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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 25.  Percentage distribution of private schools, by percentage minority students, average percentage minority students, average percentage minority students, and selected characteristics: United States, 2005–06
 
Percent minority students Average percent
minority students
Selected characteristic 1–9
percent
10–29
percent
30–49
percent
50 percent
or more
None          
Total 13.5   28.4   26.2   11.1   20.7   27.5
                       
NCES typology                       
Catholic  4.5   41.9   23.9   8.2   21.6   27.6
Parochial  4.3   44.4   21.4   7.8   22.0   27.4
Diocesan  3.8   44.1   24.1   7.3   20.6   26.5
Private  7.0 ! 25.7   32.4   11.9   23.0   31.5
                       
Other religious  22.1   27.0   22.3   9.7   18.9   25.0
Conservative Christian  12.9   28.9   27.2   10.8   20.2   27.4
Affiliated  17.6   29.7   23.5   9.2   19.9   25.5
Unaffiliated  35.5   22.8   16.0   8.9   16.6   21.8
                       
Nonsectarian  5.4   16.6   36.9   17.3   23.7   32.9
Regular  5.0   21.0   37.6   14.0   22.4   32.1
Special emphasis  6.0   14.8   39.4   20.3   19.5   30.8
Special education  5.0   11.6   31.6   18.5   33.3   37.9
                       
School level                       
Elementary  13.3   30.0   24.3   9.7   22.7   28.8
Secondary  10.5   25.3   30.7   13.1   20.4   28.1
Combined  14.6   26.6   28.4   13.1   17.4   25.1
                       
Program emphasis                       
Regular elementary/secondary  14.8   31.5   24.4   9.5   19.8   26.2
Montessori  6.8   14.2   39.0   20.3   19.7   31.3
Special program emphasis  7.6   25.7   32.3   17.2   17.2   27.7
Special education  7.0   11.4   31.1   18.7   31.8   36.7
Vocational/technical           
Alternative  10.1   13.9   32.8   13.9   29.4   35.2
Early childhood  18.6   11.5   32.4   18.5   19.0   29.8
                       
Size (number of students)                       
Less than 50  29.4   13.0   22.9   11.8   22.9   28.4
50–149  8.2   31.6   26.1   11.7   22.4   29.1
150–299  3.9   36.8   25.5   11.2   22.5   29.4
300–499  3.6   42.7   31.3   9.5   12.9   22.0
500–749  3.5   43.5   34.1   7.5   11.4   20.2
750 or more  4.2   37.6   41.1   8.8   8.3   19.4
                       
Region                       
Northeast  21.3   26.6   23.5   9.3   19.3   25.3
Midwest  18.6   42.5   20.0   6.9   12.1   18.3
South  9.3   27.3   29.0   11.7   22.8   30.2
West  5.2   15.3   32.4   17.5   29.6   36.9
                       
Urbanicity type                       
City  5.4   20.6   27.8   12.9   33.2   39.6
Suburban  7.2   28.8   29.4   12.4   22.1   29.3
Town  12.9   46.3   25.8   9.5 ! 5.5   14.4
Rural  35.7   30.9   19.1   7.2   7.1   12.7
! 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. 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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