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Official Website of the
Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Updated Nov. 20, 2020
The following statistics are from Catholic schools in Arkansas. Also available is a map of Catholic schools in Arkansas. If you have questions about this information, please contact the Catholic Schools Office. For national statistics, visit the National Catholic Education Association.
Total Enrollment: 6,750
This includes the enrollment in all 26 Catholic schools in Arkansas.
Makeup of Student Body
Each is provided as a percentage of all students.
Makeup of Professional Staff
There are a total of 597 professional staffers working in Catholic schools. Their status is provided as a percentage of all professional staff.
Average Annual Cost of Educating One Child in Elementary School: $6,398
The following shows the difference between the cost and tuition fees in Catholic elementary schools.
Average Annual Cost of Educating One Child in Secondary School: $9,889
The following shows the difference between the cost and tuition fees in Catholic secondary schools. These averages include the rates from St. Joseph School in Conway, Sacred Heart School in Morrilton, Ozark Catholic Academy in Springdale, Catholic High School in Little Rock and Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock.
Oldest Catholic School: Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, established in 1851
Mount St. Mary Academy was part of an effort by Bishop Andrew Byrne to support Catholic settlement in frontier Arkansas. Learn more from the school's website.
All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Little Rock administer the Terra Nova National Achievement Test in grades 1-8 each year. Any score above the 50th percentile is above average. The following lists the results for Arkansas Catholic schools in 2019. This test was not administered in 2020 because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The following shows the average test scores of Catholic high school students verses public high school students in Arkansas. These averages include: Subiaco Academy, Sacred Heart School in Morrilton, St. Joseph School in Conway, Catholic High School in Little Rock and Mount St. Mary Academy, both in Little Rock. Test scores were not collected in 2020 because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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