ERIC Number: ED466821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Balance Sheet for Catholic Elementary Schools: 2001 Income and Expenses.
Kealey, Robert J.
This financial report was designed to provide a basis for informed discussion regarding potential forms of federal and state assistance to students attending Catholic elementary schools, and to encourage improved local management. The information presented in this study is based upon a random sample of Catholic elementary schools across the United States for the 2000-01 school year. Report highlights are as follows: The average tuition for the first child of a family in the parish was $2,178; 84 percent of the schools had some form of tuition assistance; 51 percent of the schools had an endowment program; the average per-pupil cost was $3,505; the average salary for a lay principal was $45,154; the average salary for a beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree was $20,437; the average salary for all teachers with bachelor's degrees and higher was $28,489; 61 percent of the schools had a pre-kindergarten program; and 68 percent of the schools had an extended-day program. Four appendices contain the 2000-01 survey of Catholic elementary school finances and response sheet, a letter to diocesan school superintendents, a follow-up letter to schools not responding to the original request, and a list schools that responded to the survey categorized by state. (Contains 31 exhibits.) (RT)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Costs, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Financial Support, Income, Money Management, Tuition
National Catholic Educational Association, Department of Elementary Schools, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852. Tel: 202-337-6232; Fax: 202-333-6706; Web site: http://www.ncea.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Elementary Schools.