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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 21.  Number and percentage distribution of private school full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by school level and religious orientation of school: United States, 2005–06
 
School level
Religious or nonsectarian category 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
                               
Religious orientation  324,252 74.5   160,367   82.2     56,265   79.6     107,619 63.4
Roman Catholic  149,436 34.3   97,080   49.7     42,678   60.4     9,678 5.7
African Methodist Episcopal               
Amish  1,368 0.3   1,266   0.6           101 0.1
Assembly of God  4,554 1.0   1,934   1.0           2,539 1.5
Baptist  25,599 5.9   5,139   2.6     759 ! 1.1 !   19,701 11.6
                               
Brethren  946 0.2   309   0.2           506 0.3
Calvinist  2,254 0.5   982   0.5     418   0.6     853 0.5
Christian (unspecified)  57,495 13.2   14,279   7.3     2,730   3.9     40,486 23.9
Church of Christ  2,943 0.7   592   0.3           2,345 1.4
Church of God  1,083 0.2   369   0.2           706 0.4
                               
Church of God in Christ  314 0.1   249 ! 0.1 !        
Church of the Nazarene  779 0.2   420   0.2     0   0.0     359 0.2
Disciples of Christ               
Episcopal  11,533 2.6   4,599   2.4     1,498   2.1     5,436 3.2
Friends  2,419 0.6   614   0.3           1,626 1.0
                               
Greek Orthodox  472 0.1   385   0.2          
Islamic  2,969 0.7   1,330   0.7           1,602 0.9
Jewish  23,856 5.5   10,867   5.6     4,382   6.2     8,607 5.1
Latter Day Saints               
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod  10,768 2.5   8,927   4.6     1,142   1.6     700 0.4
                               
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America  1,352 0.3   1,108   0.6          
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  2,265 0.5   1,767   0.9     492   0.7    
Other Lutheran  413 0.1   323   0.2          
Mennonite  2,365 0.5   971   0.5           1,306 0.8
Methodist  1,793 0.4   889   0.5           806 0.5
                               
Pentecostal  2,510 0.6   428   0.2     63   0.1     2,019 1.2
Presbyterian  3,510 0.8   1,523   0.8           1,825 1.1
Seventh-Day Adventist  4,394 1.0   1,978   1.0     663   0.9     1,753 1.0
Other  6,528 1.5   1,797   0.9     517   0.7     4,214 2.5
                               
Nonsectarian  111,233 25.5   34,815   17.8     14,411   20.4     62,007 36.6
! 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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