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Schools reveal enrollment, diversity, average test scores

Published: November 20, 2017   

The Office of Catholic Schools provided the following statistics for the 2017-18 school year for the Diocese of Little Rock.

 

Enrollment

• Schools: 27

• Total enrollment: 6,706

• Elementary enrollment: 4,836

• Secondary enrollment: 1,870

• Percentage of Catholic students: 77

• Total enrollment in preschools: 734

 

Race and Ethnicity

• Percent of white students: 89

• Percent of multi-racial students: 4.6

• Percent of Asian students: 4

• Percent of black students: 1.6

(The remaining students are Native American, Pacific islanders or unknown.)

• Percent of Hispanic students: 15.1

 

Costs and Tuition

• Average annual cost of educating one child in elementary school: $5,802

• Average annual cost of educating one child in secondary schools: Ranges from $6,258 at Catholic High School and $12,503 at Mount St. Mary Academy. Subiaco Academy, a boarding school, ranges from $22,000 to $35,300 for boarding students and $8,000 for day students

• Average tuition for elementary for first Catholic child: $3,711

• Average tuition for secondary: $6,336 (Catholic student) or $7,382 (non-Catholic student), not including Subiaco Academy

 

Staff

• Total professional staff: 635

• Percentage of lay staff: 96.8

• Percentage of Catholic staff: 77.3

 

Spring Testing

All students in first to eighth grade take the Terra Nova National Achievement Test annually. Any score above the 50th percentile is above average.

First grade: 83

Second grade: 81

Third grade: 77

Fourth grade: 83

Fifth grade: 81

Sixth grade: 83

Seventh grade: 86

Eighth grade: 88

 

ACT Scores, 2017 graduates

                                      Catholic
                       State          Schools 
Subject                Average        Average
English                 18.9          25.5
Math                    19.0          23.2
Reading                 19.7          25.3
Science                  19.5          23.7
Composite                19.4          24.5

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