Skip Navigation
small NCES header image

Number and percentage of private school principals who reported their schools had various services to support parent involvement, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Percent of principals who reported their schools had
Selected school characteristic Number of principals   A staff member assigned to work on parent involvement   A service that allows parents to retrieve homework assignments1   Workshops or courses for parents or guardians   Services to support parent participation2   A parent drop-in center or lounge  
All private schools  27,960   41.3   39.9   40.8   42.0   12.5  
                         
School classification                         
Catholic  7,360   38.6   57.9   48.0   45.9   8.0  
Other religious  13,840   37.6   33.6   31.5   38.3   11.7  
Nonsectarian  6,760   51.7   33.1   51.9   45.4   19.3  
                         
Community type                         
City  9,610   43.8   44.5   48.2   48.5   12.8  
Suburban  9,510   45.9   45.7   46.3   43.0   12.8  
Town  2,780   31.3   37.6   29.8   42.8   9.4  
Rural  6,060   34.5   24.5   25.4   29.9   13.1  
                         
School level                         
Elementary  16,110   37.5   36.8   42.1   48.0   13.7  
Secondary  2,930   44.6   56.8   41.2   13.9   8.2  
Combined  8,920   46.9   39.9   38.3   40.5   11.9  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  13,180   38.4   18.9   31.6   36.1   15.8  
100–199  6,010   43.4   47.6   43.0   48.9   9.4  
200–499  6,610   42.7   61.8   50.5   49.1   9.6  
500–749  1,390   48.0   80.7   55.7   41.4   10.9  
750 or more  770   48.0   77.3   69.6   28.8   9.2  
1The examples given on the questionnaire for homework retrieval services were a website and an automated voice response system.
2 The examples given on the questionnaire for services supporting parent participation were child care and transportation.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Principal Data File," 2007–08.


Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.