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Thanksgiving Holidays for Catholic Schools
Catholic Schools of Arkansas
Dec. 18 - Jan. 1, 2018
Christmas Holidays for Catholic Schools
Catholic Schools of Arkansas
Jan. 15, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Diocesan offices and Catholic schools closed
Jan. 28, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2018
National Catholic Schools Week
Nationwide
Feb. 19, 2018
Presidents' Day
Diocesan offices and Catholic schools closed
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Catholic School Statistics

The following statistics are from Catholic schools in Arkansas. For national statistics, visit the National Catholic Education Association.

Schools: 27

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:

  • Catholic High School (boys): $5,875
  • Mount St. Mary Academy (girls): $11,810
  • Subiaco Academy (boarding school for boys): $21,829

Average tuition rate for elementary school:

  • First Catholic child: $3,627 
  • Non-Catholic first child: $5,112

Average tuition rate for secondary Catholic school: (This does not include Subiaco Academy.)

  • Catholic: $6,286
  • Non-Catholic: $8,565 

Oldest school: Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, established in 1851


 

Stanford 10 Achievement Test Spring 2016

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.

GradePercentile
1 61
2 69
3 62
4 69
5 68
6 78
7 69
8 67

 

ACT Test 2016

The following shows the average test scores of Catholic schools verses public schools in Arkansas.

SubjectArkansas AverageCatholic Schools Average
English 19.8 25.5
Math 19.6 23.1
Reading 20.7 25.0
Science 20.2 23.9
Composite 20.2 24.5

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Recent Updates

The Diocese of Little Rock superintendent of Catholic schools and four Catholic...
"Catholic schools are integral to our nation's character — serving the common...

Calendar of Events

Nov. 20 - Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Holidays for Catholic Schools
Catholic Schools of Arkansas
Dec. 18 - Jan. 1, 2018
Christmas Holidays for Catholic Schools
Catholic Schools of Arkansas
Jan. 15, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Diocesan offices and Catholic schools closed
Jan. 28, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2018
National Catholic Schools Week
Nationwide
Feb. 19, 2018
Presidents' Day
Diocesan offices and Catholic schools closed