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Academic Excellence Facts


  • All schools are accredited by the State of Kentucky, Department of Education
  • Accredited by National Catholic Education Association
  • Accredited by Kentucky Non-Public School Commission
  • Consistently surpassing the ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis and Religious Education) test national averages at elementary, middle, and high school levels
  • Consistently outscore state and national averages on nationally normed tests
  • iPad and iPod Touch stations available at Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Athletic program gives students an opportunity to play team sports in a Christian environment
  • Accelerated Reader Program, SuccessMaker and Lexia programs offered in elementary schools
  • Differentiated Learning Specialist, Title I Program
  • Speech Therapist on staff

Academic Excellence
Just One of Many Ways to Judge Our Success

Student performance on national standardized tests is just one of the ways to judge whether or not a school system is getting the job done in terms of preparing students for a successful future. OCS takes great pride in consistently leading the region in national standardized testing! The ACT test, the ITBS test, and the ACRE test all point toward student mastery of subject matter.

The Owensboro Catholic Schools are accredited by the State of Kentucky, Department of Education; and are evaluated by the National Catholic Education Association, the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission, and the National Committee for Private Education.

A second way to judge the academic excellence of a school has traditionally been student performance on national testing. On the average, Catholic school students perform above the national norm for the particular tests chosen. Owensboro Catholic Schools go well beyond that measure.