Catholic Schools by the Numbers

  • 8 – percent of students in Archdiocesan schools who qualify for participation in National School Lunch Program
  • 10– percent of students in Archdiocesan schools with learning needs
  • 13– number of Archdiocesan schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
  • 14 – percent of non-Catholic students in Catholic Schools
  • 15 – average years of experience per teacher
  • 18– number of Archdiocesan Catholic Schools in Atlanta
  • 24– percent of minority students in Archdiocesan schools
  • 28 – the number of different AP courses taught in Archdiocesan high schools.
  • 58– percent of teachers with advanced degrees
  • 100 – percent of Archdiocesan Catholic Schools holding full accreditation
  • 8,819 – estimated national average cost to educate in Catholic elementary and high schools
  • 11,560– number of students enrolled in Catholic schools in 2017-2018
  • $11,770 – average public school per pupil cost as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics
  • 1.8 million – dollar amount of one year award total by GRACE Scholars
  • 9.07 million– dollar amount of financial aid to be distributed to Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic School students during the 2017-2018 school year.
  • 58.56 million – dollars awarded in college scholarships to the Class of 2017 from the three Archdiocesan high schools (Blessed Trinity, St. Pius X, Our Lady of Mercy). This amount does not include the HOPE Scholarship monies received by graduates.
  • 108 million– estimated dollar amount Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic Schools saved the state of Georgia in the cost to educate students in the 2017-2018 school year
  • 20 billion – estimated dollar amount Catholic schools across the nation saved states annually in the cost to educate students in the 2016-2017 school year
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