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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private school FTE teachers, by school level and selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Selected characteristics Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total 425,406 100.0   202,071 100.0   67,318 100.0   156,017 100.0
 
NCES typology
Catholic 155,514 36.6   103,897 51.4   42,671 63.4   8,946 5.7
Parochial 71,058 16.7   63,410 31.4   5,979 8.9   1,669 1.1
Diocesan 56,343 13.3   35,127 17.4   19,155 28.5   2,061 1.3
Private 28,113 6.6   5,360 2.7   17,537 26.1   5,216 3.3
 
Other religious 166,005 39.0   64,549 31.9   12,096 18.0   89,361 57.3
Conservative Christian 66,963 15.7   19,453 9.6   2,788 4.1   44,722 28.7
Affiliated 51,184 12.0   23,149 11.5   5,412 8.0   22,623 14.5
Unaffiliated 47,858 11.3   21,946 10.9   3,896 5.8   22,016 14.1
 
Nonsectarian 103,887 24.4   33,625 16.6   12,551 18.7   57,711 37.0
Regular 67,326 15.8   19,641 9.7   8,531 12.7   39,153 25.1
Special emphasis 20,433 4.8   11,997 5.9   2,277 3.4   6,159 4.0
Special education 16,128 3.8   1,987 1.0   1,743 2.6   12,398 8.0
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
374,977 88.2   182,899 90.5   60,711 90.2   131,368 84.2
Montessori 9,828 2.3   8,251 4.1   0 0.0   1,578 1.0
Special program emphasis 13,228 3.1   4,997 2.5   2,683 4.0   5,547 3.6
Special education 18,121 4.3   2,560 1.3   1,896 2.8   13,665 8.8
Vocational/ technical      
Alternative 8,531 2.0   2,886 1.4   1,864 2.8   3,780 2.4
Early childhood 535 0.1   477 0.2    
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 32,476 7.6   15,468 7.7   3,016 4.5   13,992 9.0
50-149 80,269 18.9   45,502 22.5   6,193 9.2   28,574 18.3
150-299 104,858 24.7   68,338 33.8   9,760 14.5   26,760 17.2
300-499 87,317 20.5   47,442 23.5   13,747 20.4   26,128 16.8
500-749 57,324 13.5   19,532 9.7   12,871 19.1   24,922 16.0
750 or more 63,161 14.9   5,789 2.9   21,732 32.3   35,641 22.8
 
Region
Northeast 111,127 26.1   52,220 25.8   23,973 35.6   34,934 22.4
Midwest 95,501 22.5   56,968 28.2   17,267 25.7   21,266 13.6
South 142,650 33.5   54,588 27.0   13,422 19.9   74,640 47.8
West 76,128 17.9   38,294 19.0   12,656 18.8   25,177 16.1
 
Community type
Central city 176,559 41.5   83,961 41.6   31,995 47.5   60,604 38.8
Urban fringe/large town 176,173 41.4   90,263 44.7   25,905 38.5   60,005 38.5
Rural/small town 72,674 17.1   27,847 13.8   9,419 14.0   35,408 22.7
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.

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