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Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School

Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School
One-story 1970s building; sign in front with picture of pope, horseman, inscription
303 Remington Street
Elgin, Nebraska, (Antelope County), 68636
United States
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1967
President Fr Ross Burkhalter
Principal Mrs. Betty Getzfred
Grades 712
Enrollment 91 (2010)
Color(s) Blue and white         
Team name Crusaders
Tuition $2,200
Athletic Director Mrs. Julie Burenheide

Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School, located in Elgin, Nebraska, United States, is a Catholic high school established in the fall of 1967. It was named in honor of Pope John XXIII, the 261st pope of the Catholic Church. It is located in the Archdiocese of Omaha.


  • History 1
  • Activities 2
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On May 6, 1966, six parishes from the area came together to discuss the building of a central Catholic high school. The parishes decided on a design that with a 30,300 square feet (2,810 m2) building which would hold up to 350 students in a one-level loop corridor.

The current superintendent is Mrs. Betty Getzfred, and the school currently teaches approximately 115 students in grades 712.


Pope John's school colors are blue and white; its athletic teams are the Crusaders. Pope John takes part in the D-1 activities in the Nebraska School Activities Association. The school's track and field team has had a few students qualify for state championships in recent years, and the girls basketball team made it to state in 2006. In 2008, the girls basketball team made it to the state championship game and ended up getting state runner-up. The boys basketball team made it to state for the first time in 2007. In November 2007, the football team won the school's first state championship. The wrestling team has produced 17 state champions in Class C and Class D and has finished in the top three in team scoring twice (1983 and 1994).


External links

  • Official website
  • History
  • Enrollment
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