Pensacola Catholic High School

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Pensacola Catholic High School
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3043 West Scott Street
Pensacola, Florida, (Escambia County) 32501
United States
Coordinates 30°26′15″N 87°15′3″W / 30.43750°N 87.25083°W / 30.43750; -87.25083Coordinates: 30°26′15″N 87°15′3″W / 30.43750°N 87.25083°W / 30.43750; -87.25083
Type Private
Motto Pro Deo et Patria (Latin)
(For God and Country)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1941
Authority Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee
Superintendent Kevin Vickery
Principal Kierstin Martin
Chaplain Joe Fowler
Faculty 55
Grades 912
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 650 (2009)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and Gold          
Nickname Crusaders
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper Crusader Chronicles
Yearbook Charisma Express
Tuition $6,000[2]
$4,572 Catholic Parish members[2]
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Pensacola Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic diocesan high school in Pensacola, Florida, under the jurisdiction of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. It is co-educational, organized on the 9-12 plan with an enrollment of over 600 students. The school is an accredited Blue Ribbon School of Excellence[3] and has been so ever since receiving the award in 1993.


Pensacola Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic diocesan high school owned and operated by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Catholic High was opened in the Fall of 1941 when the former St. Michael's High School, located on the corner of Garden and Baylen Streets, was renamed as it gained students from several smaller Catholic schools in the city and became the one central Catholic High School in Pensacola. It opened its doors to 180 students. In 1958, Pensacola Catholic High School relocated to its current site in West Pensacola. Through the years, the campus has undergone numerous additions and renovations to accommodate its growing enrollment. The Brent Media Center was built in 2001 and the Science wing was completely remodeled in 2003. In 2004, the renovation of the administration wing was completed.

In 1993, Pensacola Catholic High School was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.[citation needed] This honor is granted to outstanding public and private schools across the United States that achieve high academic standards and model excellence.

Pensacola Catholic High School has been continuously accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1928.


Sr. Kierstin Martin has served as Principal of CHS since 1988. There are 35 full-time and 6 part-time teachers on faculty. Current enrollment is 650, with a student/teacher ratio of 15.8:1.


A total of 26 credits is required for graduation. Students entering CHS are placed in one of four ability levels (Honors, Accelerated College Prep, College Prep, and General Studies) based on their previous academic achievement and standardized testing. Dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses are offered to those students who qualify.

CHS offers an Adaptive Education Program for students with identified learning disabilities. The program offers support services to students who have difficulty functioning in the regular classroom.


Numerous regional, district and state championship titles have been earned by CHS teams. The CHS Athletic Program has earned the State's top athletic honor, the Floyd E. Lay All-Sports Award, twice. CHS was also awarded the Fred E. Rozelle Award for Sportsmanship by the State of Florida in 2003. The girls basketball team has won four state championships and the boys have won one. The baseball team was named "National Champions" by four different publications in 2013 after they completed a perfect 30-0 season: USA Today,[4] CBS MaxPreps,[5] Student Sports FAB 50 [6] and Collegiate Baseball.[7] Baseball has won three state championships in 2003,[8] 2012[9] and 2013[10] and was state runner-up in 2004[11] and 2011.[12] They are the only baseball team in state history to have appeared in twelve consecutive regional championship games (2002-2013).[13] Head Coach Richard LaBounty (1983-2013) is in his 31st season at Pensacola Catholic having compiled a career record of 651-211-1.[14] He was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year in 2013 [15] and was named the National Coach of the Year in 2013 by USA Today[16] and CBS MaxPreps.[17] He also oversees all of the other sports programs as the Athletic Director. LaBounty, a University of West Florida graduate, was also inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.[18]


  • Basketball (G/B)
  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country (G/B)
  • Football
  • Golf (G/B)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer (G/B)
  • Softball
  • Swimming (G/B)
  • Tennis (G/B)
  • Track (G/B)
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Tuition and Fees". Pensacola Catholic High School. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
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  4. ^ "Jim Halley on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pensacola Catholic crowned national champion in Final 2013 MaxPreps Top 50 National High School Baseball Rankings". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pensacola Catholic No. 1". Student Sports. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Collegiate Baseball H.S. Poll 6-17-13". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  8. ^ " Baseball: 2003: Class 2A State Series Bracket". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
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  10. ^ " - 2012-13 Class 4A Baseball Bracket". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  11. ^ " Baseball: 2004: Class 3A Championship Bracket". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
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  14. ^ "Pensacola Catholic Baseball Year-by-Year Results - MaxPreps". 22 April 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "2012-2013 Winners". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "All-USA High School Baseball Team by USA Today". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Pensacola Catholic's Richard LaBounty: MaxPreps National High School Baseball Coach of the Year". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Richard LaBounty". Retrieved 22 April 2015. 

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