The distribution of private elementary-school enrollments in the U.S. has changed over the last 45 years. Enrollment has decreased dramatically for Hispanic students, for example, dropping from 13 percent enrolled in private schools in 1959 to 3 percent enrolled in 2013. The steepest decline was among middle-class Hispanic families, whose rates fell from 15 percent to 3 percent. The decline was more modest among high-income families, falling from 18 percent to 15 percent. To learn more about private-school enrollment trends, read “Who Goes to Private School?” from the Fall 2018 edition of Education Next.

—Education Next

Last updated July 23, 2018