Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 1.6b.

Number and percentage distribution of private elementary and secondary students and schools, by control of school and locale: 200304


Locale Elementary and secondary students Schools
Total Catholic Non-Catholic religious Non-sectarian Total Catholic Non-Catholic religious Non-sectarian
Number
Total 6,099,000 2,520,000 2,228,000 1,351,000 34,700 8,000 15,500 11,100
City 2,592,000 1,160,000 867,000 565,000 12,100 3,400 4,600 4,100
Suburban 2,440,000 1,032,000 848,000 560,000 12,500 2,900 4,700 4,900
Town 446,000 214,000 175,000 57,400 3,400 1,100 1,700 590
Rural 622,000 114,000 339,000 169,000 6,700 650 4,500 1,600
Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 41.3 36.5 22.1 100.0 23.2 44.7 32.1
City 100.0 44.8 33.4 21.8 100.0 27.9 38.4 33.6
Suburban 100.0 42.3 34.7 22.9 100.0 23.5 37.5 39.1
Town 100.0 47.9 39.2 12.9 100.0 31.7 50.7 17.6
Rural 100.0 18.3 54.5 27.2 100.0 9.7 66.7 23.6
NOTE: Includes kindergarten-terminal schools, in which the highest grade is kindergarten. 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), 200304.