ERIC Number: ED410680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools 1996-97: The Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing.
Milks, Mary Jo, Comp.
Since 1969-1970, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has published an annual statistical report on Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States. This report for 1996-97 contains the core school enrollment and staffing data as well as data on Title I services, extended-care programs, school boards, and single-gender schools. The first part of the report presents a summary of the demographic trends that affect both public and private education. The second part provides statistics on school type, region, and location; enrollment; staffing; and selected programs in Catholic education. The report is based on information submitted by 175 archdiocesan and diocesan offices of education and one state Catholic Conference. Highlights of the findings are: (1) Population trends show increasing numbers of students at preschool and elementary age levels; (2) the total number of Catholic school students was 2,645,462--an increase of 10,244 students since the previous year; (3) non-Catholics represented 13.5 percent of enrollment; (4) the percentage of minorities in Catholic schools has more than doubled since 1970-71 and continued to increase in 1996-97 (currently at 25 percent); and (5) about 92 percent of full-time-equivalent faculty were lay men (about 18 percent) and women (about 74 percent). Twenty-five exhibits are included. Appendices contain a summary report of basic school statistics, a list of states with enrollment increases, and a summary report of supplemental data by region and state. (LMI)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Distribution, Geographic Regions, Private Schools, School Demography, School Statistics, Teacher Distribution, Teacher Student Ratio
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th St., N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For 1995-96 report, see ED 399 611.