† 7437 students from pre-kindergarten through high school are enrolled in 44 Catholic schools. This is
340 fewer students than last year, a decrease of 4%.
† The actual cost of educating a child at a Catholic parish elementary school in the Diocese of Madison was
$5,702 for the 2011-2012 school year, or about half of the average cost to the State of Wisconsin for
educating a child in the Wisconsin public schools.
† Average tuition for parish elementary schools is $2,170 for the first student. This represents only 38% of the
actual per pupil cost of education. The rest of the cost comes from parish support, fundraising and donations.
† Students of color account for 11% of total enrollment across the eleven county diocese and 16% of the total
enrollment of Catholic schools in the urban areas of Beloit, Janesville, Madison and Monona. St. James School
in Madison has the greatest ethnic diversity in the diocese, with students of color comprising 47% of
enrollment. Edgewood Campus School and St. Dennis in Madison with 23% while students of color comprise
22% of enrollment at both St. Patrick in Janesville and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monona.
† 637 teachers serve in 44 Catholic schools throughout the Diocese. 87% of all teachers are licensed to teach in
Wisconsin public schools.
† 1 in 5 teachers in our schools hold a master’s degree and 8 teachers hold doctorates.
† Compared to all schools nationwide that took the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) in 2012, schools in the
Diocese of Madison have composite scores at the 86th percentile or above.
† 98% of all graduates from Catholic high schools pursue post-secondary education at a college or university.
† Edgewood High School with 594 students has the highest enrollment of any Catholic school in the Diocese,
while Our Lady Queen of Peace in Madison, with 483 students, is the largest elementary school. The smallest
schools are St. Michael School in Dane with 23 students and St. Peter School in Ashton with 30 students.
† Of the 38 schools reporting a financial aid budget, over $1.4 million in tuition assistance was distributed to
over 751 families. As not all schools track this figure, the actual amount of aid provided is higher. Edgewood
High School accounts for 45% of the total, having distributed over $652,000 in financial aid last year.
† The average student/teacher ratio in the elementary schools in the Diocese is 12:1.