WHY CHOOSE A PRIVATE SCHOOL?
FAST FACTS ABOUT PRIVATE SCHOOLS (from the Council for American Private Education)
Did you know that in America:
•One in four schools is a private school;
•One child in nine attends a private school;
•Private schools produce an annual savings to tax
-payers estimated at more than $48,000,000,000;
•Private school students perform better than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests;
•Ninety percent of private high school graduates attend college, compared to 66 percent of public high school graduates;
•Private school students from low socio-economic backgrounds are more than three times more likely than comparable public school students to attain a bachelor’s degree by their mid-20s, meaning that private schools contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty for their students;
•Private schools are racially, ethnically, and economically diverse. Twenty-three percent of private school students are students of color; 28 percent are from families with annual incomes under $50,000;
•Private secondary school students are nearly 50 percent more likely to take A P or I B courses in science and math than public school students;
• The participation of private school students in community service projects is significantly higher than their public school counterparts.
HOW TO CHOOSE A PRIVATE SCHOOL
CHOICES FOR PARENTS - Resources from USDOE