Academic success is a defining outcome of a Catholic education. High expectations are set, for all students, from day one. Respect, accountability and confidence are the foundation from which our students act and excel.
Archdiocese of Omaha students outperform their local and national peers on important standardized tests.
The ACT average in the archdiocese has increased every year for the past five years. The ACT average for Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha is consistently higher than state and national averages. ACT uses four testing categories to measure the college preparedness of high school students. Archdiocese of Omaha students outscored students from other Nebraska school districts in English, mathematics, reading and science.
The Archdiocese of Omaha Latino test takers in 2017 recorded a 23.2 ACT average composite score compared to 22.4 for their Caucasian counterparts in the state.
Minority students across the board outperform state and national averages.
The Archdiocese of Omaha uses TerraNova, a standardized achievement test designed to assess student achievement in Reading, Language, Math, Science, Social Studies and other subjects. Across all subjects, our students in the third, fifth and seventh grades are assessed and score considerably higher than the national average, which is at the 50th percentile.
Certainly, different students have different plans for their future. But at Catholic School, we prepare our students to succeed in college. We’re proud of the fact that over 96% of all Catholic high school graduates enroll in colleges, universities or other post-secondary institutions.
Nearly 70% of last year’s catholic high school graduates earned college scholarships, totaling over $99 million.
The Archdiocese of Omaha schools write and use curriculum guides specifically designed to the archdiocesan mission and goals for student success. The state and national standards provide the foundation of the curriculum from which more rigorous standards are developed, including a critical infusion of our Catholic identity. Following the archdiocesan curriculum assures that schools are meeting the goals of the archdiocesan mission as well as the requirements set forth by the Nebraska Department of Education. All 70 schools of the Archdiocese of Omaha are accredited by the State of Nebraska. Our schools offer study in traditional coursework along with an array of electives to help challenge the minds of our inquisitive learners.
“Our school’s rigorous curriculum prepared my son well for attending Catholic high school. He finished in the top of his high school class, and went on to earn a full-ride scholarship for college.”