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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 6.  Number and percentage distribution of private school students, by grade and private school typology: United States, 2007–08
 
Private school typology Kindergarten1   First grade   Second grade   Third grade   Fourth grade
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent
Total  515,663   100.0   411,188   100.0   398,054   100.0   388,260   100.0   382,550   100.0
                                       
Catholic  169,078   32.8   168,539   41.0   169,801   42.7   168,720   43.5   168,807   44.1
Parochial  88,797   17.2   89,391   21.7   90,691   22.8   90,029   23.2   90,516   23.7
Diocesan  69,257   13.4   69,281   16.8   69,458   17.4   69,206   17.8   68,890   18.0
Private  11,023   2.1   9,867   2.4   9,652   2.4   9,484   2.4   9,402   2.5
                                       
Other religious  210,954   40.9   175,621   42.7   166,209   41.8   160,680   41.4   156,301   40.9
Conservative Christian 81,097   15.7   69,531   16.9   66,176   16.6   64,033   16.5   61,995   16.2
Other affiliated 45,971   8.9   39,911   9.7   38,340   9.6   37,413   9.6   36,771   9.6
Unaffiliated 83,887   16.3   66,179   16.1   61,693   15.5   59,234   15.3   57,534   15.0
                                       
Nonsectarian  135,631   26.3   67,028   16.3   62,044   15.6   58,860   15.2   57,442   15.0
Regular  88,918   17.2   45,699   11.1   42,899   10.8   41,458   10.7   40,935   10.7
Special emphasis  45,161   8.8   19,609   4.8   16,803   4.2   14,413   3.7   12,719   3.3
Special education  1,552   0.3   1,720   0.4   2,342   0.6   2,988   0.8   3,789   1.0
                                       
Private school typology Fifth grade   Sixth grade   Seventh grade   Eighth grade   Ninth grade
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent
Total  378,980   100.0   388,547   100.0   385,391   100.0   382,516   100.0   357,040   100.0
                                       
Catholic  170,073   44.9   173,289   44.6   171,207   44.4   169,390   44.3   163,647   45.8
Parochial  90,808   24.0   91,352   23.5   87,699   22.8   85,686   22.4   17,181   4.8
Diocesan  69,365   18.3   69,679   17.9   68,357   17.7   67,934   17.8   73,479   20.6
Private  9,899   2.6   12,257   3.2   15,151   3.9   15,770   4.1   72,987   20.4
                                       
Other religious  152,292   40.2   153,283   39.5   150,494   39.0   147,061   38.4   120,529   33.8
Conservative Christian  61,093   16.1   61,785   15.9   61,245   15.9   59,677   15.6   50,211   14.1
Other affiliated  35,992   9.5   36,344   9.4   35,519   9.2   35,230   9.2   28,197   7.9
Unaffiliated  55,207   14.6   55,154   14.2   53,730   13.9   52,154   13.6   42,122   11.8
                                       
Nonsectarian  56,616   14.9   61,975   16.0   63,690   16.5   66,065   17.3   72,863   20.4
Regular  40,832   10.8   46,031   11.8   47,652   12.4   48,718   12.7   54,009   15.1
Special emphasis  11,307   3.0   10,621   2.7   9,629   2.5   9,916   2.6   9,946   2.8
Special education  4,476   1.2   5,323   1.4   6,409   1.7   7,431   1.9   8,908   2.5
                                     
Private school typology Tenth grade   Eleventh grade   Twelfth grade   Ungraded        
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent        
Total  346,991   100.0   334,174   100.0   323,667   100.0   79,430   100.0        
                                       
Catholic  157,478   45.4   152,191   45.5   149,533   46.2   4,422   5.6        
Parochial  16,703   4.8   16,597   5.0   16,513   5.1   1,013   1.3        
Diocesan  71,080   20.5   69,183   20.7   67,906   21.0   2,027   2.6        
Private  69,695   20.1   66,411   19.9   65,115   20.1   1,382   1.7        
                                       
Other religious  115,301   33.2   109,203   32.7   104,209   32.2   8,571   10.8        
Conservative Christian  47,477   13.7   44,758   13.4   41,622   12.9   2,251   2.8        
Other affiliated  27,767   8.0   27,237   8.2   26,144   8.1   1,951   2.5        
Unaffiliated  40,058   11.5   37,207   11.1   36,442   11.3   4,368   5.5        
                                       
Nonsectarian  74,211   21.4   72,781   21.8   69,926   21.6   66,438   83.6        
Regular  54,406   15.7   54,941   16.4   53,455   16.5   10,104   12.7        
Special emphasis  10,468   3.0   9,553   2.9   8,640   2.7   20,308   25.6        
Special education  9,337   2.7   8,287   2.5   7,831   2.4   36,026   45.4        
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. These estimates include schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade (kindergarten-terminal schools) as well as those that provide instruction for one or more of grades 1 through 12 (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2007–08.

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