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Table 67. Private elementary and secondary schools, enrollment, teachers, and high school graduates, by state: Selected years, 1999 through 2009
State Schools,
fall 2009
Enrollment in prekindergarten through grade 12 Teachers,1
fall 2009
High school graduates,
2008–09
Fall 1999 Fall 2001 Fall 2003 Fall 2005 Fall 2007 Fall 2009
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
United States 33,370   (834) 6,018,280   (30,179) 6,319,650   (40,272) 6,099,220   (41,219) 6,073,240   (42,446) 5,910,210   (28,363) 5,488,490   (35,857) 437,410   (3,222) 308,810   (1,359)
Alabama 580   (110) 81,040   (†) 92,380   (3,926) 99,580   (12,130) 92,280   (5,892) 83,840   (103) 95,570   (11,745) 8,780   (2,112) 5,280   (368)
Alaska 120 ! (65) 6,980   (†) 7,420   (†) 7,370   (424) 7,500   (1,028) 4,990   (†) 7,510 ! (2,740) 530   (108) 190   (†)
Arizona 360   (†) 58,740   (2,591) 78,660   (18,218) 75,360   (16,426) 66,840   (†) 64,910   (†) 55,390   (†) 3,910   (†) 2,760   (†)
Arkansas 220   (55) 29,400   (†) 32,570   (†) 31,300   (†) 35,390   (5,858) 40,120   (11,961) 28,900   (1,371) 2,390   (164) 1,330   (†)
California 3,640   (55) 724,010   (1,403) 757,750   (8,415) 740,460   (8,703) 737,490   (15,529) 703,810   (6,129) 623,150   (4,185) 45,740   (286) 35,250   (71)
                                                       
Colorado 490   (85) 65,690   (†) 64,700   (†) 62,080   (476) 70,770   (1,160) 64,740   (†) 63,720   (3,486) 4,790   (110) 2,840   (99)
Connecticut 410   (15) 80,060   (391) 82,320   (†) 102,960   (25,024) 76,220   (1,619) 85,150   (9,241) 72,540   (464) 7,430   (60) 6,230   (†)
Delaware 140   (†) 26,940   (†) 31,690   (1,023) 33,020   (2,649) 29,830   (†) 32,520   (2,701) 26,640   (†) 2,060   (†) 1,850   (†)
District of Columbia 90   (†) 17,000   (†) 33,660 ! (14,373) 23,510   (6,121) 19,880   (†) 19,640   (†) 17,810   (†) 1,890   (†) 1,340   (†)
Florida 1,960   (36) 349,180   (4,957) 365,890   (8,301) 398,720   (14,590) 396,790   (7,429) 391,660   (6,123) 343,990   (1,023) 26,580   (63) 18,220   (†)
                                                       
Georgia 820   (75) 137,420   (9,460) 137,060   (4,550) 144,850   (6,527) 152,600   (10,394) 157,430   (9,185) 150,300   (6,251) 13,250   (420) 8,320   (108)
Hawaii 140   (†) 35,550   (746) 42,980   (220) 39,940   (†) 32,810   (†) 37,300   (290) 37,130   (†) 3,040   (†) 2,660   (†)
Idaho 200 ! (63) 12,720   (†) 12,050   (†) 12,570   (†) 15,320   (2,518) 24,700 ! (11,608) 18,680   (4,814) 1,360   (296) 550   (59)
Illinois 1,730   (105) 347,750   (700) 357,390   (19,293) 316,430   (1,698) 317,940   (4,263) 312,270   (6,638) 289,720   (9,237) 20,290   (927) 15,110   (251)
Indiana 910   (144) 121,960   (†) 129,240   (326) 124,500   (455) 139,370   (17,870) 119,910   (2,284) 120,770   (5,919) 8,420   (476) 5,230   (105)
                                                       
