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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Average length of school year and average length of school day, by selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Selected characteristics Average length of school year in days Average length of school day in hours
Total 180.0 6.7
 
NCES typology
Catholic 179.3 6.6
Parochial 179.1 6.6
Diocesan 179.5 6.7
Private 179.4 6.8
 
Other religious 178.1 6.8
Conservative Christian 178.0 6.7
Affiliated 177.8 7.0
Unaffiliated 178.3 6.7
 
Nonsectarian 185.3 6.6
Regular 181.1 6.8
Special emphasis 184.7 6.6
Special education 195.5 6.1
 
School level
Elementary 179.5 6.7
Secondary 182.6 6.8
Combined 180.3 6.7
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/secondary 178.5 6.8
Montessori 182.4 6.6
Special program emphasis 180.3 6.9
Special education 194.3 6.1
Vocational/technical
Alternative 187.2 6.4
Early childhood 201.2 6.8
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 181.6 6.6
50-149 180.1 6.7
150-299 179.1 6.7
300-499 178.7 6.8
500-749 178.5 6.9
750 or more 178.1 6.9
 
Region
Northeast 181.3 6.6
Midwest 178.5 6.7
South 179.2 6.8
West 181.7 6.7
 
Community type
Central city 181.0 6.8
Urban fringe/large town 180.6 6.7
Rural/small town 178.1 6.7
‡ 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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