QND Announces Increased Enrollment and ACT Composite Score

Quincy Notre Dame High School has announced a 7% increase in enrollment for the 2013-14 school year. We started last year with a total of 391 students and we are currently at 420 students. This is the second increase since 1999. The freshman class with 113 students is one of the largest incoming classes since 2005.

“I am excited about the increase of students at QND. Our students, families and alumni have played a critical role in our growth by sharing their positive experiences with others,” states Principal Mark McDowell. “When families relay their firsthand experiences, it is a powerful tool in sharing our Raider Pride.”

Quincy Notre Dame High School has also announced the 2013 graduating class ACT composite score increased from 23.2 to 24.5. The Illinois state ACT composite score is 20.6 and national composite is 20.9.

Each student’s academic progress is monitored through a comparison of scores from the Explore Test, the PLAN Test, the Retired ACT exam, and finally through the ACT program exam. Students are able to recognize their own progress and accept responsibility for their education. Through hard work and test preparation, the Class of 2013 increased their ACT composite score.

McDowell states, “The talented group of educators and staff at QND go above and beyond to meet the needs of the student body. Their reputation for high standards and expectations will continue to attract dedicated students and families.”

With 100% graduation rate, 95% of the QND Class of 2013 are enrolled in a college program and have been offered more than $6.4 million in academic, athletic and performing arts scholarships.

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