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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1984- 1985


L :e of Planning, Research and Evaluation
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1984/1985












UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1984- 1985

School Statistical Summary



Alexander A. Farrelly
Governor of the Virgin Islands

Linda Creque, Ph.D., Commissioner
Virgin Islands Department of Education

Luis R. Esquilin, Ph.D., Director
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands



"Why do we seek to know the condition of education?"
Because "in the answer to this question will be found
the reasons for the elaborate statistical record which
forms a feature of all official school reports. We take
an account of education that we may know whether it
is sufficient in amount and good quality."
Henry Bernard
First U.S. Commissioner of Education












TABLE OF CONTENTS

Forew ord ............................................ v

O verview ............................................ 1

T ab les .. ............ .. ........... ..... .. .... .... .... 9

G raphs ............................................. 3 1











FOREWORD


The 1984-85 edition of the Virgin Islands Department of Educa-
tions' School Statistical Summary is a publication initiated by the
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Its primary purpose is
to provide statistical information covering education in the Virgin
Islands from kindergarten through high school. This is done by
extrapolating information from forms prepared for inputting data,
institutional surveys and other governmental and non-governmental
sources. The Summary contains information on a number of areas
such as enrollment, schools, students, teachers, graduates, finances,
vocational and adult education programs. The document consists
of an overview, 52 tables and 29 graphic illustrations.
Numerous people contributed in one way or another in the
completion of this summary. In particular, we would like to ac-
knowledge the substantial contributions made by those school-
based attendance counselors, registrars, secretaries and clerks who
had a major responsibility for submitting complete and accurate
data. In addition, special thanks goes to Marva Lettsome, whose
talents in entering, manipulating and updating those data in the
computer, making the completion of the summary possible.
In the past the summary has proven to be an interesting and
valuable document to a wide range of people: policymakers, re-
searchers, educators, other government and non-government of-
ficials and the media to inform the public. The document is con-
cise and formatted in an accessible fashion. We like to think that this
summary continues to be as interesting and valuable as those
published in the past.

Louise Romain
Research Analyst II
Project Coordinator














SCHOOLS AND ENROLLMENT
Public, Non Public
In the fall of 1984, there were 70 public and non-public schools
operating in the Virgin Islands. Thirty-four (34) were public and 36
were non-public. A total of 33,040 students were enrolled in grades
K-12. Enrollment at the elementary level (K-6) totalled 18,356 and
14,684 at the secondary level (7-12).
Total enrollment in the 34 public schools was 26,316, or 80% of
the overall student population. Of the 34 schools, 25 were elemen-
tary (K-6), 8 secondary, and 1 elementary/secondary (K-9). Enroll-
ment in the elementary schools was 14,316, or 54.4% of the stu-
dent population, while 12,000 or 45.6% were secondary. The
enrollment showed an increase of 180 students over the 1983-84
school year.
Total enrollment in the 36 non-public schools was 6,724. Fif-
teen (15) of the schools were elementary (K-6), 2 secondary (7-12),
and 19 were elementary/secondary. Of those students enrolled,
4,050, or 60%, were in the elementary level and 2,684, or 40%, were
secondary. The non-public school enrollment showed a decrease of
33 students from the 1983-84 school year.



TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS
Public
A total of 1,831 public school teachers were employed during
the 1984-85 school year. Fifty-six percent (56%) of the teachers
were holders of a baccalaureate degree, 30.6% held masters, 0.8%
had a specialist degree and 0.5% had earned their doctorate. The
remaining 11.8% were non-degreed. Sixty-one percent (61%) of
those employed had 7 or more years of experience in the field. The







highest salaries were paid to math specialists and counselors. Occupa-
tional relation and physical education teachers were paid the lowest
salaries.
The ages of the teacher population ranged from 19-73. Forty-one
percent (41%) of the teachers were born in the United States, 33%
were Virgin Islanders, 23% were born in other Caribbean Islands and
the remaining 3% were born in other countries. Of the overall
teacher population, 73% were female and 27% male. The marital
status of the teachers showed that nearly 50% of the teachers were
married of that population, 79% were female and 21% male.
Of the 1,831 teachers, 1,665 or 91% were classroom teachers
for an overall teacher-student ratio of 16:1. By level, 791 teachers
taught elementary grades (K-6) and 634 taught secondary grades
(7-12).


AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP AND ATTENDANCE
Public
In school year 1984-85 the average daily attendance was 94.4%
of the average daily membership of 26,126 in the public schools.
This figure shows a 1% rise of students in attendance compared to
the previous year. When looking at the monthly figures of students
in attendance to its membership, the months of September, October
and January showed the highest student-in-attendance percentages.


RACIAL ETHNIC COMPOSITION
Public
Ninety-six percent (96%) of the public school student enroll-
ment of 26,316 were ethnically categorized during the 1984-85
school year. The compositional distribution of those enrolled showed
86.5% were Black, 12.2% Hispanic, 0.8% White and 0.5% Asiatic.
When comparing the ethnic distribution in the schools, two
interesting figures stand out. Of the Hispanic population 2,506
more students were enrolled in the public schools of St. Croix
and 154 more White students were enrolled in the public schools








on St. Thomas. Both distributions had a 90% representation of
its ethnic population.

