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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for percentage distribution of private school students, by program emphasis and selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
Selected characteristics
Total
Regular ele-
mentary/ secondary
Montessori Special program emphasis Special education Vo-
cational/ technical programs
Alternative Early childhood
Total
0.15 0.05 0.07 0.08 0.07 #
 
NCES typology
Catholic
0.11 0.02 0.09 0.06 #
Parochial
0.19 0.19
Diocesan
0.07 0.01 0.05
Private
0.39 # 0.02 0.40 0.00
 
Other religious
0.18 0.05 0.08 0.02 0.15 #
Conservative Christian
0.19 0.18 # 0.05
Affiliated
0.06 0.03 0.04 0.02
Unaffiliated
0.56 0.19 0.05 0.04 0.53 #
 
Nonsectarian
0.61 0.25 0.25 0.36 0.29 0.01
Regular
0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02
Special emphasis
0.00 1.28 1.01 0.00 1.22 0.00
Special education
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 
School level
Elementary
0.12 0.08 0.02 0.05 0.08 #
Secondary
0.33 0.00 0.30 0.06 0.15 0.00
Combined
0.38 0.09 0.15 0.22 0.18
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50
1.23 0.72 0.80 0.44 0.44 0.06
50-149
0.54 0.26 0.13 0.21 0.48 #
150-299
0.20 0.01 0.14 0.15 0.01
300-499
0.30 0.19 0.23 0.09 0.00
500-749
0.02 0.00 0.01 0.00
750 or more
0.04 0.00
 
Region
Northeast
0.16 # 0.04 0.15 0.03 #
Midwest
0.42 0.07 0.18 0.21 0.06 #
South
0.27 0.09 0.13 0.15 0.22 #
West
0.32 0.20 0.13 0.11 0.14 0.01
 
Community type
Central city
0.19 0.10 0.10 0.12 0.11 #
Urban fringe/large town
0.25 0.03 0.09 0.15 0.04 #
Rural/small town
0.48 0.14 0.25 0.07 0.39 0.01
† 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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