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Contents.—Introduction—Enrollment—Military drill—Teachers—Size of high school— Graduates— Type of hiRh school—Survivals—Statistical tables
The Bureau of Education lias a record of 19,442 public high schools in the United States. Reports were received from 14,827 for the school year 1923-24, of which number 704 are classified as junior high schools, 1,316 as junior-senior high schools, and 181 as threeyear senior high schools. In 1924, reports were received from 771 more schools than reported in 1922. There were 16,300 public high schools in 1918.
All two-year, three-year, and four-year junior high schools which axe separately organized have been included in the statistics of junior high schools. The junior portions of junior-senior high schools have been included in the junior-senior statistics. All types of juniorsenior high schools, whether organized on the 2-4, 4-2, 2-3, 3-2, 3-3, or 6-year undivided plan, are included in the statistics of junior-senior high schools. Only three-year high schools containing grades corresponding to the traditional 10, 11, and 12, when separately organized as senior high schools, have been included in the statistics of senior high schools. In tables showing enrollment in elementary grades, the sixth and seventh grades of those schools having only seven years in the elementary course are tabulated with the seventh and eighth grades of schools having eight years of elementary work.
The total enrollment reported for 1924 is 2,538,381, which is an increase of 308,974 over that reported for 1922. The State departments of education report a total of 3,407,801 in public high schools in the various States, which indicates that State department reports are more complete than those of the Bureau of Education. The total number of colored students reported for 1924 is 51,745, an increase of 16,014, or 44.8 per cent over 1922. The greatest increase is in the number of colored girls enrolled, 46.2 per cent. The increase for all types of students reported is 13.9 per cent. The increases for the several years of high school are as follows: First year, 7.5 per cent; second year, 13.9 per cent; third year, 18.7 per cent; fourth year, 25.3 per cent. These figures indicate a healthy growth for the 27301° -27 51 797