PLACE OF BIRTH
Public
Focusing on the place of birth of the public school students
enrolled, 73.5% were born in the Virgin Islands, 19.6% were students
born in other Caribbean countries with the most predominant
populations coming from the islands of Antigua, Dominica and St.
Kitts. Students born on the U.S. mainland had a population repre-
sentation of 5.3%. The remaining 1.6% were from other countries.
The year of birth of the student population fell in the birth
year range of 1960-1980 with the largest proportion of students
falling in the range of 1969-1972. When looking at the 26,393
students by sex, 13,396 were male and 12,928 female. Data on
the remaining 69 students did not allow identification.

NON-CITIZEN STATUS
Public
Three-thousand-six-hundred-six (3,606) public school students
were classified as non-citizens. This represented 13.7% of the Virgin
Islands public school enrollment an 8.5% decrease from the pre-
vious year. Due to local and national legislation, the department
has seen a 31% drop in the non-citizen population in the last 5 years.
Of the 3,606 non-citizen students enrolled, 81.2% were classi-
fied as permanent residents, 6.5% H-4, 0.3% B-2, 0.5% F-1, and
2.3% other. The remaining 9.21% did not submit data on their status.
By level, 32% of the non-citizen students enrolled were elementary
(K-6) and 68% secondary (7-12).
The majority of the non-citizen students were from other
Caribbean islands. Students from Antigua and Dominica had the
largest representation in the schools. When looking at the age dis-
tribution of the students, the largest fell in the age range of 13-16.
Of the non-citizen population 339 or 9.4% of the students gradu-
ated. This population represented nearly 25% of the total public
and non-public graduating class.








WITHDRAWALS
Public
Three-hundred-ninety-two (392) public school students made
transitional moves within and outside of the school system during the
1984-85 school year. This figure is an 8% increase over the previous
year. Of the 392 withdrawals, nearly 73% were students that plan-
ned to continue their education on the mainland or another Carib-
bean island. Approximately 11% of the withdrawal population left
the public school system to attend the non-public school system. A
little less than 9% transferred within the school system. Prolonged
illness and death showed 0.5% withdrawals. The remaining popu-
lation of 7% were withdrawals of unknown origin.


DROPOUTS
Public
Three-hundred-twenty-eight (328) or 1.2% of the public school
student population terminated their education prior to fulfilling
their graduation requirements during the 1984-85 school year.
Nearly 93% of those discontinuing were at the secondary level (7-12).
Grades seven, nine and ten showed the largest dropout populations.
By sex, 60% of the students dropping out were male and 40% were
female. The number of student dropouts in the St. Thomas district
nearly doubled that of St. Croix.
Preliminary data indicates that a predominate number of those
dropping out of the school system fell under the non-specified
categories of "reasons unknown" or "reasons known." A smaller
number of the dropouts reflected their reasons for discontinuing
school as low attainment, employment, absenteeism, pregnancy and
behavioral difficulties.

RETENTION
Public
At the end of the 1984-85 school year retentions stood at
5,080 or 19.3% of the public school population. This figure showed
a 7.7% increase over the previous school year. By level, 68% of those







retained were in the secondary grades (7-12) and 32% in the elemen-
tary (K-6). The grades experiencing the highest retention popu-
lations were grades one, two, seven and nine. One-thousand-
seventy six (1,076) more male students were retained than females.
When comparing the retention figures to that of the enrollment
figures by grade, four secondary grades showed that a significant
percent of its population were retained, ungraders with 67% of its
population retained, 7th graders 42%, 10 graders 31%, and
9th graders 28%.

GRADUATES
Public, Non-Public
In June of 1985, 1,361 secondary students received certificates
of completion. Of the graduating class, 74% were enrolled in public
schools. Compared to a year ago, the graduating class increased by
12, or 0.8% students. By sex, 221 more females graduated than did
males. Over the past five years there has been a 17% rise in graduate
population.
Queried as to their future plans, more than half of the gradu-
ates plan to continue their education, close to 10% will be entering
military service and a little over 10% will join the work force. The
remaining 26% were either undecided or did not respond. The citi-
zenship status of the graduates shows that 75% of the graduates
were citizens and 25% were non-citizen.


ADULT EDUCATION GRADUATES
Public
An auxiliary of the Department of Education, the Adult Edu-
cation Program, showed three hundred students successfully passed
the required subjects and examinations needed to receive certificates
of completion in the Adult and Continuing Education Programs
during the school year 1984-85. These students were 16 years of
age or older. A total of 51, or 17% of the students were enrolled in
Adult Basic; 183, or 61% were in the Adult Continuing Education
Program; and 66, or 22% were enrolled in the General Education
Development Program.









