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A view of Catholic education in the U.S. and at Scecina


I wanted to give an overview about Catholic education throughout the United States. I thought you might enjoy some statistics about our Catholic students, schools, and professional staff.

U.S: 1,835,376 (1,274,162 elementary/middle schools and 561,214 in secondary schools).
Scecina: 428 students.

Student Diversity
U.S.: Catholic students represent 20.8% racial minorities and 17.8% are Hispanic/Latino.
Scecina has a racial minority of 24% and 30% are Hispanic/Latino

Non-Catholic Enrollment
U.S.: 19% (349,139)
Scecina: 27% (116)

U.S. Catholic schools
6,352 Catholic schools (5,158 elementary and 1,194 secondary
Sixteen new schools opened and 110 were consolidated or closed
Average per-pupil cost is $11,454, equating to a savings of $21 billion a year for the nation.
Secondary school graduation rates: Catholic 99.2% (Scecina’s rate was 100% in 2017-18), other religious 97.5%, non-sectarian 93.9%, and public schools 84.1%

Professional Staff
Full-time equivalent professional staff number 153,289 of which 97.4% are laity (lay-women: 74.8% and lay-men: 22.6%) and 2.6% are religious clergy (sisters: 1.6%, brothers 0.5%, and clergy: 0.5%)
Student/Teacher ratio is 12:1.

We have a great Catholic school here at Scecina! Thanks for all you do for your children and for Scecina.

Joseph Brettnacher, Ph.D.

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