Saint Peter Catholic School is extremely proud of its academic tradition as a school of excellence, following and exceeding the curriculum guidelines as established by the Diocese of Raleigh and the State of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Religion is a core subject in our curriculum and is taught daily to all students.
Saint Peter Catholic School welcomes students of other religious faiths, but all students are expected to pass the religion curriculum as mandated by the Diocese of Raleigh curriculum and standards. To be successful, both the parents and the students must be committed to the pursuit of high academic achievement.
Graduates from Saint Peter Catholic School have passed the five (5) core subjects, which are religion, mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts.
View the grade-by-grade curriculum as set forth by the Diocese of Raleigh.
The Office of Education of the Diocese of Raleigh announced in October 2022 that its schools will be implementing a Mathematics and Reading assessment called i-Ready in the 2023-2024 school year. i-Ready is a formative/benchmark assessment that will be administered to all students in grades K-8. The program will replace the previously administered IOWA Assessment and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) next year. Please click here to get more information about iReady.
2022-23 Standardized Testing Results
IOWA Assessments are given over the course of four days and contain many subtests, including: Reading, Written Expression, Conventions of Writing, Vocabulary, Mathematics, Computation, Science, and Social Studies. 3rd graders take Word Analysis and Listening instead of Science and Social Studies.
During the 2022-23 school year, SPCS as a whole:
1) Scored above the national average in ELA (which includes reading and written expression) at the 75th percentile, which is up from last year (74th)
2) Scored above the national average in Math Total (which includes computation) at the 74th percentile (which is up from last year (73rd)
3) Scored above the national average in Science and Social Studies, at the 71st and 69th percentiles respectively.
4) Scored above the national average in the Complete Composite category, which consists of Reading, ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science at the 71st percentile (which is up from last year (70th)
5) Our students' strengths in our Intermediate Division were as follows:
grade 3: Math Total
grade 4: Science
grade 5: Social Studies
Our students' strengths in our Middle School Division were as follows:
grade 6 and 7: ELA Total
grade 8: Math Total
6) Our students take the Cognitive Abilities Test in grades 2 and 5. Results are reported by age percentile rank. When our 2nd grade students are compared to other students their age across the nation, they scored at the 72nd percentile (which is down from last year (80th). Our 5th grade students scored at or above 76% of their peers nationally (which is down from last year (82nd).
7) On the CogAT, our second graders' strength was in the Nonverbal area while our 5th grade students excelled in the Verbal area.