VOCATIONAL EDUCATION GRADUATES
Public
Of the 1,006 public school student graduates 320 or 31.8%
graduated with a trade, knowledge or enhanced skills in vocational
education. Of the 320 students, Business Education graduates
(32%) had the largest representation, followed by Electronics (11%),
Cosmetology (10%), Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (7.5%), Carpen-
try/Masonry (6.6%), and Health Occupations (6.2%). Other pro-
grams ranged from 1.2% to 5.3%.
After an interim of six months an investigated study on the pro-
gress of the graduated students was done. The results showed that
172 or 54% of the students were employed or pursuing higher
education in his/her field, 92 or 28% were employed or pursuing
higher education but not in his/her studied field, while 56 or 18%
were unaccountable.
















TABLES


Selected Statistics ..................


Student Enrollment ................


Finances .........................


Teacher Characteristics ..............


Average Daily Attendance / Membership


Racial Ethnic Composition of Students


Student Characteristics ..............


Citizenship Status of Students ........

W withdraw als ......................


D ropouts ........................


Retentions .......................


G graduates ........................


Adult Education ...................


Vocational Education ...............


............ ....... 8


. .. . . .. . 10


. . . . .. . 12


. . . . . 14


.. . . . .. 17


. . . . . 18


. . . . . 2 1

. .. ...... ...... .... 23


. .... .. ...... .. .... 25


. ...... ... ... ...... 26


................... 27


............ ....... 29


................... 30


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Table 1


Summary of Selected Virgin Islands Statistics, 1970-1985


1970 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Population 75,151 96,569 98,200 99,670 101,170 107,500 110,800
St. Croix (84 sq./m) 35,945 49,725 51,060 51,830 52,610 55,640 57,020
St. Thomas (32 sq./m) 37,285 44,372 44,680 45,350 46,030 49,180 51,020
St. John (20 sq./m) 1,921 2,472 2,460 2,490 .2,530 2,680 2,760
School Enrollment 20,317 32,721 32,745 32,880 33,137 32,893 33,040
No. High School Grads. 558 1,081 1,111 1,282 1,229 1,349 1,361
C.V.I. College Grads. 51 149 154 166 183 210 247
Total Labor Force 35,580 43,130 43,650 43,750 43,960 43,680 42,960
Total Employment 35,120 40,530 40,820 40,320 40,360 40,230 40,450
Federal Government 360 650 640 640 620 630 640
Territorial Government 9,000 13,440 13,860 13,460 14,030 13,860 13,540
Non-Agriculture Wage & Salary 30,450 37,320 37,640 36,490 36,380 36,600 36,720
Annual Average Gross Pay (S) N/A 11,285 12,639 13,351 13,882 14,787 15,525
Gross Territorial Product (S million) N/A 780.9 859.0 878.6 908.6 989.5 1,030
Personal Income (S million) N/A 597.9 673.8 701.5 746.7 813.7 862
Per Capita Income N/A 6,120 6,854 6,911 7,201 7,569 7,780
x to U.S. Average N/A 64.5 65.3 62.4 61.4 59.3 57.7

Taxes and Government (F/Y) ($000)
Total Operating Budget 64,856 174,076 223,788 226,448 252,379 267,719 263,347
Individual Income Taxes 34,969 69,963 91,157 95,415 96,812 99,736 101,599
Corporate Income 10,806 32,573 26,485 22,954 29,299 26,457 29,230
Gross Receipt Taxes 7,130 21,756 24,241 24,983 24,458 31,898 36,405
Real Property Taxes 2,650 12,100 18,640 22,648 24,457 23,863 24,517
Excise Taxes 4,021 7,838 10,071 9,624 8,699 11,383 9,166
Hotel Room Tax N/A 1,790 2,565 2,593 2,839 4,161 5,103
U.S. Custom Duties 2,719 8,428 7,650 3,625 1,712 2,974 2,831
All Other Taxes 1,048 2,654 2,879 5,527 5,260 5,698 10,057
Total Taxes & Duties 63,343 157,102 183,658 187,393 193,536 207,070 218,908
Rum Excise Taxes (Ret'd to V.I.) 16,628 33,478 39,381 40,310 35,000 29,712 29,545
Federal Expenditures (9 million) N/A 295.8 153.6 116.4 181.0 407.0 594.0
U.S. Consumer Price Index (1967 = 100) 116.3 246.8 272.4 289.1 298.4 311.1 322.1

FOOTNOTES
* All data are for calender years except where noted as fiscal year (F/Y)
All data for the above summary obtained from U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Commerce, except
school enrollments and number of high school graduates.












Table 2



Selected Education Statistics




Number of School District ... 2 100
Operating............... 2 100
Non-Operating ..........

Number of Schools............ 70 100
Elementary.............. 40
Secondary............... 10
Unified................. 20

Pupil Data/Public and Non-Public 33,040 100
Public Membership......... 26,316
Private Membership........ 6,787

Grade 12 Enrollment ......... 1,449 100
Graduate ............... 1,361 93
Non-Graduates ........... 100 7

Public School Dropout........ 326 100
Junior High School...... 66 51
Senior High School...... 239 49

Public School Retention...... 5,080 100
Elementary.............. 1,641 31
Secondary .............. 3,439 69
Junior High............ 1,821
Senior High............ 1,618

Staff Data...................
Official/ Administrators.... 10
Ada. Support Staff.......... 181 5
School Administrators ....... 75 2
School Ada. Support Staff... 112 3
School Professionals........ 1,808 53
Teachers ................ 1,648
Councelors.............. 75
Librarians.............. 46
A/V Specialists......... 10
Nurses.................. 29
Instructional Aides........ 374 11
All Other Staff............ 855 25










Finance Data


Revenues to School District ........

