Curriculum and Resources

Elementary Schools

The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools system is the recipient of the greatest number of U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards of any school system. The Catholic Schools are accredited by AdvancED and the state of Illinois. There are 183 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

2015/2016 School Year

Student and Teacher Attendance Rates (2015/2016 School Year)

Aspire Test Scores (Spring 2016)

In April 2016, elementary schools across the Archdiocese of Chicago administered the ACT Aspire summative test for the first time to all students in grades 3-8. The ACT Aspire test assesses students’ academic proficiency in five academic areas: English, Reading, Math, Science and Writing. The test is aligned to the rigorous curriculum standards that inform classroom instruction in all classrooms across the Archdiocese.

The ACT Aspire test evaluates student understanding of concepts and asks students to demonstrate their proficiency with grade-level skills. Additionally, ACT Aspire engages all students in a written response to a grade-appropriate prompt. Assessment of writing has high value for college bound students. The results of the test are outlined in the below graphs.