Quick Facts about Private Schools in 2016
In 2016 alone, there were 28,619 private elementary and secondary schools with 4,576,410 students and 441,496 full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers.
According to department of education statistics, there were more private schools in suburban locations compared to those in cities. There were 12,108 private schools in suburban locations and 10,632 private schools in city locations. In addition, there were more private schools in rural areas compared to those in towns. In rural areas, there were 7,987 private schools and only 2,892 private schools in towns.
Average School Size
• Average school size in all private schools: 136 students
• Average school size in private elementary schools: 96 students
• Average school size in private secondary schools: 273 students
• Average school size with combined elementary and secondary schools: 200 students
Ethnicity in Private School’s
• 70% White non-Hispanic
• 10% were Hispanic or Latino (regardless of race)
• 9%t were Black or African American non-Hispanic;
• 6 % were Asian non-Hispanic
• 4% were of Two or more races non-Hispanic, and
• 1% was American Indian or Alaska Native non-Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander non-Hispanic
Out of 4,576,410 students enrolled in private elementary and secondary schools, 200,000 students were enrolled in private schools in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.
67% of Private Schools enrolled 79% of private school students and employed 70% of full-time teacher, all had a religious purpose.
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