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256. Children Whose Parents are Involved in School Activities

[In percent, except as indicated (22,920 represents 22,920,000). Based on the National Household Education Survey; see source for details]

 
STUDENTS IN GRADES K TO 5 STUDENTS IN GRADES 6 TO 8
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT One-parent families One-parent families
Two-parent Two-parent
Total families Total Mother Father Total families Total Mother Father
 
 
  Total students, 1996 (1,000) 22,920 16,363 6,557 5,886 671 11,098 7,800 3,298 2,867 431
 
Any adult attending a meeting 83.5 87.0 74.8 75.2 71.7 78.4 81.9 70.0 69.6 72.6
  Only mother attended 38.2 26.5 67.5 75.2 (X) 37.0 27.1 60.5 69.6 (X)
  Only father attended 4.4 3.2 7.3 (X) 71.7 6.2 4.9 9.5 (X) 72.6
  Both attended 40.9 57.2 (X) (X) (X) 35.1 49.9 (X) (X) (X)
 
Any adult attending a conference 86.6 88.1 83.0 84.0 74.3 69.8 70.5 68.1 68.7 64.2
  Only mother attended 51.6 42.1 75.4 84.0 (X) 42.3 34.9 59.7 68.7 (X)
  Only father attended 5.4 4.5 7.6 (X) 74.3 6.3 5.4 8.4 (X) 64.2
  Both attended 29.6 41.5 (X) (X) (X) 21.2 30.1 (X) (X) (X)
 
Any adult attending a class event 72.0 74.6 65.6 65.4 66.9 66.4 69.5 58.9 57.7 66.3
  Only mother attended 33.2 23.0 58.7 65.4 (X) 25.5 15.1 50.2 57.7 (X)
  Only father attended 4.2 3.1 6.9 (X) 66.9 4.7 3.0 8.7 (X) 66.3
  Both attended 34.6 48.4 (X) (X) (X) 36.1 51.4 (X) (X) (X)
 
Any adult acted as a volunteer 49.6 54.9 36.4 37.4 28.1 30.8 34.7 21.5 21.9 18.7
  Only mother attended 37.4 38.9 33.6 37.4 (X) 21.7 22.8 19.0 21.9 (X)
  Only father attended 3.1 3.2 2.9 (X) 28.1 2.6 2.6 2.5 (X) 18.7
  Both attended 9.1 12.8 (X) (X) (X) 6.5 9.2 (X) (X) (X)
 
Number of activities at least
one parent participated in:
  None 3.6 2.4 6.6 6.1 11.1 8.0 5.5 14.0 14.4 10.9
  One 7.3 6.1 10.2 10.3 9.9 12.6 12.1 13.9 13.2 18.5
  Two 19.7 17.9 24.4 24.2 25.9 26.4 26.4 26.6 27.9 17.9
  Three 32.6 31.8 34.5 34.6 33.2 31.9 32.4 30.8 28.9 43.5
  Four 36.8 41.8 24.4 24.9 20.0 21.0 23.7 14.8 15.6 9.3
 
Number of activities mother
participated in: 1
  None 4.4 3.9 6.1 6.1 (X) 10.0 8.4 14.4 14.4 (X)
  One 8.4 7.7 10.3 10.3 (X) 13.7 13.9 13.2 13.2 (X)
  Two 20.9 19.7 24.2 24.2 (X) 27.0 26.6 27.9 27.9 (X)
  Three 32.5 31.7 34.6 34.6 (X) 30.2 30.7 28.9 28.9 (X)
  Four 33.8 37.0 24.9 24.9 (X) 19.1 20.3 15.6 15.6 (X)
 
Number of activities father
participated in: 2
  None 21.9 22.3 11.1 (X) 11.1 24.1 24.9 10.9 (X) 10.9
  One 20.4 20.8 9.9 (X) 9.9 24.4 24.7 18.5 (X) 18.5
  Two 26.7 26.8 25.9 (X) 25.9 25.3 25.7 17.9 (X) 17.9
  Three 21.3 20.8 33.2 (X) 33.2 19.8 18.5 43.5 (X) 43.5
  Four 9.7 9.3 20.0 (X) 20.0 6.4 6.2 9.3 (X) 9.3
 
Number of activities both
parents participated in:
  None 25.3 25.3 (X) (X) (X) 29.0 29.0 (X) (X) (X)
  One 22.3 22.3 (X) (X) (X) 25.9 25.9 (X) (X) (X)
  Two 26.4 26.4 (X) (X) (X) 24.7 24.7 (X) (X) (X)
  Three 19.2 19.2 (X) (X) (X) 16.3 16.3 (X) (X) (X)
  Four 6.8 6.8 (X) (X) (X) 4.2 4.2 (X) (X) (X)
 
