Catholic High School By The Numbers

Higher Achievers

Academic success is one of many defining outcomes 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 in their academics. Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic high school students outperform their local and national peers on standardized tests.

A large majority of Catholic high school graduates enroll in colleges, universities, or other post-secondary institutions. In any given year, the majority of our high schools can boast 100% student matriculation to college.

Thank you to all teachers for their dedication, because we know the story that is behind this data is one of great dedication and care of all students.

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 the state of Nebraska's performance in English, mathematics, reading and science.

From the Class of 2022, there were 1,112 seniors who took the ACT during their high school career. The district average score in 2022 was 23.7, which is again above the state average (19.4) and national average (19.8).

When comparing between Archdiocese and State of Nebraska data in 2022, seniors were higher across all disaggregated data: race, number of students taking core classes and number of students performing at or above benchmark scores in all areas. 

bar graph showing Catholic school students ACT scores higher than other peers

The Archdiocese of Omaha Latino test takers in 2021 performed at a 20.6 ACT average composite score compared to 16.5 for Hispanic/Latino counterparts in Nebraska.

Chart showing Latino Catholic student ACT scores high compared to peers

Students of all ethnicities consistently score above average across the board, outperforming state and national averages.

Different students have different plans for their future. But in our Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools, we prepare our students for their next step, whether that be a four-year college or other post-secondary plans.

bar chart showing Catholic high school student ACT scores prepare them for future