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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 26.  Number and percentage distribution of kindergarten-terminal private schools, kindergarten students, and full-time equivalent (FTE) kindergarten teachers, by selected characteristics: United States, 2005–06
Selected characteristic Schools Kindergarten students FTE kindergarten teachers
Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent
Total  6,058   100.0     89,294   100.0     14,325   100.0
                           
NCES typology                           
Catholic  110   1.8     2,724   3.1     327   2.3
Parochial  23   0.4     495   0.6     50   0.3
Diocesan  25   0.4     735   0.8     64   0.4
Private  62   1.0     1,493   1.7     213   1.5
                           
Other religious  1,719   28.4     26,852   30.1     3,902   27.2
Conservative Christian  206   3.4     3,661   4.1     524   3.7
Affiliated  370   6.1     6,245   7.0     826   5.8
Unaffiliated  1,144   18.9     16,946   19.0     2,553   17.8
                           
Nonsectarian  4,229   69.8     59,718   66.9     10,096   70.5
Regular  2,985   49.3     44,415   49.7     6,410   44.7
Special emphasis  1,215   20.1     14,801   16.6     3,582   25.0
Special education  29 ! 0.5 !   503 ! 0.6 !   104   0.7
                           
School level                           
Elementary  6,058   100.0     89,294   100.0     14,325   100.0
Secondary               
Combined               
                           
Program emphasis                           
Regular elementary/secondary  0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0
Montessori  1,281   21.1     15,092   16.9     3,759   26.2
Special program emphasis  31   0.5     683   0.8     78   0.5
Special education  32 ! 0.5 !   518 ! 0.6 !   113   0.8
Vocational/technical  0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0
Alternative  36   0.6     590   0.7     99   0.7
Early childhood  4,679   77.2     72,411   81.1     10,276   71.7
                           
Size (number of students)                           
Less than 50  5,916   97.6     77,285   86.6     13,510   94.3
50–149  131   2.2     9,311   10.4     659   4.6
150–299               
300–499               
500–749               
750 or more  0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0
                           
Region                           
Northeast  1,730   28.6     25,522   28.6     4,350   30.4
Midwest  963   15.9     15,060   16.9     2,165   15.1
South  1,606   26.5     23,069   25.8     3,804   26.6
West  1,759   29.0     25,644   28.7     4,006   28.0
                           
Urbanicity type                           
City  2,039   33.7     30,745   34.4     5,179   36.2
Suburban  3,079   50.8     44,792   50.2     7,322   51.1
Town  378   6.2     6,422   7.2     786   5.5
Rural  562   9.3     7,335   8.2     1,038   7.2
† Not applicable.
! 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. Kindergarten-terminal are schools in which the highest grade is kindergarten.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2005–2006.

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