Homeschooler Profile [Infographic]

Homeschoolers come in all shapes and sizes and from different backgrounds. Here’s a homeschooler profile from Pearson Homeschool.

Homeschooler Profile
Source: Pearson Homeschool

Number of Children Homeschooled

  • 34% homeschool 1 child
  • 39% homeschool 2 children
  • 17% homeschool 3 children
  • 7% homeschool 4 children
  • 3.8% homeschool 5 or more children

Child’s Grade Level

  • Elementary – 51%
  • Middle/High School – 23%
  • Both – 27%

Length of Time Homeschooling

  • 17% less than a year
  • 30% 1-3 years
  • 26% 4-6 years
  • 13% 7-9 years
  • 14% 10 or more years

Parents Age

  • 26% 25-34 years old
  • 50% 35-44 years old
  • 20% 25-54 years old
  • 3% 55 years or older

Parents Education

  • Highschool 10%
  • Some College 33%
  • Associate’s Degree 14%
  • Bachelor’s Degree 29%
  • Master’s or Higher 13%

Data based on December 2012 poll of 969 homeschoolers.

Portland Tries to Lure Back Homeschoolers With Online Classes

Portland starting virtual school program – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

The city hopes offering the online classes will help it compete with a statewide virtual charter school and give homeschooled students an in-district option. The state’s largest school district hopes to lure homeschoolers back to the fold – and compete with a new statewide virtual charter school – by offering a virtual academic program starting this fall.