Private vs Public Schooling

What are the benefits?

The Decision

One in four parents are currently considering switching their child’s school either from private to public or public to private.

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Funding

In the 1999-2000 school year, the average private school tuition was $4,689 a year. Private school funding can provide things like art buildings and new supplies.

edweek.com

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SAT Scores

In 2014, the average SAT score of private school students is about 50 points higher than that of a public school student in writing alone.

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Diversity

In Public Schools, 54 percent of their students are white, 15 percent Black, 5 percent Asian, 1 percent Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and 1 percent are American Indian/Alaska Native. But In Private schools, 72 percent are white, 9 percent Black, 5 percent Asian, 1 percent Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and 1 percent are American Indian/Alaska Native.

US Department of Education

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