ERIC Number: ED256052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1984-1985. A Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment, & Staffing. Special Focus on Minority and Non-Catholic Enrollment.
Bredeweg, Frank H.
Every year since the 1969-1970 school year, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has published a statistical report on Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States. This year's publication contains the core school, enrollment, and staffing data of the NCEA historical file. In addition, a special feature of this report is the data on minority and non-Catholic enrollment. Where information is available, comparisons are made with other private schools as well as with the public sector. Tables show the percentage of schools in each of six geographical regions and what has happened in recent years. Other tables show types of schools (ownership and administration); location (urban, suburban, and rural); and enrollment sizes. Enrollment in the private sector has grown to 12.6 percent in 1983. In 1980-81 (latest data available) Catholic school enrollments constituted about 63 percent of the private elementary and secondary sector. The percentage of non-Catholics has increased (from 2.7 percent in 1969-70 to 11.1 percent in 1983-84), as has that of ethnic minority students (from 10.8 percent in 1970-71 to 20.2 percent in 1983-84). At the elementary level, the pupil teacher ratio stands at 21:1 and 79.9 percent of the teachers are lay staff. Pupil teacher ratio at the secondary level is 15:6 and 76.2 percent of the teachers are lay staff.(MLF)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Lay Teachers, Minority Groups, Private Schools, School Statistics, Tables (Data), Tax Credits, Teacher Student Ratio, Tuition, Urban Education
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.