Archdiocese of New York Catholic Schools maintains exceptional test scores

With the start of the academic year 2023/2024 Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York are proud to announce their results on the math and English language arts (ELA) state exams.

Again, the Catholic values-infused curriculum taught in the Archdiocese of New York has produced results that lead most schools in New York State.

“…63% of students were proficient in math…”

Recently published scores for 2023 of New York The State Education Department (NYSED) for grades 3-8 reports that 63% of students were proficient in math and 64% of students demonstrated proficiency in reading. This is an 11% year-on-year increase in math results.

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York have maintained this level of excellence with the support and leadership of His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Catholic schools have invested significantly in curriculum, student support, professional development, technology, and social-emotional support for students and staff.. These efforts have mitigated and often eliminated the degree of learning loss occurring in school systems across the country.

“…students scored eleven percentage points in math…”

“Our students gained eleven percentage points in math across our schools, not only surpassing last year’s scores, but effectively matching our proficiency level with ELA,” said Sister Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, Ph.D., superintendent of Schools in the Archdiocese of New of York.” “This is a testament to the dedication of our pastors, principals, and teachers in providing an academically excellent Christ-centered education. These results show that our work will continue to achieve positive outcomes and raised expectations for all our students.”

In NYC (New York City) state schools, 51.7% of all students passed in reading and 49.9% in mathematics.

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Catholic schools in the archdiocese New York serves nearly 50,000 students from Pre-K through 12th grade in 152 schools in nine boroughs and boroughs across New York City, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Orange and Dutchess. Catholic schools offer a unique combination of academic and spiritual development that enables children from all backgrounds to gain the confidence to realize their full potential. To learn more about Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New York, visit or

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