ERIC Number: ED484076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Home Education in Pennsylvania, 2002-03.
Creason, John, Comp.
Pennsylvania State Department of Education
The 2002-03 total for home education students in Pennsylvania was 24,415. The total was comprised of 12,377 males and 12,038 females. This was an increase of 512 students from the 2001-02 total of 23,903. Except for 2001-02, the total for Pennsylvania home education students has increased every year since the passage of Act 169 of 1988, which authorized parents, guardians and legal custodians to teach their children at home. There was a 2.1% growth rate between 2001-02 and 2002-03. Data was collected from all of Pennsylvania?s 501 school districts for home education students ages five through 21. Austin Area and Clairton City were the only two school districts that reported no home education students in 2002-03. The number of home education students increased in 37 of Pennsylvania?s 67 counties. Once again, Lancaster County led the state with 2,595 students, followed by York County with 1,518. Students educated at home comprised an additional 1.2% of the state?s public, private and nonpublic enrollments in 2002-03. There were 241 school districts (48.1%), up from 233, that allowed home education students to participate in curricular programs, while 265 (52.9%), up from 242, allowed them to participate in extracurricular activities. Some districts that allowed participation had restrictions. This document contains numerical/statistical data on students who are home schooled in the state of Pennsylvania. The following are appended: (1) Home Education Students by School District and Age Group, 2002-03; (2) Glossary; and (3) Sources. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.