US Education Report
U.S. Department of Education Study Confirms Private Schools Are on the Right Track
Key Findings of the U.S. Department of Education Report “The Condition of Education”
- Among private schools, 80 percent had enrollments of fewer than 300 students.
- Private schools’ average student-teacher ratio of 13:1 leads to greater student success in college.
- Teachers at private schools report having significant influence on teaching practices and school policies.
- Teachers at private schools report being satisfied with teaching at their school.
- A majority of teachers at private schools express positive opinions about their school head and their school’s leadership.
- Private school students generally perform higher than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests.
- Private high schools typically have more demanding graduation requirements than do public high schools.
Why are independent schools successful? Here’s what the research says.
- Close-knit communities
- Individualized attention for students
- Supportive learning environments
- High-quality and committed teachers
- Hands-on learning opportunities
- Educational experiences beyond the discussion
- Actively engaged