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8 Jan 2011
Homeschooling Statistics * Learn about Statistics
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Sir Winston Churchill is reputed to have said, "There are lies, dam' lies, and statistics." However, the sites below show some encouraging trends for homeschoolers.

Homeschooling Statistics

  • Home Schooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up has some fascinating and graphically illustrated statistics.
  • According to an October 2012 article in New York Magazine, Homeschooling, City-Style, these are the NYC homeschooling statistics for the 2011-12 school year: "In New York City last year, 2,766 children were being homeschooled, up from 2,550 in 20010–11. (And that’s a low estimate, according to New York homeschool advocates, because it doesn’t include preschoolers or teenagers over 17.)"
  • As of January 2011, according to the DoE Press Office, there are approx. 2,300 registered homeschoolers in NYC.
  • Over 2 million children are homeschooled, from HSLDA, January 2011.
  • 2009 statistics compiled by the HSLDA: "Homeschool Progress Report 2009" (pdf format)
  • From The Economist, 6 August 2009: "A generation ago, home-schooling was rare and, in many states, illegal. Now, according to the Department of Education, there are roughly 1.5m home-schooled students in America, a number that has doubled in a decade. That is about 3% of the school-age population. The National Home Education Research Institute puts the number even higher, at between 1.8m and 2.5m." Read the article "Kitchen-classroom conservatives".
  • Homeschooling in the United States: 2003
  • Home schooling grows from USA Today, 5 Jan 2009
  • HOME-SCHOOLING: Testing proves success of grads From the Washington Post, 30 Nov 2008
  • From the New York Times, 15 Oct 2008, The Anti-Schoolers – Home-Schooling grows in New York City: " is not surprising that home-schooling is becoming more popular in New York City, with more than 2,600 students registered this year, up from nearly 1,600 in 2001, according to the New York City Department of Education."
  • Homeschooled Students, from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, showing that in 2003 aprox. 1.1 million children were being homeschooled fulltime, up from 850,000 in 1999.
  • According to Wikipedia, the National Home Education Research Institute estimates there are currently 1.9 to 2.4 million homeschoolers.
  • Here is more statistical information about American elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools, students, and the educational process.

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Homeschool Domination

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Learn about Statistics

See also Math Resources

  • NCES, is the National Center for Education Statistics. Check out their Kids' Zone, which provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.
  • The Kids' Corner at the U.S. Census Bureau has information on each state and a quiz.
  • FedStats lists statistical agency webpages for kids in elementary through high school. The webpages include fun facts, games, project ideas, and career information.

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