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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number of private school students, by program emphasis and grade level: United States, 2003–04
 
Grade level Total Regular
 elementary/
secondary
Montessori Special
program
 emphasis
Special
education
Vocational/
technical 
education
Alternative Early
childhood
                 
Total  5,122,772 4,639,235 83,110 170,196 114,829 109,947 4,518
                 
Kindergarten1  465,311 415,890 21,989 14,757 1,781 9,349 1,544
First  439,510 404,147 12,623 14,002 1,853 6,885 0
Second  423,163 392,286 9,265 12,645 2,348 6,619 0
Third  414,447 384,713 7,861 12,321 3,054 6,499 0
Fourth  403,168 375,258 6,286 11,809 3,705 6,109 0
Fifth  398,564 370,858 4,923 11,865 4,675 6,243 0
Sixth  401,554 374,388 3,731 11,415 5,696 6,324 0
Seventh  394,713 366,162 1,980 12,058 7,342 7,172 0
Eighth  390,502 360,936 1,615 11,560 8,192 8,199 0
Ninth  351,493 317,112 515 14,532 9,578 9,567 0
Tenth  334,163 301,097 429 13,930 8,819 9,668 0
Eleventh  317,297 286,918 392 13,353 7,362 9,003 0
Twelfth  303,676 275,277 352 12,594 6,311 8,882 0
Ungraded  85,211 14,192 11,150 3,354 44,113 9,429 2,973
‡ Reporting standards not met.
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 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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