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Table 73. Enrollment and instructional staff in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, by level: Selected years, 1919-20 through 2011-12
School year Number of schools Enrollment1 Instructional staff2
Total Elementary3 Secondary Total Prekinder-
garten
Elementary Secondary Total Elementary3 Secondary
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1919-20 8,103 6,551 1,552 1,925,521 (4) 1,795,673 129,848 49,516   41,592   7,924  
1929-30 10,046 7,923 2,123 2,464,467 (4) 2,222,598 241,869 72,552   58,245   14,307  
1939-40 10,049 7,944 2,105 2,396,305 (4) 2,035,182 361,123 81,057   60,081   20,976  
1949-50 10,778 8,589 2,189 3,066,387 (4) 2,560,815 505,572 94,295   66,525   27,770  
Fall 1960 12,893 10,501 2,392 5,253,791 (4) 4,373,422 880,369 151,902   108,169   43,733  
                           
1969-70 11,352 9,366 1,986 4,367,000 (4) 3,359,000 1,008,000 195,400 5 133,200 5 62,200 5
1970-71 11,350 9,370 1,980 4,363,566 (4) 3,355,478 1,008,088 166,208   112,750   53,458  
1974-75 10,127 8,437 1,690 3,504,000 (4) 2,602,000 902,000 150,179   100,011   50,168  
1975-76 9,993 8,340 1,653 3,415,000 (4) 2,525,000 890,000 149,276   99,319   49,957  
1979-80 9,640 8,100 1,540 3,139,000 (4) 2,293,000 846,000 147,294   97,724   49,570  
                           
1980-81 9,559 8,043 1,516 3,106,000 (4) 2,269,000 837,000 145,777   96,739   49,038  
1981-82 9,494 7,996 1,498 3,094,000 (4) 2,266,000 828,000 146,172   96,847   49,325  
1982-83 9,432 7,950 1,482 3,007,189 (4) 2,211,412 795,777 146,460   97,337   49,123  
1983-84 9,401 7,937 1,464 2,969,000 (4) 2,179,000 790,000 146,913   98,591   48,322  
1984-85 9,325 7,876 1,449 2,903,000 (4) 2,119,000 784,000 149,888   99,820   50,068  
                           
1985-86 9,220 7,790 1,430 2,821,000 (4) 2,061,000 760,000 146,594   96,741   49,853  
1986-87 9,102 7,693 1,409 2,726,000 (4) 1,998,000 728,000 141,930   93,554   48,376  
1987-88 8,992 7,601 1,391 2,690,668 67,637 1,942,148 680,883 139,887   93,199   46,688  
1988-89 8,867 7,505 1,362 2,627,745 76,626 1,911,911 639,208 137,700   93,154   44,546  
1989-90 8,719 7,395 1,324 2,588,893 90,023 1,892,913 605,957 136,900   94,197   42,703  
                           
1990-91 8,587 7,291 1,296 2,575,815 100,376 1,883,906 591,533 131,198   91,039   40,159  
1991-92 8,508 7,239 1,269 2,550,863 107,939 1,856,302 586,622 153,334   109,084   44,250  
1992-93 8,423 7,174 1,249 2,567,630 122,788 1,860,937 583,905 154,816   109,825   44,991  
1993-94 8,345 7,114 1,231 2,576,845 132,236 1,859,947 584,662 157,201   112,199   45,002  
1994-95 8,293 7,055 1,238 2,618,567 143,360 1,877,782 597,425 164,219   117,620   46,599  
                           
1995-96 8,250 7,022 1,228 2,635,210 144,099 1,884,461 606,650 166,759   118,753   48,006  
1996-97 8,231 7,005 1,226 2,645,462 148,264 1,885,037 612,161 153,276   107,548   45,728  
1997-98 8,223 7,004 1,219 2,648,859 150,965 1,879,737 618,157 152,259   105,717   46,542  
1998-99 8,217 6,990 1,227 2,648,844 152,356 1,876,211 620,277 153,081   105,943   47,138  
1999-2000 8,144 6,923 1,221 2,653,038 152,622 1,877,236 623,180 157,134   109,404   47,730  
                           
2000-01 8,146 6,920 1,226 2,647,301 155,742 1,863,682 627,877 160,731   111,937   48,794  
2001-02 8,114 6,886 1,228 2,616,330 159,869 1,827,319 629,142 155,658   108,485   47,173  
2002-03 8,000 6,785 1,215 2,553,277 157,250 1,765,893 630,134 163,004   112,884   50,120  
2003-04 7,955 6,727 1,228 2,484,252 150,422 1,708,501 625,329 162,337   112,303   50,034  
2004-05 7,799 6,574 1,225 2,420,590 150,905 1,642,868 626,817 160,153   107,764   52,389  
                           
2005-06 7,589 6,386 1,203 2,325,220 146,327 1,568,687 610,206 152,502 6 103,481 6 49,021 6
2006-07 7,498 6,288 1,210 2,320,651 152,429 1,544,695 623,527 159,135   107,682   51,453  
2007-08 7,378 6,165 1,213 2,270,913 152,980 1,494,979 622,954 160,075   107,217   52,858  
2008-09 7,248 6,028 1,220 2,192,531 153,325 1,434,949 604,257 157,615   105,518   52,097  
2009-10 7,094 5,889 1,205 2,119,341 150,262 1,375,982 593,097 154,316   103,460   50,856  
                           
2010-11 6,980 5,774 1,206 2,065,872 152,846 1,336,560 576,466 151,473   102,365   49,108  
2011-12 6,841 5,636 1,205 2,031,455 154,282 1,303,028 574,145 151,395   100,365   51,030  
1 Elementary enrollment is for kindergarten through grade 8, and secondary enrollment is for grades 9 through 12.
2 From 1919-20 through fall 1960, includes part-time teachers. From 1969-70 through 1993-94, excludes part-time teachers. Beginning in 1994-95, reported in full-time equivalents (FTE). Prekindergarten teachers not counted separately but may be included with elementary teachers.
3 Includes middle schools.
4 Prekindergarten enrollment was not reported separately, but may be included in elementary enrollment.
5 Includes estimates for the nonreporting schools.
6 Excludes the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
NOTE: Data collected by the National Catholic Educational Association and data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics are not directly comparable because survey procedures and definitions differ.
SOURCE: National Catholic Educational Association, A Statistical Report on Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools for the Years 1967-68 to 1969-70; A Report on Catholic Schools, 1970-71 through 1973-74; A Statistical Report on U.S. Catholic Schools, 1974-75 through 1980-81; and United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1981-82 through 2011-12, retrieved April 18, 2012, from http://www.ncea.org/news/AnnualDataReport.asp. (This table was prepared May 2012.)
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