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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private schools, by school level and religious orientation of school: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Religious or nonsectarian category Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total 29,273   100.0     17,427   100.0     2,704   100.0     9,142   100.0 
  
Religious orientation 22,595  77.2    14,130  81.1    1,857  68.7    6,609  72.3 
Roman Catholic 8,207  28.0    6,763  38.8    1,110  41.0    335  3.7 
African Methodist Episcopal ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡ 
Amish 761  2.6    720  4.1    0.0    41  0.5 
Assembly of God 429  1.5    194  1.1    ‡  ‡    227  2.5 
Baptist 2,548  8.7    706  4.1    50  1.8    1,792  19.6 
Brethren 60  0.2    24  0.1    ‡  ‡    35  0.4 
Calvinist 135  0.5    76  0.4    17  0.6    42  0.5 
Christian (unspecified) 4,135  14.1    1,640  9.4    198  7.3    2,297  25.1 
Church of Christ 165  0.6    77  0.4    ‡  ‡    82  0.9 
Church of God 183! 0.6!   52  0.3    ‡  ‡    127! 1.4!
Church of God in Christ 39  0.1    25  0.1    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡ 
Disciples of Christ ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡ 
Episcopal 347  1.2    227  1.3    43  1.6    77  0.8 
Friends 77  0.3    46  0.3    ‡  ‡    24  0.3 
Greek Orthodox 30  0.1    24  0.1    0.0    ‡  0.1 
Islamic 188  0.6    119  0.7    ‡  ‡    67  0.7 
Jewish 730  2.5    394  2.3    180  6.6    157  1.7 
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 1,110  3.8    1,027  5.9    66  2.4    16  0.2 
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America 116  0.4    108  0.6    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡ 
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 411  1.4    386  2.2    20  0.7    ‡  ‡ 
Other Lutheran 59  0.2    48  0.3    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡ 
Latter Day Saints ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡    ‡  ‡ 
Mennonite 393  1.3    220  1.3    ‡  ‡    166  1.8 
Methodist 141  0.5    77  0.4    ‡  ‡    55  0.6 
Pentecostal 582  2.0    125  0.7    ‡  ‡    450  4.9 
Presbyterian 184  0.6    104  0.6    ‡  ‡    69  0.8 
Seventh-Day Adventist 961  3.3    681  3.9    59  2.2    221  2.4 
Other 602  2.1    265  1.5    47  1.7!   290  3.2 
  
Nonsectarian 6,678  22.8    3,297  18.9    847  31.3    2,533  27.7 
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is larger than 25 percent. The standard error for this estimate is presented in the corresponding table in appendix C. 
‡ 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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