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


Table 6.

Percentage distribution of students ages 5 through 17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through 12th grade, by homeschooling status and student and household characteristics: 2007


Student and household characteristics Students not homeschooled Homeschooled
students
 
Total 100 100  
       
Sex      
Male 52 42  
Female 48 58  
       
Race/ethnicity1      
White 58 77  
Black 15 4 !
Hispanic 19 10  
Asian or Pacific Islander 3 2 !
Other race 5 7  
       
Homeschooled entirely 84  
Homeschooled and enrolled in school part-time 16  
Enrolled in school less than 9 hours per week 11  
Enrolled in school 9-25 hours per week 5  
       
Grade level      
Grades 1–5 42 44  
Grades 6–8 26 26  
Grades 9–12 32 30  
       
Disability status      
Has a disability 23 21  
Does not have a disability 77 79  
       
Poverty status2      
Poor 19 12  
Near-poor 19 27  
Nonpoor 62 62  
       
Parents' highest level of education3      
Less than high school diploma or GED 7 1 !
High school diploma or GED 22 13  
Some college/vocational/
technical
28 36  
Bachelor's degree 22 29  
Graduate/professional school 21 21  
       
Family structure      
Two parents 72 89  
One parent 23 8  
Nonparent guardians 4 3 !
       
Region      
Northeast 18 13  
South 36 46  
Midwest 22 16  
West 24 26  
       
Locale      
City 32 22  
Suburb 37 33  
Town 11 11  
Rural 20 34  
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the estimates are unstable; coefficient of variation is 30 percent or more.
1 Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. The Other race category includes students who are not Hispanic, who reported their race as either “American Indian or Alaska Native” or reported more than one race. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
2 Poor 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.
3 GED is General Educational Development.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Excludes students who were enrolled in public or private school more than 25 hours per week and students who were homeschooled primarily because of a temporary illness.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), 2007.
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