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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 9.  Percentage distribution of private school students, by racial/ethnic background and selected characteristics: United States, 2005–06
 
Selected characteristic White, non-Hispanic   Minority
Total Minority   Black, non-Hispanic   Hispanic   Asian/
Pacific Islander
  American Indian/
Alaska Native
Total  75.4   24.6   9.5   9.2   5.1   0.7
                       
NCES typology                       
Catholic  74.1   25.9   7.9   12.6   4.7   0.7
Parochial  74.1   25.9   7.7   13.0   4.6   0.7
Diocesan  75.0   25.0   7.8   12.1   4.5   0.6
Private  72.0   28.0   8.8   12.6   5.5   1.0
                       
Other religious  77.8   22.2   10.8   6.3   4.5   0.5
Conservative Christian  75.3   24.7   12.2   7.7   4.2   0.7
Affiliated  81.0   19.0   8.7   5.3   4.6   0.4
Unaffiliated  78.3   21.7   11.1   5.3   5.0   0.3
                       
Nonsectarian  73.7   26.3   10.8   7.0   7.4   1.0
Regular  76.7   23.3   8.9   6.0   7.5   0.9
Special emphasis  71.6   28.4   9.9   7.6   9.4   1.6
Special education  61.3   38.7   23.8   11.8   2.2   0.9
                       
School level                       
Elementary  73.7   26.3   9.7   10.7   5.2   0.7
Secondary  75.4   24.6   8.3   10.5   5.2   0.7
Combined  78.2   21.8   9.8   6.4   4.9   0.7
                       
Program emphasis                       
Regular elementary/secondary 76.0   24.0   9.1   9.3   4.9   0.7
Montessori  70.1   29.9   9.1   7.6   11.9   1.3
Special program emphasis  77.5   22.5   7.9   7.1   6.4   1.0
Special education  62.0   38.0   23.5   11.5   2.2   0.8
Vocational/technical           
Alternative  61.8   38.2   17.1   11.5   8.3   1.4
Early childhood  72.1   27.9   13.4   7.0   6.3   1.2
                       
Size (number of students)                       
Less than 50  71.5   28.5   15.1   8.5   3.8   1.1
50–149  71.3   28.7   14.2   9.0   4.5   1.0
150–299  70.6   29.4   11.7   11.6   5.5   0.6
300–499  78.2   21.8   7.8   8.5   4.9   0.6
500–749  80.0   20.0   5.8   8.3   5.2   0.7
750 or more  80.0   20.0   6.1   7.7   5.7   0.5
                       
Region                       
Northeast  75.5   24.5   11.6   8.2   4.3   0.4
Midwest  84.0   16.0   8.0   4.8   2.4   0.7
South  76.2   23.8   11.3   8.8   3.2   0.4
West  63.5   36.5   6.0   16.6   12.5   1.4
                       
Urbanicity type                       
City  68.5   31.5   12.8   11.9   6.3   0.5
Suburban  77.4   22.6   8.5   8.7   4.8   0.6
Town  88.2   11.8   3.2   5.3   2.6   0.8
Rural  86.2   13.8   5.1   3.8   3.3   1.6
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. These estimates do not include private schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade. Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2005–2006.

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