From Local Sources ............
From Intermediate Sources.....
From State Sources............
From Federal Sources..........

Revenues Per Pupil ................



pupil expenditure.................


Instructional Services......
Support Services............
Non-Instructional Services

Expenditure Per Child...........

Fixed Charges..................
Employee Benefit..........
Other Fixed Charges........


78,290,869

63,823,936

0
14,466,933

2,975


By LEA's
74,202,420


51,540,368
15,967,314
6,694,738

2,820

9,235,343
8,804,887
425,456


Table 3

Number of Schools by Level

-Public, Non Public-

Total Public Non-Public
70 34 36

Elementary 40 25 15
Secondary 10 8 2
Combined 20 1 19



Table 4

School Enrollment by Level

-Public, Non Public-


Total Public Private
33,040 26,316 6,724

Elementary 18,356 14,316 4,040
Secondary 14,684 12,000 2,684


Percent
100









Table 5

School Enrollment by Grade
-Public, Non Public-

Total Public Non-Public
33,040 26,316 6,724

K-6 17,534 13,610 3,924
7-8 6,077 4,954 1,123
9-12 8,098 6,537 1,561
Sp.Ed 790 790 -
Ung. 541 425 116


Table 6

School Enrollment by District, Level
-Public, Non Public-

St.Thomas St.Croix
Total Public Non-Public Public Non-Public
33,040 12,202 3,104 14,114 3,620

Elementary 18,356 6,441 1,895 7,875 2,145
Secondary 14,684 5,761 1,209 6,239 1,475


Table 7

School Enrollment by District, Level
-Public-


Total St.Thomas St.Croix
26,316 12,202 14,114

Elementary 14,316 6,441 7,875
Secondary 12,000 5,761 6,239



Table 8

School Enrollment by District, Level
-Non Public-

Total St. Thomas St. Croix
6,724 3,104 3,620

Elementary 4,040 1,895 2,145
Secondary 2,684 1,209 1,475










Table 9


School Enrollment by Grade, 1982-1984
-Public, Non Public-

1982-83 1983-84 1984-85
Public Non-Public Public Non-Public Public Non-Public
25,699 7,072 26,136 6,757 26,316 6,724

Kindergarten 1,836 720 1,862 664 1,845 823
1st 1,960 552 2,041 604 2,015 595
2nd 2,023 538 1,941 546 1,969 583
3rd 1,975 529 2,071 524 1,950 537
4th 2,057 523 1,958 482 2,059 488
5th 2,145 545 2,001 479 1,869 450
6th 2,070 558 2,084 488 1,903 448
Sp.Ed 295 298 380 -
Ung. 361 233 346 193 326 116
7th 2,707 670 2,894 627 2,929 558
8th 1,865 568 1,802 572 2,025 565
9th 2,077 445 2,256 441 2,272 461
10th 1,680 437 1,853 385 1,983 390
11th 1,173 391 1,248 372 1,349 358
12th 883 349 873 377 933 352
Sp.Ed. 437 430 410 -
Ung. 155 14 178 3 99 -


Table 10

Rankings of States expenditure Per Pupil

Per Pupil Per Capita %
Expenditure Income

Alaska 7,843 18,187 43.1
Dist. of Columbia 4,571 18,168 25.1
Connecticut 4,738 18,089 26.2
New Jersey 4,504 17,211 26.2
Massachusetts 4,026 16,380 24.6
California 3,256 16,065 20.3
New York 5,492 16,050 34.2
Maryland 4,102 15,864 25.9
New Hampshire 3,271 14,964 21.9
Colorado 3,697 14,812 25.0
Illinois 3,538 14,738 24.0
Virginia 3,155 14,542 21.7
Nevada 2,829 14,488 19.5
Delaware 4,184 14,272 29.3
Minnesota 3,674 14,087 26.1
Rhode Island 4,285 13,906 30.8
Washington 3,723 13,876 26.u










Per Pupil Per Capita %
Expenditure Income
Hawaii 3,465 13,814 25.1
Kansas 3,560 13,775 25.8
Florida 3,238 13,742 23.6
Michigan 3,848 13,608 28.3
Texas 3,043 13,483 22.6
Pennsylvania 4,237 13,437 31.6
Nebraska 3,471 13,281 26.1
Missouri 2,958 13,244 22.3
Ohio 3,257 13,226 24.6
Wyoming 4,799 13,223 36.3
Wisconsin 3,816 13,154 29.0
Arizona 2,724 12,795 21.3
Oregon 3,889 12,622 30.8
Iowa 3,439 12,594 27.3
Georgia 2,657 12,543 21.2
Indiana 3,051 12,446 24.5
Oklahoma 2,850 12,232 23.3
Vermont 3,651 12,117 30.1
North Dakota 3,210 12,052 26.6
Maine 3,024 11,887 25.4
North Carolina 2,625 11,617 22.6
Louisiana 2,905 11,274 25.8
Tennesse 2,363 11,243 21.0
South Dakota 2,892 11,161 25.9
Idaho 2,401 11,120 21.6
Montana 3,847 10,974 35.0
New Mexico 3,153 10,914 28.9
Kentucky 2,390 10,824 22.1
Alabama 2,325 10,673 21.8
South Carolina 2,591 10,586 24.5
Utah 2,220 10,493 21.1
Arkansas 2,353 10,476 22.5
West Virginia 3,244 10,193 31.8
Mississippi 2,357 9,187 25.7



