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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Pupil/teacher ratio of private schools, by school level and selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Selected characteristics Total Elementary Secondary Combined
Total 12.6 14.3 12.4 10.4
 
NCES typology
Catholic 16.2 17.3 14.4 11.9
Parochial 17.2 17.6 13.5 13.7
Diocesan 16.4 17.3 15.1 13.6
Private 13.1 12.7 14.0 10.6
 
Other religious 11.6 12.1 10.2 11.4
Conservative Christian 12.3 12.6 12.2 12.2
Affiliated 11.0 11.6 9.9 10.7
Unaffiliated 11.3 12.3 9.4 10.6
 
Nonsectarian 8.7 9.1 7.6 8.7
Regular 9.3 9.9 7.8 9.3
Special emphasis 8.7 8.4 8.3 9.3
Special education 6.3 5.7 6.0 6.4
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/secondary 13.2 14.9 12.8 10.9
Montessori 8.6 8.4 0.0 9.8
Special program emphasis 9.6 9.2 9.8 9.9
Special education 6.4 5.9 6.0 6.5
Vocational/technical
Alternative 8.8 8.5 9.4 8.7
Early childhood 8.7 8.7
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 7.2 8.1 5.7 6.4
50-149 9.5 10.6 8.0 8.2
150-299 13.4 15.0 10.0 10.8
300-499 14.0 16.1 11.7 11.4
500-749 14.5 19.2 13.4 11.3
750 or more 14.0 19.8 15.5 12.1
 
Region
Northeast 12.0 14.4 11.6 8.7
Midwest 14.2 15.4 13.8 11.4
South 11.5 12.6 12.1 10.6
West 13.3 14.8 12.4 11.3
 
Community type
Central city 12.9 14.3 13.2 10.7
Urban fringe/large town 12.9 14.7 12.6 10.4
Rural/small town 10.8 12.8 9.1 9.8
† Not applicable.
‡ 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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