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Diversity & Equity

2022 student athletes smiling during an assembly

Graduating seniors of Detroit Catholic Central are formed over their four years in the Basilian tradition of goodness, discipline, and knowledge. Diversity and equity are woven into the full Catholic Central experience, providing students with opportunities to better know themselves and their fellow Shamrocks. Catholic values, combined with our Basilian tradition, advance mutual respect and brotherhood among students.

At Catholic Central, our responsibility for forming young men in excellence is inseparable from our dedication to diversity and equity.  Diversity and equity are two interconnected concepts—but they are far from interchangeable. Diversity is about representation, or the make-up of an entity.  Equity is a state that’s established when every individual has the specific support they need to succeed and grow.  Catholic Central remains committed to these concepts to ensure that our school is a welcoming community for families of all backgrounds.

At A Glance



Increase in Student Diversity 2019-2022



Zip Codes 





Bus Stops Across Southeast MI

Bus Stops



Middle Schools Represented



Students Arriving from Public School



Non-Catholic Students


.4+ Mil

 in annual need-based tuition assistance

Renewed Commitment

Under the leadership of Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Kevin Glenn, Catholic Central embarked on a renewed commitment to diversity and equity in fall 2021. The Diversity Equity Task Force was formed, composed of key faculty and staff, to review the full Catholic Central experience. Catholic Central also partners with The Simmons Advantage, a group providing training and in-depth reviews of diversity and equitable initiatives to schools and organizations around the country.

The Diversity & Equity Task Force is a volunteer group that builds bridges within and among the school community to foster a culture of respect, trust, and understanding that will be associated with the enhancement of the Catholic Central High School experience.  It consists of 25 members, 16 departments, with 7 subcommittees. Subcommittees: Student Intervention & Retention, Marketing & Communication, Instruction/Curriculum, Events & Celebrations, Employee Pipeline, Procurement, Policy Review. 

Diversity Equity Task Force Mission Statement
Catholic Central prepares our students to become productive, faith-filled members of society by providing competitive, equitable opportunities and support for individuals of diverse backgrounds.

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