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Table 66. Private elementary and secondary schools, enrollment, teachers, and high school graduates, by state: Selected years, 1997 through 2007
State Schools, fall 2007 Enrollment in prekindergarten through grade 12 Teachers,1  fall 2007 High school graduates, 2006–07
Fall 1997 Fall 1999 Fall 2001 Fall 2003 Fall 2005 Fall 2007
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
United States 33,740   (370) 5,944,320 (18,543) 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) 456,270   (2,897) 306,610   (2,488)
Alabama 420   (17) 82,060 (†) 81,040 (†) 92,380 (3,926) 99,580 (12,130) 92,280   (5,892) 83,840   (103) 6,400   (17) 4,580   (†)
Alaska 60   (†) 7,230 (†) 6,980 (†) 7,420 (†) 7,370 (424) 7,500   (1,028) 4,990   (†) 460   (†) 200   (†)
Arizona 360   (†) 59,730 (261) 58,740 (2,591) 78,660 (18,218) 75,360 (16,426) 66,840   (†) 64,910   (†) 4,220   (†) 2,590   (†)
Arkansas 300 ! (136) 30,410 (†) 29,400 (†) 32,570 (†) 31,300 (†) 35,390   (5,858) 40,120 ! (11,961) 3,150 ! (948) 1,380   (†)
California 4,010   (44) 721,210 (2,146) 724,010 (1,403) 757,750 (8,415) 740,460 (8,703) 737,490   (15,529) 703,810   (6,129) 50,150   (495) 34,880   (465)
                                               
Colorado 420   (†) 65,410 (†) 65,690 (†) 64,700 (†) 62,080 (476) 70,770   (1,160) 64,740   (†) 4,830   (†) 2,520   (†)
Connecticut 420   (17) 76,740 (785) 80,060 (391) 82,320 (†) 102,960 (25,024) 76,220   (1,619) 85,150   (9,241) 8,240   (705) 7,990   (1,925)
Delaware 210 ! (68) 36,730 (7,525) 26,940 (†) 31,690 (1,023) 33,020 (2,649) 29,830   (†) 32,520   (2,701) 2,440   (124) 1,800   (†)
District of Columbia 90   (†) 17,480 (†) 17,000 (†) 33,660 (14,373) 23,510 (6,121) 19,880   (†) 19,640   (†) 2,190   (†) 1,660   (†)
Florida 1,940   (82) 329,770 (2,120) 349,180 (4,957) 365,890 (8,301) 398,720 (14,590) 396,790   (7,429) 391,660   (6,123) 29,790   (653) 18,580   (291)
                                               
Georgia 910   (169) 126,520 (5,983) 137,420 (9,460) 137,060 (4,550) 144,850 (6,527) 152,600   (10,394) 157,430   (9,185) 14,010   (902) 7,570   (106)
Hawaii 140   (4) 35,530 (†) 35,550 (746) 42,980 (220) 39,940 (†) 32,810   (†) 37,300   (290) 2,880   (24) 2,390   (†)
Idaho 190 ! (71) 11,140 (†) 12,720 (†) 12,050 (†) 12,570 (†) 15,320   (2,518) 24,700 ! (11,608) 1,680 ! (758) 910 ! (405)
Illinois 1,920   (194) 345,250 (720) 347,750 (700) 357,390 (19,293) 316,430 (1,698) 317,940   (4,263) 312,270   (6,638) 20,750   (535) 15,110   (113)
Indiana 810   (27) 122,430 (1,222) 121,960 (†) 129,240 (326) 124,500 (455) 139,370   (17,870) 119,910   (2,284) 8,100   (231) 4,790   (101)
                                               
Iowa 240   (†) 64,320 (9,269) 54,640 (844) 51,540 (†) 53,850 (4,634) 60,960   (8,311) 47,820   (†) 3,410   (†) 2,260   (†)
Kansas 250   (32) 45,430 (1,964) 56,840 (12,716) 51,540 (8,341) 47,710 (2,151) 47,130   (1,654) 47,780   (2,414) 3,500   (178) 2,380   (†)
Kentucky 400   (57) 81,770 (1,078) 89,300 (6,657) 85,230 (3,227) 82,100 (1,525) 78,880   (1,228) 76,140   (2,074) 5,640   (174) 4,030   (†)
Louisiana 390   (†) 153,710 (1,198) 148,020 (†) 159,910 (11,381) 155,780 (3,515) 138,270   (525) 137,460   (†) 9,080   (†) 7,530   (†)
Maine 200   (24) 18,260 (†) 19,820 (261) 20,820 (174) 24,740 (3,629) 20,680   (337) 21,260   (143) 2,140   (24) 2,620   (†)
                                               
Maryland 820   (20) 154,920 (1,725) 166,570 (1,030) 175,740 (†) 172,360 (†) 170,350   (4,201) 165,760   (1,160) 14,290   (101) 9,450   (†)
Massachusetts 950   (57) 151,300 (†) 154,060 (147) 177,490 (9,836) 164,390 (6,636) 157,770   (3,273) 151,640   (2,516) 15,040   (295) 10,430   (85)
Michigan 910   (11) 211,950 (3,152) 208,470 (4,965) 198,380 (†) 180,080 (†) 166,950   (407) 159,100   (2,047) 10,870   (134) 8,520   (†)
Minnesota 580   (16) 97,470 (†) 101,360 (†) 112,310 (2,993) 106,010 (3,011) 104,730   (3,467) 101,740   (3,903) 7,180   (218) 4,930   (442)
Mississippi 220   (†) 57,150 (416) 67,200 (14,096) 67,380 (10,106) 57,110 (2,981) 57,930   (4,104) 55,270   (†) 4,150   (†) 3,350   (†)
                                               
