Some Facts About Our Students
- 98% of Catholic high school students go on to college.
- 99% of Catholic high school students graduate.
- 94% of Catholic elementary school eighth-grade students are accepted to their first choice of high schools.
- Catholic high school graduates received more than $157 million in scholarships in 2012.
- Students in the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo scored an average of 20% higher on language arts and 11% higher on math than their peers attending public schools across New York State on the 2011 NYS 3-8 assessments
- In the City of Buffalo, Catholic school students in the Diocese of Buffalo scored an average of 39% higher on language arts and 28% higher on math than their peers in Buffalo public schools on the 2011 NYS 3-8 assessments
- 14% of students are of faiths other than Catholic
- 11% of students are of minority cultures.
- Approximately 80% of Catholic school students participate in extracurricular activities
- Eligible students can receive Special Education services from the public school districts
Some Facts About Our Schools
- Western New York’s top high school, and 5 of the top 10 elementary, middle and high schools are Catholic schools (Source: 2012 Business First Guide to Western New York Schools)
- 11,582 students are enrolled in 52 Catholic elementary schools
- 5,143 students are enrolled in 15 Catholic secondary schools
- 23 Catholic schools are located in urban areas
- The average class size in Catholic elementary schools is 17
- 1,675 teachers instruct students in Catholic schools
- 86% of teachers in the Diocese of Buffalo Catholic schools are Catholic. 87% of teachers in the Catholic elementary schools are Catholic
- All schools receive transportation services from the local public districts