Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
801 N.W. 50th St.
Oklahoma City OK 73118
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
McGuinness High School
Bishop McGuinness High School
Mission Statement
As a Catholic community of faith, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is dedicated to educating and developing the whole person, providing a moral, ethical and Christ centered compass for life.  The teachings of the Church permeate the school's spiritual, academic and social life, forming a "Person for Others."
Contact Information
Contact Name Katie Whitson
Contact email
Address 801 N.W. 50th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone (405) 842-6638
Fax 405-858-9550
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donations can be mailed to the school at the address listed above, made by phone via credit card by contacting our Development Office at the school at 405-858-4739, or by visiting our website at  We also accept in-kind donations
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $8,299,396.00
Projected Expenses $8,289,391.00
History and Background
Former Names
Central Catholic High School1950
Supported Organization Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Year Founded 1950
IRS Ruling Year 1950
As a Catholic community of faith, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is dedicated to educating and developing the whole person, providing a moral, ethical and Christ centered compass for life.  The teachings of the Church permeate the school's spiritual, academic and social life, forming a "Person for Others."

Founded in 1950, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is a college preparatory institution of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City that provides a Catholic secondary education for approximately 700 students. A structured, multi-level curriculum develops a course of study and helps students grow in their faith, clarify personal goals and provides 21st century skills necessary to successfully pursue future endeavors. Students participate in various extracurricular activities including but not limited to, Speech and Debate, DanceVisions, band, National Honor Society, Irish Outreach, mission trips and athletics.

Bishop McGuinness High School serves students from Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. The student population is diverse as to its socioeconomic background, race and ethnic origin, and religious affiliation and intellectual aptitude. Seventy-five percent of the student population is Catholic while the remaining 25% are of other faith. Work-grant scholarships provide financial assistance to families who would otherwise be unable to afford a catholic education and are based solely upon financial need. This year, 177 students will be receiving scholarship funds as part of our work grant program, totaling $752,470. 



Ninety-nine percent of McGuinness graduates continue their education at the collegiate level. The class of 2018 maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.70.  Five students were named commended scholars by the National Merit program, one was recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar and one was named a National Merit Scholarship recipient.  In all, the class of 2018 was awarded grants and scholarships in excess of $5 million. Last year’s graduation class completed 48,472 combined hours of service over a four-year period throughout the greater Oklahoma City community and beyond. For the senior service project, the entire class spend the day at the Boy's and Girl's Club.

As part of our long term strategic plan, one of our objectives is to provide both the classroom space as well as the equipment that meets the changing needs of a 21st century classroom. Over the last 15 years, five capital campaigns have expanded the original school building and updated many of its existing auxiliary buildings to provide the space conducive to the quality of education offered at our school. The Stephen P. Parsons Math and Science Wing was completed in 2012 and provided five classrooms and an 80-person lecture hall. Two of our 25 year old science labs were updated in 2015.  The All Girls' Sport Complex was completed in 2017 and it provides separate cheer and pom practice rooms, as well as new showers, lockers and vanity space for the girls' Soccer, Track and Cross Country teams.  

The fine arts continue to thrive at Bishop McGuinness. The Petuskey Performing Arts auditorium underwent auditory and visual upgrades and the facility is used extensively for school masses and assemblies as well as performances and rehearsals by our music, dance and drama programs. The Speech and Debate team was the Class 5A State Runner Up.  We aim to pursue and hire teachers who are passionate about their profession while striving to provide competitive salaries and benefits.  


The school is currently raising money to resurface the school track.  The school has adopted a 1:1 iPad iniatative where students and teachers utilize iPads collaboratively in the classroom. To support this endeavor, the computers in our library need to be replaced for research and projects. Continued growth in scholarship funds is necessary in order to provide tuition assistance to families who desire a Catholic education. We are constantly working to increase the income from our operating endowment fund to provide relief for the school’s annual budget. 

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Located in Oklahoma City, students attend Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School from the surrounding communities which include Midwest City, Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, Norman, Luther, Choctaw, El Reno, Warr Acres, Mustang, Bethany, Moore, Guthrie, Newalla and Purcell.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Religion- Related/Roman Catholic
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/Educational Services
Since 1950, Bishop McGuinness Catholic Highy School has been providing a quality secondary education to students in the greater Oklahoma City area.  Over the last 65 years, more than 9000 students have graduated and many of our current students are children and even grandchildren of McGuinness alumni.  Our student body is diverse as to socioeconomic background, race and ethnic origin, religious affiliation and intellectual aptitude.  Additionally, students perform a large amount of service in a variety of settings.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
Ninety-nine percent of our graduates continue their education at the collegiate level.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Ninety-nine percent of our graduates continue their education at the collegiate level.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Acton Institute has recognized Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in America five times.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director David Morton
Start Date Apr 2001

