That more than one-third of North End children attend private schools doesn't really surprise me. That nearly 40 percent of those who live near Lake Massabesic do, does:
The above color-coded map showing the concentration of Manchester kids in private school was created for The New York Times' Mapping America project, with data from 2005-2009 gleaned from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
The North End also leads the city in the percentage of residents who have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, at an average of 47 percent for the city's three northern most east side census tracts. The Center City and lower West Side have the lowest rates, with a low of 5 percent in the West Granite/Squog neighborhood: