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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private school students, by grade level and NCES typology: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
  Grade
  Kindergarten1   First   Second   Third   Fourth
NCES typology Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total508,906100.0   479,355100.0   453,611100.0   439,920100.0   428,688100.0
 
Catholic 212,44041.7   218,94745.7   213,91647.2   211,73548.1   210,05549.0
Parochial 129,15625.4   134,56228.1   131,61029.0   130,75629.7   129,31630.2
Diocesan 73,03114.4   74,37115.5   72,81416.1   71,63616.2   71,49416.7
Private 10,2532.0   10,0132.1   9,4922.1   9,3432.1   9,2452.2
 
Other religious 206,32840.5   191,00239.9   177,40739.1   169,37038.5   162,64437.9
Conservative Christian 91,61518.0   81,98217.1   76,23016.8   72,79016.5   69,57916.2
Affiliated 56,46111.1   52,86011.0   50,03511.0   48,35210.9   46,50910.9
Unaffiliated 58,25211.5   56,16011.7   51,14311.3   48,22810.9   46,55710.9
 
Nonsectarian 90,13717.7   69,40614.5   62,28713.7   58,81613.3   55,98913.1
Regular 58,51811.5   49,14810.3   44,9549.9   42,9549.7   41,8509.8
Special emphasis 29,8425.9   18,3453.8   15,0403.3   12,9332.9   10,9372.6
Special education 1,7770.4   1,9130.4   2,2940.5   2,9290.6   3,2020.8
  Grade
  Fifth   Sixth   Seventh   Eighth   Ninth
NCES typology Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent  
Total 421,617 100.0   424,651 100.0   404,797 100.0   389,386 100.0   350,424 100.0
 
Catholic 207,962 49.3   208,128 49.0   196,094 48.4   187,150 48.1   174,056 49.7
Parochial 128,434 30.5   126,338 29.8   116,335 28.7   110,358 28.3   22,629 6.5
Diocesan 69,776 16.6   69,688 16.4   65,498 16.2   62,471 16.0   78,797 22.5
Private 9,753 2.3   12,101 2.9   14,261 3.5   14,321 3.7   72,630 20.7
 
Other religious 157,805 37.4   157,660 37.1   147,785 36.5   141,003 36.2   111,601 31.9
Conservative Christian 66,951 15.9   66,527 15.7   62,407 15.4   58,731 15.1   49,069 14.0
Affiliated 46,140 10.9   47,280 11.1   44,129 10.9   42,022 10.8   34,302 9.8
Unaffiliated 44,713 10.6   43,852 10.3   41,248 10.2   40,250 10.3   28,230 8.1
 
Nonsectarian 55,850 13.3   58,864 13.9   60,918 15.1   61,233 15.7   64,767 18.5
Regular 42,101 10.0   45,456 10.7   47,150 11.7   47,007 12.1   48,613 13.9
Special emphasis 9,826 2.3   8,639 2.0   7,766 1.9   7,469 1.9   8,113 2.3
Special education 3,924 0.9   4,770 1.1   6,002 1.5   6,757 1.7   8,041 2.3
  Grade
  Tenth   Eleventh   Twelfth   Ungraded      
NCES typology Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent        
Total333,397100.0   316,330100.0   293,305100.0   97,126   100.0  
 
Catholic 164,82449.4   155,43949.1   146,06249.8   8,716   9.0  
Parochial 21,2626.4   20,1586.4   18,8656.4   1,906   2.0  
Diocesan 75,07522.5   70,99022.4   66,56422.6   3,079   3.2  
Private 68,48620.5   64,29120.3   60,63320.6   3,731 ! 3.8 !
 
Other religious 103,33431.0   97,18630.7   88,29830.1   13,452   13.9  
Conservative Christian 44,93913.5   41,15013.0   36,63012.4   4,871   5.0  
Affiliated 32,4779.7   31,4209.9   29,0629.9   1,636   1.7  
Unaffiliated 25,9187.8   24,6167.8   22,6067.7   6,945   7.2  
 
Nonsectarian 65,23919.6   63,70620.1   58,94420.1   74,958   77.2  
Regular 49,89015.0   49,86115.8   47,09216.0   8,122   8.4  
Special emphasis 7,8672.4   7,5322.4   6,5342.2   26,146   26.9  
Special education 7,4832.2   6,3122.0   5,3181.8   40,691   41.9  
! 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.
1 The count for kindergarten students also includes transitional kindergarten and transitional first grade students.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.

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