  Total students, 1999 (1,000) 23,355 15,841 7,514 6,634 880 11,252 7,747 3,506 3,010 496
 
Any adult attending a meeting 84.9 88.6 77.1 77.3 75.7 81.1 85.3 72.0 71.2 77.0
  Only mother attended 39.4 25.7 68.2 77.3 (X) 38.7 28.5 61.2 71.2 (X)
  Only father attended 5.7 4.1 8.9 (X) 75.7 6.9 5.1 10.9 (X) 77.0
  Both attended 39.8 58.7 (X) (X) (X) 35.6 51.7 (X) (X) (X)
 
Any adult attending a conference 87.7 89.4 84.1 85.1 76.7 71.1 72.3 68.5 68.1 70.8
  Only mother attended 52.0 41.0 75.1 85.1 (X) 41.0 33.1 58.8 68.1 (X)
  Only father attended 6.4 5.1 9.0 (X) 76.7 7.1 5.8 10.0 (X) 70.8
  Both attended 29.4 43.3 (X) (X) (X) 23.0 33.4 (X) (X) (X)
 
Any adult attending a class event 70.8 74.0 64.1 63.1 71.2 67.8 72.6 57.3 55.9 66.1
  Only mother attended 31.5 20.0 55.7 63.1 (X) 24.6 14.1 48.0 55.9 (X)
  Only father attended 5.1 3.6 8.3 (X) 71.2 5.3 3.5 9.3 (X) 66.1
  Both attended 34.2 50.4 (X) (X) (X) 37.9 55.0 (X) (X) (X)
 
Any adult acted as a volunteer 48.9 55.5 34.8 36.3 23.1 31.7 36.1 21.9 22.1 20.6
  Only mother attended 37.0 39.3 32.1 36.3 (X) 21.8 23.0 19.0 22.1 (X)
  Only father attended 3.2 3.4 2.7 (X) 23.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 (X) 20.6
  Both attended 8.6 12.7 (X) (X) (X) 6.8 9.9 (X) (X) (X)
 
Number of activities at least
one parent participated in:
  None 3.5 2.2 6.5 6.2 8.3 7.3 4.4 13.7 14.1 11.2
  One 7.4 5.7 11.0 11.1 10.3 11.7 11.0 13.4 13.9 10.8
  Two 19.7 17.6 24.3 24.2 25.0 25.8 24.8 27.9 28.0 27.3
  Three 32.0 31.7 32.5 31.7 39.0 32.2 33.5 29.2 28.5 33.5
  Four 37.4 42.9 25.7 26.8 17.4 23.0 26.2 15.7 15.5 17.2
 
Number of activities mother
participated in: 1
  None 4.6 3.9 6.2 6.2 (X) 8.9 6.9 14.1 14.1 (X)
  One 8.9 8.1 11.1 11.1 (X) 13.1 12.8 13.9 13.9 (X)
  Two 20.5 19.0 24.2 24.2 (X) 27.5 27.2 28.0 28.0 (X)
  Three 31.2 31.0 31.7 31.7 (X) 30.3 31.0 28.5 28.5 (X)
  Four 34.8 38.1 26.8 26.8 (X) 20.2 22.1 15.5 15.5 (X)
 
Number of activities father
participated in: 2
  None 19.7 20.4 8.3 (X) 8.3 21.9 22.6 11.2 (X) 11.2
  One 19.5 20.0 10.3 (X) 10.3 22.6 23.4 10.8 (X) 10.8
  Two 26.7 26.8 25.0 (X) 25.0 25.1 24.9 27.3 (X) 27.3
  Three 24.4 23.6 39.0 (X) 39.0 23.0 22.3 33.5 (X) 33.5
  Four 9.7 9.2 17.4 (X) 17.4 7.4 6.8 17.2 (X) 17.2
 
Number of activities both
parents participated in:
  None 24.0 24.0 (X) (X) (X) 27.0 27.0 (X) (X) (X)
  One 21.7 21.7 (X) (X) (X) 24.8 24.8 (X) (X) (X)
  Two 26.0 26.0 (X) (X) (X) 24.2 24.2 (X) (X) (X)
  Three 21.5 21.5 (X) (X) (X) 19.5 19.5 (X) (X) (X)
  Four 6.7 6.7 (X) (X) (X) 4.5 4.5 (X) (X) (X)


X Not applicable.
1 Regardless if father participated.
2 Regardless if mother participated.

Source: U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's School, October 1997 and the National Household Education Survey, 1999

NOTE: Parents of children who were home-schooled were also excluded because they were not asked questions about "in school" involvement. Children living with only foster parents or non-parent guardians were not included in the analyses.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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