ERIC Number: ED540199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1929
Reference Count: 0
Statistics of Private High Schools and Academies 1927-1928. Bulletin, 1929, No. 19
Phillips, Frank M.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Statistics of 2,448 private high schools and academies for the school year 1927-1928 are contained in this report. The principal items tabulated are: Instructors; pupils; graduates; volumes in libraries; value of grounds, buildings, and contents; student enrollments by subject; and data in detail for each school having 100 or more secondary pupils. Reports were received from 2,350 schools in 1926 and from 2,448 in 1928. These schools reported 18,025 instructors and 248,076 secondary pupils in 1926, and 20,333 instructors and 269,249 secondary pupils in 1928. The number of pupils graduated increased from 40,715 to 46,189 during this 2-year period. No material change is noted in the percentage distribution of pupils among the four high-school years since 1926, although changes have taken place since 1920 and earlier years. In 1920, 36.1 per cent of the enrollments were in the first year, and 16.6 per cent in the fourth year. In 1928, 31.5 per cent were in the first year, and 19.6 per cent in the fourth year. This reduction in the proportion of pupils in the first year, and the increase in the fourth year indicate better conditions concerning promotions, and an increase in the holding power of the schools. Expansion of the junior-college idea may also be a factor, since 11,200 pupils were registered for work beyond the fourth high-school year. While the number of schools reporting has increased by only 200, or 8.9 per cent over the number reporting in 1915, the number of secondary pupils enrolled has increased 73.6 per cent, the number in the fourth year increased 88.7 per cent, and the number of graduates increased 107.3 per cent. This indicates the tendency to larger schools, rather than more schools. The number of colored pupils of secondary grade is smaller for 1928 than for 1920, or for any year since 1920, although it represents an increase of 30 per cent over 1915. Military drill was given to 15,006 boys in 1926, and to 16,528 in 1928. The greatest number of boys in military drill in schools of this type was reported for 1918, when 31,532 boys received military training. Practically all of these private schools are organized on the regular 4-year basis, and only a very few reported either junior or senior departments or divisions. No attempt is made, therefore, to compile statistics for reorganized schools or to report them separately from other schools. (Contains 14 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Comparative Analysis, High Schools, Private Schools, Military Training, High School Students, Graduates, Library Materials, Educational Facilities, Enrollment Trends, Trend Analysis, School Holding Power, Community Colleges, Minority Group Students, Tables (Data), Teachers
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)