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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private schools, by school level and religious or nonsectarian orientation of school: United States, 2003–04
 
Religious or nonsectarian orientation Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined
Number   Percent   Number Percent   Number   Percent   Number Percent
                           
Total  28,384   100.0   17,197 100.0   2,694   100.0   8,494 100.0
                           
Religious orientation  21,578   76.0   13,817 80.3   1,854   68.8   5,907 69.5
Roman Catholic  7,919   27.9   6,539 38.0   1,096   40.7   284 3.3
African Methodist Episcopal           
Amish  736   2.6   707 4.1   0   0.0   29 0.3
Assembly of God  440   1.5   177 1.0       247 2.9
Baptist  2,195   7.7   635 3.7   56 ! 2.1 ! 1,505 17.7
Brethren  72   0.3   23 0.1       48 0.6
Calvinist  145   0.5   84 0.5   20   0.7   41 0.5
Christian (unspecified)  3,975   14.0   1,707 9.9   201   7.5   2,067 24.3
Church of Christ  171   0.6   86 0.5       80 0.9
Church of God  118   0.4   47 0.3       68 0.8
Church of God in Christ  26   0.1   19 0.1   0   0.0  
Disciples of Christ           
Episcopal  342   1.2   226 1.3   37   1.4   79 0.9
Friends  73   0.3   42 0.2       22 0.3
Greek Orthodox  27   0.1   20 0.1      
Islamic  182   0.6   107 0.6       74 0.9
Jewish  811   2.9   428 2.5   205   7.6   177 2.1
Latter Day Saints           
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod                           
1,100   3.9   1,007 5.9   73   2.7   20 0.2
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America  128   0.5   118 0.7   0   0.0  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  367   1.3   341 2.0   23   0.8  
Other Lutheran  83   0.3   66 0.4      
Mennonite  458   1.6   261 1.5       190 2.2
Methodist  133   0.5   71 0.4       58 0.7
Pentecostal  389   1.4   92 0.5       289 3.4
Presbyterian  190   0.7   119 0.7       61 0.7
Seventh-Day Adventist  956   3.4   691 4.0   57   2.1   208 2.5
Other  518   1.8   188 1.1   17   0.6   314 3.7
                           
Nonsectarian  6,806   24.0   3,380 19.7   840   31.2   2,587 30.5
                           
! 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.
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), 2003–2004.
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