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  • According to a 2017 Gallup poll involving 1,017 U.S. adults aged 18 and older, 71% of participants rated independent private schools as excellent or good, while 63% gave the same rating to parochial or church-associated/religious schools.
  • According to the National Center for Education Statistics, some 36% of all private school students were enrolled in Catholic schools, while 39% were enrolled in other religious private schools in the fall of 2015.
  • The U.S. of Department of Education found that of the 343,252 private high school graduates in 2014-15, approximately 67% attended four-year colleges by the fall of 2015.
  • Approximately 97% of 12th-graders enrolled in private schools around October 1, 2014 graduated in 2014–15, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Wholly 96% of all private schools in 2015-16 were coeducational, while 2% enrolled all girls and 2% enrolled all boys.
  • The U.S. Department of Education reports that during the 2015-16 school year, the average private school size was 142 students. On average, elementary schools had 100 students, secondary schools had 263 students, and combined schools had 199 students.
  • According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, 67% of private schools had a religious orientation or purpose in 2015-2016.
  • In 2013, the student to teacher ratio in private schools was 12:2. In contrast, the student to teacher ratio in public schools that year was 16:1.
  • There are currently 33,366 private schools throughout the U.S., representing 25% of all schools nationwide.
  • As of September 2017, 5,488,000 pre-K through grade 12 students, or 10% of all U.S. students, were enrolled in private schools.