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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 22.  Percentage distribution of private school students across program emphasis, by selected characteristics: United States, 2005–06
 
Selected
characteristic
Regular elementary/ secondary Montessori Special program emphasis Special education Vocational/
technical programs
Alternative Early childhood
Total  90.4 1.8 4.1 2.3 1.3 0.1
               
NCES typology               
Catholic  98.1 0.2 1.4 0.2 0.0
Parochial  99.0 0.9 0.0
Diocesan  98.5 1.2 0.2 0.0
Private  94.7 0.7 3.5 0.6 0.0
               
Other religious  93.8 0.3 4.3 0.4 1.1 0.1
Conservative Christian  95.7 0.1 3.1 0.1 1.0
Affiliated  93.3 0.3 5.7 0.3 0.3
Unaffiliated  91.2 0.6 4.8 1.0 2.2 0.2
               
Nonsectarian  64.7 8.6 10.0 11.2 4.8 0.6
Regular  99.1 0.9
Special emphasis  36.7 42.4 20.5
Special education  100.0
               
School level               
Elementary  93.0 2.9 2.8 0.5 0.5 0.2
Secondary  91.8 4.4 1.5 2.0
Combined  85.5 1.0 5.8 5.5 2.2
               
Size (number of students)               
Less than 50  68.7 9.6 4.9 9.5 5.9 1.3
50–149  79.1 5.5 4.4 7.4 3.2 0.4
150–299  92.1 1.5 3.4 2.0 0.9
300–499  94.1 4.3 0.7 0.0
500–749  95.5 4.0 0.0
750 or more  94.3 0.0 4.4 0.0
               
Region               
Northeast  89.9 1.2 3.3 4.3 1.0 0.3
Midwest  94.3 1.4 2.5 0.9 0.8 0.1
South  89.5 2.1 4.9 2.0 1.5 0.1
West  87.5 2.4 5.7 2.1 2.2 0.1
               
Urbanicity type               
City  90.4 1.5 4.6 2.1 1.3 0.1
Suburban  90.3 2.1 3.6 2.6 1.1 0.2
Town  94.6 1.4 2.1 0.9 1.0
Rural  87.9 1.8 5.1 2.8 2.2
† 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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