This report introduces additional National Center for Education Statistics survey data that compiles general descriptive information provided by ninth graders’ parents and school staff. The study sample included 21,000 ninth graders in 944 schools nationwide. Results for parent education greatly varied, as did their educational aspirations for their children, and around a quarter of parents planned to pay for their child’s education but had not yet saved. Nearly half of administrators believed there was a lack of parent involvement and the ratio of veteran to new math teachers for the lowest socioeconomic status category was equal.
High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). A First Look at Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders’ Parents, Teachers, School Counselors, and School Administrators
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics