Homeschooling Vs Public Education Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"Approximately 2.5 million students were homeschooled as of 2021 in the U.S., representing about 3-4% of the total school-age population. [NHERI]"

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"67% of parents who homeschool their kids do so to ensure their child gets religious or moral instruction. [PEW Research Centre]"

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"Homeschooled students, on average, score 15 to 30 percentile points above public school students on standardized academic achievement tests. [NHERI]"

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"In 2019, only 3.3% of school-age kids were homeschooled. [HSLDA]"

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"Homeschooled children tend to read more books per year than public school students, about 50 versus 8. [NHERI]"

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"Around 22% of homeschooled students were in grades 9-12, whereas this number was approximately 26% for public school students. [NCES]"

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"Homeschooling rates are growing about 7-15% per year. [NHERI]"

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"The ratio of public school students to teachers was 16:1 as of 2015, whereas the ratio for homeschooled students was often 1:1 or 2:1. [NCES]"

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"Homeschooled students tend to score above average on the ACT, with an average score of 22.5 compared to the national average of 20.8. [HSLDA]"

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