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Where Are the Children Of Dissatisfied Parents Attending School Now?

October 27, 1999 2 min read
NOTE: From “Households Dissatisfied With Public Elementary Schools.” Includes households with children from birth to age 16, unless otherwise noted. The data on public, private, and other schools attendance may add up to more than 100 percent because in some households the children attend more than one type of school.
---Indicates the sample was too small to provide a reliable estimate.
Households Dissatisfied With Public Elementary Schools Households So
Dissatisfied With
Public Elementary
Schools They Want
To Move
To a New Area

Metropolitan Area

Number Percent Public School Private School Other School
New Orleans 36,800 22.70% 38.70% 63.70% 0.50%
Oakland, Calif. 44,000 18.6 56.5 44.7 2.7
San Francisco 25,100 17.8 --- --- ---
Cleveland 32,700 15.2 42.1 56 7.4
Philadelphia, Pa.- N.J. 79,400 15.1 44.3 58.1 3.7
Sacramento, Calif. 25,600 14.7 60.3 42.2 3.5
Los Angeles-Long Beach 135,000 13.7 61.5 40.6 0
New York 125,200 13.7 --- --- ---
Portland, Ore.- Wash. 26,100 13.6 62 35.4 7.2
Chicago 89,200 13.6 43 56.9 2
Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. 27,000 13.2 60.6 40.9 0.8
Miami 28,400 12.8 --- --- ---
Oklahoma City 16,000 12.6 72.6 26.3 4.8
Memphis, Tenn.-Ark.-Miss. 16,900 12.6 52.6 46.4 3.9
Dallas 44,200 12.4 53.4 47.3 3.7
Phoenix 32,700 12.2 77.3 25 2.3
Seattle- Everett 30,700 12.2 64.3 37.6 3.2
Birmingham, Ala. 14,900 12 71.3 29.6 2.4
San Jose, Calif. 19,700 12 64.9 35.4 3.3
Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas 19,600 11.7 50.7 49.9 4.3
Cincinnati, Ohio- Ky.- Ind. 20,400 11.6 54.2 51.9 1.1
Providence-Warwick- Pawtucket, R. I. -Mass. 12,800 11.6 74.1 27.7 4
Milwaukee 18,800 11.4 40.3 58.8 4.6
Kansas City, Mo.-Kan. 24,100 11.3 58.2 37.6 5.6
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. 40,700 11.3 75.1 22.7 3.8
Denver 23,300 11.2 77 24.1 1.2
San Diego 28,800 11.2 78 24.8 0
Detroit 60,700 11 --- --- ---
Pittsburgh 29,000 10.6 64.5 42.5 1.5
Indianapolis 19,700 10.5 64.1 34.5 8.1
Columbus, Ohio 17,900 10.4 67.5 32.6 3.2
Boston-Lawrence- Lowell, Mass.-N. H. 45,700 10.3 41 60.7 1.3
St. Louis, Mo.- Ill. 32,000 10.2 56.6 46.4 5.7
Baltimore 28,600 10.2 61.8 43.7 1.3
Atlanta 38,100 9.9 63 35.6 5.3
Washington, D. C. -Md.-Va. 41,300 9.3 72.1 32.5 4.5
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va. 15,900 9.3 69 29.6 4.8
Minneapolis-St. Paul 26,400 8.9 52.9 48.1 5.2
San Antonio 15,000 8.8 63.6 39.1 0
Hartford, Conn. 11,600 8.8 69 35.6 3.2
Salt Lake City 12,400 8.8 86.6 13.6 0.9
Buffalo, N. Y. 9,000 8.6 --- --- ---
Houston 36,300 8.6 74.6 32.3 0
Anaheim-Santa Ana, Calif. 22,600 8.2 51.1 51.5 0
Newark, N. J. 16,100 7.4 --- --- ---
Rochester, N. Y. 8,500 7.2 47.8 49.1 6.6
United States — All Metropolitan Areas 2,317,500 9.6 53.6 46.4 3.2
SOURCE: Canevale and Desrochers (1999) analysis of the American Housing Survey, 1990- 1996.
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