Studies show that Catholic schools benefit young people in various ways: higher academic achievement among students of similar backgrounds, lower drop-out rates, and higher college enrollment rates. It may seem counterintuitive, but our students score better on standardized test scores precisely because that is not our focus. We work to engage our students as individuals and to make the personal investment necessary for each one of them to reach his or her own potential.
Catholic schools have a lower dropout rate (3.4%) than both public (14.4%) and other private schools (11.9%) (USCCB, 2005).
99% of students who attend Catholic high schools graduate. Of those, 86% attend 4-year colleges (NCEA, quoted by Notre Dame).
92.4% of Catholic high school graduates within the Archdiocese of Denver in 2015-16 went on to enroll in a 4-year college.