Diocese of Youngstown Elementary School Enrollment Increases for 2014-2015
Thursday, 25 September 2014 17:26

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FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT September 25, 2014
SUBJECT Catholic School Enrollment Increases

MORE INFO Office of Catholic schools 330-744-8451

Dioceses of Youngstown Elementary School Enrollment Increases for 2014-2015.

The Diocese of Youngstown's elementary schools have reported a 3.1% increase in Kindergarten-8th Grade student enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year, reversing the recent trend of declining enrollment. Five of the six county's schools reported increases. Ashtabula's 4.2% increase led the way, with Trumbull's 4.1% increase slightly behind. Stark County increased by 3.6%, Mahoning by 3.5% and Portage by 1.6%. Only Columbiana County Catholic schools decreased, with 13 fewer students than in the previous year.

Overall, K-8 enrollment throughout the Diocese increased by 143 students, from 4,576 to 4,719. "We are excited to see that so many parents have decided that a Catholic education is the right choice for their children," said Bishop George Murry, bishop of Youngstown. "Catholic schools provide the long-term benefits of a high-quality, faith based education in a safe, loving, family centered environment. Families and communities can count on Catholic schools to instill in students the faith, knowledge, morals and discipline that will enable them to fulfill their future roles as committed citizens, productive employees and effective leaders."

For more information contact Mrs. Mary Fiala, Assistant Superintendent of Schools at 330-744-8451.