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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 10.  Percentage male enrollment in private schools and percentage distribution of private schools by coeducational category and selected characteristics: United States, 2005–06
 
Selected characteristic Male enrollment   Coeducational category
  Coed schools   All-girls schools   All-boys schools  
Total  50.8   95.4   1.9   2.6  
                 
NCES typology                 
Catholic  50.1   94.0   3.2   2.7  
Parochial  49.7   99.0   0.8    
Diocesan  50.0   97.3   1.3   1.4  
Private  51.4   65.7   18.3   16.0  
                 
Other religious  50.7   96.6   1.4   2.1  
Conservative Christian  50.2   99.4   0.3   0.3  
Affiliated  50.2   92.0   3.3   4.6  
Unaffiliated  52.3   96.6   1.2   2.2  
                 
Nonsectarian  53.0   94.6   1.7   3.7  
Regular  50.7   94.7   2.5   2.8  
Special emphasis  51.5   97.3   0.8   2.0  
Special education  69.3   89.7   2.0   8.3 !
                 
School level                 
Elementary  50.7   98.8   0.5   0.8  
Secondary  51.7   75.0   11.5   13.5  
Combined  50.7   95.8   1.6   2.6  
                 
Program emphasis                 
Regular elementary/secondary 50.4   95.8   2.0   2.2  
Montessori  50.1   99.9   0.0    
Special program emphasis  51.1   94.0   2.1   3.8  
Special education  68.7   89.9   2.0   8.1  
Vocational/technical         
Alternative  55.0   90.8   3.1   6.1  
Early childhood  32.3   100.0   0.0   0.0  
                 
Size (number of students)                 
Less than 50  53.1   96.2   1.2   2.6  
50–149  53.2   96.8   0.9   2.2  
150–299  50.5   96.6   1.7   1.8  
300–499  49.2   93.3   4.5   2.2  
500–749  48.2   88.6   7.2   4.2  
750 or more  53.2   81.9   5.9   12.2  
                 
Region                 
Northeast  50.8   90.0   4.2   5.8  
Midwest  51.1   97.7   1.1   1.2  
South  51.1   96.5   1.4   2.1  
West  50.2   97.0   1.5   1.6  
                 
Urbanicity type                 
City  50.6   93.0   3.2   3.8  
Suburban  50.8   95.7   2.0   2.3  
Town  50.8   99.2     0.6  
Rural  52.0   96.8   0.8   2.3  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is larger than 25 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: These estimates do not include private schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade. 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), 2005–2006.

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