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For the school year ending June 30, 1924, a total of 2,124 private high schools and academies sent statistical reports to the Bureau of Education. This represents an increase of 161 schools over the number of 1922, 31 over 1920, and a loss of 124 since 1915. The average size of school increased from 96 in 1922 to 102 in 1924. The largest increase in enrollment is reported by the State of New York, where 5,065 more pupils are reported than in 1922. Ohio, Illinois, and Massachusetts follow with increases of between 2,000 and 3,000 pupils each, and the District of Columbia, Virginia, California, and New Jersey report increases of more than 1,000 each over enrollments in 1922. Eleven more States report increases of more than 500 each in enrollment for this two-year period. These gains are confined chiefly to the eastern and southeastern portions of the United States. The total enrollment for 1924 is 216,522, an increase of 29,881 over that reported for 1922.
While the enrollment was increasing 16 per cent over that for 1922, the number of graduates increased 27 per cent, the number of fourthyear pupils 29 per cent, and the number above fourth year 51 per cent. The number of boys enrolled increased 19 per cent, and the number of girls 13 per cent. In the four-year schools, the rates of increase are a little higher than for all schools. In schools for boys only the increase in enrollment is 18 per cent, and in those for girls only it is 8 per cent.
The increase in number of teachers in 1924 over that of 1922 has not kept pace with the increase in the number of students. The rate of increase for teachers is 10.3 per cent. For men teachers it is 13.7 per cent and for women teachers 8.2 per cent. The number of students per teacher, 13.8, is an increase of approximately one since 1922. The value of buildings and grounds is reported as 27.3 per cent higher than in 1922, and of furniture and scientific apparatus as 15 per cent higher. The increase in endowment reported for the two-year period is 21.9 per cent, or a little more than $11,000,000.
The number of pupils in schools for the negro race increased 16.7 per cent from 1922 to 1924. The number of pupils per teacher in these schools was 15.6 in 1924, which was approximately 2 more than the number for each teacher in schools for white pupils.
TABLE 1.—Review of statistics of private high schools and academies, 1890 to 1924
TABLE 2.- Review of statistics of private high schools and academies for five-year
periods, 1895–1924, as to denominational control
Students. Latter Day Saints:
3, 044 1