152,000 Pupils Attended Jewish Schools in New York During Year
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152,000 Pupils Attended Jewish Schools in New York During Year

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A new high in Jewish school enrollment was reached in New York during the past Jewish year. According to figures released today by the Jewish Education Committee of New York, a total of 152,206 pupils attended Jewish schools of all types in 1960-61. There was a marked enrollment increase in afternoon Hebrew high schools, an improvement in pupil retention in all schools, and a slight increase in the proportion of girls attending Jewish schools.

Most of the pupils covered in the survey (eighty-four percent) are of elementary-school age. High schools account for 12 percent, while four percent attend pre-school classes. Noteworthy here is the fact that high schools showed the greatest rise, from nine percent to 12 percent this year.

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