Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 24.  Average length of school year and average length of school day for private schools, by selected characteristics: United States, 2005–06
 
Selected characteristic Average length of school year in days Average length of school day in hours
Total  180.0 6.7
     
NCES typology     
Catholic  179.0 6.7
Parochial  178.9 6.7
Diocesan  179.1 6.7
Private  178.8 6.8
     
Other religious  178.3 6.8
Conservative Christian  178.3 6.7
Affiliated  178.8 7.0
Unaffiliated  177.9 6.7
     
Nonsectarian  184.7 6.6
Regular  181.3 6.8
Special emphasis  182.7 6.5
Special education  194.3 6.2
     
School level     
Elementary  179.2 6.7
Secondary  182.4 6.8
Combined  180.5 6.7
     
Program emphasis     
Regular elementary/secondary  178.6 6.8
Montessori  182.1 6.6
Special program emphasis  177.1 6.9
Special education  193.1 6.2
Vocational/technical 
Alternative  186.0 6.1
Early childhood  200.9 6.2
     
Size (number of students)     
Less than 50  181.5 6.6
50–149  180.1 6.8
150–299  179.0 6.8
300–499  178.2 6.9
500–749  177.8 6.9
750 or more  177.7 7.0
     
Region     
Northeast  181.0 6.6
Midwest  178.0 6.8
South  179.9 6.8
West  181.3 6.6
     
Urbanicity type     
City  180.8 6.8
Suburban  180.5 6.7
Town  177.9 6.7
Rural  178.9 6.7
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: 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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