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Christ the King School Was Proudly Established in 1957

For over 65 years, Christ the King Schools have served the Lubbock community providing a safe and nurturing environment with a distinctive Catholic education to prepare students for their future beyond graduation.

Christ the King Schools are accredited by Education Department of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB). The TCCB designs and accredits Texas Catholic schools. The TCCB is an approved Texas Private School Accreditation body and carries the Texas Education Agency (TEA) endorsement.

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Christ the King Cathedral School Foundation


Christ the King School was established with classes through 4th grade. Built in the middle of cotton fields on the southernmost edge of Lubbock, the school grew with new grades added each school year. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange from California along with a few lay teachers were the administrators and faculty at the school.


Christ the King High School classes were added to the school.


The first class of 22 students graduated from the high school.


Christ the King Church was built next to the school. The first Mass in the church was held on Christmas Eve 1968. 


A Kindergarten program was added to Christ the King School. 


The original Christ the King High School was closed due to economic concerns. Christ the King School continues to operate as a Kindergarten through 9th-grade school.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock was established from parts of the Dioceses of Amarillo and San Angelo. Christ the King Church became Christ the King Cathedral, so the school’s name changed to Christ the King Cathedral School.


The Christ the King Cathedral School Foundation was established to support the mission of CTK Cathedral School and to further Catholic education at the school.


PreK-3 classes were added to CTK Cathedral School making the school a PreK-3 – 9th grade school


High school classes were re-established at CTK Cathedral School for the first time in 20 years. The school once again provided education for PreK-3 – high school students.


The first class graduated from the newly established Christ the King Cathedral High School.


The Diocese of Lubbock announced its support of the high school.  This support would transition the high school to a diocesan-model school versus the parochial school model for PreK – 8th grade school.


The high school adopts its name as Diocese of Lubbock Catholic High School and the Golden Lions as its mascot. 


Christ the King Cathedral School joins the High School in a diocesan model for school operations under one school system, Christ the King Diocesan Schools, supported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock.