ERIC Number: ED359225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Schools and Staffing in the United States: Selected Data for Public and Private Schools, 1990-91. Schools and Staffing Survey. E.D. Tabs.
Bobbitt, Sharon A.; And Others
This report on the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) of 1990-91 presents data on public and private schools, school administrators, and teachers. Data reported for schools include programs or services offered, schools with students receiving Chapter 1 services, graduation rates, and college application rates. The SASS was first conducted in 1987-88 and repeated in 1990-91. It is planned for 3-year intervals in the future. The approximately 80,000 public schools and nearly 25,000 private schools account for approximately 76 percent and 24 percent, respectively, of the almost 105,000 schools in the United States. Of the nation's 44.8 million children in kindergarten through 12th grade, about 89.6 percent were enrolled in public schools. Among the highlights from the survey are the following: (1) some 8.5 percent of public school teachers and 14.5 percent of private school teachers were newly hired in 1990-91; (2) almost 5.4 million public school students and about 200,000 private school students received publicly funded Chapter 1 services in 1990-91; (3) the percent of public high school graduates who applied to college averaged 53 percent compared to 76 percent private school rates; (4) a Master's degree is the highest degree held by 60.5 percent of public school principals and 47.4 percent of private school principals; (5) about one-quarter of public school teachers and 11 percent of private school teachers had over 20 years of full-time teaching experience in school year 1990-91; and (6) the average base salary of public school teachers was $31,296 and $19,783 for private school teachers. Study data are presented in 38 tables, and there are 26 tables of supplemental data in Appendix A. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Bound Students, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation, National Surveys, Private Schools, Public Schools, Research Methodology, School Personnel, School Statistics, School Surveys, Secondary School Teachers, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Supply and Demand
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)