Catholic School Data
Summary information that NCEA collects about Catholic schools is provided on this website.
NCEA does not collect or provide data about public schools or comparisons between public and private schools. There is no national database that does this.
The full texts of the NCEA reports are available for purchase from NCEA. Information about how to obtain the reports is indicated at the end of the summary reports.
Public school information, as well as some government reports about private schools may be found in the section below titled Federal Government Education Statistics.
| Catholic School Enrollment and Staffing Data
Summary information about Catholic schools and their enrollment and staffing patterns and other pertinent demographic information is contained in an annual publication that is released each year by NCEA.
The full texts of the NCEA report is available for purchase from NCEA. Information about how to obtain the report is indicated at the end of the summary report.
Click here to read the summary version: United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools 2012-2013: The Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing
|Private School Results on National Assessments
Private school results on NAEP and other national assessments, where separate data are available, can be found on by following the links below.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP ) Results
Private School Studies and Report
|Federal Government Education Statistics
Statistical Resources for Nonpublic Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has prepared a comprehensive guide to statistical reports dealing with different aspects of private schools. A Guide to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Surveys, Studies, and Reports of Interest to the Private and Home School Communities is available at http://www.ed.gov/admins/comm/choice/onpe/index.html. The guide is arranged by categories listed below.
Primary Surveys and Studies Involving Private Schools and Homeschooling
Private School Universe Survey (PSS)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS )
National Household Education Surveys Program) (NHES)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K)
Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002
Current Population Survey (CPS): October Supplement
Condition of Education (COE)
Digest of Education Statistics (Digest)
|Databank Data Collection Forms
Databank Data Collection Forms: The source document format for the annual collection of statistical information for Catholic Schools is available here for dowload and copying. These forms cannot be used for electronic submission of data.
Click here for the new directions for reporting Race and Ethnicity.
* For the best print quality of the diocesan data form, set/load your printer to use legal length paper and set the Acrobat Page Scaling field to "None". Check the box "Choose Paper Source by PDF Page Size" in the Acrobat print menu. The "Auto-Rotate and Center" box may stay checked if already checked. Doing this will print the form in its original size.
Electronic Submission of Data: Instead of the paper form, an Excel Workbook for the Diocesan Data Summary is available. It can be downloaded and completed electronically and returned to NCEA via email when completed.This is only for Diocesan Education Offices. Click here to obtain the form. Be sure and save the Excel Workbook to your local PC after opening the form.