Iowa 230   (†) 54,640   (844) 51,540   (†) 53,850   (4,634) 60,960   (8,311) 47,820   (†) 45,160   (†) 3,220   (†) 2,250   (†)
Kansas 260   (51) 56,840   (12,716) 51,540   (8,341) 47,710   (2,151) 47,130   (1,654) 47,780   (2,414) 44,680   (1,668) 3,370   (214) 2,170   (†)
Kentucky 360   (19) 89,300   (6,657) 85,230   (3,227) 82,100   (1,525) 78,880   (1,228) 76,140   (2,074) 70,590   (2,132) 5,280   (206) 3,940   (†)
Louisiana 460   (51) 148,020   (†) 159,910   (11,381) 155,780   (3,515) 138,270   (525) 137,460   (†) 147,040   (9,890) 10,060   (622) 8,140   (54)
Maine 160   (†) 19,820   (261) 20,820   (174) 24,740   (3,629) 20,680   (337) 21,260   (143) 18,310   (†) 1,890   (†) 2,360   (†)
                                                       
Maryland 790   (14) 166,570   (1,030) 175,740   (†) 172,360   (†) 170,350   (4,201) 165,760   (1,160) 145,690   (160) 13,210   (21) 9,230   (†)
Massachusetts 830   (27) 154,060   (147) 177,490   (9,836) 164,390   (6,636) 157,770   (3,273) 151,640   (2,516) 137,110   (1,169) 14,920   (198) 10,630   (†)
Michigan 1,070   (200) 208,470   (4,965) 198,380   (†) 180,080   (†) 166,950   (407) 159,100   (2,047) 153,230   (5,828) 10,890   (386) 8,520   (†)
Minnesota 520   (†) 101,360   (†) 112,310   (2,993) 106,010   (3,011) 104,730   (3,467) 101,740   (3,903) 89,530   (†) 6,420   (†) 4,240   (†)
Mississippi 320   (69) 67,200   (14,096) 67,380   (10,106) 57,110   (2,981) 57,930   (4,104) 55,270   (†) 54,650   (2,458) 4,510   (226) 3,360   (61)
                                                       
Missouri 690   (72) 131,750   (†) 138,140   (4,321) 141,530   (9,966) 137,810   (10,580) 125,610   (3,685) 117,970   (2,065) 9,030   (220) 7,040   (42)
Montana 150 ! (52) 10,170   (487) 12,930   (1,895) 12,510   (2,091) 35,980 ! (22,655) 15,030 ! (5,465) 10,390   (1,221) 880   (80) 370   (†)
Nebraska 220   (†) 44,560   (†) 45,590   (618) 41,650   (†) 42,420   (†) 40,320   (†) 39,040   (†) 2,660   (†) 2,000   (†)
Nevada 160   (†) 17,350   (†) 20,370   (385) 23,930   (†) 29,120   (†) 29,820   (2,009) 25,060   (†) 1,600   (†) 820   (†)
New Hampshire 290   (†) 36,480   (†) 38,650   (†) 33,780   (†) 33,220   (†) 30,920   (†) 26,470   (†) 2,610   (†) 2,460   (†)
                                                       
New Jersey 1,380   (137) 237,540   (2,316) 282,450   (4,182) 269,530   (7,577) 256,160   (8,439) 253,250   (5,016) 232,020   (16,536) 19,020   (1,712) 14,350   (477)
New Mexico 190   (14) 28,570   (220) 26,510   (†) 29,310   (3,928) 25,030   (141) 27,290   (1,388) 23,730   (507) 2,020   (42) 1,390   (†)
New York 2,020   (33) 542,520   (4,368) 559,670   (1,669) 515,620   (4,071) 510,750   (3,596) 518,850   (7,196) 486,310   (5,211) 41,970   (476) 31,280   (357)
North Carolina 670   (54) 104,370   (1,403) 116,500   (4,112) 126,230   (11,439) 117,280   (11,681) 121,660   (2,226) 110,740   (1,851) 9,960   (192) 5,730   (24)
North Dakota 50   (†) 7,730   (†) 7,180   (†) 6,840   (†) 7,290   (†) 7,430   (†) 7,750   (†) 580   (†) 450   (†)
                                                       
