ERIC Number: ED430305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1998-1999: The Annual Statistical Report on Schools Enrollment and Staffing.
This annual report presents national data on Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Enrollment patterns, regional geographic trends, types and locations of schools, student and staffing demographic characteristics, and student participation in selected education programs are reported. The findings show that Catholic school enrollment has remained stable over the past year. While several of the large urban areas, such as Chicago, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, have reported slight declines in enrollment, other areas, particularly the Southeast and West/Far West regions, have experienced modest increases. Waiting lists now exist in most suburban schools, and where diocesan and privately funded scholarship support is available in innercity schools, long waiting lists for lottery-like selection processes have resulted. Overall, there were 8,217 Catholic schools, with 36 new schools opening during the period of the survey. Coeducational schools comprised 94 percent of all the Catholic schools, and 41 percent of all schools had a waiting list for admission. Total Catholic-school student enrollment was placed at 2,648,844, with 1,990,947 of these students attending elementary school. The student/teacher ratio was 17:1, with 153,081 full-time-equivalent professional staff. Four appendices provide a summary report of basic school statistics and information on professional staff, school locations, and supplemental services. (RJM)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Profiles, Program Descriptions, School Personnel, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data)
National Catholic Educational Association, Publications Dept., 1077 30th Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852; Web site: http://www.ncea.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1997-98 report, see EA 029 830.