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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage distribution of students, by racial/ethnic background, and percentage minority students in private schools, by selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Selected characteristics White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic American Indian/
Alaska Native 
Asian/Pacific
Islander 
Minority
Total 75.9 9.7 8.6 0.7  5.1  24.1
 
NCES typology
Catholic 74.5 8.4 11.9 0.7 4.6  25.5
Parochial 74.2 8.6 12.1 0.6 4.5  25.8
Diocesan 75.2 8.3 11.3 0.7 4.5  24.8
Private 73.4 7.9 12.5 0.8 5.5  26.6
 
Other religious 78.7 10.6 5.5 0.7 4.5  21.3
Conservative Christian 76.4 11.7 7.1 0.8 4.0  23.6
Affiliated 81.0 8.5 4.8 0.4 5.3  19.0
Unaffiliated 80.0 11.2 3.7 0.8 4.4  20.0
 
Nonsectarian 74.0 11.5 5.8 0.8 7.8  26.0
Regular 76.9 9.1 4.8 0.7 8.5  23.1
Special emphasis 71.6 12.0 6.8 1.0 8.7  28.4
Special education 60.8 25.7 10.6 0.8 2.1  39.3
 
School level
Elementary 74.2 10.3 9.9 0.8 4.9  25.9
Secondary 76.4 8.3 9.8 0.5 5.0  23.6
Combined 78.8 9.4 5.5 0.6 5.7  21.2
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/secondary 76.5 9.2 8.6 0.7 5.0  23.5
Montessori 70.9 10.7 7.1 1.3 10.1  29.1
Special program emphasis 75.1 10.6 6.0 0.6 7.8  24.9
Special education 60.3 26.4 10.5 0.9 1.9  39.7
Vocational/technical ‡  ‡ 
Alternative 70.1 15.4 8.1 1.1  5.3!  29.9
Early childhood 72.6 11.8 8.4 1.3 5.9  27.4
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 73.6 14.9 6.9 1.4! 3.2  26.4
50-149 72.1 15.1 7.8 1.1 3.9  27.9
150-299 71.5 12.3 10.5 0.8 4.9  28.5
300-499 78.4 7.7 8.6 0.6 4.8  21.6
500-749 80.4 6.2 8.1 0.5 4.8  19.6
750 or more 79.3 5.7 7.0 0.4 7.7  20.7
 
Region
Northeast 76.0 11.6 7.8 0.6 4.0  24.0
Midwest 84.1 8.5 4.7 0.5 2.3  15.9
South 77.1 11.1 7.9 0.5 3.4  22.9
West 62.9 6.8 15.8 1.3 13.1  37.1
 
Community type
Central city 68.1 13.8 11.1 0.5 6.4  31.9
Urban fringe/large town 79.2 7.7 7.7 0.6 4.8  20.8
Rural/small town 89.1 3.8 3.4 1.4 2.3  10.9
! 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.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
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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