Steubenville Catholic Central High School

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Steubenville Catholic Central High School
320 West View Avenue
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
United States
Coordinates 40°22′18″N 80°39′40″W / 40.37167°N 80.66111°W / 40.37167; -80.66111Coordinates: 40°22′18″N 80°39′40″W / 40.37167°N 80.66111°W / 40.37167; -80.66111
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Courage, Character, Heart, and Spirit
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1930
Principal Rich Wilinski
Enrollment 263[1] (2011–2012)
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Athletics conference Ohio Valley Athletic Conference
Mascot The Crusader
Rival Toronto High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]

Catholic Central High School is a Catholic School that is located in the city of Steubenville, Ohio and is operated under the direction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. The principal of the school is Richard Wilinski.


John King Mussio, after his installation as first bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville, designated Catholic Central (at its former downtown Steubenville location) a Diocesan High School under the administration of a Board made up of pastors of Steubenville, Mingo Junction, and Toronto. In 1947, plans were made for a new Catholic Central High School in the West End of Steubenville (the present location). On January 15 of that year, nine pastors and lay chairmen from each of their parishes met with Mussio in order to formulate plans for a drive to provide funds for the building of the new school. The campaign was launched on February 16, 1947, and was successfully concluded just twelve days later. A tract of land, the old Becker Highway property, was purchased; contracts were let and the present building was begun early in 1949. The new school opened its doors in September 1950 and graduated 171 boys and girls in 1951. In 1963-1964, the present cafeteria and auto shop complex was added, but now the auto shop is used as a weight lifting room. In 1978-1979 a third building project provided the Gymnasium/Bandroom/locker-room complex. In 1979, the new metric track field was added to the existing sports facilities. In 2008, the Bishop Mussio Junior High, housing 7th and 8th grade students was added to the former religion wing.

Performing arts[edit]

Catholic Central is also home to:

  • Marching band (8–12)
  • Concert band (8–12)
  • Steel drum band
  • Drama club


Steubenville Catholic Central is a fully accredited high school, meeting all secondary school requirements of both the state of Ohio and North Central Educational Association. Catholic Central High School follows a college preparatory curriculum for their students.


CCHS competes in the Class AA division of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.

Sports offered[edit]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Poll Championships:

  • 1971 AP/UPI Class AA Ohio State Football Champions[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Catholic Central High School". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  3. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  5. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  6. ^ "Tim Hudak Feature". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Lubinger, Bill (January 31, 2010). "Who dat? Danny Abramowicz was the New Orleans Saints' first star, and will root for his old team from his Steubenville home". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Catholic Central High School 1994 Football Season Summary". Steubenville Catholic Central High School. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ Looman, Ed (October 6, 2013). "A successful homecoming for Catholic Central". Herald-Star. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ Kiaski, Janice R. (February 11, 2014). "Rich Donnelly Steubenville proud". Herald-Star. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Tom Franckhauser stats". Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ Younce, Fred (September 13, 2011). "Central to honor ’71 title team". Herald-Star. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 

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