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Proportion of public and private pupils in each grade.

Elementary. Secondary. Superior. All grades. Public. Private. Pablic. Private. Public. Private. Public. Private.

L'er cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
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18.71 72.1 27.9 26.9 73.11 89.8

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B.-GRAND TOTAL OF EXPENDITURES.

[See Table 2, page 7.) The total amount expended for educational purposes, public and pri. vate, in 1888–89, was $171,739,317, or an average of $2.82 per capita of population.

Of this amount, $135,737,600, or $2.23 per capita, were expended upon elementary schools ; $19,258,491, or 32 cents per capita, upon sec. ondary schools; and $16,7 43226, or 27 cents per capita, upon superior institutions of learning.

The following table gives a detailed classification of the per capita ex. penditure. The expenditure for higher grade institutions includes the amount expended for the preparatory or academic departments. It will be observed that there is a much greater coutrast between the North and South as regards expenditure than there was in the case of pupils, owing to the expenditure per pupil being much less in the South.

Frrer 'sre per capita of population.

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TABLE 1.-Pupils.

(NOTR. -Columna 2 and 4 in this and in the next table comprisotho Common Sobool Syntem, the detailed statistics of which are given on pp. 8-9 and in Chapter XXII

of this Report.)

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a Excluding pupils in academic or preparatory departments, w bo are given mostly in Column 5.

Estimated in part. c Including the agricultural and mechanical colleges, which, with the State universities, are classified as pablic, with a few exceptions. d Including pupils in preparatory Jepartments of bigher institutions. ,

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TABLE 2.- Expenditure. For elementary schools For secondary schools ("primary" and "gram ("high school"

mar" grades).

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a Including preparatory or academic departments. This table differs from the preceding one in this respect. Estimated in part.

c Mainly agricultural and mechanical colleges and State universities. SUMMARY OF STATISTICS OF THE COMMON SCHOOLS."

The following statement is made up from returns for 1888–89, with the exception of a small fraction, which is derived from 1887–88. The numbers here given are therefore subject to future correction. The percentages, however, will not be appreciably altered.

GENERAL STATISTICS.

Population of the United States...

60,971, 114

12, 291, 259 220, 903

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Number of pupils enrolled in the common schools....................

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Average daily attendance...

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Aggregate number of days' attendance ....
Average number of days the schools were kept ..........

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Average number of days attended by each pupil cnrolled.
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1 The common schools embraco Columns 2 and 4 of the two preceding tables.

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