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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for average length of school year and average length of school day, by selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
Selected characteristics Average length of school year in days Average length of school day in hours
Total 0.20 #
 
NCES typology
Catholic # #
Parochial # #
Diocesan # #
Private 0.26 #
 
Other religious 0.38 #
Conservative Christian 0.14 #
Affiliated 1.43 #
Unaffiliated 0.32 #
 
Nonsectarian 0.31 #
Regular 0.40 #
Special emphasis 0.36 #
Special education 0.44 #
 
School level
Elementary 0.10 #
Secondary 0.29 #
Combined 0.62 #
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/secondary 0.23 #
Montessori 0.33 #
Special program emphasis 0.48 #
Special education 0.40 #
Vocational/technical
Alternative 0.73 #
Early childhood 2.09 0.08
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 0.27 #
50-149 0.62 #
150-299 # #
300-499 # #
500-749 # #
750 or more 0.06 #
 
Region
Northeast 0.10 #
Midwest 0.23 #
South 0.59 #
West 0.23 #
 
Community type
Central city 0.11 #
Urban fringe/large town 0.13 #
Rural/small town 0.65 #
# 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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