordinates 42°13′22″N 84°27′26″W / 42.22278°N 84.45722°W / 42.22278; -84.45722Coordinates: 42°13′22″N 84°27′26″W / 42.22278°N 84.45722°W / 42.22278; -84.45722
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Live Jesus
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing
Established 1968
Founder Joseph Coyle
Oversight Jackson Area Catholic Schools
Superintendent Steve Mattson
Principal Stephanie Spoelstra Kristovic
Chaplain Dan Lannen
Teaching staff 28.9 (FTE)
Grades 7–12
Enrollment 411 (2013–2014)
Student to teacher ratio 14.2
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Fight song Lumen Christi Fight Song (to the tune of Mr. Touchdown USA)
Athletics conference Interstate 8 Athletic Conference
Mascot Titey the Titan
Nickname Titans
Rival Jackson High School, Northwest High School
Newspaper The Titan Times
Yearbook Chi Rho
School fees $65 yearly enrollment fee
Tuition $5,775

Lumen Christi Catholic High School is a private Roman Catholic high school located in Summit Township, just outside Jackson, Michigan, in the United States. Located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing, it was established in 1968 from the merger of St. Mary's and St. John's Catholic High Schools.


Lumen Christi Catholic High School was opened in 1968 as a result of merging St. John and St. Mary High Schools. Lumen Christi is under the direction of the Bishop of Lansing, through the Diocesan Board of Education, and advised by the Policy Committee and the Financial Planning Committee. It is supported and maintained by the following local Catholic Parishes: St. John the Evangelist/St. Joseph Parish, St. Mary Star of the Sea/St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Queen of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Michigan Center, St Rita Parish in Clarklake, St. Catherine Laboure Parish in Concord, and St. John the Evangelist Parish in Albion. The total area of the school encompasses 172,700 square feet. A Resource Center and Library with seating capacity of 265 is located in the center of the school. The 180-foot diameter domed gymnasium seats 3000 people for athletic and community events along with a wrestling and weight room. The cafetorium (combined cafeteria and auditorium) with complete kitchen facilities, accommodates 500 for dining and approximately 700 for assemblies or other social functions. The chapel is used for daily mass and special masses and services.[3]

Jackson Catholic Middle School moved to Lumen Christi's campus at the start of the 2014–2015 school year.[4] With the move, the school is divided into two wings, one for Lumen Christi and the other for JCMS, with the cafetorium, choir room, band room, and gymnasiums shared.[5]


The demographic breakdown of the 411 students enrolled for the 2013–2014 was:[1]

  • Asian/Pacific islander – 3.4%
  • Black – 2.2%
  • Hispanic – 2.9%
  • White – 90.0%
  • Multiracial – 1.5%


Lumen Christi currently offers three Advanced Placement (AP) courses: AP Calculus, AP German, and, AP Literature.[6]

Performing arts[edit]


The drama program stages two works per year: a fall play and a spring musical. In addition, the Lumen Christi Laugh Company, the school sponsored improv troop, puts on three or four shows per year.


The athletic teams are known as the Titans and are members of the Interstate 8 Athletic Conference for all sports.[7] The Titans have a total of 44 state championships in nine sports. The following MHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:[8]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Lumen Christi Catholic High School". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Enrollment & Courses". Lumen Christi Catholic High School. Retrieved 13 April 2015. Each family is required to pay a non-refundable yearly Family Enrollment Fee of $45. The fee increases to $65 on May 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Our History". 
  4. ^ "Declining enrollment prompts movement of Jackson Catholic Middle School students to Lumen Christi". Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Parents air concerns, get some answers on merger of Jackson's Catholic middle and high schools". Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "AP Courses". JCS Lumen Christi. Lumen Christi Catholic High School. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "MHSAA > About the MHSAA > Leagues & Conferences > League Membership". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "MHSAA > Schools". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
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  10. ^ "Team Champions". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
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  12. ^ "Yearly Champions". Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Team Champions". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
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  15. ^ "Yearly Champions". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
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