Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 58. Private elementary and secondary enrollment, teachers, and schools, by orientation of school and selected school characteristics: Fall 2005
Selected school characteristic Prekindergarten to grade 12 enrollment Teachers1  Schools
Total Catholic Other religious Nonsectarian Total Catholic Other religious Nonsectarian Total Catholic Other religious Nonsectarian
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total 6,073,240 (42,446) 2,402,800 (9,293) 2,303,330 (22,368) 1,367,120 (27,558) 449,810 (2,944) 149,760 (584) 178,720 (1,575) 121,330 (1,855) 35,050 (395) 7,740 (44) 16,160 (259) 11,150 (227)
Level of school                                                
Elementary 3,447,230 (28,118) 1,701,000 (9,970) 1,037,100 (14,831) 709,130 (12,793) 209,510 (1,406) 97,410 (613) 67,190 (643) 44,910 (779) 22,870 (333) 6,360 (40) 8,990 (211) 7,520 (193)
Secondary 859,800 (23,494) 597,680 (790) 135,790 (6,042) 126,330 (22,671) 70,680 (1,230) 42,680 (78) 13,590 (388) 14,410 (1,157) 2,930 (98) 1,080 (12) 840 (28) 1,010 (91)
Combined 1,766,220 (20,076) 104,120 (3,263) 1,130,450 (13,601) 531,660 (11,812) 169,630 (2,286) 9,680 (433) 97,940 (1,334) 62,010 (1,553) 9,260 (161) 300 (8) 6,340 (143) 2,610 (71)
                                                 
Type of school                                                
Coed 5,665,240 (42,312) 2,162,040 (8,905) 2,188,480 (22,276) 1,314,730 (27,591) 412,860 (2,884) 130,900 (486) 167,830 (1,568) 114,130 (1,852) 33,700 (390) 7,290 (43) 15,660 (258) 10,750 (226)
All female 195,890 (1,860) 113,540 (1,860) 54,040 (†) 28,320 (†) 18,650 (295) 9,560 (295) 5,450 (†) 3,640 (†) 590 (3) 250 (3) 200 (†) 140 (†)
All male 212,110 (781) 127,220 (†) 60,820 (660) 24,070 (418) 18,300 (153) 9,310 (†) 5,440 (87) 3,560 (125) 760 (36) 210 (†) 300 (7) 260 (35)
                                                 
School enrollment                                                
Less than 50 761,450 (18,785) 19,330 (1,432) 342,240 (11,519) 399,870 (10,507) 49,190 (1,057) 1,720 (184) 24,400 (722) 23,070 (637) 15,440 (355) 390 (34) 7,830 (244) 7,210 (205)
50 to 149 949,070 (9,737) 208,280 (1,257) 484,430 (7,108) 256,370 (4,872) 85,910 (1,078) 16,760 (150) 42,630 (834) 26,530 (601) 8,410 (104) 1,680 (8) 4,480 (84) 2,250 (52)
150 to 299 1,473,990 (9,832) 725,050 (4,774) 551,760 (8,343) 197,180 (1,046) 105,680 (737) 43,410 (241) 41,640 (684) 20,620 (63) 6,210 (50) 3,050 (21) 2,330 (44) 830 (5)
300 to 499 1,172,330 (13,161) 632,530 (4,879) 355,210 (9,134) 184,590 (8,446) 83,720 (999) 37,930 (333) 27,120 (635) 18,670 (698) 2,840 (33) 1,540 (12) 860 (22) 440 (21)
500 to 749 849,120 (21,313) 437,600 (6,097) 268,450 (2,725) 143,070 (19,955) 59,210 (964) 26,020 (510) 19,810 (458) 13,390 (597) 1,340 (41) 710 (9) 400 (4) 230 (39)
750 or more 867,280 (11,243) 380,010 (†) 301,230 (3,520) 186,040 (10,678) 66,100 (1,513) 23,930 (†) 23,110 (258) 19,050 (1,491) 810 (12) 370 (†) 260 (3) 180 (11)
                                                 
Percent minority students                                                
None 394,080 (9,296) 43,320 (6,587) 287,720 (6,737) 63,040 (2,437) 30,890 (798) 3,300 (485) 23,830 (638) 3,760 (183) 5,320 (197) 360 (34) 3,720 (187) 1,240 (62)
1 to 9 percent 2,134,830 (14,724) 1,065,220 (7,602) 801,840 (7,532) 267,780 (6,255) 154,110 (1,387) 65,370 (553) 62,910 (754) 25,830 (666) 8,750 (96) 3,210 (20) 4,100 (86) 1,440 (29)
10 to 29 percent 1,862,220 (27,180) 636,360 (1,546) 636,700 (12,967) 589,160 (22,778) 147,200 (1,738) 42,000 (162) 49,040 (848) 56,160 (1,361) 9,210 (184) 1,850 (15) 3,610 (102) 3,760 (143)
30 to 49 percent 655,100 (12,339) 205,180 (759) 230,600 (7,677) 219,330 (6,733) 47,730 (818) 12,840 (36) 17,060 (629) 17,830 (432) 4,220 (133) 630 (10) 1,640 (95) 1,950 (72)
50 percent or more 1,027,020 (9,790) 452,730 (1,793) 346,480 (5,552) 227,810 (6,723) 69,880 (760) 26,250 (106) 25,890 (450) 17,740 (541) 7,550 (142) 1,690 (11) 3,100 (62) 2,760 (102)
                                                 
Type of locale                                                
City 2,509,000 (19,613) 1,094,180 (6,460) 883,770 (11,944) 531,040 (10,606) 183,760 (1,378) 67,770 (467) 67,990 (838) 48,000 (685) 11,810 (149) 3,200 (31) 4,650 (72) 3,960 (88)
Suburban 2,430,620 (26,005) 983,870 (4,800) 875,210 (12,287) 571,540 (16,029) 173,110 (2,376) 59,800 (436) 64,850 (834) 48,460 (1,751) 12,800 (263) 2,860 (25) 5,030 (125) 4,910 (160)
Town 436,980 (7,068) 203,840 (†) 171,580 (6,060) 61,570 (3,596) 32,700 (595) 13,680 (†) 13,630 (571) 5,400 (155) 3,570 (152) 1,030 (†) 1,870 (123) 670 (82)
Rural 696,640 (25,237) 120,910 (7,006) 372,760 (10,218) 202,970 (22,589) 60,240 (1,442) 8,510 (474) 32,250 (830) 19,470 (1,153) 6,880 (206) 660 (25) 4,620 (184) 1,600 (98)
† Not applicable.
1 Data 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. 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), 2005–06. (This table was prepared June 2008.)

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