ERIC Number: ED391828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools 1993-1994. Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing.
Brigham, Frederick H., Jr.
Since 1969-70, the National Catholic Educational Association has published a statistical report on Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States. This year's report contains the core school enrollment and staffing data from the Association's database and includes data on Chapter 1 services, extended care programs, school boards of education, and coeducational and single-sex schools. It is based on information submitted by 174 archdiocesan and diocesan offices of education or state Catholic Conferences about the nation's 7,114 Catholic elementary schools and 1,231 Catholic secondary schools (data from the 1993-94 school year). Catholic school enrollment continues to increase, increasing 9,215 students between 1992-93 and 1993-94. Full-time faculty in Catholic schools numbered 157,201, of whom the majority (88%) were lay people. Recent studies have shown that Catholic school students excel in reading, science, and mathematics and that the religious commitment of the schools and the community support they receive help explain their remarkable success. The statistics presented in this report demonstrate the achievements of Catholic schools. Three appendixes give a summary report of basic school statistics, a list of states with enrollment increases, and a summary report of data on special programs. (Contains 25 exhibits.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Catholic Schools, Coeducation, Compensatory Education, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Institutional Characteristics, Private Education, Religious Education, School Personnel, School Statistics, Single Sex Schools, Teacher Characteristics
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.