After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences, David Morton began his teaching career at Christ the King school. He served the school until 1979 when he took a teaching position at New World School. In 1981, Mr. Morton joined the staff at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. He has served the school as a counselor, coach, and Assistant Principal before being appointed as the school’s 10th Principal by Archbishop Eusebius J. Beltran. Mr. Morton has received several honors over the years including Oklahoma Archdiocese Educator of the Year 1983, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Oklahoma Coach of the Year 1996, Oklahoma Outreach Foundation “Dare to Believe” Award 2007, Oklahoma City Chapter of the Notre Dame Club “Person of the Year” 2011, The National Association of High School Coaches Cross Country Coach of the Year 2001, Oklahoma Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame inductee 2002, and 2009 finalist for the National Catholic Educators Association Secondary School Principal of the Year.

Senior Staff
Janet CiupakCFO/Business Manager
Robert EppsAssistant Principal - Student Affairs
Anne HathcoatAssistant Principal - Academics & Curriculum Development
Number of Full-time Staff 87
Number of Part-time Staff 8
Number of Contract Staff 66
Number of Volunteers 338
Staff Retention Rate 7
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 79
Hispanic/Latino 5
Native American/American Indian 4
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 34
Female 61
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School falls under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
National Catholic Educational Association2018
College Board2018
External Assessments and Accreditations
North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Accreditation2018
Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Consortium2018
Class 5A State Champions for CheerOklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association2017
Class 5A State Champions for PomOklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association2018
Class 6A Regional Title/State Semi-Finalist in Boys' SoccerOklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association2015
Class 5A State One Act Play State Champions and State Tech Award for "Hand to God"Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association2016
Class 5A Speech and Debate Runner- Up State ChampionsOklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association2017
Gold Medal/Highest Honors for Chi Rho YearbookColumbia University/Scholastic Press Association2017
Highest Honors and All Oklahoman for Chi Rhoan, school newspaperOklahoma Scholastic Media/University of Oklahoma2017
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School falls under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
Board Chair
Name Mr. Tim Altendorf
Company Affiliation Pedestal Oil Company, Inc.
Term July 2018 to June 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
Mrs. Susan AbelnAmerican FidelityVoting
Reverand Ray AckermanPastor of St. John the BaptistVoting
Mr. Tim AltendorfPedestal Oil CompanyVoting
Mrs. Ann CookArchdiocese of Oklahoma CityVoting
Dr. Scott de la GarzaOklahoma Sports & Orthopedics InstituteVoting
Mrs. Lisa EdmondsVoting
Mr. Bill FankhauserBoeingVoting
Mr. John RiegerDimension PropertiesVoting
Mr. Andrew SchmidtSchmidt & Associates, PCVoting
Mr. Jeff SegellClass Tag AgencyVoting
Reverand Rick StansberryPastor, Christ the King ChurchVoting
Mr. Ben WilliamsDevonVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 92
Hispanic/Latino 8
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 75
Female 25
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2017-June 30, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $8,299,396
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $8,289,391
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$8,645,168$8,980,066$8,453,613
Total Expenses$9,478,143$8,429,389$7,804,667
Revenue Less Expenses($832,975)$550,677$648,946
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$393,247$9,469$182,374
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$7,311,694$6,873,801$6,722,581
Administration Expense$2,166,449$1,555,588$1,082,086
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.911.071.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%82%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$6,547,139$7,331,389$6,794,271
Current Assets$377,822$360,689$420,502
Long-Term Liabilities$499,031$447,835$456,264
Current Liabilities$1,912$15,383$20,513
Total Net Assets$6,046,196$6,868,171$6,317,494
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities197.6123.4520.50
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets8%6%7%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $7,208,423Earned Revenue $7,145,776Earned Revenue $6,979,437
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $757,994Contributions $1,549,793Contributions $960,984
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $393,247Indirect Public Support $138,714Investment Income $182,374
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Over the last 10 years, we have invested over $20 million in construction and capital expenditures as we continue to maintain and enhance our school environment and quality of education.  We continue to maintain a balanced budget while keeping tuition reasonable as we strive to grow a cash reserve to meet ongoing financial needs of the school.  We are working to increase our endowment and scholarship funds in order to keep the opportunity of a catholic school education affordable to all who are interested.
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School falls under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. 
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.  Per Note 1 of financial statements, the financials are prepared on the Modified Cash basis of accounting, which is a basis of accounting other than accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. of America.
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School falls under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and is exempt from filing a federal tax return.
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The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: Independent audit reports, financial statements - board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization.  We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies.  With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff. 
Address 801 N.W. 50th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Primary Phone 405 842-6638
Contact Email
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CEO/Executive Director David Morton
Board Chair Mr. Tim Altendorf
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pedestal Oil Company, Inc.