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Table: For-Profit Schools: Class Standings


EDISON SCHOOLS

Size

74,000 students, 133 schools

Revenues

$525 million*

Status

Fighting to remain afloat, with stock down more than 90% this year. Has lost more than $260 million since 1992.

NOBEL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Size

25,000 students, 174 schools

Revenues

$160 million

Status

Profitable Nasdaq-listed outfit runs private, charter, and special schools, such as those for the learning-challenged.

NATIONAL HERITAGE ACADEMIES

Size

14,000 students, 28 schools

Revenues

$100 million*

Status

Private company says it's making money. Its schools stress

uniforms, discipline, parental involvement.

MOSAICA EDUCATION

Size

11,000 students, 40 schools

Revenues

$70 million

Status

Acquired troubled Advantage Schools last year. Raised more than $100 million from Fidelity, U.S. Trust, others.

* Estimated


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