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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for number and percentage distribution of private schools, by school level and religious orientation of school: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
Religious or nonsectarian category Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total 336.4   184.6   62.7   232.5
 
Religious orientation 232.9 0.50   132.6 0.58   21.1 1.09   201.8 0.93
Roman Catholic 48.6 0.30   38.0 0.40   6.3 0.95   21.2 0.22
African Methodist Episcopal      
Amish 94.5 0.31   94.5 0.52   0.0 0.00   # 0.01
Assembly of God 3.8 0.02   3.8 0.02     # 0.06
Baptist 139.4 0.45   59.0 0.33   # 0.04   124.3 1.10
Brethren # #   # #     # 0.01
Calvinist # 0.01   # #   # 0.01   # 0.01
Christian (unspecified) 129.4 0.39   56.3 0.33   0.9 0.17   117.2 1.05
Church of Christ # 0.01   # #     # 0.02
Church of God 49.4 0.17   # #     49.4 0.53
Church of God in Christ # #   # #    
Disciples of Christ      
Episcopal 4.9 0.02   # 0.01   4.9 0.19   # 0.02
Friends # #   # #     # 0.01
Greek Orthodox # #   # #   0.0 0.00   #
Islamic 10.3 0.04   10.3 0.06     # 0.02
Jewish 6.6 0.04   6.6 0.04   # 0.16   # 0.04
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 9.9 0.05   9.9 0.08   # 0.06   # #
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America # #   # 0.01    
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 32.0 0.11   32.0 0.18   # 0.02  
Other Lutheran 6.0 0.02   6.0 0.03    
Latter Day Saints      
Mennonite 37.0 0.13   37.0 0.21     # 0.05
Methodist # 0.01   # #     # 0.02
Pentecostal 82.1 0.28   13.7 0.08     80.9 0.88
Presbyterian # 0.01   # 0.01     # 0.02
Seventh-Day Adventist 24.1 0.09   24.1 0.14   # 0.05   # 0.06
Other 45.1 0.15   13.6 0.08   19.5 0.69   36.3 0.39
 
Nonsectarian 193.1 0.50   121.7 0.58   47.7 1.09   96.5 0.93
† 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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