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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage distribution of private schools, by percentage minority students, average percentage minority students, and selected characteristics: United States, 2003–04
 
Selected characteristic Percent minority students   Average percent minority students
None   1–9 percent   10–29 percent   30–49
percent
  50 percent
or more
Total  14.7   30.2   25.2   9.5   20.5   26.5
                       
NCES typology                       
Catholic  4.2   44.4   22.4   8.0   21.0   26.7
Parochial  4.5   46.2   20.0   7.7   21.6   26.7
Diocesan  4.0   46.0   22.9   7.4   19.6   25.4
Private  3.2   30.9   31.4   11.6   22.9   31.2
                       
Other religious  23.7   28.2   21.8   8.1   18.1   23.6
Conservative Christian  10.8   32.0   27.2   9.8   20.2   27.1
Affiliated  19.6   29.6   24.4   9.3   17.1   23.4
Unaffiliated  39.1   23.7   14.8   5.7   16.8   20.3
                       
Nonsectarian  8.7   17.5   35.2   14.0   24.6   32.2
Regular  9.6 ! 20.6   38.5   10.4   21.0   29.7
Special emphasis  9.4   17.3   35.3   15.2   22.9   31.1
Special education  5.7   11.8   28.2   19.3   35.0   39.4
                       
School level                       
Elementary  14.5   31.4   23.0   8.7   22.4   27.8
Secondary  11.3   29.7   29.7   11.2   18.2   25.6
Combined  16.2   27.8   28.0   10.6   17.3   24.3
                       
Program emphasis                       
Regular elementary/secondary  15.4   33.3   24.0   8.2   19.1   25.1
Montessori  10.0   15.5   35.0   16.4   23.0   31.2
Special program emphasis  16.6   26.5   25.7   10.1   21.1   27.5
Special education  8.2   12.3   27.6   19.0   32.9   37.6
Vocational/technical           
Alternative  13.5   19.3   32.1   11.0   24.2   31.1
Early childhood  21.7   11.7   17.3   16.6   32.8   36.2
                       
Size (number of students)                       
Less than 50  32.4   13.5   22.5   9.0   22.7   26.9
50–149  10.1   32.2   25.2   11.2   21.2   28.1
150–299  4.7   37.3   25.3   9.6   23.1   29.2
300–499  3.6   47.2   27.4   8.1   13.6   21.1
500–749  3.5   47.7   30.5   6.3   12.0   19.8
750 or more  5.7   42.5   36.2   7.4   8.3   18.0
                       
Region                       
Northeast  21.4   28.9   22.0   8.0   19.7   24.9
Midwest  18.5   44.7   19.8   5.3   11.7   17.3
South  12.0   28.7   27.6   9.7   22.0   28.5
West  6.4   15.7   31.8   16.1   30.1   36.9
                       
Community type                       
Central city  5.8   22.3   26.3   11.2   34.4   39.6
Urban fringe/large town  9.7   34.0   27.3   11.0   18.0   25.0
Rural/small town  35.2   34.6   20.1   4.6   5.5   11.1
! 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2003–2004.

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