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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 10.  Percentage male enrollment in private schools and percentage distribution of private schools by gender composition of school and selected characteristics: United States, 2007–08
 
Selected characteristic Male enrollment Gender composition
  Coed schools   All-girls schools   All-boys schools  
Total  51.0   96.0   1.8   2.2  
                 
Private school typology                 
Catholic  50.4   93.9   3.2   2.9  
Parochial  49.9   98.8   0.8   0.5  
Diocesan  50.1   97.7   1.1   1.2  
Private  51.9   66.7   17.7   15.6  
                 
Other religious  50.9   96.7   1.3   2.0  
Conservative Christian  50.5   99.5     0.3  
Other affiliated  50.6   93.2   3.0   3.8  
Unaffiliated  51.5   96.0   1.5   2.6  
                 
Nonsectarian  52.9   96.4   1.5   2.1  
Regular  50.8   97.2   1.4   1.4  
Special emphasis  51.0   96.8   1.5 ! 1.7  
Special education  69.7   92.4   1.8   5.7  
                 
School level                 
Elementary  50.4   98.9   0.5   0.6  
Secondary  51.9   73.5   12.5   14.0  
Combined  51.6   96.2   1.5   2.4  
                 
Program emphasis                 
Regular elementary/secondary  50.6   95.6   2.1   2.3  
Montessori  49.1   99.5      
Special program emphasis  49.8   96.3     2.2  
Special education  69.2   92.2   2.0   5.9  
Vocational/technical         
Alternative  54.9   87.7   4.8 ! 7.5  
Early childhood  47.4   99.6      
                 
Size (number of students)                 
Less than 50  52.5   97.4   1.0   1.6  
50–149  53.3   96.6   1.1   2.3  
150–299  50.7   96.5   1.8   1.7  
300–499  49.3   93.1   4.3   2.6  
500–749  48.0   87.6   7.6   4.9  
750 or more  53.8   83.3   5.1   11.6  
                 
Region                 
Northeast  51.5   91.6   3.7   4.7  
Midwest  51.0   97.6   1.1   1.3  
South  51.1   97.2   1.1   1.6  
West  50.4   97.4   1.2   1.4  
                 
Urbanicity type                 
City  50.7   94.1   2.8   3.1  
Suburban  50.9   96.5   1.6   1.9  
Town  52.0   99.3      
Rural  52.0   96.4   1.3 ! 2.4  
! 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 or missing values in cells where reporting standards were not met. 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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