ERIC Number: ED306691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1988-89. A Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment, & Staffing.
Brigham, Frederick H., Jr.
This statistical report focuses on Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The report contains the core school enrollment and staffing data of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). The first part presents a summary of the demographic trends impacting both public and private education. Comparisons are made with other private schools and with the public sector. The second part discusses the number, enrollment, and staffing of Catholic schools. Catholic schools continue to enroll more than 50 percent of all private school students. In 1988-89, there were 8,867 Catholic schools; of these, 7,505 were elementary and 1,362 were secondary. Total enrollment, in 1988-89, was 2,551,119. The percentage of minorities in Catholic schools has more than doubled since 1970-71. In 1988-89, full-time faculty were 137,700. Eighty-four percent of full-time faculty were lay people, 13 percent sisters, and 3 percent brothers and priests. (SI)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Faculty, Minority Groups, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Statistics
Publications, National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC 20007-3852 ($9.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.