Spalding Catholic High School

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Spalding Catholic High School
521 Broad Street
Granville, Iowa, (Sioux County) 51022
United States
Coordinates 42°58′56″N 95°52′25″W / 42.98222°N 95.87361°W / 42.98222; -95.87361Coordinates: 42°58′56″N 95°52′25″W / 42.98222°N 95.87361°W / 42.98222; -95.87361
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1962
Status Closed
Closed May 2013
Grades 912
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Athletics conference War Eagle
Team name Spartans
Rival St. Mary's High School (Remsen, Iowa)

Spalding Catholic High School was a private, Roman Catholic high school in Granville, Iowa. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City. The high school closed at the end of the 2013 school year and unified into Gehlen Catholic High School in LeMars, Iowa. Spalding Catholic School is now a PreK through 8th grade system.


Spalding High School was opened in 1962. It replaced several smaller high schools run by parishes in and around Granville, including St. Mary's (Alton, Iowa), St. Anthony's (Hospers, Iowa), and St. Joseph's (Granville, Iowa).[1]


Spalding Catholic was a member of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. They won the following IHSAA State Championships:[2]

  • Boys Baseball - 1974, 1975, 1989, 2000, 2001 (Runner-Up - 1992, 2003, 2005)
  • Boys Baseball (Fall League) - 1971, 1976 (Runner-Up - 1965, 1973, 1974)

Notable alumni[edit]


Spalding Catholic High School merged with Gehlen Catholic High School for the 2013-14 school year. Spalding maintains an independent PreK through 8th grade system.[5][6]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Alton-St. Mary History". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  2. ^ IHSAA. "Iowa High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  3. ^ Welp, Jenny (October 17, 2004). "Bishop's Catholic education spotlight of dinner". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Lefebvre, Katie (September 9, 2004). "Bishop's Dinner". The Catholic Globe. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gausman, Kayah (August 22, 2013). "First bell rings for merged Gehlen, Spalding school". KTIV. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Christoffel, Ryan (March 11, 2013). "War Eagle Conference accepts Harris-Lake Park". Dickinson County News. Retrieved October 8, 2013.