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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage distribution of private schools, by percentage minority students, and average percentage minority students, by selected characteristics: United States, 2001-02
(Standard Errors for this table)
Selected characteristics Percent minority students Average percent
minority students1
None 1-9 percent 10-29 percent 30-49 percent 50 percent
or more
Total 13.5  32.8 24.5 8.8 20.5 26.3
 
NCES typology
Catholic 4.5  44.6 21.7 7.9 21.4 27.0
Parochial 4.6  46.1 20.2 7.9 21.1 26.7
Diocesan 4.9  45.9 21.5 6.7 21.0 26.2
Private 2.7  33.2 29.6 11.1 23.4 31.1
 
Other religious 21.8  31.4 20.9 7.2 18.8 23.9
Conservative Christian 11.9  34.9 25.2 8.1 20.0 26.2
Affiliated 18.5  32.8 21.6 8.3 18.8 24.2
Unaffiliated 33.8  26.9 16.1 5.6 17.7 21.5
 
Nonsectarian 6.9  21.3 35.5 13.2 23.1 30.7
Regular 8.0  26.2 36.5 9.7 19.6 27.9
Special emphasis 7.3  20.2 38.6 14.7 19.3 28.8
Special education 4.0  12.7 28.0 18.2 37.1 40.3
 
School level
Elementary 12.8  33.8 22.6 8.6 22.1 27.8
Secondary 11.1  32.3 27.9 10.3 18.3 25.0
Combined 15.6  30.9 26.9 8.6 18.1 24.1
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
14.1  35.8 23.1 7.5 19.5 25.2
Montessori 5.2  19.2 38.7 17.3 19.6 29.7
Special program emphasis 16.1  25.2 30.6 11.3 16.8 25.3
Special education 4.7  12.3 28.9 17.4 36.8 40.0
Vocational/ technical ‡ 
Alternative 19.5  23.3 24.2 9.1 23.8 28.5
Early childhood 26.3! 14.9 23.4 23.2 27.0
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 29.3  17.5 21.9 9.2 22.0 26.7
50-149 10.3  34.0 24.7 8.8 22.3 27.9
150-299 4.4  40.1 24.3 9.0 22.2 28.3
300-499 3.3  46.9 27.1 8.3 14.5 22.0
500-749 3.7  49.8 28.2 6.2 12.1 19.7
750 or more 3.6  44.4 34.4 7.4 10.1 19.1
 
Region
Northeast 18.9  32.3 21.0 7.9 20.0 25.1
Midwest 19.0  45.4 18.4 4.9 12.4 17.4
South 10.4  32.6 27.5 8.4 21.0 27.5
West 5.8  18.0 31.1 15.0 30.1 36.9
 
Community type
Central city 5.2  24.1 26.4 10.7 33.6 39.1
Urban fringe/large town 7.4  35.4 28.0 10.5 18.8 25.7
Rural/small town 32.0  40.0 17.5 4.0 6.6 11.5
! 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.
1These averages are based on the school-level percentages, while those in the last column of table 20 are based on the total percentages.
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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