Virgin Islands 2,820 13,484 22.1




13









Table 11

Federal Funds, 1980-1985

Year Funds

1985 15,006,214
1984 14,466,933
1983 13,203,282
1982 13,904,388
1981 13,706,520
1980 9,560,888



Table 12

Revenue by Source, 1982-1984

Total 1984-85 1983-84 1982-83

79,708,183 78,290,869 74,502,279

Local 64,701,979 63,823,936 61,298,997
Intermediate -
State -
Federal 15,006,214 14,466,933 13,203,282


Table 13

Expenditure for Education by Function

1984-85 1983-84 1982-83
$74,207,438 70,411,210 71,862,047

Instruction 51,540,386 46,198,039 46,974,865
Support Services 15,967,314 18,647,966 19,281,317
Non-Instruction Services 6,699,738 5,565,205 5,605,865


Table 14

Degree Level of Teachers
-Public-


Doctorate
Ed. Specialist
Masters
Baccalaurate
Non-Degree


Total
1,831

10
14
561
1,030
216


Elementary
981


Secondary Unassigned
799 51









Table 15


Years of Experience of
-Public-
St.Thomas


Years
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15+
NA


Total
1,831
198
104
76
89
88
148
142
131
137
115
163
68
64
69
235
4


Elem.
500
45
26
21
19
19
51
34
28
34
31
54
18
20
23
77


Sec.
397
66
37
14
17
25
28
30
28
29
21
23
10
10
12
47


Teachers


St.Croix
Elem. Sec.
403 527
36 51
18 23
21 20
18 35
22 22
32 37
35 43
33 42
25 49
24 39
26 60
19 21
20 14
21 13
53 58


Table 16
Place of Birth of Teachers
-Public-

Teachers Population
1,831 100.0
Place of Birth
United States 756 41.3
Virgin Islands 611 33.4
Caribbean Islands 414 22.6
Other 50 2.7


Table 17

Year of Birth of Teachers
-Public-
Total % Age
1,831 100.0 23-77
Birth Year
1910-1914 2 0.1 70-74
1915-1919 14 0.8 65-69
1920-1924 33 1.8 60-64
1925-1929 60 3.3 55-59
1930-1934 83 4.5 50-54
1935-1939 134 7.3 45-49
1940-1944 246 13.4 40-44
1945-1949 441 24.1 35-39
1950-1954 / 433 23.6 30-34
1955-1959 285 15.6 25-29
1960-1964 74 4.0 20-24
NA 26 1.4 -










Table 18


Marital Status of Teachers

-Public-

Total Male Female
1,831 501 1,322

Married 905 194 711
Single 918 307 611
Na 8 -





Table 19


Comparison of School Teacher Salaries

STATE MIN. SAL. AVE. SAL.
1984-85 1984-85

Arkansas $14,831 $19,100
California 18,249 27,995
Colorado 16,300 24,454
Connecticut 13,862 24,822
Delaware 13,692 24,294
D.C. 17,768 30,706
Florida 15,158 20,836
Georgia 14,329 20,606
Hawaii 15,337 25,842
Idaho 13,875 20,471
Illinois 15,538 25,679
Indiana 14,564 22,854
Kentucky 14,162 20,225
Louisiana 15,000 19,491
Massachusetts 14,729 24,618
Michigan 15,535 28,440
Minnesota 16,129 25,453
Nebraska 19,781
Nevada 14,809 22,518
New Jersey 14,963 25,125
New Mexico -21,811











New York 14,527 28,213
North Carolina 15,680 20,812
North Dakota 14,845 20,088
Oklahoma 14,150 19,974
Oregon 16,050 24,378
Pennsylvania 15,542 24,192
South Dakota 12,620 17,380
Tennessee 14,879 20,474
Texas 15,312 22,610
Utah 14,373 21,170
Vermont 12,002 18,996
Washington 25,505
Wyoming 18,000 26,499
Virgin Islands 13,700 18,682


U.S. Average/Total 15,420 24,183
States Reporting






Table 20

Monthly Average Daily Attendance

/Membership of Students

-Public-



ADA ADM %
24,669.09 26,125.69 94.4

September 24,971.26 26,211.35 95.3
October 24,983.22 26,083.45 95.8
November 24,514.51 26,066.07 94.0
December 24,545.03 26,148.79 93.9
January 24,842.55 26,142.15 95.0
February 24,665.63 26,149.19 94.3
March 24,549.87 26,168.84 93.8
April 24,423.96 26,064.72 93.7
May 24,704.45 26,122.43 94.6
June 24,490.44 26,099.93 93.8












