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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for number and percentage distribution of private schools, by school size and selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
Selected characteristics Less than 50 students   50-149
students
  150-299 students   300-499 students   500-749 students   750 or more students
Number Per-
cent
  Number Per-
cent
  Number Per-
cent
  Number Per-
cent
  Number Per-
cent
  Number Per-
cent
Total 235.6 0.50   140.5 0.33   44.2 0.25   17.6 0.13   8.4 0.06   10.0 0.05
 
NCES typology
Catholic 11.0 0.13   26.1 0.25   19.5 0.15   11.9 0.14   # 0.06   5.1 0.05
Parochial # 0.01   3.7 0.10   12.2 0.15   7.9 0.13   # 0.04   # 0.01
Diocesan # 0.02   17.4 0.48   5.6 0.29   8.9 0.28   # 0.07   5.1 0.17
Private 11.0 1.09   19.1 1.67   9.7 0.87   # 0.56   # 0.37   # 0.45
 
Other religious 187.6 0.80   115.8 0.68   28.5 0.32   4.0 0.11   8.4 0.07   2.2 0.03
Conservative Christian 84.9 1.06   57.0 0.86   6.6 0.35   2.2 0.16   3.5 0.10   2.2 0.06
Affiliated 44.9 1.14   73.7 1.53   # 0.48   # 0.22   # 0.10   # 0.07
Unaffiliated 160.3 1.75   71.6 1.43   27.8 0.56   3.3 0.13   7.7 0.14   # 0.03
 
Nonsectarian 154.7 1.26   59.1 0.96   25.6 0.30   12.1 0.23   # 0.08   7.6 0.12
Regular 98.9 2.28   27.9 1.20   22.2 0.67   6.1 0.50   # 0.22   7.6 0.31
Special emphasis 85.1 1.88   45.4 1.75   8.2 0.39   2.8 0.15   # 0.03  
Special education 34.0 1.16   16.0 0.90   9.8 0.73   9.4 0.68    
 
School level
Elementary 152.8 0.64   83.5 0.46   38.5 0.28   15.5 0.14   # 0.04   5.1 0.03
Secondary 58.6 1.63   20.1 0.73   5.2 0.43   5.1 0.40   # 0.25   2.2 0.29
Combined 187.7 1.28   109.4 0.98   19.4 0.40   9.4 0.23   8.4 0.15   7.6 0.13
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
223.0 0.65   110.9 0.33   41.1 0.33   14.3 0.16   8.4 0.07   10.0 0.06
Montessori 62.6 2.25   27.4 2.07   # 0.29     0.0 0.00  
Special program emphasis 64.9 3.19   10.7 1.90   8.2 1.08   5.1 0.53   # 0.19  
Special education 34.8 1.19   22.6 0.90   11.3 0.65   9.4 0.60    
Vocational/ technical          
Alternative 44.2 3.80   67.7 4.11   # 0.41   2.8 0.27    
Early childhood 11.7 2.47   # 2.30     0.0 0.00   0.0 0.00   0.0 0.00
 
Region
Northeast 21.5 0.23   12.6 0.12   10.5 0.19   8.6 0.09   # 0.03   # 0.02
Midwest 120.1 1.12   30.5 0.48   21.0 0.48   13.4 0.24   8.4 0.12   # 0.05
South 159.4 1.12   123.1 0.95   29.6 0.58   0.9 0.24   # 0.13   8.7 0.12
West 123.3 0.94   59.1 0.32   23.0 0.37   7.5 0.35   # 0.12   5.0 0.11
 
Community type
Central city 127.4 0.87   74.8 0.52   32.9 0.35   13.2 0.27   3.5 0.12   10.0 0.10
Urban fringe/large town 71.5 0.42   68.2 0.40   32.2 0.42   12.4 0.14   7.7 0.10   # 0.04
Rural/small town 179.6 1.16   100.1 0.97   6.9 0.38   # 0.12   # 0.03   # 0.01
# 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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