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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Total number of private schools, students, and teachers (headcount), by school membership in private school associations: United States, 2003–04
 
Association Schools Students Teachers
None  7,559 736,965 75,897
       
Religious       
Accelerated Christian Education  1,127 53,538 6,817
American Association of Christian Schools  895 123,026 12,248
Association of Christian Schools International  3,295 627,430 57,290
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools  237 37,290 3,482
Christian Schools International  361 91,214 7,914
Council of Islamic Schools in North America  35 4,567 534
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association  222 31,144 2,573
Friends Council on Education  52 12,785 1,766
General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church  680 43,747 3,829
Islamic School League of America  30 3,179 424
Jesuit Secondary Education Association  43 38,092 2,794
National Association of Episcopal Schools  262 82,732 9,878
National Catholic Educational Association  6,857 2,109,087 145,436
National Christian School Association  172 44,689 3,690
National Society of Hebrew Day Schools  178 49,769 6,117
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship  96 18,552 1,764
Solomon Schechter Day Schools  62 17,597 2,492
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools  129 29,610 2,623
Other religious school associations  2,494 469,429 44,605
       
Special emphasis       
American Montessori Society  687 60,883 7,917
Other Montessori associations  588 43,076 5,795
Association of Military Colleges and Schools  23 5,986 764
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America  101 15,237 2,231
Bilingual School Association 
Council of Bilingual Education 
Council for Exceptional Children  425 49,178 6,744
National Association of Private Special Education Centers  344 38,170 5,763
Other associations for exceptional children  295 35,603 5,407
European Council for International Schools 
National Association for the Education of Young Children  1,001 171,715 16,691
National Association of Bilingual Education 
National Association of Laboratory Schools 
National Coalition of Girls' Schools  84 34,162 4,515
Other special emphasis school associations  1,178 208,738 22,150
       
Other school associations or organizations       
Alternative School Network  49 3,932 430
Institute for Independent Education  28 3,331 516
National Association of Independent Schools  1,058 474,364 61,707
State or regional independent school association  1,749 537,651 56,691
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools  60 5,617 716
National Independent Private School Association  255 49,445 5,334
The Association of Boarding Schools  189 61,384 9,150
Other school associations  2,933 682,598 68,741
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Private schools may belong to more than one association.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2003–2004.
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