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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for percentage distribution of students, by racial/ethnic background, and percentage minority students in private schools, by selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
Selected characteristics White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic American Indian/
Alaska Native
Asian/Pacific
Islander
Minority
Total 0.20 0.17 0.03 0.02 0.09 0.20
 
NCES typology
Catholic 0.12 0.12 0.03 # 0.01 0.12
Parochial 0.17 0.19 0.07 # 0.01 0.17
Diocesan 0.11 0.07 0.05 # 0.02 0.11
Private 0.31 0.37 0.07 0.01 0.03 0.31
 
Other religious 0.19 0.15 0.04 0.05 0.09 0.19
Conservative Christian 0.25 0.24 0.06 0.04 0.06 0.25
Affiliated 0.20 0.12 0.04 0.01 0.07 0.20
Unaffiliated 0.49 0.19 0.06 0.13 0.32 0.49
 
Nonsectarian 0.76 0.65 0.12 0.02 0.45 0.76
Regular 0.92 0.77 0.17 0.01 0.47 0.92
Special emphasis 0.75 0.48 0.23 0.03 0.68 0.75
Special education 1.61 1.70 0.19 0.08 0.07 1.61
 
School level
Elementary 0.14 0.11 0.04 0.01 0.07 0.14
Secondary 0.24 0.26 0.05 # 0.02 0.24
Combined 0.44 0.37 0.07 0.06 0.18 0.44
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/secondary 0.17 0.13 0.04 0.02 0.08 0.17
Montessori 0.85 0.93 0.30 0.04 0.21 0.85
Special program emphasis 1.40 1.61 0.17 0.03 0.21 1.40
Special education 1.86 2.05 0.24 0.07 0.07 1.86
Vocational/technical
Alternative 1.82 0.88 0.48 0.06 1.51 1.82
Early childhood 0.69 0.29 0.21 0.03 0.15 0.69
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 0.67 0.44 0.22 0.35 0.18 0.67
50-149 0.44 0.38 0.10 0.05 0.09 0.44
150-299 0.23 0.16 0.07 0.02 0.12 0.23
300-499 0.20 0.17 0.03 # 0.13 0.20
500-749 0.18 0.20 0.03 # 0.02 0.18
750 or more 0.59 0.51 0.11 # 0.27 0.59
 
Region
Northeast 0.14 0.15 0.02 # 0.03 0.14
Midwest 0.19 0.18 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.19
South 0.57 0.50 0.09 0.02 0.12 0.57
West 0.34 0.07 0.15 0.09 0.38 0.34
 
Community type
Central city 0.39 0.36 0.06 0.01 0.20 0.39
Urban fringe/large town 0.11 0.10 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.11
Rural/small town 0.22 0.06 0.03 0.10 0.21 0.22
# 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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