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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 9.  Percentage distribution of private school students, by racial/ethnic background and selected characteristics: United States, 2007–08
 
Selected characteristic White, non-Hispanic   Minority
Total Minority   Black, non-Hispanic   Hispanic   Asian/
Pacific Islander
  American Indian/
Alaska Native
 
Total  74.5   25.5   9.8   9.6   5.4   0.6  
                         
Private school typology                         
Catholic  73.1   26.9   7.9   13.4   4.9   0.6  
Parochial  72.9   27.1   7.5   14.1   5.1   0.4  
Diocesan  74.2   25.8   8.0   12.6   4.6   0.6  
Private  71.0   29.0   8.8   13.8   5.3   1.1  
                         
Other religious  77.0   23.0   11.1   6.6   4.7   0.6  
Conservative Christian  74.6   25.4   12.4   7.6   4.6   0.8  
Other affiliated  79.8   20.2   9.2   5.4   5.4   0.3  
Unaffiliated  77.8   22.2   10.9   6.4   4.3   0.5  
                         
Nonsectarian  72.7   27.3   11.3   7.1   8.1   0.9  
Regular  75.8   24.2   9.2   6.0   8.2   0.7  
Special emphasis  69.1   30.9   11.8   7.4   10.5   1.2  
Special education  60.1   39.9   23.4   12.9   2.5   1.1  
                         
School level                         
Elementary  72.5   27.5   9.9   11.2   5.8   0.6  
Secondary  75.0   25.0   8.9   10.7   4.9   0.5  
Combined  77.2   22.8   10.0   6.8   5.2   0.7  
                         
Program emphasis                         
Regular elementary/secondary  75.2   24.8   9.3   9.7   5.2   0.6  
Montessori  69.0   31.0   8.2   8.3   13.4   1.0  
Special program emphasis  74.9   25.1   8.4   5.8   9.9   0.9  
Special education  60.8   39.2   23.3   12.4   2.4   1.0  
Vocational/technical             
Alternative  64.7   35.3   20.7   10.1   3.3   1.2  
Early childhood  68.4   31.6   13.3   10.0   7.0   1.3  
                         
Size (number of students)                         
Less than 50  70.6   29.4   14.9   8.2   5.0   1.2  
50–149  70.0   30.0   14.9   9.3   4.8   1.1  
150–299  69.2   30.8   11.7   12.5   6.1   0.6  
300–499  77.7   22.3   7.7   8.9   5.3   0.5  
500–749  78.6   21.4   6.8   8.9   5.2   0.5  
750 or more  80.0   20.0   6.1   7.8   5.7   0.5  
                         
Region                         
Northeast  75.4   24.6   11.1   8.4   4.6   0.4  
Midwest  82.2   17.8   8.8   5.6   2.8   0.6  
South  75.5   24.5   11.8   8.7   3.5   0.5  
West  62.3   37.7   5.9   17.6   13.0   1.3  
                         
Urbanicity type                         
City  67.5   32.5   12.7   12.6   6.6   0.5  
Suburban  76.2   23.8   9.1   8.9   5.4   0.5  
Town  86.7   13.3   3.9   5.5   2.9   1.1 !
Rural  86.4   13.6   5.2   4.0   3.0   1.4  
! 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 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). Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2007–08.

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