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

Table 5.

Percentage of students ages 5 through 17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through 12th grade who were homeschooled, by student and household characteristics: 2007

Student and household characteristics Homeschooled students  
Total 2.9  
Homeschooled entirely 2.5  
Homeschooled and enrolled in school part-time 0.4  
Male 2.4  
Female 3.5  
White 3.9  
Black 0.8 !
Hispanic 1.5  
Asian or Pacific Islander 1.8 !
Other race 4.3  
Grade level    
Grades 1–5 3.0  
Grades 6–8 2.9  
Grades 9–12 2.8  
Disability status    
Has a disability 2.6  
Does not have a disability 3.1  
Poverty status2    
Poor 1.8  
Near-poor 4.1  
Nonpoor 2.9  
Parents' highest level of education3    
Less than high school diploma or GED 0.4  
High school diploma or GED 1.8  
Some college/vocational/technical 3.8  
Bachelor's degree 3.9  
Graduate/professional school 2.9  
Family structure    
Two parents 3.6  
One parent 1.0  
Nonparent guardians 2.1 !
Northeast 2.1  
South 3.7  
Midwest 2.2  
West 3.1  
City 2.0  
Suburb 2.7  
Town 3.0  
Rural 4.9  
! 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.