The report included a special analysis on private schools titled Private Schools: A Brief Portrait.

Here with some highlights quoted directly from the private school piece:

  • Private school teachers are more likely than public school teachers to report being satisfied with teaching at their school.
  • Private school students are more likely than public school students to complete a bachelor’s or advanced degree by their mid-20s.
  • 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.
  • Private school graduates are more likely than their peers from public schools to have completed advanced level courses in three academic subject areas.
  • Private school teachers are more likely than public school teachers to report having a lot of influence on several teaching practices and school policies.
  • A majority of private school teachers express positive opinions about their principal and their school’s management.
  • On average, private schools have smaller enrollments, smaller average class sizes, and lower student/teacher ratios than public schools.

The private school analysis also shows:

  • Private high schools are four times more likely than public high schools to have a community service requirement for graduation.
  • Students in the lowest SES quartile who attended a private school in 8th grade were nearly four times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than students from the same quartile who attended a public school.

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