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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for number and percentage distribution of private school students, 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 26,746.8   14,519.5   3,438.2   15,716.5
 
NCES typology
Catholic 11,607.2 0.21   9,608.4 0.26   2,292.7 0.29   1,758.9 0.11
Parochial 5,275.6 0.11   4,148.8 0.17   2,292.7 0.26   # 0.01
Diocesan 6,690.0 0.12   6,675.5 0.20   # 0.14   441.2 0.03
Private 2,308.7 0.03   1,517.2 0.05   # 0.12   1,702.6 0.10
 
Other religious 12,812.8 0.19   5,813.3 0.18   2,004.7 0.20   11,080.2 0.52
Conservative Christian 4,919.9 0.11   3,382.4 0.13   1,934.0 0.22   3,168.2 0.37
Affiliated 7,147.7 0.13   1,487.3 0.06   # 0.03   6,983.2 0.38
Unaffiliated 9,272.1 0.15   5,766.7 0.18   527.8 0.06   6,840.3 0.36
 
Nonsectarian 15,869.1 0.24   8,303.5 0.26   2,001.1 0.22   11,019.0 0.52
Regular 11,737.9 0.19   5,972.4 0.19   887.7 0.12   8,600.4 0.44
Special emphasis 4,957.6 0.09   3,471.7 0.11   1,719.0 0.20   2,401.6 0.14
Special education 3,944.6 0.07   37.8 #   511.3 0.06   3,911.1 0.22
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
21,990.1 0.15   12,382.1 0.12   2,192.5 0.33   13,843.7 0.38
Montessori 2,876.4 0.05   2,469.7 0.08   0.0 0.00   1,474.4 0.09
Special program emphasis 3,759.8 0.07   463.9 0.02   2,588.2 0.30   2,624.4 0.15
Special education 4,661.7 0.08   1,510.6 0.05   511.3 0.06   3,940.1 0.22
Vocational/ technical      
Alternative 4,088.1 0.07   2,432.2 0.08   1,253.2 0.15   2,942.6 0.18
Early childhood 116.9 #   # #    
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 5,591.2 0.10   4,123.5 0.13   1,848.9 0.22   3,850.3 0.22
50-149 10,884.8 0.17   6,197.6 0.19   1,233.9 0.14   8,804.7 0.47
150-299 8,751.8 0.13   7,359.0 0.16   803.8 0.14   4,121.5 0.25
300-499 6,561.4 0.12   5,966.9 0.19   2,278.0 0.24   2,879.1 0.21
500-749 5,053.4 0.10   # 0.07   # 0.09   5,053.4 0.30
750 or more 11,013.5 0.17   5,418.6 0.18   2,415.1 0.24   8,108.7 0.42
 
Region
Northeast 5,074.1 0.14   4,493.6 0.17   511.3 0.14   1,936.9 0.20
Midwest 13,006.4 0.21   8,048.6 0.23   423.7 0.12   8,008.3 0.44
South 17,494.9 0.26   7,588.3 0.23   1,759.0 0.18   12,301.3 0.49
West 14,642.6 0.24   8,262.0 0.24   2,878.6 0.28   5,272.8 0.31
 
Community type
Central city 23,936.4 0.30   12,776.2 0.29   3,447.5 0.28   10,684.3 0.51
Urban fringe/large town 11,361.1 0.26   6,711.2 0.25   1,061.2 0.24   7,826.3 0.47
Rural/small town 10,437.7 0.18   3,743.1 0.13   1,701.7 0.18   9,382.4 0.48
† 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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