Student Performance Christ Child Academy Statistics:Our Students The Iowa Basic Skills Test is taken by 3rd, 5th and 7th graders every March. The test covers reading, social studies, science and math. Based on the results of all CCA students, a “grade equivalent” composite is determined. This score indicates the grade level of our average student’s general knowledge. For example, a score of 5.5 indicates performance on the test at the level of the average fifth grader in the fifth month of school. 2006 2007 2008 2009 3rd Grade Grade Equivalent Composite was 5.0 5.0 5.5 4.4 5th Grade Grade Equivalent Composite was 8.8 8.6 7.9 7.5 7th Grade Grade Equivalent Composite was 12.6 11.2 12.4 11.8 Our Alumni The standards set at C.C.A. provide our graduates with the foundation they need for good study habits and high expectations for themselves as they begin high school and go on to college. Our graduates tell us that they realize the value of their academic preparation as they enter high school with outstanding writing skills and a strong background in science and math. The strength of this educational background is proven – In the last six years, Christ Child Academy has had eight alumni achieve the honor of Valedictorian at area high schools! 29% of CCA graduates in the class of 2009 are in the top 10% of their class. 88% of CCA graduates in the class of 2009 are on the Honor Roll. 59% of CCA graduates in the class of 2009 are members of National Honor Society. Our Faculty Christ Child Academy is blessed with dedicated staff who believe in the advantages of Catholic education. Our teachers don’t have to leave their spiritual life at home—they share their spirituality with the students in a variety of ways each day. In addition, the students see our teachers living out Christ’s message outside of school, by witnessing the teachers’ service to the Lord as active members of our parishes. 56% of our teachers have been on staff for 15 years or more. 80% of our teachers are Catholic. 100% of our Catholic teachers had their own children educated at Christ Child Academy.