Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number of private school students, by program emphasis and grade level: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Grade level Total Regular ele-
mentary/ secondary
Montessori Special 
program 
emphasis
Special education Vo-
cational/ technical education
Alternative Early childhood
Total 5,341,513 4,932,957 84,525 127,179  115,164 74,695 4,672
 
Kindergarten1 508,906 463,892 21,363 12,187  2,726 7,038 1,699
First 479,355 449,098 12,052 10,283  2,373 5,550 0
Second 453,611 428,498 9,239 9,134  2,596 4,145 0
Third 439,920 416,728 7,153 8,877  3,310 3,852 0
Fourth 428,688 407,665 5,582 8,127  3,670 3,644 0
Fifth 421,617 400,900 4,462 8,358  4,388 3,508 0
Sixth 424,651 404,296 3,049 7,964  5,392 3,951 0
Seventh 404,797 384,288 1,788 7,976  6,603 4,138 0
Eighth 389,386 368,083 1,337 7,833  7,347 4,776 0
Ninth 350,424 322,323 184 11,559  8,814 7,150 0
Tenth 333,397 307,109 103 10,531  8,129 7,158 0
Eleventh 316,330 292,212 126 10,226  6,824 6,293 0
Twelfth 293,305 272,057 113 9,055  5,819 5,621 0
Ungraded 97,126 15,807 17,974 5,068! 47,174 7,870 2,973
! 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.
1The count for kindergarten students also includes transitional kindergarten and transitional first grade students.
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.

Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.