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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private school students, by grade level and NCES typology: United States, 2003–04
 
  Grade
  Kindergarten1   First   Second   Third   Fourth
NCES typology Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total  465,311 100.0   439,510 100.0   423,163 100.0   414,447 100.0   403,168 100.0
                             
Catholic  191,044 41.1   195,426 44.5   195,704 46.2   196,291 47.4   193,360 48.0
Parochial  113,985 24.5   117,198 26.7   117,708 27.8   118,067 28.5   115,914 28.8
Diocesan  68,230 14.7   69,532 15.8   69,520 16.4   69,800 16.8   69,081 17.1
Private  8,829 1.9   8,696 2.0   8,475 2.0   8,424 2.0   8,366 2.1
                             
Other religious  188,026 40.4   175,025 39.8   166,501 39.3   159,500 38.5   153,251 38.0
Conservative Christian  81,716 17.6   74,199 16.9   70,049 16.6   68,022 16.4   64,295 15.9
Affiliated  52,823 11.4   49,389 11.2   48,029 11.3   46,109 11.1   45,656 11.3
Unaffiliated  53,488 11.5   51,437 11.7   48,423 11.4   45,369 10.9   43,300 10.7
                             
Nonsectarian  86,240 18.5   69,059 15.7   60,958 14.4   58,657 14.2   56,556 14.0
Regular  52,090 11.2   46,138 10.5   41,430 9.8   40,127 9.7   38,894 9.6
Special emphasis  32,624 7.0   21,366 4.9   17,500 4.1   15,930 3.8   14,340 3.6
Special education  1,526 0.3   1,556 0.4   2,027 0.5   2,599 0.6   3,322 0.8
  Grade
  Fifth   Sixth   Seventh   Eighth   Ninth
NCES typology Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number   Percent   Number Percent
Total  398,564 100.0   401,554 100.0   394,713 100.0   390,502   100.0   351,493 100.0
                               
Catholic  191,574 48.1   192,759 48.0   186,488 47.2   184,622   47.3   170,129 48.4
Parochial  114,551 28.7   113,289 28.2   107,013 27.1   104,002   26.6   20,042 5.7
Diocesan  68,354 17.2   68,294 17.0   66,008 16.7   66,196   17.0   78,040 22.2
Private  8,669 2.2   11,175 2.8   13,467 3.4   14,425   3.7   72,047 20.5
                               
Other religious  150,561 37.8   149,127 37.1   145,610 36.9   141,554   36.2   108,205 30.8
Conservative Christian  63,358 15.9   62,178 15.5   60,683 15.4   58,534   15.0   47,105 13.4
Affiliated  45,245 11.4   44,188 11.0   44,474 11.3   43,819   11.2   34,841 9.9
Unaffiliated  41,957 10.5   42,761 10.6   40,453 10.2   39,200   10.0   26,259 7.5
                               
Nonsectarian  56,430 14.2   59,669 14.9   62,616 15.9   64,326   16.5   73,159 20.8
Regular  39,073 9.8   42,413 10.6   44,667 11.3   45,317   11.6   53,005 15.1
Special emphasis  13,129 3.3   12,152 3.0   11,275 2.9   11,581   3.0   11,361 3.2
Special education  4,227 1.1   5,104 1.3   6,674 1.7   7,428   1.9   8,792 2.5
  Grade
  Tenth   Eleventh   Twelfth   Ungraded      
NCES typology Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number   Percent      
Total  334,163 100.0   317,297 100.0   303,676 100.0   85,211   100.0      
                               
Catholic  161,168 48.2   153,666 48.4   148,399 48.9   4,591   5.4      
Parochial  18,987 5.7   18,241 5.7   17,652 5.8   769   0.9      
Diocesan  74,341 22.2   71,097 22.4   68,593 22.6   1,497   1.8      
Private  67,840 20.3   64,329 20.3   62,154 20.5   2,324   2.7      
                               
Other religious  100,137 30.0   94,411 29.8   88,921 29.3   14,729   17.3      
Conservative Christian  43,158 12.9   39,717 12.5   36,909 12.2   3,923   4.6      
Affiliated  33,213 9.9   32,492 10.2   30,559 10.1   2,469   2.9      
Unaffiliated  23,766 7.1   22,203 7.0   21,454 7.1   8,337 ! 9.8 !    
                               
Nonsectarian  72,858 21.8   69,220 21.8   66,355 21.9   65,892   77.3      
Regular  53,079 15.9   51,241 16.1   49,949 16.4   6,018   7.1      
Special emphasis  11,577 3.5   11,074 3.5   10,527 3.5   19,550   22.9      
Special education  8,203 2.5   6,906 2.2   5,880 1.9   40,323   47.3      
! 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.
1 The count for kindergarten students also includes transitional kindergarten and transitional first grade students.
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), 2003–2004.
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