These are Catholic high schools in the state of Iowa which were once in operation, but were closed. Some are from the very early part of the 20th Century or even late 19th Century. Click on the name of the school for details.

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Vintage News & Photos

Immaculate Conception Academy, Davenport

Diocese of Des Moines

Des Moines Dowling High School
1000 College Ave
965 Boys & Girls
Council Bluffs
Saint Albert Catholic High School
400 Gleason Ave
Re. Paul Monahan, Rev James Kiernan
Sister Mary Henrietta, BVM,
Served all parishes in Council Bluffs:
Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Patrick, St. Columbanus,
St. Patrick Pupils 149

Des Moines
St. Joseph Academy
3200 Grand Ave
Sisters of Charity of the BVM
Sister Mary Ann Pauline
Rev Leo Varna
Sisters 37 Lay teachers 8
Pupils 998

Council Bluffs
Mount Loretto High School
1201 N. Broadway
Sisters of Mercy
Sister Mary Theophane RSM
Sisters 4 Lay 1 Pupils 69

Diocese of Davenport

Below are vintage directories of schools from 1965 presented for nostalgia and historic purposes. Please note that some schools included in these vintage listings may still be open. You may refer to the listings under Current Schools for cross-reference.

Diocese of Sioux City

Our Lady of Good Counsel Grade and High school

Fonda, Iowa - Diocese of Sioux City

Fr. Howley was pastor then. Fr. Lynch, Fr. Smith, Fr. J. Cain were there in my time.
Sandy (Kilbride) Lichter Class of 1959
Arthur, Iowa 51431