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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 18.  Number and percentage distribution of private school full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by school level and selected characteristics: United States, 2005–06
 
School level
Selected characteristic Total Elementary Secondary Combined
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total  435,485 100.0   195,183 100.0   70,676 100.0   169,626 100.0
                       
NCES typology                       
Catholic  149,436 34.3   97,080 49.7   42,678 60.4   9,678 5.7
Parochial  61,351 14.1   54,625 28.0   4,946 7.0   1,780 1.0
Diocesan  57,992 13.3   36,795 18.9   19,380 27.4   1,816 1.1
Private  30,093 6.9   5,660 2.9   18,351 26.0   6,082 3.6
                       
Other religious  174,815 40.1   63,287 32.4   13,588 19.2   97,941 57.7
Conservative Christian  71,801 16.5   18,992 9.7   2,835 4.0   49,974 29.5
Affiliated  57,670 13.2   25,737 13.2   6,649 9.4   25,284 14.9
Unaffiliated  45,345 10.4   18,558 9.5   4,104 5.8   22,683 13.4
                       
Nonsectarian  111,233 25.5   34,815 17.8   14,411 20.4   62,007 36.6
Regular  67,102 15.4   18,972 9.7   8,816 12.5   39,314 23.2
Special emphasis  26,033 6.0   13,931 7.1   3,565 5.0   8,536 5.0
Special education  18,098 4.2   1,913 1.0   2,030 2.9   14,156 8.3
                       
Program emphasis                       
Regular elementary/secondary  373,542 85.8   173,283 88.8   62,041 87.8   138,218 81.5
Montessori  10,901 2.5   9,373 4.8     1,412 0.8
Special program emphasis  21,839 5.0   7,946 4.1   4,208 6.0   9,684 5.7
Special education  20,432 4.7   2,274 1.2   2,187 3.1   15,971 9.4
Vocational/technical       
Alternative  7,983 1.8   1,766 0.9   1,980 2.8   4,237 2.5
Early childhood  597 0.1   541 0.3    
                       
Size (number of students)                       
Less than 50  35,677 8.2   17,573 9.0   3,621 5.1   14,483 8.5
50–149  85,254 19.6   48,017 24.6   7,402 10.5   29,834 17.6
150–299  105,559 24.2   64,214 32.9   10,321 14.6   31,023 18.3
300–499  83,684 19.2   42,747 21.9   13,556 19.2   27,381 16.1
500–749  59,212 13.6   17,670 9.1   14,353 20.3   27,189 16.0
750 or more  66,100 15.2   4,962 2.5   21,423 30.3   39,716 23.4
                       
Region                       
Northeast  112,599 25.9   48,377 24.8   25,867 36.6   38,355 22.6
Midwest  94,456 21.7   54,527 27.9   16,579 23.5   23,350 13.8
South  149,221 34.3   54,150 27.7   14,551 20.6   80,520 47.5
West  79,209 18.2   38,128 19.5   13,679 19.4   27,402 16.2
                       
Urbanicity type                       
City  178,583 41.0   81,969 42.0   33,512 47.4   63,101 37.2
Suburban  165,787 38.1   80,078 41.0   23,905 33.8   61,804 36.4
Town  31,917 7.3   15,558 8.0   3,089 4.4   13,271 7.8
Rural  59,198 13.6   17,578 9.0   10,170 14.4   31,450 18.5
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells where reporting standards were not met. 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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