Missouri 690   (73) 138,460 (6,478) 131,750 (†) 138,140 (4,321) 141,530 (9,966) 137,810   (10,580) 125,610   (3,685) 9,720   (390) 7,330   (87)
Montana 140 ! (40) 9,050 (†) 10,170 (487) 12,930 (1,895) 12,510 (2,091) 35,980 ! (22,655) 15,030 ! (5,465) 1,200 ! (364) 1,700 ! (1,214)
Nebraska 220   (†) 43,210 (†) 44,560 (†) 45,590 (618) 41,650 (†) 42,420   (†) 40,320   (†) 2,820   (†) 2,160   (†)
Nevada 160   (10) 15,360 (†) 17,350 (†) 20,370 (385) 23,930 (†) 29,120   (†) 29,820   (2,009) 1,550   (123) 700   (†)
New Hampshire 310   (†) 31,670 (1,565) 36,480 (†) 38,650 (†) 33,780 (†) 33,220   (†) 30,920   (†) 2,970   (†) 2,290   (†)
                                               
New Jersey 1,440   (86) 248,110 (8,025) 237,540 (2,316) 282,450 (4,182) 269,530 (7,577) 256,160   (8,439) 253,250   (5,016) 19,510   (301) 13,340   (†)
New Mexico 210   (31) 23,580 (84) 28,570 (220) 26,510 (†) 29,310 (3,928) 25,030   (141) 27,290   (1,388) 2,170   (123) 1,500   (65)
New York 2,130   (65) 531,510 (2,416) 542,520 (4,368) 559,670 (1,669) 515,620 (4,071) 510,750   (3,596) 518,850   (7,196) 42,840   (953) 29,890   (117)
North Carolina 660   (33) 105,450 (8,920) 104,370 (1,403) 116,500 (4,112) 126,230 (11,439) 117,280   (11,681) 121,660   (2,226) 10,850   (430) 5,590   (†)
North Dakota 50   (†) 7,970 (†) 7,730 (†) 7,180 (†) 6,840 (†) 7,290   (†) 7,430   (†) 560   (†)   (†)
                                               
Ohio 1,190   (136) 285,150 (3,088) 280,930 (1,730) 290,370 (7,180) 270,660 (7,094) 254,530   (9,821) 239,520   (2,741) 16,370   (442) 13,060   (61)
Oklahoma 300 ! (90) 39,580 (7,068) 45,660 (7,770) 46,570 (8,723) 34,300 (2,013) 35,350   (1,194) 40,320   (5,032) 3,900   (880) 2,030   (293)
Oregon 560   (69) 58,290 (4,441) 61,000 (5,195) 71,500 (15,519) 54,320 (†) 69,620   (14,139) 66,260   (5,188) 4,740   (480) 2,810   (†)
Pennsylvania 2,500   (117) 395,940 (5,960) 392,060 (6,679) 374,490 (†) 357,580 (3,364) 332,740   (3,918) 324,020   (6,253) 24,640   (729) 17,480   (321)
Rhode Island 230   (50) 30,310 (†) 29,570 (†) 30,970 (†) 31,960 (†) 30,600   (†) 28,260   (1,096) 2,530   (57) 1,580   (†)
                                               
South Carolina 410   (20) 82,390 (7,965) 86,810 (18,537) 70,950 (†) 73,800 (†) 70,240   (1,797) 71,430   (1,043) 5,550   (20) 3,210   (†)
South Dakota 80   (†) 10,350 (†) 10,120 (†) 11,740 (†) 11,980 (†) 12,700   (†) 12,280   (†) 930   (†) 560   (†)
Tennessee 560   (32) 91,880 (†) 104,150 (5,281) 98,790 (†) 93,390 (†) 105,240   (2,531) 117,540   (12,851) 10,110   (1,518) 5,890   (†)
Texas 1,650   (115) 283,120 (7,997) 277,770 (2,338) 314,210 (12,244) 271,380 (2,758) 304,170   (20,453) 296,540   (4,132) 23,620   (367) 11,920   (†)
Utah 150   (†) 18,250 (†) 15,900 (†) 20,040 (†) 19,990 (†) 21,220   (†) 20,860   (†) 1,720   (†) 1,350   (†)
                                               
Vermont 150   (23) 12,230 (398) 15,010 (1,829) 14,090 (†) 12,730 (†) 11,530   (†) 12,600   (232) 1,550   (23) 1,760   (325)
Virginia 870   (104) 115,560 (443) 116,110 (215) 129,470 (†) 131,160 (6,936) 155,220   (14,290) 143,140   (7,988) 12,920   (874) 6,910   (270)
Washington 730   (93) 88,160 (1,870) 88,080 (1,493) 91,150 (2,028) 101,130 (7,935) 119,640   (13,187) 104,070   (3,054) 7,460   (225) 4,570   (9)
West Virginia 140   (†) 15,260 (†) 16,370 (†) 16,560 (†) 15,300 (†) 16,120   (†) 14,980   (†) 1,260   (†) 600   (†)
Wisconsin 990   (48) 156,330 (†) 154,340 (1,581) 162,220 (9,080) 159,240 (11,743) 142,280   (137) 138,290   (1,597) 9,910   (100) 5,430   (†)
Wyoming 40   (†) 3,200 (†) 2,640 (†) 2,430 (†) 2,600 (†) 2,310   (†) 2,930   (†) 260   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution.
‡Reporting standards not met.
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, 1997–98 through 2007–08. (This table was prepared June 2009.)
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