ERIC Number: ED245308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1983-1984. A Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment, & Staffing.
Bredeweg, Frank H.
The National Catholic Educational Association's historical data (since 1968-69) and current data on schools are presented and their significance and implications discussed. The data include national population, birth rate, and age trends; enrollment trends in public and private schools; and enrollment trends in private schools by religious affiliation. Catholic school statistics include enrollment trends by level, region, type of school, and ethnic composition; pupil teacher ratios; staff employed; and financial data. The report highlights state that (1) the total number of students at public and private schools will continue to decline until the 1990's; (2) private education represents a higher percentage of enrollment in the 1980's than it did in the 1970's; (3) Catholic school enrollments today constitute a smaller share of private education than they did in the 1960's; (4) the percentage of minority students and non-Catholic students in Catholic schools continues to increase; and (5) although Catholic school faculty increased in 1983-84, the pupil teacher ratio declined at the elementary level but remained the same at the secondary level. (MLF)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Declining Enrollment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Minority Groups, Private Schools, School Demography, School Personnel, Student Teacher Ratio, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see EA 016 841.