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Table 63. -  Summary statistics on Catholic elementary and secondary schools, by level: 1919-20 to 1997-98
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           |         Number of schools      | Enrollment                              |          Instructional staff
  School   |________________________________|_________________________________________|______________________________________
   year    |  Total  |Elementary |Secondary |    Total    | Elementary  |  Secondary  |     Total  |Elementary  |Secondary
___________|_________|___________|__________|_____________|_____________|_____________|____________|____________|____________
     1     |    2    |     3     |    4     |      5      |      6      |      7      |       8    |       9    |      10
___________|_________|___________|__________|_____________|_____________|_____________|____________|____________|____________
1919-20 ...|   8,103 |     6,551 |    1,552 |   1,925,521 |   1,795,673 |     129,848 |\1\  49,516 |\1\  41,592 |\1\   7,924
1929-30 ...|  10,046 |     7,923 |    2,123 |   2,464,467 |   2,222,598 |     241,869 |\1\  72,552 |\1\  58,245 |\1\  14,307
1939-40 ...|  10,049 |     7,944 |    2,105 |   2,396,305 |   2,035,182 |     361,123 |\1\  81,057 |\1\  60,081 |\1\  20,976
1949-50 ...|  10,778 |     8,589 |    2,189 |   3,066,387 |   2,560,815 |     505,572 |\1\  94,295 |\1\  66,525 |\1\  27,770
Fall 1960 .|  12,893 |    10,501 |    2,392 |   5,253,791 |   4,373,422 |     880,369 |\1\ 151,902 |\1\ 108,169 |\1\  43,733
           |         |           |          |             |             |             |            |            |
1969-70 ...|  11,771 |     9,695 |    2,076 |   4,658,098 |   3,607,168 |   1,050,930 |\2\ 195,400 |\2\ 133,200 |\2\  62,200
1970-71 ...|  11,350 |     9,370 |    1,980 |   4,363,566 |   3,355,478 |   1,008,088 |    166,208 |    112,750 |     53,458
1974-75 ...|  10,127 |     8,437 |    1,690 |   3,504,000 |   2,602,000 |     902,000 |    150,179 |    100,011 |     50,168
1975-76 ...|   9,993 |     8,340 |    1,653 |   3,415,000 |   2,525,000 |     890,000 |    149,276 |     99,319 |     49,957
1979-80 ...|   9,640 |     8,100 |    1,540 |   3,139,000 |   2,293,000 |     846,000 |    147,294 |     97,724 |     49,570
           |         |           |          |             |             |             |            |            |
1980-81 ...|   9,559 |     8,043 |    1,516 |   3,106,000 |   2,269,000 |     837,000 |    145,777 |     96,739 |     49,038
1981-82 ...|   9,494 |     7,996 |    1,498 |   3,094,000 |   2,266,000 |     828,000 |    146,172 |     96,847 |     49,325
1982-83 ...|   9,432 |     7,950 |    1,482 |   3,007,189 |   2,211,412 |     795,777 |    146,460 |     97,337 |     49,123
1983-84 ...|   9,401 |     7,937 |    1,464 |   2,969,000 |   2,179,000 |     790,000 |    146,913 |     98,591 |     48,322
1984-85 ...|   9,325 |     7,876 |    1,449 |   2,903,000 |   2,119,000 |     784,000 |    149,888 |     99,820 |     50,068
           |         |           |          |             |             |             |            |            |
1985-86 ...|   9,220 |     7,790 |    1,430 |   2,821,000 |   2,061,000 |     760,000 |    146,594 |     96,741 |     49,853
1986-87 ...|   9,102 |     7,693 |    1,409 |   2,726,000 |   1,998,000 |     728,000 |    141,930 |     93,554 |     48,376
1987-88 ...|   8,992 |     7,601 |    1,391 |   2,623,031 |   1,942,148 |     680,883 |    139,887 |     93,199 |     46,688
1988-89 ...|   8,867 |     7,505 |    1,362 |   2,551,000 |   1,912,000 |     639,000 |    137,700 |     93,154 |     44,546
1989-90 ...|   8,719 |     7,395 |    1,324 |   2,499,000 |   1,894,000 |     606,000 |    136,900 |     94,197 |     42,703
           |         |           |          |             |             |             |            |            |
1990-91 ...|   8,587 |     7,291 |    1,296 |   2,475,439 |   1,883,906 |     591,533 |    131,198 |     91,039 |     40,159
1991-92 ...|   8,508 |     7,239 |    1,269 |   2,442,924 |   1,856,302 |     586,622 |    153,334 |    109,084 |     44,250
1992-93 ...|   8,423 |     7,174 |    1,249 |   2,444,842 |   1,860,937 |     583,905 |    154,816 |    109,825 |     44,991
1993-94 ...|   8,345 |     7,114 |    1,231 |   2,444,609 |   1,859,947 |     584,662 |    157,201 |    112,199 |     45,002
1994-95 ...|   8,293 |     7,055 |    1,238 |   2,475,207 |   1,877,782 |     597,425 |\3\ 164,219 |\3\ 117,620 |\3\  46,599
           |         |           |          |             |             |             |            |            |
1995-96 ...|   8,250 |     7,022 |    1,228 |   2,491,111 |   1,884,461 |     606,650 |\3\ 166,759 |\3\ 118,753 |\3\  48,006
1996-97 ...|   8,231 |     7,005 |    1,226 |   2,497,198 |   1,885,037 |     612,161 |\3\ 153,276 |\3\ 107,548 |\3\  45,728
1997-98 ...|   8,223 |     7,004 |    1,219 |   2,497,894 |   1,879,737 |     618,157 |\3\ 152,259 |\3\ 105,717 |\3\  46,542
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\1\Includes part-time teachers.
\2\Includes estimates for the nonreporting schools.
\3\Full-time equivalent.

NOTE.--Data reported by the National Catholic Educational Association and data reported by the National Center for Education Statistics are not directly comparable because survey procedures and definitions differ. Excludes prekindergarten enrollment.

SOURCE: National Catholic Educational Association, A Statistical Report on Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools for the Years 1967-68 to 1969-70, as compiled from the Official Catholic Directory (Copyright @ 1970 by the National Catholic Educational Association); Catholic Schools in America (1978 edition, Copyright @ 1978 by the Franklin Press); and United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1997-98 (Copyright @ 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,1997, and 1998 by the National Catholic Educational Association. All rights reserved.) (This table was prepared August 1998.)


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