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


Table 8.

Percentage of students enrolled in grades 312 whose parents were satisfied or dissatisfied with various aspects of their children's schools, by public and private school type: 1993, 1999, 2003, and 2007


Parent satisfaction School type  
Public, assigned   Public, chosen   Private, religious   Private, nonsectarian  
1993 1999 2003 2007   1993 1999 2003 2007   1993   1999   2003   2007   1993   1999   2003   2007  
Very Satisfied                                                    
School 52 48 54 52   61 62 64 62   83   80   77   79   80   76   72   79  
Teachers 56 54 56 57   62 62 65 64   75   76   72   76   77   75   70   74  
Academic standards 55 53 55 56   63 63 64 66   84   81   80   82   81   79   77   79  
Order and discipline 55 54 56 55   63 63 65 61   86   87   81   83   74   80   80   80  
Staff interaction with parents 48   57         75         73  
                                                     
Somewhat Satisfied                                                    
School 34 40 35 35   30 31 28 31   14   19   19   18   16   21   23   18  
Teachers 35 38 35 34   33 31 29 30   23   22   23   21   20   22   24   23  
Academic standards 36 36 35 33   31 29 29 28   14   17   16   16   15   19   18   19  
Order and discipline 34 32 30 30   28 27 26 28   11   10   15   15   20   13   16   17  
Staff interaction with parents 36   33         21         23  
                                                     
Somewhat dissatisfied                                                    
School 9 8 7 8   7 5 6 6   2 ! 1   3   3   3 ! 2 ! 5 ! 3 !
Teachers 7 6 6 7   4 5 4 6   2   2   3   2   1 ! 2 ! 4 ! 3 !
Academic standards 6 7 7 7   4 5 4 5   1 ! 1   3   2 ! 2 ! 1 ! 4 ! 2 !
Order and discipline 7 9 8 9   6 6 5 7   1   2 ! 2   2   3 ! 5   4 ! 2 !
Staff interaction with parents 11   7         2         3 !
                                                     
Very dissatisfied                                                    
School 4 4 4 5   2 2 3 2   1 ! 0 ! 1 ! 0 ! 2 ! 1 ! 1 ! 0 !
Teachers 2 2 2 3   2 1 2 1 ! 0 ! 0 ! 1 ! 1 ! 2 ! 1 ! 2 ! 0  
Academic standards 3 4 3 4   2 3 3 1 ! 0 ! 0 ! 1 ! 0 ! 1 ! 1 ! 1 ! 0 !
Order and discipline 4 6 6 9   3 4 4 5   1 ! 1 ! 2 ! 1 ! 3 ! 2 ! 0 ! 0 !
Staff interaction with parents 5   3         1 !       1 !
! Interpret data with caution; the estimates are unstable; coefficient of variation is 30 percent or more.
– Not available.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, School Readiness Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), 1993; School Safety and Discipline Survey of the NHES, 1993; Parent Survey of the NHES, 1999; Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the NHES, 2003; and Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the NHES, 2007.
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