Table 21

Student Absenteeism Percentages, 1980-1984
-Public-


1980-81

7.7


1981-82

7.8


1982-83 1983-84

9.2 6.6


1984-85

5.6


Table 22


Average

/Membership





1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85


Daily Attendance

of Students 1980-1984

-Public-


ADA

23,150
23,262
23,374
24,264
24,669


ADM

25,356
25,220
25,747
25,986
26,125


91.3
92.2
90.8
93.4
94.4


Table 23

Racial Ethnic Composition

of Students by District, Level

-Public-

Total Black White Hispanic
25,301 21,900 190 3,094

12,147 11,619 172 294
6,407 6,026 140 194
5,740 5,593 32 100

13,154 10,281 18 2,800
7,154 5,297 8 1,799
6,000 4,984 10 1,001


St.Thomas
Elementary
Secondary

St. Croix
Elementary
Secondary


Asiatic
117

62
47
15

55
50
5













Table 26

Students by Sex

-Public-


Total Male Female Unknown
26,393 13,396 12,928 69

St.Thomas 12,446 6,261 6,116 69
St. Croix 13,947 7,135 6,812 -







Table 27

Place of Birth of Students

-Public-


Total St. Thomas St.Croix
26,393 12,446 13,947

Antigua 823 374 449
Anguilla 188 169 19
Barbados 38 9 29
B.V.I. 333 309 24
Dominica 753 414 339
Europe 49 39 10
Greneda 82 36 46
Jamaica 36 8 28
Martinique 1 1
Monserrat 107 55 52
Nevis 144 69 75
Puerto Rico 611 189 422
St. Croix 10,463 230 10,233
St. John 25 25
St. Kitts 753 500 253
St. Lucia 670 192 478
St. Martin 48 31 17
St. Thomas 8,925 8,592 333
St. Vincent 274 174 100
Trinidad 317 63 254
U.S.A. 1,395 720 675
Other 297 209 88
NA 61 39 22




21













Table 28

Year of Birth of Students

-Public -


Total
26,393

1
1
9
38
131
403
887
1,599
1,888
2,080
2,216
2,038
2,148
1,837
1,816
1,780
1,842
1,769
1,792
1,616
247
255


St. Thomas St.Croix
12,446 13,947

1
1
7 2
31 '7
88 43
268 135
451 436
797 802
845 1,043
943 1,137
1,085 1,131
972 1,066
1,036 1,112
852 985
833 983
756 1,024
877 965
807 962
818 974
717 899
94 153
168 87


Table 29

Vigin Islander/Non Virgin Islander Students

-Public-


Born Born
Students V.I. Outside V.I.


16,114
17,320
17,892
18,566
19,413


7,146
7,386
7,471
7,016
6,980


% Ratio

69/31
70/30
71/29
73/27
74/26


Birth Year
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
NA


1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85


23,260
24,706
25,363
25,582
26,393







Table 24

Racial Etnic Composition of Students by Grade, Sex (St. Thomas)

-Public-


Total
St.Thomas 12,147


Elementary

Kindergarten
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Sp.Ed
Ung.

Secondary

7/8th
9th
10th.
11th *.'.. : .
'12th ..
Sp.Ed.
Ung.


6,407


5,740

2,415
1,268
811
S534
496'
196
20


Black
Male Female
5,879 5,740

3,206 2,820


2,673 2,920


1,173
575
367
214
196
133
15


White
Male Female
97 75


74 66


23 9


Hispanic
Male Female
172 122


Asiatic
Male Female
35 27


113 81 25 22


59 41 10 5


1,192
657
413
307
288
59
4









Table 25

Racial Ethnic Composition of Students by Grade, Sex (ST. Criox)

-Public-


St.Croix

Elementary

Kindergarten
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Sp.Ed.
Ung.

Secondary

7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Sp.Ed.
Ung.


Total
13,154

7,154

918
1,020
991
970
1,005
954
924
225
147

6,000

1,468
1,129
1,028
1,116
617
442
177
23


Black
Male Female
5,178 5,103

2-706 2,591


.2,472 2,512


White
Male Female
13 5

6 2


7 3


Hispanic
Male Female
1,471 1,329

981 818


490 511


Asiatic
Male Female
28 27

25 25


3 2


2 1
1 1









Table 30

Citizenship Status of Students
-Public-

Total Citizen Non-Citizen
26,316 22,710 3,606

St. Thomas 12,202 10,274 1,928
St. Croix 14,114 12,436 1,678



Table 31

Non Citizen Students by District, Sex
-Public-
St.Thomas St.Croix
Male Female Male Female
3,606 929 999 839 839

