Estimated enrollment and number of private facilities for difficult-to-educate students

Type of Education Number of Schools Number of Students
Special education

3,000a

100,700d

Catholic special education schools

195b

15,366e

Homeschools

At least 4,100c

30,000c

At-risk education

Not Available

Not Available

Shelters, halfway houses, group homesf

1,868g

24,500l

Ranches, camps, farmsf

90h

3,551m

Training schoolsf

70i

6,275n

Reception centersf

15j

340o

Detention centersf

25k

590p

Notes: These figures underestimate actual numbers of schools and students because of the lack of comprehensive data about private-sector providers. See Endnotes for sources and references.