On September 20, 2017, Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York reported that student test scores outpace those of New York State and City Public School students. Archdiocesan schools also outperform New York State and New York City Schools in performance growth over the past three years.
As the 2017-18 academic year gets underway, the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York are proud to report that its students are outpacing New York State and New York City public school students in terms of the percentage of students meeting or exceeding proficiency standards in both Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA).
The news comes in the wake of the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) recently released 2017 New York State assessment test results for grades 3 – 8, showing 42.5% and 49.3% of Archdiocese students meet or exceed 2017 proficiency standards for Math and ELA, respectively. The comparative figures for students in New York State are 40.2% and 39.8%; and in New York City, 37.8% and 40.6%.
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Innovations in Blended Learning and Technology-Enhanced Teaching; Partnerships to Bolster STEM Education; and Early Childhood Education have helped sustain and improve the academic excellence that has come to define our Catholic school system.
As for our outstanding high schools, our data shows 99 percent (up from 98 percent last year) of our seniors graduate, and 99 percent go on to enroll in post-secondary education.