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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Total number of private schools, students, and teachers (headcount), by membership in private school associations: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Association Schools Students Teachers
None 7,882 772,527 67,603
 
Religious
Accelerated Christian Education 1,416 71,293 7,204
American Association of Christian Schools 1,072 154,209 12,885
Association of Christian Schools International 3,339 631,632 49,807
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools 222 37,060 3,061
Christian Schools International 401 97,225 7,126
Council of Islamic Schools in North America 41 5,660 532
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association 210 33,430 2,305
Friends Council on Education 77 19,421 2,333
General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church 688 46,516 3,519
Jesuit Secondary Education Association 46 40,112 2,726
National Association of Episcopal Schools 259 83,779 9,191
National Catholic Educational Association 7,071 2,231,206 136,849
National Christian School Association 186 40,263 3,213
National Society of Hebrew Day Schools 208 62,789 5,899
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship 121 24,446 2,034
Solomon Schechter Day Schools 55 15,495 1,842
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools 142 32,012 2,696
Other religious school associations 2,640 506,550 40,379
 
Special emphasis
American Montessori Society 717 62,335 7,213
Other Montessori associations 612 44,692 4,939
Association of Military Colleges and Schools 31 9,425 1,021
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America 103 14,907 1,698
Bilingual School Association
Council of Bilingual Education
Council for Exceptional Children 425 45,882 6,120
National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children 317 30,066 4,649
Other associations for exceptional children 249 29,073 4,112
European Council for International Schools 22 7,311 935
National Association for the Education of Young Children 1,014 180,555 15,338
National Association of Bilingual Education
National Association of Laboratory Schools 17 5,203 468
National Coalition of Girls' Schools 80 32,740 4,004
Other special emphasis school associations 1,130 217,152 19,855
 
Other school associations or organizations
Alternative School Network 33 2,424 271
Institute for Independent Education 26 4,473 420
National Association of Independent Schools 1,015 455,755 54,604
State or regional independent school association 1,747 551,607 53,550
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools 94 15,059 1,484
National Independent Private School Association 244 50,920 4,650
The Association of Boarding Schools 172 54,815 7,404
Other school associations 2,885 681,956 59,636
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Private schools may belong to more than one association.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.

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