Test Scores & Acceptance Stats

Test Scores & High School Acceptance
Our scores consistently rank above the national average in every subject and across all grades. 

NCA students are prepared to test into any high school they are interested in attending. We aid this process by exploring a variety of strengths and interests, encouraging students to understand themselves and their passions. This discernment helps them to identify a high school that will empower them to continue their academic and social success. 


Each year, we see our students accepted to DePaul College Prep, Loyola Academy, Notre Dame High School, Walter Payton College Prep, Jones College Prep, Lane Tech, and other similarly prestigious schools.


Average Graduating Class Matriculation Rates: 

100% Accepted into Catholic High School 

76% Accepted into Selective Enrollment High School 


College and career readiness is our target for all children. With this goal as our guide, we use the ACT Aspire test as our standard. The ACT Aspire test is the only standardized test for elementary schools that aligns with college and career readiness subjects and trajectory.


NCA outperforms national averages in every subject that the ACT tests. For every year a child attends NCA, the higher they perform against the national average in critical problem solving and technological savviness.


We have also implemented iReady, a comprehensive assessment and instruction program that empowers our teachers through diagnostic data and personalized instruction resources. Teachers receive actionable insight while our students receive engaging guidance, and accelerated growth that prepares them for benchmark testing and college-bound goal setting.