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National test scores soar for Catholic high schoolers

If you are comparing options for your child’s high school education, here's some news you can use to help you make the best choice.

Recently released scores from the new 2016 College Board SAT Subject Tests show that students from religiously affiliated schools, including Catholic schools, had significantly higher mean scores than students from public schools in math, reading and writing.

Based on a 200–800-point scale in these three categories, religiously affiliated students had a mean score of 532 in math, 537 in reading and 525 in writing compared to the public school mean score of 487 in math, 494 in reading and 472 in writing. The national mean score is 494 for math, 508 for reading and 482 for writing. 

According to the National Catholic Education Association, Catholic school students make up 42.9 percent of the private school enrollment, yet comprise only 22.3 percent of the schools. The full report is available here

Our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lansing follow this trend. Along with great SAT scores, the average ACT score of our four high schools is 23.7, well above the state average. Additionally, the graduation rate is 100%, and 98% of our graduates go on to the college or university of their choice.  

All four of our outstanding Catholic high schools—Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard, Jackson Lumen Christi, Lansing Catholic and Flint Powers—provide rigorous learning environments balanced with the nurturing support of professional teachers, and infused with the faith, discipline and excellence that serve as the foundation for our high standards.

Witness the Difference an excellent Catholic high school education can make for your child. Find a school near you here.