The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta  

Photo by Michael Alexander, The Georgia Bulletin

Catholic Schools by the Numbers

7 - percent of students in archdiocesan schools who qualify for participation in National School Lunch Program

11- percent of students in archdiocesan schools with learning needs

11- number of Archdiocesan schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

14 - percent of non-Catholic students in Catholic Schools

15 - average years of experience per teacher

18- number of Archdiocesan Catholic Schools in Atlanta

25 - the number of different AP courses taught in Archdiocesan high schools.

29- percent of minority students in Archdiocesan schools

49- percent of teachers with advanced degrees

100 - percent of Archdiocesan of Atlanta Catholic Schools holding full accreditation

5,436 - estimated national average cost to educate in Catholic schools

9,437 - estimated Georgia average cost to educate in public schools

11,889- number of students enrolled in Catholic Schools in 2011-2012

924,651- dollar amount of one year award total by GRACE Scholars

8.6 million- estimated dollar amount of financial aid distributed to Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic School students during the 2012-2013 school year.

31.4 million - estimated dollar amount awarded in college scholarships to the Class of 2012 from the three Archdiocesan high schools (Blessed Trinity, St. Pius X, Our Lady of Mercy). This amount does not include the HOPE Scholarship monies received by graduates.

112.2 million- estimated dollar amount Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic schools saved the state of Georgia in the cost to educate students in the 2011-2012 school year

20 billion - estimated dollar amount Catholic schools across the nation save states annually in the cost to educate students in the 2009-2010 school year