Did You Know?

There are 126 K-8, K-9, K-10, K-12 and 9-12 schools administered by the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Northwest.

Within this school system 8,009 students were taught by 693 full-time, part-time, and locally hired teachers.

Alaska has seven Adventist schools; Idaho, 16; Montana, 11; Oregon 35; Upper Columbia, 33, and Washington 24.

Source: NPUC Office of Education

Forty-nine percent of college-age American kids go to college.

Three out of every ten American kids drop out of school before graduating.

The United States spends $353 billion for education every year. That’s $1,452 from every man, woman and child in America.

Every year 700,000 students graduate from high school, but when tested, they cannot read as well as fourth-graders are supposed to.

According to the Oregon Department of Education, for every 100 pupils in the 5th grade, 99 enter the 9th grade; 88 enter the 11th grade; 76 graduate from high school; 47 go on to college; and 24 earn a bachelor’s degree.

We remember one trillion things in a lifetime.

Source: http://members.aol.com/oddwonder/educate.htm

July 01, 2003 / Did You Know?