McAuley Catholic High School (Joplin, Missouri)

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McAuley Catholic High School
930 Pearl Avenue
Joplin, (Jasper County), Missouri 64801
United States
Coordinates 37°4′52″N 94°31′3″W / 37.08111°N 94.51750°W / 37.08111; -94.51750Coordinates: 37°4′52″N 94°31′3″W / 37.08111°N 94.51750°W / 37.08111; -94.51750
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1885
School board Joplin Area Catholic Schools
Principal Tracy Welch
Teaching staff Ms. Ruth Atchley, Mr. Blake Zapletal,Mr. Andrew Fethers,Mr. Jim Stuart, Ms. Alicia Abruzzo, Mr. Stephen Spry, Mr. Randy Robertson Ms. Kaara Schrader, Sr. Joan Schwager, Mrs. Audrey Minor, Mrs. Amanda Walker, Mrs. Barbara Baraneck
Grades 912
Classes Art, Business, Journalism, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Theater
Student to teacher ratio 9:1
Color(s) Royal Blue and White         
Athletics conference Ozark 7 Conference
Mascot Warrior
Rival Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Accreditation Missouri Association for Accreditation of Non-Public Schools
Newspaper McAuley Times
Yearbook The Shield
Athletic Director Randy Robertson

McAuley Catholic High School is a private, parochial school in Joplin, Missouri. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. It is a regional high school serving Joplin and the surrounding communities. McAuley is a 4 year high school with an enrollment of approximately 70 students. It is accredited by the Missouri Association for Accreditation of Non-Public Schools.


McAuley Catholic High School was established in 1885.[1] The school has celebrated over 125 years of Catholic education in the Joplin area.[2]

Recent Changes[edit]

The school was forced to convert their nearby storage building into the replacement elementary school over the summer as the original was destroyed in a tornado on May 22, 2011. [1] Due to limited space in the temporary elementary building, McAuley lets the elementary use their facilities for PE, lunch, and art classes.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Ron Richard (1965) Missouri Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • C. W. Moss (2006) Author and illustrator of "Unicorn Being a Jerk"


  1. ^ a b MCHS. "McAuley Catholic High School Web site". Archived from the original on 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2007-05-11.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "McAuley Catholic High School" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Koester, Gene. "Welcome". Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

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