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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private school students, 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  5,122,772 100.0   2,694,494 100.0   845,083 100.0   1,583,194 100.0
                       
Religious orientation  4,200,778 82.0   2,393,176 88.8   726,587 86.0   1,081,016 68.3
Roman Catholic  2,365,220 46.2   1,658,769 61.6   609,601 72.1   96,850 6.1
African Methodist Episcopal       
Amish  22,287 0.4   21,408 0.8   0 0.0   880 0.1
Assembly of God  62,360 1.2   23,780 0.9     37,948 2.4
Baptist  272,556 5.3   59,191 2.2   6,553 0.8   206,811 13.1
Brethren  10,898 0.2   2,599 0.1     7,855 0.5
Calvinist  41,809 0.8   19,452 0.7   7,065 0.8   15,292 1.0
Christian (unspecified)  584,415 11.4   168,385 6.2   26,898 3.2   389,132 24.6
Church of Christ  40,515 0.8   6,661 0.2     33,557 2.1
Church of God  10,576 0.2   4,197 0.2     6,167 0.4
Church of God in Christ  1,799 #   1,276 #   0 0.0  
Disciples of Christ       
Episcopal  99,675 1.9   43,163 1.6   10,845 1.3   45,667 2.9
Friends  17,970 0.4   5,658 0.2     11,331 0.7
Greek Orthodox  4,014 0.1   3,057 0.1    
Islamic  22,958 0.4   10,080 0.4     12,830 0.8
Jewish  201,901 3.9   99,699 3.7   25,744 3.0   76,458 4.8
Latter Day Saints       
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod  148,824 2.9   127,136 4.7   15,579 1.8   6,109 0.4
Evangelical Lutheran Church In
America 
                     
17,415 0.3   15,722 0.6   0 0.0  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  32,477 0.6   25,710 1.0   6,513 0.8  
Other Lutheran  9,626 0.2   5,719 0.2    
Mennonite  25,977 0.5   12,211 0.5     12,618 0.8
Methodist  18,613 0.4   8,304 0.3     9,068 0.6
Pentecostal  26,039 0.5   5,905 0.2     20,093 1.3
Presbyterian  40,177 0.8   18,362 0.7     19,717 1.2
Seventh-Day Adventist  57,891 1.1   26,096 1.0   8,769 1.0   23,027 1.5
Other  62,984 1.2   19,481 0.7   1,649 0.2   41,854 2.6
                       
Nonsectarian  921,993 18.0   301,318 11.2   118,497 14.0   502,179 31.7
                       
# Rounds to zero.
‡ 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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