ERIC Number: ED328617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Key Statistics for Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 1990-91. Early Estimates. Survey Report.
Bobbitt, Sharon A.; Johnson, Frank H.
Estimated statistics on enrollment, high school graduates, teaching staff, and finances are summarized for public and private elementary schools and secondary schools in the United States. Data are shown for the 1990-91 school year, with annual trend data covering various years from 1986 through 1990. The data are generated by the Early Estimates System of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The source of statistical information about public schools is the Common Core of Data collected annually from state education agencies. These data are collected in March, undergo NCES and state editing, and are available for publication in September. The source of statistical information about private schools is the Private School Survey. Data are presented in 13 tables showing enrollment, numbers of teachers, student/teacher ratios, high school graduates, and revenues and expenditures, by school level, religious orientation, and/or state. Over 41 million students attended public schools and 5.2 million students attended private schools in the 1990-91 school year. Private school membership in grades K-12 has remained fairly constant in recent years. The following statistics are noted for the 1990-91 school year: since 1987, student enrollment in public education increased by over 1 million; there were an estimated 2.7 million teachers in public and private schools; student-to-teacher ratios for kindergarten through grade 12 were 17.2/1 for public and 14.7/1 for private schools; and, an estimated 2.5 million students expected to graduate from high school. Technical notes, including a table showing selected standard errors for private school early estimates, are included. (TJH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Estimation (Mathematics), High School Graduates, National Surveys, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Statistics, School Surveys, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, State Norms, Teacher Student Ratio
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.