January 24, 2014

Catholic Schools Week Supplement

2013-14 facts about Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Catholic schools: 68
Elementary schools: 57 (26 in Marion County)
High schools: 11 (seven in Marion County) (includes four private high schools)
Preschool programs: 43
Extended care programs: 57

Professional staff: 1,898 (full-time and part-time)

Enrollment 2013-14 (Unofficial Oct. 1, 2013):
Total preschool-12: 23,841
Preschool: (2,272)
Elementary (K-8): 17,666
High school (9-12): 6,175

Religious composition:     Elementary    High school
Catholic:                                82.3 %           77.4 %
Non-Catholic:                         17.7 %           22.6 %

Minority composition: 12.3 % 16.9 %

High school graduation rate (2012): 95 % (4-year cohort)
Percent of graduates entering college: 98 % (91% to 4-year colleges)

NOTE: All above figures include private schools.

Average tuition rates, first child (est. 2013):    Catholic      Non-Catholic
Elementary schools:                                              $4,214            $5,409
Interparochial high schools:                                    $7,455            $9,420
NOTE: Elementary tuitions are set at the parish level and vary greatly. Schools receive parish
subsidies except for private schools not included in these figures.

Estimated Operating Costs of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese (est. 2011):
Elementary schools cost-per-pupil: $4,900
Interparochial high schools cost-per-pupil: $8,184

Total operating cost of archdiocesan schools (est. 2011): $110 million
(Estimated using 2011 enrollment excluding capital costs and private high school costs)

Annual savings to Indiana taxpayers (estimate): $250 million
(at 2012 state cost per pupil of $11,711, excluding private schools)
(less $20.1 million returned to Catholic schools for 4,749 students on Indiana vouchers)

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