St. Pius X High School (Festus, Missouri)

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St. Pius X High School
1030 St Pius Drive
Festus, Missouri, (Jefferson County) 63028
United States
Coordinates 38°12′6″N 90°23′33″W / 38.20167°N 90.39250°W / 38.20167; -90.39250Coordinates: 38°12′6″N 90°23′33″W / 38.20167°N 90.39250°W / 38.20167; -90.39250
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1959
President Fr. Edward Nemeth
Chaplain Fr. Edward Nemeth
Grades 912
Student to teacher ratio 14:1
Color(s) Navy Blue and Vegas Gold         
Athletics Football, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Track & Field, Volleyball
Athletics conference Jefferson County Athletic Association (JCAA)
Mascot Lancers
Nickname PiHi
Team name Lancers
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average ACT scores 22.1
Newspaper The Lancer Legend
Yearbook Lance
College Counselor Marty Zielonko
Athletic Director Barb Charboneau and Tilden Watson

St. Pius X High School was founded in 1959 to provide a Catholic education for high school students in Jefferson County, Missouri. To this day it remains the only Catholic high school in the county. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis.


St. Pius was one of the first schools in the nation to offer a semester-long drug course, a requirement for students in their junior year.[citation needed]

St. Pius fields teams in numerous sports, such as football, volleyball, baseball, and softball, as well as both male and female versions of basketball, tennis, cross country, track, and soccer.

St. Pius's principal, Karen DeCosty, is an alumnus of the school, graduating in 1993.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.