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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 23.  Number of private school students, by program emphasis and grade: United States, 2005–06
 
Grade Total Regular elementary/
secondary
Montessori Special program emphasis Special education Vocational/
technical education
Alternative Early childhood
Total  5,057,520 4,570,280 90,357 206,102 115,663 66,388 6,812
                 
Kindergarten1  458,298 406,972 23,514 19,779 1,355 4,465 2,213
First  421,123 385,780 13,318 16,695 1,966 3,362 0
Second  405,472 374,734 9,759 15,823 2,319 2,838 0
Third  398,117 369,317 7,719 14,976 3,271 2,834 0
Fourth  391,534 364,199 6,149 14,398 3,994 2,793 0
Fifth  389,717 363,179 5,066 13,908 4,686 2,878 0
Sixth  393,223 365,924 3,877 13,987 6,046 3,388 0
Seventh  390,549 361,955 2,257 15,214 7,270 3,840 0
Eighth  387,723 357,335 1,956 15,409 8,299 4,674 0
Ninth  356,131 321,347 576 16,504 10,045 7,328 0
Tenth  348,189 313,793 501 15,896 9,797 7,916 0
Eleventh  326,257 293,510 488 15,656 8,671 7,664 0
Twelfth  315,287 283,500 465 15,770 7,809 7,302 0
Ungraded  75,900 8,735 14,712 2,087 40,135 5,106 4,599
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The count for kindergarten students also includes transitional kindergarten and transitional first grade students.
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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