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Jewish School Population of Pittsburgh Drops from 1928

The Jewish child population of the elementary and high schools of Pittsburgh is 8,743, as compared with 9,129 two years ago, or 386 less than in 1928, according to a census of Jewish children absent from the public schools last Yom Yippur which was taken by the Hebrew Institute of Pittsburgh, with the cooperation of School Superintendent Dr. Graham.

The census also reveals that out of 8,743 Jewish children, 2,417 or 27.6% attend high school, while out of a total Gentile child population of 99,400 only 16,000, or 16% attend the high schools, and out of the parochial child population of 43,200 only 3,200 or 7.5% attend the parochial high schools. This indicates that in proportion to the total child population in the schools, the percentage of Jewish children who attend high schools is the greatest—27.6% as compared with 16% and 7.5%.