Holy Family Cristo Rey High School
|Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School|
|District||Diocese of Birmingham|
|Colors||blue & yellow|
|Location||1832 Center Way South|
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School (HFCRCHS) is a private, traditional Catholic school affiliated with Holy Family Catholic Church and operated by the Diocese of Birmingham as part of the national Cristo Rey network. The school was founded in 1943 and is located in the former Center Street Middle School at 1832 Center Way South in South Titusville. The school currently has an enrollment of about 170 students. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and endorsed by the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus. Bethany Knighten is the principal. The president of the school is Father Jon Chalmers, who succeeded Alex Steinmiller on November 1, 2015.
The school was founded as Holy Family Catholic High School by the Holy Cross Province of the Congregation of the Passion. School officials applied to join the Cristo Rey network in 2005 and undertook a needs assessment in 2006 before debuting as a network school the following fall. As part of the Cristo Rey network, all students in the school participate in work-study in business environments. Four students take turns fulfilling the duties of one full-time job. Their earnings are used to offset tuition.
- John Ippolito, -2007
- Zan Raynor, 2007-2008
- Elbert Morrow, 2008-2012
- Sidney Moore, 2012-2015
- Martha Barber (interim), 2015-2018
- Bethany Knighten, July 2018-
The Holy Family Cristo Rey High School Tornadoes compete in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A. The school's boys' basketball teams have won state championships in 1973, 1977, 1982, 1986, 1987 and 2002. Other varsity sports include girls' basketball, boys' and girls' track, cheerleading and volleyball.
- Michael Choy, attorney
- Annie Easley, NASA computer scientist
- Demetrius Newton Jr, communications instructor at Miles College.
- "Struggling Catholic high school links to national network." (December 18, 2005) Associated Press
- Ruisi, Anne (December 19, 2007) "Holy Family principal leaves after 6 months." The Birmingham News
- Ruisi, Anne (June 18, 2007) "Holy Family set to start with new principal, new format." The Birmingham News
- Garrison, Greg (March 28, 2009) "Birmingham, Alabama Catholic school students get work experience, tuition help through Cristo Rey program." The Birmingham News
- Rebman, Stephanie (April 24, 2019) "Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School moving closer to city center." Birmingham Business Journal