Home School Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Date Verified: 4.28.2013
Home School Statistics Data
Total number of home schooled students in the U.S. 1,508,000
Average academic percentile of a home school student 77th
Average reading percentile of a home school student 79th
Average math percentile of a home school student 73rd
Average SAT score of a home school student 1083
Average ACT score of a home school student 22.6
Annual rate of increase in families choosing to home school 7 %
Top Reasons for Home Schooling (Multiple Answer Survey)  
Can give child a better education at home 48.9 %
A desire to provide religious or moral instruction 38.4 %
A dissatisfaction with academic instructions at public schools 25.6 %
Family reasons 16.8 %
To develop character and morality 15.1 %
Object to what school teaches 12.1 %
School doesn’t challenge child 11.6 %
Other problems with available school 9 %
Child has special needs or disability 8.2 %
Number of Children Per Home Schooled Families  
1 6.6 %
2 25.3 %
3 26 %
4-6 25.9 %
7 + 6.3 %
Education Level of Home Schooled Parents  
Percent of Fathers with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 66.3 %
Percent of Fathers with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 62.5 %
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