Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School (Georgia)

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Our Lady of Mercy High School
861 Highway 279

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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
TypePrivate / co-ed / secondary
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
LocaleUrban, fringe of large city
PrincipalBill Dooley
ChaplainBr. Colton Rodgers, OFM, Conv.
Color(s)Red and white         
Team nameBobcats
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Athletic DirectorBill Schmitz

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.


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.