Characteristics of Homeschooled Students, 1999 and 2003
| ||Homeschooled in 1999||Homeschooled in 2003|
|Grade equivalent:2|| || || || |
| Kindergarten ||92,000||2.4||98,000||2.7|
| Grades 1–3||199,000||1.6||214,000||1.8|
| Grades 4–5||136,000||1.7||160,000||1.9|
| Grades 6–8||186,000||1.6||302,000||2.4|
| Grades 9–12 ||235,000||1.7||315,000||2.3|
|Race/ethnicity:|| || || || |
| White, non-Hispanic||640,000||2.0||843,000||2.7|
| Black, non-Hispanic||84,000||1.0||103,000||1.3|
|Parents' participation in the labor force:|| || || || |
| Two parents—both in labor force||237,000||1.0||274,000||1.1|
| Two parents—one in labor force||444,000||4.6||594,000||5.6|
| One parent in labor force||98,000||0.7||174,000||1.4|
| No parent in labor force||71,000||1.9||54,000||1.8|
|Parents' highest educational attainment:|| || || || |
| High school diploma or less||160,000||0.9||269,000||1.7|
| Voc/tech degree or some college||287,000||1.9||338,000||2.1|
| Bachelor's degree||213,000||2.6||274,000||2.8|
| Graduate/professional school||190,000||2.3||215,000||2.5|
|Urban or Rural Setting:3|| || || || |
| Urban ||575,000||1.5||794,000||2.0|
|Region:|| || || || |
NOTES: Details may not sum to totals because of rounding. Number and percent of homeschoolers excludes students who were enrolled in school for more than 25 hours a week and students who were homeschooled due to a temporary illness.
1. Percentage of students homeschooled among all students sharing the characteristic in question.
2. Students whose grade-equivalent was “ungraded” were excluded from the grade analysis. The percent of students with an “ungraded” grade equivalent was 0.02 percent in 2003 and 0.03 percent in 1999.
3. Urban is a place with at least 50,000 people. Rural is a place not classified as urban.
Source: Homeschooling in the United States: 2003, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.