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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage male enrollment and percentage distribution of coeducational, all-girls, and all-boys schools, by selected characteristics: United States, 2003–04
 
Selected characteristic Percent  
Male enrollment   Coed schools   All-girls schools   All-boys schools  
                 
Total  50.6   95.3   2.0   2.8  
                 
NCES typology                 
Catholic  49.9   94.1   3.2   2.8  
Parochial  49.8   99.1   0.6    
Diocesan  49.6   97.4   1.2   1.4  
Private  51.0   59.9   21.7   18.4  
                 
Other religious  50.3   96.5   1.3   2.2  
Conservative Christian  49.9   99.1      
Affiliated  49.5   94.3   2.6   3.1  
Unaffiliated  51.6   95.3   1.6   3.1  
                 
Nonsectarian  53.0   94.3   1.9   3.8  
Regular  50.6   95.5   2.3   2.2  
Special emphasis  52.1   95.0   1.3 ! 3.7  
Special education  68.5   90.8   2.1   7.1  
                 
School level                 
Elementary  50.3   98.8   0.5   0.7  
Secondary  51.7   71.9   12.7   15.3  
Combined  50.5   95.5   1.6   2.9  
                 
Program emphasis                 
Regular elementary/secondary                 
50.1   95.8   2.1   2.1  
Montessori  48.8   99.4      
Special program emphasis  50.9   92.3     6.2 !
Special education  68.0   90.5   2.1   7.4  
Vocational/technical         
Alternative  54.1   89.8   2.3   7.9  
Early childhood  31.1   98.2      
                 
Size (number of students)                 
Less than 50  52.8   96.1   1.1   2.8  
50–149  52.6   96.6   1.0   2.4  
150–299  50.3   96.8   1.6   1.6  
300–499  49.0   93.6   4.2   2.2  
500–749  48.3   87.4   7.8   4.9  
750 or more  53.0   79.8   6.8   13.4  
                 
Region                 
Northeast  50.5   90.4   4.0   5.7  
Midwest  50.9   97.6   1.1   1.4  
South  50.9   96.7   1.4   1.9  
West  49.7   95.8   1.6   2.6  
                 
Community type                 
Central city  50.3   93.2   3.3   3.5  
Urban fringe/large town  50.7   95.9   1.7   2.4  
Rural/small town  51.3   97.1   0.6   2.4  
                 
! 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2003–2004.
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