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Document Number: 10818

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results From the 2011-12 Private School Universe Survey First Look - Descriptive tables provide information on number of U.S. private schools, students and teachers by varying characteristics in 2011-12. Selective findings include factoids: In the fall of 2011 there were 30,861 private schools with 4,494,845 students and 420,880 full-time equivalent teachers. Sixty-eight percent of the schools had a religious orientation. More private school students in 2011-12 were enrolled in kindergarten than in any other grade level. The average pupil/teacher ratio was 10.7. Ninety-eight percent of 12th-graders enrolled in private schools around October of 2010 graduated by the fall of 2011. Of the graduates, 64% attended 4-year colleges by the fall of 2011. (Stephen Broughman, National Center for Education Statistics, and Nancy Swain, Census Bureau, July 2013...

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