GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Public Vs Private School Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Approximately 10% of U.S. students attend private schools."

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"Private school students generally perform higher than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests."

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"Private schools tend to have a smaller student population than public schools."

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"Private secondary schools tend to offer more advanced coursework than public schools in the U.S."

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"Private schools typically have smaller class sizes, with an average of 12.2 students per teacher."

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"In the U.S., nearly 80% of private school teachers have a bachelor's or higher degree in their main assignment field."

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"Private schools are twice as likely as public schools to have a community service requirement for graduation."

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"Average private school tuition in the U.S. for a non-sectarian elementary school is $13,696 per year."

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"Public schools have a much higher proportion of students classified as English language learners (9.6%) compared to private schools (5.2%)."

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"Safety is better handled in private schools with only 12.2% experiencing violent incidents, compared to 41.4% in public schools."

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"The average private school annual tuition cost in America is $12,350."

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"As of 2019, there were 128,502 public schools and 33,366 private schools in the U.S."

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"62% of private schools are religiously affiliated."

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"85% of high school graduates from private schools attend college, compared to 69% of public high school graduates."

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"Public schools tend to have more racially/ethnically diverse student populations than private schools."

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"On average, private schools provide an additional hour of instruction per week compared to public schools."

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"In 2016, the pupil/teacher ratio in public schools was 16.2, while it was 12.2 in private schools."

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"81% of private high school students attended a school where the majority of 12th graders went to a 4-year college, compared to 25% of public high school students."

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"About 2.86 million students were enrolled in private elementary schools in the U.S. in 2019."

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