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The Facts

Here are some Facts and Figures to help you understand who we are and why we are successful at St. Mary's School.


St. Mary's School is both AdvancEd accredited and fully accredited by the state of Nebraska.

All of our Teachers are certified by the state of Nebraska and average 20 years of experience.  Many of our faculty hold Masters Degrees with additional hours in education.

The most current Test Scores are between the top 70% to 90% in the Nation. This is a high average score.

Our students earn thousands of dollars in Catholic High School Scholarships each year.

Our graduates are accepted at top universities: Creighton University, Duquesne, Notre Dame, Marquette, Boston College, St. John’s University, Benedictine College, the Air Force Academy, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Southern California.

Our graduates qualify for advanced high school classes. Some of our students complete high school science and math courses offered through Gross Catholic High School before they graduate. They can then take Advanced Placement (AP) courses for college credit, sometimes as early as in their junior year.

In 2010, two of our alumni were valedictorians of their high school classes, one at Bellevue East High School and one at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School.

St. Mary's welcomes students of all faiths, race and ethnicity. We are proud of our diverse student body and our deep connections with Offutt Air Force Base and members of the military. Offutt Youth Center Transportation is available. At St. Mary's we keep our class size low and our student/teacher ratio small to provide greater opportunity for more individual attention and an enhanced learning experience. During the 2016-2017 school year we have 192 students.

Ethnicity/ Race

White                              77%

Hispanic                          10%

American  Indian              1%

Black                               12%

Asian                                7%

Multiracial                         7%

Military dependents          18%

Free/Reduced Lunch         16%

Gender Percentage

        Males                              51%

        Females                          49%

Religion Percentage

        Non-Catholic                   19.8%

        Catholic                          80.2%

Student /teacher ratio         13 -1

Average class size                19

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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