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.
Individualized attention for students
Supportive learning environments
High-quality and committed teachers
Hands-on learning opportunities
Educational experiences beyond the discussion
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