How Many Schools Are There In The US Today?
In the United States, there are 98,755 public schools, 13,477 middle schools, 2,500 junior high schools, and 23900 secondary schools. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provided these figures. In 2018, there were approximately 30% more schools available than in 1980.
The data below, according to Digest of Education Statistics, shows the total number of students in each educational level.
Elementary schools are typically defined as kindergarten through fifth grade, though some schools include sixth grade and some go all the way to eighth grade. There are 64,665 public and private elementary schools in the United States. Many school districts have several “feeder” elementary schools from which students are bused to larger middle and high schools.
Students in middle and junior high schools are between elementary and high school. A middle school typically serves sixth through eighth graders, whereas a junior high serves only seventh and eighth graders. Some junior highs may include ninth grade as well. There are 12,517 middle schools and 2,209 junior high schools, both public and private, in the United States, for a total of 14,726 schools serving this age group.
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High schools (also known as senior high schools) typically serve grades ninth through twelfth, and there are a total of 20,469 in the United States, both public and private. That equates to approximately one high school for every 3.15 elementary schools.
There are 15.3 million students in high schools in the United States. This figure has been steadily rising, with 13.5 million students in 2000 and 13.2 million in 1980.
By 2016, 70% of graduates who pursued postsecondary education had either earned a credential in an occupational field or found work in a related field. This means that approximately one-fifth of high school graduates will drop out of college. After six years, more than a third will still be in college.
Teachers’ pay varies depending on where they work. Teachers in New York, for example, make about $84,000, while teachers in Mississippi make about $45,000.
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In the United States, there are 90,148 public schools. This category includes organizations run by a public school district that offer free instruction to the public. These schools may serve children in elementary and secondary school, adults in adult education, students in career and technical education, and students with special needs. Public schools account for 78% of all schools in the United States.
Some federally funded public schools in the United States are located on Indian reservations and are managed by Native American tribal councils. These are Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, which are administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). In the United States, there are 166 of these schools.
Private and Catholic schools account for approximately 17% of all schools in the United States, with 13,894 non-Catholic private schools and 5,583 Catholic schools.
The number of schools is changing, and while some areas, such as elementary schools, are expanding, others, such as secondary schools, are closing. However, the trade-off in these statistics is that secondary schools are gaining students while elementary schools are losing students.
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