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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for pupil/teacher ratio of private schools, by school level and selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
Selected characteristics Total Elementary Secondary Combined
Total # # # #
 
NCES typology
Catholic # # # 0.05
Parochial # # 0.21 #
Diocesan # # # 0.17
Private 0.05 0.22 # #
 
Other religious 0.07 # 0.11 0.12
Conservative Christian # 0.09 0.41 0.06
Affiliated 0.16 # # 0.34
Unaffiliated 0.10 0.10 0.07 0.18
 
Nonsectarian 0.06 0.08 0.06 0.09
Regular 0.08 0.12 0.06 0.13
Special emphasis 0.10 0.06 0.19 0.28
Special education 0.16 # 0.15 0.21
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/secondary # # # 0.09
Montessori # # 0.00 0.39
Special program emphasis 0.15 # 0.18 0.34
Special education 0.14 0.11 0.14 0.19
Vocational/technical
Alternative 0.16 0.39 0.17 0.14
Early childhood 0.14 #
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 0.10 0.14 0.19 0.15
50-149 0.08 # 0.07 0.17
150-299 # # # 0.08
300-499 # # 0.05 0.06
500-749 # # # #
750 or more 0.18 0.14 # 0.25
 
Region
Northeast # 0.05 # #
Midwest # # # 0.17
South 0.10 0.07 0.09 0.15
West 0.05 # 0.14 0.14
 
Community type
Central city 0.07 # 0.05 0.12
Urban fringe/large town # # # 0.07
Rural/small town 0.14 0.08 # 0.24
† 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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