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Here’s some facts about Catholic schools
• More than 2 million students attend
Catholic schools in 176 dioceses across
the United States.
• Approximately 78.4 percent of
Catholic schools nationwide serve students
with mild to moderate special needs.
• Catholic high schools across the U.S.
have a graduation rate of 99 percent.
More than 20.3 percent of students are
• Based on the average public school
per pupil cost of $12,608 nationwide,
Catholic schools save taxpayers $24 billion
• More than 150,000 teachers are
employed full-time in Catholic elementary,
middle and secondary schools. Th e
national average staffi ng ratio is 13 students
• Th e Diocese of Brooklyn is among the
top 10 dioceses and archdioceses nationwide
in school enrollment.
Source: National Catholic Educational
Catholic Schools Week