ERIC Number: ED324750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
United States Catholic Elementary Schools & Their Finances, 1989.
Kealey, Robert J.
Findings of a national survey of Catholic schools' finances are presented in this report. Included are extensive data based on the 1988-89 school year on financing the schools (tuition, parish subsidy, endowments and fund raising); expenses (pre-pupil cost, principals, teachers, religious, other personnel, staff benefits, instructional materials); and special issues (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and extended day programs). Questionnaires mailed to 1,200 Catholic elementary schools yielded 907 usable returns, a response rate of approximately 76%. The 907 schools represented slightly over 12 percent of all Catholic elementary schools in the United States. Thirteen tables are included in the text. The appendices contain the questionnaire, correspondence, a list of participating schools, and six statistical tables. The first two tables give data on: (1) percent of schools by size according to location (inner city, urban, suburban, rural) and geographic region; and (2) percent of higher tuition for non-Catholic students by location, region, and school size. The remaining tables use the same groupings (location, region, size) to present data on the following: (3) percent of schools with endowment programs; (4) per-pupil cost, tutition, cost of materials and percent of tuition covering per-pupil cost; (5) salaries of teachers; and (6) percent of schools with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and extended day programs and cost to parents. (11 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Endowment Funds, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Extended School Day, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Principals, Private Education, Teacher Salaries, Tuition
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.