Celebrate Catholic schools Jan. 25-31

Published: January 23, 2015

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Each winter, Catholic schools nationwide celebrate Catholic Schools Week. This year, it is being held Jan. 25-31, marking the 41th anniversary of the observance. The theme: "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service," notes the values at the heart of a Catholic education.

First, schools are small communities of faith within the larger community of home, church, city and nation. Second, faith, knowledge and service are the measures by which any Catholic school should be judged. Schools nationwide observe the week with special Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and the community.

To learn how Catholic schools in Arkansas celebrate this week, read the Catholic Schools Herald in this week's Arkansas Catholic. To learn more about Catholic Schools Week, visit the National Catholic Educational Association.

Fast Facts

The following statistics are from Catholic schools in Arkansas. To find a Catholic school near you, visit our school directory. For more information about our schools, visit the diocesan Catholic Schools Office.

  • Number of Catholic schools: 28
  • Total elementary and high school enrollment: 6,889
  • Enrollment in preschools: 732
  • Professional staff: 662
  • Stanford 10 achievement tests cover all academic subjects for students in first through eighth grades. The average score for the Stanford 10 is 50 percent. Any score above 50 percent is above average. The scores for students in Arkansas Catholic schools range from 63 to 70 percent.