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Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2007
NCES 2010-004
April 2010

Table 1.

Percentage of private school students ages 5-17, enrolled in grades 112, by poverty status and parents' highest level of education: 2007

Student and household characteristics Number of private school students in grades 1-12 (thousands) Percentage Standard Error of Percentage
Total 5,172 100.0   0.00
Poverty status1        
Poor 287 5.6   1.03
Near-poor 481 9.3   1.26
Nonpoor 4,403 85.1   1.52
Parents' highest level of education2        
Less than high school diploma or GED 68 1.3 ! 0.51
High school diploma or GED 470 9.1   1.24
Some college/vocational/technical 1,119 21.6   1.53
Bachelor's degree 1,430 27.7   1.76
Graduate/professional school 2,086 40.3   1.97
! Interpret data with caution; the estimates are unstable; coefficient of variation is 30 percent or more.
1Poor students are defined as those with household incomes below 100 percent of the poverty threshold; near-poor students as those with household incomes from 100 through 199 percent of the poverty threshold; and nonpoor students as those with household incomes at or above 200 percent of the poverty threshold.
2 GED is General Educational Development.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Survey, 2007.
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