Elementary 1,514 422 383 350 359
Secondary 2,092 507 616 489 480



Table 32

Non-Citizen Students by District, Classification
-Public-


Classification
Perm.Resident
H-4
B-2
F-1
Other
NA


Total
3,606

2,929
233


St.Thomas St.Croix
1,928 1,678

1,700 1,229
44 189


Table 33

Non Citizen Students

by District, Level, Classification
-Public-


Permanent
Total Resident
3,606 2,929


St. Thomas 1,928
Elementary 805
Secondary 1.,123


1,700
774
926


B-2 F-I Other NA
11 20 84 329

11 6 16 151
2 4 4 15
9 2 12 136










Table 34

Place of Birth

of Non Citizen Students by District, Level
-Public-
St.Thomas St.Croix
Total K-6 7-12 K-6 7-12
3,606 805 1,123 709 969

Antigua 651 140 177 148 186
Anguilla 172 83 52 32 5
Barbados 25 2 4 4 15
British V.I. 268 85 168 8 7
Dominica 615 145 205 112 153
Grenada 59 6 19 13 21
Jamaica 21 1 5 4 11
Monserrat 85 14 30 20 21
Nevis 123 40 31 19 33
St. Kitts 581 157 247 80 97
St. Lucia 486 60 76 124 226
St. Martin 37 16 13 6 2
St. Vincent 85 4 5 25 51
Trinidad 212 16 31 69 96
Other 178 36 58 44 40
NA 8 2 1 5


Table 35

Year of Birth
of Non Citizen Students by District
-Public-

Total St.Thomas St.Croix
3,606 1,928 1,678
Year
1963 3 2 1
1964 27 18 9
1965 81 60 21
1966 200 118 82
1967 291 195 96
1968 368 200 168
1969 419 201 218
1970 388 183 205
1971 348 168 180
1972 289 143 146
1973 206 106 100
1974 175 88 87
1975 184 95 89
1976 185 99 86
1977 140 80 60
1978 133 68 65
1979 128 78 50
1980 33 24 9
NR 8 2 6










Table 36

Non Citizen Students

by Classification 1980-1984
-Public-


Total

5,217
4,953
4,389
3,943
3,606


Permanent
Resident
3,624
3,563
3,499
3,256
2,929


H-4

1,176
884
450
297
233


F-1 B-2 Other

89 8 320
73 7 426
17 5 418
11 7 372
20 11 413


Table 37

Student Withdrawals by District
-Public-


Total
392


W-2
W-3
W-4
W-6
W-7
Unknown


St.Thomas St.Croix
215 177


- 27


Transfer to another
Transfer to another
Transfer to another
Death
Prolonged illness


public school in the V.I.
non public school in the V.I.
school outside of the V.I.


Table 38

Student Withdrawals 1982-1984

-Public-


1982-83
1983-84
1984-85


Enrollment

25,699
26,136
26,316


Withdrawals

397
362
392


1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85













Table 39


Student Dropouts by District, Sex, Level

-Public-


St.Thomas
Male Female


125


St.Croix
Male Female

71 41


Elementary
Junior High
Senior High


Table 40


Student Dropouts by District,

-Public-


Total
328


St.Thomas
Male Female
125 91


Sex, Grade


St.Croix
Male Female
71 41


5 16 2


Elementary

Kindergarten
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Sp.Ed
Ung.


Secondary


305


1


91 55 39


7th 50 25 16 5 4
8th 16 5 7 4 -
9th 109 51 36 13 9
10th 76 22 22 12 20
11th 30 13 6 11 -
12th 14 3 4 3 4
Sp.Ed. 9 1 7 1
Ung. 1 1


Total


328








Table 41

Secondary Student Dropouts 1981-1984
-Public-

Secondary % %
Enrollment Dropout Diff. Change Enrollment

1981-82 10,416 249 2.4
1982-83 10,977 274 +25 10.0 2.5
1983-84 11,534 294 +20 7.3 2.5
1984-85 12,000 305 +11 3.7 2.5




Table 42

Elementary Student Dropouts by Level
-Public-
Elementary X %
Enrollment Dropouts Diff. Change Enrollment

1984-85 14,316 23 0.16




Table 43

Student Retentions by District, Level
-Public-
Total St.Thomas St.Croix
5,080 2,494 2,586

Elementary 1,641 758 883
Secondary 3,439 1,736 1,703




Table 44

Student Retentions by District, Level, Sex
-Public-

St.Thomas St.Croix
Total Male Female Male Female
5,080 1,489 1,005 1,589 997

Elementary 1,641 514 244 580 303
Secondary 3,439 975 761 1,009 694











Table 45


Student Retentions by District, Grade, Sex

-Public-


Elementary
Kindergarten
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Sp.Ed
Ung.

Secondary
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Sp.Ed.
Ung.


