School fun facts

The Newtonite

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  • The number of students enrolled in American schools from kindergarten through college is approximately 78.8 million.
  • In 1995, approximately 50 percent of American schools had Internet access. Today, 100 percent do. The average school has one computer for every four students.
  • The oldest public school in the United States is the Boston Latin School, founded in 1635. Five of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence attended the Latin School.
  • In 2009, there were approximately 100,00 schools and 7.2 million teachers in the country.
  • There are expected to be 3.2 million high school diplomas awarded this year.
  • By the time a typical American student is 18, he would have spent about 12,000 hours in school.
  • Two percent of all elementary to high school aged students in the country are home-schooled.
  • Smart boards are used by more than 30 million students globally.

-compiled by Julia Moss from http://woodridge.patch.com/articles/back-to-school-fun-facts and http://news.everest.edu/post/2009/08/back-to-school-fun-facts