Published Online: September 4, 2007
Published in Print: September 5, 2007, as Back-to-School Facts

News in Brief: A National Roundup

Back-to-School Facts

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Projections from the Institute of Education Sciences for the 2007-08 school year:

ENROLLMENT:
Public pre-K-12 schools: 49.6 million
Private elementary and secondary schools: 6.1 million
Charter schools: 887,000 (2004-05 school year)
Home schools: 1.1 million (2003-04 school year)
Two-and four-year colleges (full- and part-time): 18 million

EXPENDITURES:
National public elementary and secondary schools: $489.4 billion
Average per pupil: $9,969

SCHOOLS & TEACHERS
Public school teachers: 3.2 million
Public elementary and secondary schools: 97,000 (2005-06 school year)
Private school teachers: 464,000
Private elementary and secondary schools: 28,000 (2003-04 school year)

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