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Table 69. Percentage distribution of students enrolled in private elementary and secondary schools, by school orientation and selected characteristics: Fall 2009
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected characteristic Total Catholic Other religious Nonsectarian
Total Parochial Diocesan Private (indepen-
dent)
Total Conserva-
tive Christian
Affiliated1 Unaffiliated1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total 100.0 (†) 39.4 (0.25) 15.6 (0.11) 16.6 (0.13) 7.2 (0.05) 37.8 (0.37) 13.4 (0.09) 9.4 (0.07) 15.0 (0.48) 22.8 (0.16)
                                       
School level2                                        
Elementary 100.0 (†) 49.5 (0.44) 25.9 (0.24) 20.9 (0.19) 2.7 (0.03) 30.1 (0.58) 7.1 (0.08) 8.4 (0.12) 14.6 (0.68) 20.4 (0.22)
Secondary 100.0 (†) 74.7 (0.25) 8.5 (0.05) 33.2 (0.38) 33.0 (0.22) 13.6 (0.22) 2.3 (0.01) 5.5 (0.03) 5.8 (0.23) 11.7 (0.13)
Combined 100.0 (†) 6.7 (0.06) 1.6 (0.02) 2.0 (0.02) 3.1 (0.03) 61.5 (0.35) 28.9 (0.26) 12.8 (0.15) 19.7 (0.68) 31.8 (0.31)
                                         
Student race/ethnicity3                                        
White 100.0 (†) 41.7 (0.38) 16.2 (0.16) 17.9 (0.20) 7.6 (0.07) 39.2 (0.54) 13.7 (0.13) 10.1 (0.11) 15.5 (0.72) 19.0 (0.18)
Black 100.0 (†) 35.1 (0.21) 13.1 (0.08) 13.8 (0.08) 8.2 (0.05) 41.8 (0.20) 18.0 (0.14) 8.9 (0.09) 14.8 (0.27) 23.1 (0.24)
Hispanic 100.0 (†) 60.3 (0.55) 25.1 (0.24) 23.5 (0.22) 11.7 (0.11) 24.3 (0.14) 10.4 (0.11) 6.2 (0.10) 7.7 (0.21) 15.4 (0.53)
Asian 100.0 (†) 38.1 (0.29) 15.1 (0.12) 15.5 (0.12) 7.5 (0.06) 30.3 (0.25) 11.5 (0.09) 9.7 (0.08) 9.1 (0.14) 31.6 (0.52)
Pacific Islander 100.0 (†) 40.3 (1.28) 17.7 (0.56) 16.7 (0.53) 5.9 (0.19) 44.6 (1.75) 12.5 (0.40) 5.4 (0.17) 26.7 (2.32) 15.1 (0.48)
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 (†) 41.0 (0.32) 10.3 (0.08) 18.2 (0.14) 12.5 (0.10) 34.1 (0.40) 17.1 (0.32) 5.6 (0.25) 11.4 (0.29) 24.9 (0.43)
Two or more races 100.0 (†) 44.8 (0.26) 16.5 (0.10) 19.7 (0.11) 8.7 (0.09) 27.0 (0.39) 9.8 (0.07) 8.0 (0.05) 9.2 (0.48) 28.2 (0.21)
                                         
School enrollment                                        
Less than 50 100.0 (†) 2.3 (0.26) 0.7 (0.10) 0.7 (0.06) 0.9 (0.19) 57.7 (3.20) 12.1 (0.97) 6.9 (0.86) 38.8 (4.56) 40.0 (3.04)
50 to 149 100.0 (†) 15.6 (0.21) 6.9 (0.09) 6.6 (0.12) 2.1 (0.06) 47.2 (0.42) 16.3 (0.21) 9.2 (0.12) 21.7 (0.65) 37.2 (0.36)
150 to 299 100.0 (†) 44.8 (0.32) 21.8 (0.15) 19.6 (0.14) 3.5 (0.06) 36.5 (0.40) 12.8 (0.12) 9.2 (0.14) 14.4 (0.51) 18.7 (0.25)
300 to 499 100.0 (†) 50.0 (0.46) 23.3 (0.33) 20.1 (0.38) 6.7 (0.06) 32.6 (0.58) 12.7 (0.12) 9.4 (0.26) 10.6 (0.71) 17.3 (0.27)
500 to 749 100.0 (†) 53.7 (#) 19.7 (#) 23.3 (#) 10.7 (#) 30.4 (#) 13.4 (#) 9.3 (#) 7.8 (#) 15.9 (#)
750 or more 100.0 (†) 42.0 (0.31) 6.6 (0.05) 17.3 (0.13) 18.2 (0.13) 36.5 (0.46) 12.7 (0.09) 11.0 (0.08) 12.8 (0.64) 21.5 (0.16)
                                         
Region                                        
Northeast 100.0 (†) 45.6 (0.57) 19.4 (0.28) 16.8 (0.38) 9.4 (0.13) 28.0 (0.80) 4.9 (0.09) 9.5 (0.11) 13.6 (0.77) 26.4 (0.28)
Midwest 100.0 (†) 56.1 (1.08) 23.3 (0.44) 24.3 (0.49) 8.5 (0.18) 32.3 (1.26) 9.2 (0.19) 8.0 (0.22) 15.1 (1.58) 11.6 (0.35)
South 100.0 (†) 26.8 (0.25) 9.9 (0.09) 12.0 (0.11) 5.0 (0.05) 48.7 (0.42) 19.4 (0.19) 11.3 (0.11) 18.0 (0.65) 24.5 (0.25)
West 100.0 (†) 32.9 (0.25) 11.4 (0.09) 14.7 (0.11) 6.8 (0.05) 37.8 (0.35) 18.9 (0.15) 7.7 (0.13) 11.3 (0.39) 29.2 (0.34)
                                         
School locale                                        
City 100.0 (†) 44.2 (0.23) 16.0 (0.10) 18.2 (0.10) 10.0 (0.06) 33.8 (0.09) 10.8 (0.07) 10.2 (0.07) 12.8 (0.11) 21.9 (0.26)
Suburban 100.0 (†) 40.6 (0.38) 17.0 (0.16) 17.0 (0.24) 6.6 (0.06) 35.4 (0.48) 13.2 (0.13) 9.2 (0.12) 13.0 (0.54) 23.9 (0.28)
Town 100.0 (†) 47.1 (1.16) 22.5 (0.56) 22.4 (0.55) 2.2 (0.05) 39.6 (1.45) 15.1 (0.40) 7.7 (0.40) 16.7 (1.94) 13.3 (0.72)
Rural 100.0 (†) 15.8 (0.59) 6.2 (0.23) 6.8 (0.25) 2.9 (0.11) 56.7 (1.50) 21.6 (0.81) 8.2 (0.36) 26.9 (2.56) 27.5 (0.97)
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
1 Affiliated schools belong to associations of schools with a specific religious orientation other than Catholic or conservative Christian. Unaffiliated schools have a religious orientation or purpose but are not classified as Catholic, conservative Christian, or affiliated.
2 Elementary schools have grade 6 or lower and no grade higher than 8. Secondary schools have no grade lower than 7. Combined schools have grades lower than 7 and higher than 8.
3 Race/ethnicity was not collected for prekindergarten students (788,000 out of 5,488,490 students). Percentage distribution is based on the students for whom race/ethnicity was reported.
NOTE: Includes enrollment in prekindergarten through grade 12 in schools that offer kindergarten or higher grade. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2009–10. (This table was prepared August 2012.)
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