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Total PK-12 private school enrollment5,488,000 (10 % of all US students)
Total number of private schools33,366 (25 % of all US schools)
Where families with incomes over $75,000 send their kids
Public85 %
Private12 %
Both3 %
Where do private school students go to school?In 1990In 2015
Catholic54.5%42.9%
Non-Sectarian13.2%19.8%
Conservative Christian10.9%14.0%
Jewish3.2%5.5%
Baptist5.8%4.5%
Lutheran4.4%3.6%
Episcopal1.7%2.1%
Seventh-day Adventist1.6%1.1%
Calvinist0.9%0.5%
Friends0.3%0.4%
Average Private School TuitionAll LevelsElementarySecondaryK-12 Schools
All Schools$8,549$6,733$10,549$10,045
Catholic$6,018$4,944$7,826$9,066
Other Religious$7,117$6,576$10,493$7,073
Non-Sectarian$17,316$15,945$27,302$16,247
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Percentage of Students in Public and Private Schools At or Above Achievement Levels
Math: Grade 4 StudentsPrivatePublic
Basic89 %82 %
Proficient49 %40 %
Advanced9 %6 %
Math : Grade 8 StudentsPrivatePublic
Basic85 %72 %
Proficient48 %34 %
Advanced13 %8 %
Reading : Grade 4 StudentsPrivatePublic
Basic81 %66 %
Proficient48 %32 %
Advanced13 %7 %
Reading : Grade 8 StudentsPrivatePublic
Basic90 %75 %
Proficient54 %32 %
Advanced8 %3 %
Percent of teachers who see following issue as serious problem in their schoolPublicPrivate
Student disrespect for teachers17 %4 %
Use of alcohol7 %3 %
Drug abuse6 %2 %
Student tardiness10 %3 %
Student absenteeism14 %3 %
Students unprepared to learn30 %5 %
Lack of parent involvement24 %3 %
Student apathy21 %4 %
Percentage of students, age 12-18, who reported...PublicPrivate
Having experienced violent victimization at, or on the way to/from, school4.3 %2.6 %
Being threatened with harm at, or on the way to/from, school5.1 %0.9 %
Fearing being attacked or harmed at, or on the way to/from, school6.5 %3.8 %
Being targets of hate-related words at, or on the way to/from, school11.5 %6.9 %
That street gangs were present at, or on the way to/from, school25.4 %4.2 %
That they avoided certain places in school for fear of their own safety4.8 %1.4 %
Average SAT Test ScoresWritingReadingMath
Public488498511
Religious530533534
Independent560557583
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Statistic Sources & References
Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 25, 2017

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