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ERIC Number: ED430306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55833-208-1
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1997-98: The Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing.
Metzler, Mary Jo, Comp.
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 analyzed, along with demographic trends in public and private education. Where data permit, the report compares information across the last decade, as well as with the past year. The demographic data report on the number of Catholic schools, their regional distribution, the location of the schools, and the types of schools. Information on school boards, single-gender schools, enrollment, tuition, and student characteristics are also given. The booklet likewise looks at staffing in Catholic schools and the special services offered to students, such as extended-day programs and Title I services. The findings show that total Catholic school student enrollment for the year under review was 2,648,859, which represents an increase of almost 3,400 students over the previous year. Minority student enrollment constituted 24.4 percent of total enrollment, and 13.6 percent of students were non-Catholic, whereas 92.2 percent of the full-time faculty were either lay men or lay women. Coeducational schools comprised 94 percent of the total. Three appendices offer summaries on schools and students, school locations, and supplemental data. (RJM)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1996-97 report, see ED 410 680.