Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School (Georgia)

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Our Lady of Mercy High School
Address
861 Highway 279
Fayetteville, (Fayette County), Georgia 30214
United States
Coordinates33°32′53″N 84°27′44″W / 33.54806°N 84.46222°W / 33.54806; -84.46222Coordinates: 33°32′53″N 84°27′44″W / 33.54806°N 84.46222°W / 33.54806; -84.46222
Information
TypePrivate / co-ed / secondary
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established2000
LocaleUrban, fringe of large city
PrincipalBill Dooley
ChaplainBr. Colton Rodgers, OFM, Conv.
Faculty42
Grades912
Color(s)Red and white         
Team nameBobcats
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Athletic DirectorBill Schmitz
Website

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School is a private, Catholic high school in Fayetteville, Georgia, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School opened to freshman and sophomore classes in August 2000. It is a Catholic college-preparatory high school located in Fayetteville, Georgia and administered by the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. Mercy is one of several schools established by Archbishop John F. Donoghue.[2]

The school is located near the confluence of Fayette, Fulton and Clayton counties. Its campus of approximately 48 acres includes an academic building, a field house, two football fields, a baseball field, a soccer field, a tennis court and a small pond. The primary football field is also equipped with a full track and field facility. In addition, the campus contains a one-mile cross country track.

OLM is fully accredited through District-Wide Accreditation of The Office of Catholic Schools. Each school maintains full accreditation through AdvancED (the parent company of SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).

Today, Our Lady of Mercy serves approximately 300 students from 9 counties - a student body that is rich in both diversity and talent. Staff, faculty, and students prayerfully strive to uphold things valued most at Our Lady of Mercy: academic excellence, faith formation, small class sizes, well-trained faculty, updated technology, and diverse extracurricular programs.

Class of 2017 Statistics: Number of graduates: 84

Total number of college acceptances: 440

Total scholarship amount received: $12.8 Million (not including HOPE Scholarship funds)

Graduates signed to play college athletics or received Fine Arts scholarships: 15

Graduates who were Posse Scholars: 2

Sampling of colleges, universities, and academies to which 2017 graduates were accepted: Loyola University, Georgia Tech, UGA, Morehouse College, Fordham, Texas A & M, Savannah College of Art and Design, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, James Madison, Brown University, and Santa Clara University.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ OLMCHS. "Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School Web site". Retrieved 2007-05-11.