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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for number and percentage distribution of private schools, by school level and selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
Selected characteristics Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total 336.4   184.6   62.7   232.5
 
NCES typology
Catholic 48.6 0.30   38.0 0.40   6.3 0.95   21.2 0.22
Parochial 17.3 0.17   14.5 0.24   6.3 0.27   # 0.02
Diocesan 21.0 0.12   19.6 0.15   # 0.43   7.4 0.08
Private 26.0 0.08   15.7 0.09   # 0.36   19.9 0.21
 
Other religious 227.7 0.50   124.2 0.50   20.2 0.47   199.7 1.01
Conservative Christian 102.3 0.36   58.1 0.35   8.7 0.35   83.9 0.92
Affiliated 86.5 0.28   43.6 0.25   # 0.25   74.5 0.69
Unaffiliated 159.2 0.42   113.5 0.55   18.2 0.51   109.0 0.79
 
Nonsectarian 193.1 0.50   121.7 0.58   47.7 1.09   96.5 0.93
Regular 117.6 0.35   69.8 0.35   14.0 0.54   73.1 0.74
Special emphasis 100.9 0.31   73.9 0.38   44.3 1.41   37.5 0.41
Special education 47.5 0.15   4.7 0.03   10.4 0.40   46.1 0.51
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
292.1 0.49   144.2 0.38   24.5 1.23   231.5 1.24
Montessori 69.9 0.22   49.9 0.25   0.0 0.00   49.0 0.54
Special program emphasis 67.0 0.23   19.6 0.10   37.3 1.27   51.1 0.54
Special education 54.8 0.17   12.7 0.07   10.4 0.40   46.8 0.52
Vocational/ technical      
Alternative 81.1 0.27   46.0 0.26   25.5 0.88   58.4 0.65
Early childhood 11.7 0.04   # 0.01    
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 235.6 0.50   152.8 0.64   58.6 1.63   187.7 1.28
50-149 140.5 0.33   83.5 0.46   20.1 0.72   109.4 0.98
150-299 44.2 0.25   38.5 0.27   5.2 0.43   19.4 0.40
300-499 17.6 0.13   15.5 0.14   5.1 0.40   9.4 0.23
500-749 8.4 0.06   # 0.04   # 0.25   8.4 0.15
750 or more 10.0 0.05   5.1 0.03   2.2 0.29   7.6 0.13
 
Region
Northeast 36.0 0.27   26.8 0.27   10.4 0.75   20.2 0.50
Midwest 146.9 0.46   118.3 0.53   14.3 0.67   86.4 0.89
South 225.9 0.59   91.6 0.46   12.8 0.60   183.9 1.32
West 198.2 0.57   104.8 0.51   58.8 1.64   111.3 1.07
 
Community type
Central city 202.7 0.53   108.0 0.48   26.3 1.17   101.5 1.02
Urban fringe/large town 126.8 0.44   67.2 0.37   25.7 0.77   76.9 0.97
Rural/small town 222.1 0.60   115.1 0.53   42.7 1.15   193.2 1.40
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.

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