Bishop Carroll Catholic High School has twice been named among America’s Top 50 Catholic High Schools by the National Catholic High School Honor Roll, for the years 2012-13 and for 2010-11.
Established in 2004, the Honor Roll recognizes 50 Catholic high schools across the United States for excellence in Catholic identity, academics and civic education.
“We are thrilled and humbled that Bishop Carroll has been honored with this distinction twice,” said Principal Lorie Ratchford, “and we celebrate our students, our families and our faculty, who invest every day in the mission of our school. We share this honor with the entire Bishop Carroll community, including our alumni, the five Catholic elementary schools and the Catholic parishes in our area, and the many volunteers and friends who support our students and our school.”
Bishop Carroll CEO Jerry Stephens added, “Bishop Carroll is blessed by a dedicated community of students and families, and a hard-working, committed faculty. This accomplishment is a testament to the power of community, faith and an unwavering commitment to educating our students in spirit, heart, mind and body.”
“Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for administrators, families, and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “The Honor Roll schools are a reminder that Catholic education is getting better every day—not only academically, but in the renewal of Catholic identity—and we are delighted to see the increased level of competition among the schools that participated in the program this year.”
The top 50 schools are located in 21 states, with Pennsylvania having the highest number of honorees. The Catholic High School Honor Roll was created by The Acton Institute in 2004. The Cardinal Newman Society assumed the program this year, consistent with its mission of helping Catholic families and promoting faithful Catholic education.