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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 19.  Number and percentage distribution of private schools, by school level and religious or nonsectarian orientation of school: United States, 2005–06
 
        School level
Religious or nonsectarian orientation Total Elementary Secondary Combined
Number   Percent   Number   Percent     Number   Percent   Number   Percent
Total 28,996   100.0   16,812   100.0     2,927   100.0   9,257   100.0
                                 
Religious orientation  22,079   76.1   13,520   80.4     1,917   65.5   6,643   71.8
Roman Catholic  7,634   26.3   6,251   37.2     1,079   36.9   305   3.3
African Methodist Episcopal                 
Amish  824   2.8   746   4.4         76   0.8
Assembly of God  379   1.3   187   1.1         183   2.0
Baptist  2,511   8.7   714   4.2     49   1.7   1,748   18.9
                                 
Brethren  84   0.3   30   0.2         48   0.5
Calvinist  132   0.5   76   0.5     19   0.7   37   0.4
Christian (unspecified)  4,338   15.0   1,664   9.9     229   7.8   2,445   26.4
Church of Christ  160   0.6   79   0.5         78   0.8
Church of God  110   0.4   38   0.2         71   0.8
                                 
Church of God in Christ  50 ! 0.2 ! 44 ! 0.3 !        
Church of the Nazarene  76   0.3   52   0.3     0   0.0   24   0.3
Disciples of Christ                 
Episcopal  334   1.2   219   1.3     36   1.2   79   0.9
Friends  82   0.3   43   0.3         29   0.3
                                 
Greek Orthodox  34   0.1   27   0.2          
Islamic  202   0.7   118   0.7         81   0.9
Jewish  853   2.9   425   2.5     227   7.7   202   2.2
Latter Day Saints                 
Lutheran Church—Missouri
Synod 
1,098   3.8   986   5.9     75   2.6   37   0.4
                                 
Evangelical Lutheran Church In
America 
111   0.4   99   0.6          
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran
Synod 
365   1.3   339   2.0     24   0.8    
Other Lutheran  58   0.2   51   0.3          
Mennonite  473   1.6   247   1.5         221   2.4
Methodist  163   0.6   91   0.5         67   0.7
                                 
Pentecostal  410   1.4   76   0.5     17   0.6   317   3.4
Presbyterian  168   0.6   96   0.6         64   0.7
Seventh-Day Adventist  883   3.0   607   3.6     58   2.0   218   2.4
Other  521   1.8   194   1.2     43   1.5   284   3.1
                                 
Nonsectarian  6,916   23.9   3,292   19.6     1,010   34.5   2,615   28.2
! 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 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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