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.
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
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%
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.
Posted on Wed, October 31, 2018
by Beth Murphy filed under