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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private school full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by school level and selected characteristics: United States, 2003–04
 
Selected characteristic Total    Elementary   Secondary   Combined
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total  425,238 100.0   199,064 100.0   68,344 100.0   157,830 100.0
                       
NCES typology                       
Catholic  152,611 35.9   101,182 50.8   42,728 62.5   8,700 5.5
Parochial  66,874 15.7   59,986 30.1   5,660 8.3   1,227 0.8
Diocesan  57,330 13.5   36,042 18.1   19,297 28.2   1,991 1.3
Private  28,406 6.7   5,154 2.6   17,770 26.0   5,482 3.5
                       
Other religious  162,878 38.3   63,279 31.8   11,314 16.6   88,285 55.9
Conservative Christian  64,922 15.3   17,910 9.0   1,949 2.9   45,063 28.6
Affiliated  51,006 12.0   23,538 11.8   5,948 8.7   21,520 13.6
Unaffiliated  46,950 11.0   21,831 11.0   3,417 5.0   21,702 13.8
                       
Nonsectarian  109,749 25.8   34,603 17.4   14,301 20.9   60,845 38.6
Regular  66,953 15.7   18,833 9.5   9,748 14.3   38,372 24.3
Special emphasis  24,794 5.8   13,191 6.6   2,833 4.1   8,769 5.6
Special education  18,002 4.2   2,578 1.3   1,720 2.5   13,704 8.7
                       
School level                       
Elementary  199,064 46.8   199,064 100.0    
Secondary  68,344 16.1     68,344 100.0  
Combined  157,830 37.1       157,830 100.0
                       
Program emphasis                       
Regular elementary/secondary  365,042 85.8   176,986 88.9   61,107 89.4   126,949 80.4
Montessori  9,901 2.3   8,819 4.4     978 0.6
Special program emphasis  17,800 4.2   6,273 3.2   2,741 4.0   8,785 5.6
Special education  19,669 4.6   2,914 1.5   1,823 2.7   14,931 9.5
Vocational/technical       
Alternative  12,379 2.9   3,723 1.9   2,489 3.6   6,167 3.9
Early childhood  367 0.1   349 0.2    
                       
Size (number of students)                       
Less than 50  33,313 7.8   17,188 8.6   3,063 4.5   13,062 8.3
50–149  81,044 19.1   47,531 23.9   6,686 9.8   26,826 17.0
150–299  106,339 25.0   66,382 33.3   9,277 13.6   30,680 19.4
300–499  84,758 19.9   44,346 22.3   13,325 19.5   27,086 17.2
500–749  55,442 13.0   18,159 9.1   12,334 18.0   24,949 15.8
750 or more  64,342 15.1   5,458 2.7   23,657 34.6   35,227 22.3
                       
Region                       
Northeast  111,333 26.2   50,234 25.2   25,488 37.3   35,611 22.6
Midwest  94,059 22.1   56,143 28.2   17,174 25.1   20,742 13.1
South  143,222 33.7   54,338 27.3   13,229 19.4   75,655 47.9
West  76,624 18.0   38,350 19.3   12,452 18.2   25,822 16.4
                       
Community type                       
Central city  174,642 41.1   83,472 41.9   33,507 49.0   57,663 36.5
Urban fringe/large town  188,530 44.3   92,336 46.4   26,510 38.8   69,685 44.2
Rural/small town  62,065 14.6   23,257 11.7   8,326 12.2   30,482 19.3
† Not applicable.
‡ 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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