Statistics from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a biennial report of the United States Department of Education, indicate that Catholic schools outperform public school counterparts in almost all categories. In particular, according to the report, Catholic schools performed at or near the top in reading and math compared to public schools coming out of the pandemic... As one commentator observed, if Catholic schools were a state, they would be the highest performing state in the country. The data also indicates that Catholic schools are near the top in learning outcomes for students receiving free and reduced-price lunch, demonstrating Catholic schools’ commitment to underprivileged students…
Our students here at Holy Cross School continue to perform well in the standardized tests required by the State of Indiana and, in general, compare well to students at the other Catholic schools in the area. Perhaps more importantly, our students are learning to think critically at age-appropriate levels, guided by incredibly dedicated faculty and staff. We can be proud of the Christian education that our school offers its students. I encourage you to support the efforts of our school as opportunities arise throughout the school year.