San Juan Diego Catholic High School is currently located on property owned by the Diocese and shared with San Jose Catholic Church. It is housed in a two-story 1960's elementary school building, four temporary modular buildings and a small building known as the "Casita Esperanza," which is home to our 8th grade academy.
In December of 2009, SJDCHS received full accreditation by the Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission. The accreditation team reported, "Although the facilities are clean and well-maintained, a long-range plan must be developed to address the deficiencies and the current state of inadequate facilities in the area of science, fine arts, physical education and food service." In 2013, SJDCHS received advanced SACS accreditation.
Our current enrollment is 170. Daily our students struggle to gain a fulfilling high school experience amid outdated and non-existent facilities. There is no gymnasium, locker room or cafeteria and students gather for lunch, pep rallies and other student activities outside amid parked cars on an uneven parking lot. The San Jose Parish Hall is used when available. Students frequently must seek empty classrooms or hallways for group meetings and study, independent study and fellowship.
In order that we can address these issues and provide an enriched learning environment, the Board of Advisory Directors has launched a $10.4 million campaign for new construction. In addition to providing students with a fulfilling learning environment, the increased access and facilities will increase projected enrollment and thus generate more revenue from corporate partners sponsoring our students.