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Private school education out of reach for many San Diego families

Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 17:47:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Private schools can have advantages over public schools, but for many San Diego families, the cost is simply too high.

In California, private high school tuition costs, on average, more than $19,000, according to Private School Review.

Even though it's expensive, many parents think it's worth it for the added benefits like higher graduation rates.

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While California's public high school graduation rate is 83 percent, private high schools range between 83 and 99 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

The Council for American Private Education reports that 76 percent of students who only attend private high schools continued to a four-year college, compared with 44 percent of their public school counterparts.

Even though there are advantages, for many families, a private education is simply out of reach.