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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 2.  Number and percentage distribution of private schools, students, and full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by religious or nonsectarian orientation of school: United States, 2005–06
 
Religious or nonsectarian orientation Schools   Students   FTE teachers
Number   Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total  28,996   100.0   5,057,520 100.0   435,485 100.0
                   
Religious orientation  22,079   76.1   4,130,856 81.7   324,252 74.5
Roman Catholic  7,634   26.3   2,246,240 44.4   149,436 34.3
African Methodist Episcopal       
Amish  824   2.8   25,589 0.5   1,368 0.3
Assembly of God  379   1.3   56,683 1.1   4,554 1.0
Baptist  2,511   8.7   278,921 5.5   25,599 5.9
                   
Brethren  84   0.3   11,512 0.2   946 0.2
Calvinist  132   0.5   32,642 0.6   2,254 0.5
Christian (unspecified)  4,338   15.0   633,861 12.5   57,495 13.2
Church of Christ  160   0.6   37,549 0.7   2,943 0.7
Church of God  110   0.4   11,436 0.2   1,083 0.2
                   
Church of God in Christ  50 ! 0.2 ! 3,698 0.1   314 0.1
Church of the Nazarene  76   0.3   9,440 0.2   779 0.2
Disciples of Christ       
Episcopal  334   1.2   100,961 2.0   11,533 2.6
Friends  82   0.3   20,222 0.4   2,419 0.6
                   
Greek Orthodox  34   0.1   4,163 0.1   472 0.1
Islamic  202   0.7   26,209 0.5   2,969 0.7
Jewish  853   2.9   204,847 4.1   23,856 5.5
Latter Day Saints       
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod  1,098   3.8   144,669 2.9   10,768 2.5
                   
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America  111   0.4   17,672 0.3   1,352 0.3
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  365   1.3   31,267 0.6   2,265 0.5
Other Lutheran  58   0.2   4,996 0.1   413 0.1
Mennonite  473   1.6   27,795 0.5   2,365 0.5
Methodist  163   0.6   19,394 0.4   1,793 0.4
                   
Pentecostal  410   1.4   22,971 0.5   2,510 0.6
Presbyterian  168   0.6   38,314 0.8   3,510 0.8
Seventh-Day Adventist  883   3.0   55,488 1.1   4,394 1.0
Other  521   1.8   61,473 1.2   6,528 1.5
                   
Nonsectarian  6,916   23.9   926,664 18.3   111,233 25.5
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is larger than 25 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases. These estimates do not include private schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2005–2006.

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