Ohio 1,760 ! (783) 280,930   (1,730) 290,370   (7,180) 270,660   (7,094) 254,530   (9,821) 239,520   (2,741) 246,250   (24,214) 16,790   (1,661) 13,300   (35)
Oklahoma 250   (49) 45,660   (7,770) 46,570   (8,723) 34,300   (2,013) 35,350   (1,194) 40,320   (5,032) 34,000   (716) 2,940   (124) 1,530   (†)
Oregon 500   (56) 61,000   (5,195) 71,500   (15,519) 54,320   (†) 69,620   (14,139) 66,260   (5,188) 56,820   (3,502) 4,370   (480) 3,140   (141)
Pennsylvania 2,270   (21) 392,060   (6,679) 374,490   (†) 357,580   (3,364) 332,740   (3,918) 324,020   (6,253) 301,640   (5,036) 23,700   (527) 18,660   (1,133)
Rhode Island 160   (†) 29,570   (†) 30,970   (†) 31,960   (†) 30,600   (†) 28,260   (1,096) 24,940   (†) 2,300   (†) 1,820   (†)
                                                       
South Carolina 400   (12) 86,810   (18,537) 70,950   (†) 73,800   (†) 70,240   (1,797) 71,430   (1,043) 62,320   (311) 5,060   (25) 3,070   (†)
South Dakota 70   (†) 10,120   (†) 11,740   (†) 11,980   (†) 12,700   (†) 12,280   (†) 11,470   (†) 850   (†) 520   (†)
Tennessee 520   (24) 104,150   (5,281) 98,790   (†) 93,390   (†) 105,240   (2,531) 117,540   (12,851) 98,310   (4,176) 8,580   (365) 6,220   (†)
Texas 1,850   (178) 277,770   (2,338) 314,210   (12,244) 271,380   (2,758) 304,170   (20,453) 296,540   (4,132) 313,360   (11,968) 25,660   (1,044) 12,900   (224)
Utah 180   (25) 15,900   (†) 20,040   (†) 19,990   (†) 21,220   (†) 20,860   (†) 21,990   (1,558) 1,850   (90) 1,270   (†)
                                                       
Vermont 120   (†) 15,010   (1,829) 14,090   (†) 12,730   (†) 11,530   (†) 12,600   (232) 10,350   (†) 1,320   (†) 1,170   (†)
Virginia 920   (152) 116,110   (215) 129,470   (†) 131,160   (6,936) 155,220   (14,290) 143,140   (7,988) 128,140   (2,581) 11,360   (380) 6,510   (†)
Washington 660   (33) 88,080   (1,493) 91,150   (2,028) 101,130   (7,935) 119,640   (13,187) 104,070   (3,054) 94,340   (625) 6,960   (66) 4,450   (†)
West Virginia 140   (†) 16,370   (†) 16,560   (†) 15,300   (†) 16,120   (†) 14,980   (†) 13,860   (†) 1,280   (†) 740   (†)
Wisconsin 890   (†) 154,340   (1,581) 162,220   (9,080) 159,240   (11,743) 142,280   (137) 138,290   (1,597) 130,510   (†) 9,580   (†) 5,610   (†)
Wyoming 40   (†) 2,640   (†) 2,430   (†) 2,600   (†) 2,310   (†) 2,930   (†) 2,910   (†) 270   (†) 30   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
1 Reported in full-time equivalents (FTE). Excludes teachers who teach only prekindergarten students.
NOTE: Includes special education, vocational/technical education, and alternative schools. Tabulation includes schools that offer kindergarten or higher grade. Includes enrollment of students in prekindergarten through grade 12 in schools that offer kindergarten or higher grade. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), various years, 1999–2000 through 2009–10. (This table was prepared August 2011.)
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