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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 15.  Number of private schools, students, full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, and 2004–05 high school graduates, by state: United States, 2005–06
 
State Schools   Students   FTE teachers   High school
graduates 2004–05
 
United States  28,996   5,057,520   435,485   307,249  
                 
Alabama  435   77,204   6,583   5,191  
Alaska  86 ! 5,890   574   291  
Arizona  287   50,013   3,850   2,634  
Arkansas  217   30,876   2,426   3,919 !
California  3,352   614,861   47,913   33,541  
                 
Colorado  333   49,515   4,643   2,843  
Connecticut  356   66,022   7,254   5,589  
Delaware  110   24,869   2,198   1,663  
District of Columbia  83   18,138   2,253   1,447  
Florida  1,872   323,302   28,414   16,824  
                 
Georgia  715   126,425   12,236   7,302  
Hawaii  115   29,721   2,506   1,674  
Idaho  123   11,140   933   555  
Illinois  1,413   261,751   19,158   14,352  
Indiana  795   116,816   8,902   5,267  
                 
Iowa  278   54,147   4,311   3,267 !
Kansas  405 ! 41,968   3,445   2,082  
Kentucky  435 ! 67,262   5,256   3,718  
Louisiana  422   124,810   8,942   7,956  
Maine  148   18,670   1,983   2,350  
                 
Maryland  656   143,316   13,856   8,519  
Massachusetts  720   130,998   14,794   10,942  
Michigan  856   141,615   10,519   8,051  
Minnesota  555   90,811   6,883   4,272  
Mississippi  298   50,496   4,376   3,146  
                 
Missouri  659   122,890   10,478   8,348  
Montana  239 ! 32,259 ! 1,962 ! 9,228 !
Nebraska  223   38,239   2,806   2,274  
Nevada  117   19,879   1,423   662  
New Hampshire  173   21,711   2,378   2,163  
                 
New Jersey  962   196,541   18,492   12,826  
New Mexico  183   21,130   1,972   1,400  
New York  1,970   447,627   40,368   28,471  
North Carolina  624   102,333   9,677   5,333  
North Dakota  45   6,279   514   421  
                 
Ohio  939   222,738   16,432   13,070  
Oklahoma  232 ! 29,899   3,007   1,780  
Oregon  431   49,117   4,100   2,848  
Pennsylvania  1,969   284,944   23,303   17,980  
Rhode Island  132   25,976   2,562   1,807  
                 
South Carolina  307   52,070   4,948   2,950  
South Dakota  83   10,961   920   508  
Tennessee  565   91,794   8,901   5,864  
Texas  1,373   228,979   21,888   11,498  
Utah  100   16,269   1,530   1,088  
                 
Vermont  117   10,295   1,465   1,150  
Virginia  738   120,241   12,890   7,094  
Washington  624   93,695   7,600   4,595  
West Virginia  145   14,290   1,371   796  
Wisconsin  948   125,050   10,088   5,665  
Wyoming  34   1,677   204    
! 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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