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Homeschooling in the United States: 2003

NCES 2006-042
February 2006

Table 1. Number and percentage distribution of homeschooled students, ages 5 through 17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through 12th grade, by school enrollment status: 1999 and 2003
School enrollment status Homeschooled students
1999 2003
Number Percent Number Percent
  Total 850,000 100.0 1,096,000 100.0
Homeschooled only 697,000 82.0 898,000 82.0
Enrolled in school part-time 153,000 18.0 198,000 18.0
Enrolled in school for less than 9 hours a week 107,000 12.6 137,000 12.5
Enrolled in school for 9 to 25 hours a week 46,000 5.4   61,000 5.6
NOTE: Excludes students who were enrolled in school for more than 25 hours a week and students who were homeschooled only because of temporary illness. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent Survey of the 1999 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES); Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the 2003 NHES.
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