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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 11.  Number and percentage distribution of private school teachers (headcount), by work status and selected characteristics: United States, 2007–08
 
Selected characteristic Total Work status
3/4 time but less than full time 1/2 time but less than 3/4 1/4 time but less than 1/2 Less than 1/4 time
Full time  
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
Total 503,469   100.0   398,100   79.1   23,297   4.6   43,278   8.6   22,431   4.5   16,364   3.3  
                                                 
Private school typology                                                
Catholic 158,269   100.0   131,859   83.3   5,833   3.7   11,001   7.0   6,041   3.8   3,535   2.2  
Parochial 60,936   100.0   50,141   82.3   2,450   4.0   4,468   7.3   2,696   4.4   1,181   1.9  
Diocesan 65,160   100.0   54,665   83.9   2,266   3.5   4,667   7.2   2,283   3.5   1,279   2.0  
Private 32,172   100.0   27,053   84.1   1,117   3.5   1,865   5.8   1,063   3.3   1,074 ! 3.3 !
                                                 
Other religious 207,437   100.0   154,501   74.5   10,605   5.1   22,549   10.9   11,364   5.5   8,418   4.1  
Conservative Christian 76,831   100.0   59,449   77.4   3,350   4.4   6,681   8.7   4,050   5.3   3,301   4.3  
Other affiliated 52,087   100.0   37,252   71.5   2,522   4.8   6,829   13.1   3,166   6.1   2,318   4.5  
Unaffiliated 78,519   100.0   57,800   73.6   4,733   6.0   9,040   11.5   4,148   5.3   2,800   3.6  
                                                 
Nonsectarian 137,763   100.0   111,740   81.1   6,859   5.0   9,728   7.1   5,025   3.6   4,411   3.2  
Regular 86,106   100.0   71,083   82.6   3,975   4.6   6,008   7.0   2,934   3.4   2,106   2.4  
Special emphasis 31,730   100.0   22,647   71.4   2,311   7.3   3,024   9.5   1,749   5.5   1,999   6.3  
Special education 19,927   100.0   18,010   90.4   573   2.9   697   3.5   342   1.7   306   1.5  
                                                 
School level                                                
Elementary 230,640   100.0   177,681   77.0   12,017   5.2   21,899   9.5   11,195   4.9   7,848   3.4  
Secondary 76,133   100.0   61,470   80.7   2,953   3.9   5,626   7.4   3,531   4.6   2,553   3.4  
Combined 196,696   100.0   158,949   80.8   8,327   4.2   15,753   8.0   7,705   3.9   5,962   3.0  
                                                 
Program emphasis                                                
Regular elementary/
secondary
425,854   100.0   339,913   79.8   18,585   4.4   36,313   8.5   18,672   4.4   12,370   2.9  
Montessori 17,100   100.0   12,118   70.9   1,425   8.3   1,758   10.3   800   4.7   999   5.8  
Special program
emphasis
16,155   100.0   11,308   70.0   912   5.6   1,758   10.9   1,200   7.4   977   6.0  
Special education 22,021   100.0   19,720   89.5   659   3.0   875   4.0   414   1.9   353   1.6  
Vocational/technical                        
Alternative 10,215   100.0   6,985   68.4   663   6.5   864   8.5   727   7.1   975 ! 9.5 !
Early childhood 12,001   100.0   7,938   66.1   1,052   8.8   1,704   14.2   618   5.1   689   5.7  
                                                 
Size (number of students)                                                
Less than 50 56,742   100.0   38,638   68.1   4,424   7.8   6,263   11.0   3,522   6.2   3,894   6.9  
50–149 101,250   100.0   74,384   73.5   5,196   5.1   9,832   9.7   6,472   6.4   5,367   5.3  
150–299 117,303   100.0   90,472   77.1   5,951   5.1   11,324   9.7   6,218   5.3   3,339   2.8  
300–499 91,128   100.0   75,612   83.0   3,794   4.2   7,145   7.8   2,968   3.3   1,609   1.8  
500–749 61,735   100.0   52,947   85.8   1,916   3.1   4,130   6.7   1,511   2.4   1,230 ! 2.0  
750 or more 75,312   100.0   66,046   87.7   2,017   2.7   4,584   6.1   1,741   2.3   924   1.2  
                                                 
Region                                                
Northeast 132,687   100.0   103,212   77.8   6,096   4.6   12,867   9.7   6,089   4.6   4,424   3.3  
Midwest 104,325   100.0   81,886   78.5   4,621   4.4   9,337   8.9   4,903   4.7   3,578   3.4  
South 173,227   100.0   141,776   81.8   7,325   4.2   12,729   7.3   6,761   3.9   4,635   2.7  
West 93,230   100.0   71,227   76.4   5,255   5.6   8,345   9.0   4,677   5.0   3,727   4.0  
                                                 
Urbanicity type                                                
City 203,724   100.0   162,408   79.7   9,252   4.5   17,620   8.6   8,427   4.1   6,018   3.0  
Suburban 195,322   100.0   154,262   79.0   9,462   4.8   16,730   8.6   8,820   4.5   6,049   3.1  
Town 36,558   100.0   27,833   76.1   1,674   4.6   3,623   9.9   1,889   5.2   1,539   4.2  
Rural 67,865   100.0   53,598   79.0   2,908   4.3   5,306   7.8   3,294   4.9   2,759   4.1  
! 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. The teacher estimates in this table are headcounts. 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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