Total
5,080

1,641
232
340
280
235
228
180
103
41
2

3,439
1,218
503
646
611
228
123
44
66


St.Thomas
Male Female
1,489 1,005

514 244
80 48
80 38
73 30
71 21
100 32
59 43
50 31

1 1

975 761
421 277
119 96
240 236
88 66
25 16
56 55
9 4
17 11


St.Croix
Male Female
1,589 997

580 303
61 43
140 82
121 56
97 46
70 26
47 31
17 5
27 14


1,009 694
342 178
171 117
119 51
213 244
98 89
9 3
28 3
29 9


Table 46


Student Retentions by Level,


1982-1984


-Public-


Enrollment Retentions


1982-1983
Elementary
Secondary

1983-1984
Elementary
Secondary

1984-85
Elementary
Secondary


25,699
14,722
10,977

26,136
14,602
11,534

26,316
14,316
12,000


4,761
1,608
3,153

4,716
1,446
3,270

5,080
1,641
3,439


18.5
10.9
28.7

18.0
9.9
28.3

19.3
11.5
28.7









Table 47


Student Graduates by District
-Public, Non Public-


St.Thomas
St.Croix


Total
1,361

677
648


Public
1,008

531
477


Table 48

Student Graduates by District, Sex
-Public, Non Public-


Public Non-Public
Total Male Female Male Female
1361 416 592 154 199

St. Thomas 677 223 308 54 92
St. Croix 684 193 284 100 107


Table 49

Post Graduate Plans of Students
-Public, Non Public-
Public
Total St.Thomas St.Croix
Number of Graduates 1,008 531 477

X Higher Education 47 28 66

X Military Service 8 6 9

X Employment 10 7 14


Non-Public

Number of Graduates 353 146 207

X Higher Education 81 84 75

X Military Service 6 3 8

X Employment 10 7 13
Respondents: 65% Public 95% Non-public


29


Non-Public
353

146
207










Table 50

Student Graduates by District,
-Public, Non Public-

Public


1980-1984


Non-Public


1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85


Total


1,111
1,282
1,229
1,349
1,361


St.Thomas St.Croix St.Thomas St.Croix


Table 51


Adult Education Graduates



Total Adult Basic Continuing General Eqivalency
Education Education Education

300 51 183 66


Table 52

Progress Report on Vocational Education Students


Employed or
pursuing higher
education in
Total field
320 172


Employed or
pursuing higher
education outside
tield Unaccountable
92 56


Agriculture 6 1 2 3
Airconditioning 24 12 7 5
& Refrigeration
Auto Body & 7 1 6 -
Fender Repair
Auto Mechanics 17 10 4 3
Business Ed. 101 76 20 5
Carpentry/ 21 4 9 8
Masonary
Cosmetology 31 8 13 10
Electricity 17 10 4 3
Electronics 34 19 11 4
Graphics 5 1 3 1
Health Occup. 20 16 1 3
Hotel Training 7 2 3 2
Industrial Occup/ 13 6 4 3
Plumbing
Occup. Clothing 13 6 2 5
Small Engine Repair 4 3 1











GRAPHS

Student Enrollm ent ................................... 32

Teacher Characteristics ................... ............. 33

Average Daily Attendance / Membership ................... 35

Racial Ethnic Composition of Students .............. . 36

Student Charactersistics ................................ 37

Citizenship Status of Students ......................... 38

W withdraw als ......................................... 39

D ropouts ........................................... 40

Retentions ......................................... 41

G graduates ........................................... 43

Adult Education .................. ........... ........ 44

Vocational Education .................................. 45








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Figure 2
School Enrollment by District
-Public-


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School Enrollment by District
-Non Public-
1984-85


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School Enrollment by Grade
-Public, Non Public-









Figure 5
Student/Teacher Ratio
-Public-


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Figure 6

Degree Level of Teachers
-Public-


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600


450



300


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Figure 7
Years of Experience of Teachers
-Public-















Figure 8
Place of Birth of Teachers
-Public-








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2000


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1000


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50000


40000


30000


20000


10000


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Figure 11
Student Absenteeism
-Public-


Figure 9
Teachers by Sex
-Public-



Figure 10
Daily Attendance
/Membership of Students
-Public--


PERCENT

-i/
- /

,/




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10


8 -


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138t-91 1983-82 1982-93 1983-84 19 895


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Figure 12
Racial Ethnic Composition of Students by District
-Public-


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St. Croix


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Figure 13
Students by Sex
-Public-



















Figure 14
Place of Birth of Students
-Public-


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Figure 16
Citizenship Status of Students
-Public-


St. Croix


St. Thomas











Figure 17

Non Citizen Students
by Classification
-Public-


Figure 18
Student Withdrawals

by Classification
-Public-












500 L


400




300




200




100


0 L


1s92-03 1S 3-84 19B4-M


Figure 20
Student Dropout by Level 100
-Public-


Figure 19
Student Withdrawals 1982-1984
-Public-


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250




200




150




100




50


OL


Figure 21
Student Dropout by Sex
-Public-


N.J. *r.I.


SFigure 22
Student Retentions by District
-Public-


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2000




1500




1000




500


stTn- SLC-rJ.











5000



4000



3000



2000


f4pl FIale


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Figure 24
Student Retentions 1982-1984
-Public-


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1000



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Figure 23
Student Retentions by Sex
-Public-


1000



0


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Figure 25
Student Graduates
Public, Non Public
















1000




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Figure 26

Student Graduates by Sex
Public, Non Public


V.,t. 1.


1000


I


PblIo PrivaUt










Figure 27


Citizenship Status
of Graduate Students
-Public-


Figure 28
Adult Education Graduates


Contln.Ed, B.lo 0.E.O.











Figure 29

Progress of Vocational Education Students








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