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


Table 9.

Percentage of students enrolled in grades 312 whose parents were involved in various ways with their children's schools, by public school type: 1993, 1996, 1999, 2003, and 2007


Ways parents were involved Public school type   Private school type
Public, assigned   Public, chosen   Private, religious   Private, nonsectarian
1993 1996 1999 2003 2007   1993 1996 1999 2003 2007   1993 1996 1999 2003 2007   1993 1996 1999 2003 2007
Attended a general meeting 75 73 75 85 88   73 73 75 83 87   93 92 93 95 97   89 82 87 95 98
Went to a parent-teacher
conference
65 66 70 72   70 67 77 77   82 86 85 84   75 74 82 87
Attended a school event 66 65 63 68 72   61 62 59 65 72   87 84 84 87 88   85 75 76 77 84
Volunteered/served on a
committee
33 32 30 34 37   31 31 31 37 42   66 68 65 68 69   59 47 53 60 62
— 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 and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the NHES, 1996; 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.