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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
The following statistics are from Catholic schools in Arkansas. For national statistics, visit the National Catholic Education Association.
Total enrollment: 6,799
Elementary enrollment: 4,940
Secondary enrollment: 1,859
Percentage of Catholic students: 77
Percentage of non-Catholic students: 23
Total enrollment in preschools: 737
Percentage of white students: 88
Percentage of Hispanic students: 13.4*
Percentage of Asian students: 4
Percentage of black students: 1.6
Percentage of two or more races: 4
The remaining students are Native American, from the Pacific island region or unknown. *Hispanic is not considered a race but an ethnic group.
Total professional staff: 649
Percentage of staff who are laypeople: 97
Percentage of staff who are Catholic: 77
Percentage of staff who are non-Catholic: 23
Average annual cost of educating one child in elementary school: $5,588
Average annual cost of educating one child in secondary school:
Average tuition rate for elementary school:
Average tuition rate for secondary Catholic school: (This does not include Subiaco Academy.)
Oldest school: Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, established in 1851
The following offers the composite scores for all academic subjects for kindergarten through eighth grades in Arkansas Catholic schools. The national average score is 50 percent. Any score above 50 is above average. See total battery scores below.
The following shows the average test scores of Catholic schools verses public schools in Arkansas.
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